Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

Brown Bag Chamber Recital

Thursday, January 5, 2017, 12:00 pm

On the first Thursday of each month, the DC Public Library presents a performance of chamber music. The recital is held at noon in auditorium A-5 of the historic, MLK Jr. Memorial Library.  Performers include internationally-known local musicians, Ralitza Patcheva, Vasily Popov and special guests. For more information, please contact the Adult Services Department, 202-727-1291.
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Fab Lab Orientation

Thursday, January 5, 2017, 4:00 pm

An introduction to the equipment available in the Fab Lab and how to be safe while using it. Completion of this orientation is required in order to sign up for most classes and certifications in the lab.
Sensory friendly movie for kids

Saturday Cinema

Saturday, January 7, 2017, 2:00 pm

Join us in Teen Space to watch a different documentary on the first Saturday of each month. This month, we show the PBS documentary "A Ripple of Hope", available through the library's e-content resource InstantFlix. Ages 13-19.
PC Basics

PC Basics I - Beginner

Monday, January 9, 2017, 1:30 pm

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:
NorthStar Digital Literacy Assessment Certificate

NorthStar Digital Literacy Assessment - Practice Session

Tuesday, January 10, 2017, 11:00 am

The NorthStar Digital Literacy Assessment and Certificate are respected workforce credentials that affirm your competency in basics digital literacy skills.  This 2-hour practice session will allow you to prepare for the proctored sessions of the NorthStar Digital Literacy Assessment, during which you can earn a NDLA Certificate.  However, Certificates are not awarded during this practice session  Facilitator: M. Rivera Location: Computer Lab - Room 311
MS Word 2013

Word I Basics

Tuesday, January 10, 2017, 2:45 pm

In this 2-hour class, you will learn basic word-processing features that can help you to create letters, résumés, faxes and other documents that are used to apply for jobs. 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 and the skills acquired in the PC Basics class. You will learn to: Identify and navigate the basic features and elements of the Microsoft Word window.
PC Basics

PC Basics I - Beginner

Wednesday, January 11, 2017, 11:00 am

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:
NorthStar Digital Literacy Assessment Certificate

NorthStar Digital Literacy Assessment and Certificate - Proctored Session

Wednesday, January 11, 2017, 2:45 pm

NorthStar Digital Literacy Assessment and Certificate   The NorthStar Digital Literacy Assessment and Certificate are respected workforce credentials that affirm your competency in basics digital literacy skills.  A photo ID will be required to logon and a passing score of 85% on each assessment will be required to receive the NDLA Certificate during this 2 hour proctored session. Proctor: M. Rivera Location: Computer Lab - Room 311
Computer Keyboard

Mavis Beacon Teaches Typing Clinic

Thursday, January 12, 2017, 11:00 am

In this 2 hour session, you will engage self-paced, practice tutorials and custom lessons for improving typing and keyboarding skills, in order to help you create the cover letter and résumé needed to launch your career. 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. Class Objectives: Practice home-row key typing in self-paced exercises.
MS Excel 2013

Excel I Basics

Thursday, January 12, 2017, 1:30 pm

In this 2-hour class, you will learn more features of this spreadsheet software that can help you further your career. Seats will be filled on a first-come, space-available basis. Instructor: H. White Computer Lab, Room 311 Required Skills: The ability to read and comprehend English well, and the skills acquired in PC Basics, Word I Basics, Word II Intermediate and Excel I Basics. You will learn to: Manage the screen view and navigate multiple worksheets in a workbook.

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