Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

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Fab Lab: Sewing Machine Basics

Tuesday, Sept. 6, 2016, 6 p.m.

Learn the basics of how to thread, operate, and troubleshoot a standard electric sewing machine in this interactive tutorial. Space is limited due to the hands-on nature of the class, so please register at to reserve your spot.* You can find more information about the Labs at DC Public Library and upcoming classes here.

Tech Talk Tuesdays

Tuesday, Sept. 6, 2016, 6:30 p.m.

Tech Talk Tuesdays take place from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. in room 215, Center for Accessibility, at the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library (Please check the DCPL calendar for changes during and immediately after holidays.) This meet-up is an opportunity for assistive technology users to get together and share information on specific topics.
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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.

#brownbagdc Book Chat

Wednesday, Sept. 7, 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
Résumés and Cover Letters

Resume Writing and Cover Letter Workshop and Lab

Wednesday, Sept. 7, 2016, 2 p.m.

This 2.5-hour workshop will feature how to maximize the use of Microsoft Word résumé templates to create a dynamic résumé that sets yours apart from the thousands received by an employer. Several websites will be explored to expand your knowledge and effective use of keywords and action verbs, with an emphasis on why both are important to your résumé construction.
Job Seekers Drop-In Clinic

Job Seekers Drop-In Clinic

Wednesday, Sept. 7, 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

Studio Lab Orientation

Wednesday, Sept. 7, 2016, 6 p.m.

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
Job Search

Internet Job Seeking 101

Thursday, Sept. 8, 2016, 1:30 p.m.

In this 2-hour class, you will learn to use online job boards and job search engines to find the right job for you. Discover where you can build your résumé online. Learn the steps to an effective job search and the organizational tools to help you stay on top of your job-seeking process. Seats are filled on a first-come, space available basis. Instructor: N. Shiner Computer Lab, Rm. 311 Required Skills: The ability to read and comprehend English well. The ability to execute the skills learned in PC Basics, Web I Basics and Email Basics.
Penn Quarter Farmers Market

Library Takeout at the Penn Quarter Farmers Market

Thursday, Sept. 8, 2016, 3 p.m.

DC Public Library is taking it to the streets!Sign up for a library card, check out and return materials, find out about upcoming events, and discover everything the library has to offer each month at the FRESHFARM Penn Quarter Market.
PC Basics

PC Basics I - Beginner

Thursday, Sept. 8, 2016, 4 p.m.

For those who need to come into the world of computers, this is the class for you. In this 2-hour class, you will overcome your fears and gain the skills that can get you ready for the workplace. Also take the Mavis Beacon Teaches Typing class as a perfect complement to PC Basics. Seats will be filled on a first-come, space-available basis. Instructor: M. Rivera Computer Lab, Room 311 Required Skills: The ability to read and comprehend English well. You will learn to: