Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

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Let's Communicate in American Sign Language: Intermediate Level

Tuesday, Oct. 4, 2016, 7 p.m.

Let’s Communicate in American Sign Language: Intermediate Level 7:00 - 8:00 PM Join us in this intermediate-level class. Review what you know, learn new signs, and practice conversation. Although focus is on those who already have familiarity with American Sign Language, everyone is welcome to join the class, regardless of skill level.  The class is FREE. No need to register
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3D Printer Certification

You will need to have passed Fab Lab orientation before taking this class. Learn how to use our Makerbot 3D printers during this hour-long class. Students will learn how to prepare digital files for printing, change filament, and many more essential skills. Once certified you will be able to schedule reservations on the 3D printers for your personal projects.
Preschool Story Time

Preschool Story Time

Wednesday, Oct. 5, 2016, 11 a.m.

Share the fun of reading with your children ages 3-5 years. Children and their caregivers, will explore stories and activities to encourage children to develop a lifelong love of reading and learning. These 30-40 minute programs are designed to promote language and listening skills, expand children’s imaginations and arouse their curiosity about the world around them.

#brownbagdc Book Chat

Wednesday, Oct. 5, 2016, 12 p.m.

Join the conversation!  This Twitter book club meets every Wednesday of the month at lunchtime to compare notes with library staffers on what you're currently reading.  Love it or hate it, we want to know.  Or you can share in person. Just drop into the Popular Library during the meeting and get a free book or audiobook and a stylish but sturdy library tote to carry home your treasure. The meetings are held from 12 noon until 1 p.m at #brownbagdc
Job Seekers Drop-In Clinic

Job Seekers Drop-In Clinic

Wednesday, Oct. 5, 2016, 5:30 p.m.

Are you a job seeker in need of assistance with your job search process?  Then please attend the Job Seekers Drop-In Clinic, sponsored by the DC Public Library, where you will be able to accomplish the job-seeking tasks that support a successful job search.. The Job Seekers Drop-In Clinic is conducted in the Computer Lab, Room 311, 5:30-8:30 p.m. Drop-In services include individualized assistance with the following job-seeking tasks:   Creating an email account Establishing a job board account
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Learn to Use a Laser Cutter

Wednesday, Oct. 5, 2016, 6 p.m.

Learn everything you need to know about creating files for the laser cutter and using the machine. Registration is required, and all participants need to have taken Fab Lab Orientation. Sign up for this certification and other classes in the Fab Lab here.* 

Studio Lab Orientation

This is the required first step towards getting access to the Studio Lab at MLK Library. Participants must have a DC Public Library library card. Register on our classes page
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Laser Cutting Certification

Wednesday, June 15, 2016, 6 p.m.

You will need to pass Fab Lab orientation before you can take this class.
Baby Lap Time

Baby Lap Time

Thursday, Oct. 6, 2016, 10 a.m.

A story time experience for our youngest library users and their caregivers. These 20-30 minutes story times introduce books, songs, rhymes, tickles and bounces developmentally appropriate for children ages birth to when they start walking.  Baby Lap Time is a wonderful way to introduce your child to the joys of reading in a positive and fun atmosphere. This story time is designed so the baby will be in their caregiver’s lap and the grownup is actively involved in the program. It is recommended that each child have their own adult with them. 
Baby and Toddler Story Time

Baby and Toddler Story Time

Thursday, Oct. 6, 2016, 11 a.m.

These 20-30 minute story times are full of books, songs, rhymes and fingerplays for children birth to two years old. Our Baby and Toddler Story Time is a great way to introduce your child to language skills in a positive and fun environment. With slightly more activity and movement than our lap times, children and their caregivers are encouraged to engage with the books and songs and to actively participate in the program.