Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

Laser cut phone cradle

Laser Cutting Certification

Wednesday, June 22, 2016, 6 p.m.

You will need to pass Fab Lab orientation before you can take this class.
PS PowerPoint 2013

PowerPoint II Intermediate

Wednesday, Oct. 12, 2016, 6:30 p.m.

In this 2-hour class, you will expand your PowerPoint skills by engaging features that enhance the construction, the structure and the collaborative dynamics of a slide show presentation. Seats will be filled on a first-come, space-available basis. Instructor: S. Dodge 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 PowerPoint Basics You will learn to: Create photo albums
bookblock

EBM II: Preparing the Book Block

Thursday, Sept. 8, 2016, 7 p.m.

The class will introduce you to the requirements for preparing the book block (book interior) on Microsoft Word for Espresso Book Machine publishing. Register at bit.ly/MLKDreamLab. Learn more about the Espresso Book Machine.
Baby Lap Time

Baby Lap Time

Thursday, Oct. 13, 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. 13, 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. 

Brown Bag Chamber Recital

On the first Thursday of each month, the DC Public Library presents a performance of chamber music. The recital is held at noon in room A-5.  Performers include internationally-known local musicians. For more information, please contact the Information Services Department, 202-727-1291.
PC Basics

PC Basics I - Beginner

Thursday, Oct. 13, 2016, 2 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:
Penn Quarter Farmers Market

Library Takeout at the Penn Quarter Farmers Market

Thursday, Oct. 13, 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.
Computer Keyboard

Mavis Beacon Teaches Typing Clinic

Thursday, Oct. 13, 2016, 4:30 p.m.

In this 1 hour and 45 minute 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.
Mobile Devices

Mobile Device Security

Thursday, Oct. 13, 2016, 6:30 p.m.

In this 2 hour class, you will learn how to use your mobile devices more securely.  Seats will be filled on a first-come, space-available basis. Instructor: Amanda S.and Curtis P.   Computer Lab, Room 311 Required Skills: The ability to read and comprehend English well, and the skills acquired in PC Basics, Word I Basics, Web I Basics, and Email Basics. You will learn: To engage your mobile device's internal security features The activities and sites to avoid security risks

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