Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

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Take the GED Ready Practice Test

Thursday, September 30, 2021, 5:00 pm

In order to take the Official GED Practice Exam in DC, you first have to take and get a certain score on the GED Ready Practice Test. The Adult Learning Department at the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library is offering the GED Ready Practice Test for free on Tuesdays from 10:30am to 1:00pm and Thursdays from 5:00pm to 7:00pm. You may take one of the four subject tests per time slot on a walk-in basis. You must be at least 18. You must bring a picture ID with your address. You should arrive 15 minutes before the start time to sign in with staff. For more information, call 202-727-1616.
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Excel III Advanced - Walk-In Access

Thursday, September 30, 2021, 5:30 pm

 In this 2-hour class, you will learn to calculate, research and display table data using various Microsoft Excel 2019 formulas.  Seats are limited to 12 participants and will be filled on a first-come, first-served basis. Please arrive a half-hour early to sign in for a seat at one of the 12 workstations. For reasonable accommodation requests, please contact the Center for Accessibility at DCPLaccess@dc.gov or 202-727-2142. Instructor: N. Wood MLK Jr. Memorial Library
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Decorating Bookends

Thursday, September 30, 2021, 6:00 pm

Want to see your art be a part of the library? Come join your friends and peers on Thursday, September 30th at 6:00pm in the Alma Thomas Teen Space in decorating a bookend! From there, we shall retire to the terrace on the fifth floor to work. We will use the completed bookends in our shelving! 
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Safety Orientation

Thursday, September 30, 2021, 6:00 pm

This orientation is required to participate in any activity, event, or workshop at the Fabrication Lab. The first step before using any Fab Lab equipment. The Fab Lab is designated for use by persons aged 13 and older. Children between 6-12 must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian at all times. During the brief orientation, you'll be introduced to the Fabrication Lab's policies and procedures. Labs staff will check your ID and give you an electronic Participant Release Form to sign. 
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American Sign Language Intermediate Level

Thursday, September 30, 2021, 7:00 pm

Our ever-popular series of Beginning and Intermediate level American Sign Language (ASL) classes will be starting up again at the end of September 2021! Details on how to join virtually will be available soon.   IMPORTANT!  Please make sure you have a working webcam on your computer before you sign in to the class.  In order to get the most out of learning ASL, the instructor needs to be able to see the participants and the participants need to be able to see each other as well as see the instructor.
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Safety Orientation

Friday, October 1, 2021, 1:00 pm

This orientation is required to participate in any activity, event, or workshop at the Fabrication Lab. The first step before using any Fab Lab equipment. The Fab Lab is designated for use by persons aged 13 and older. Children between 6-12 must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian at all times. During the brief orientation, you'll be introduced to the Fabrication Lab's policies and procedures. Labs staff will check your ID and give you an electronic Participant Release Form to sign. 

Memory Lab Orientation and Transfer Session

Friday, October 1, 2021, 2:00 pm

Schedule your Memory Lab Orientation and Transfer Session appointment at bit.ly/labsclasses. Memory Lab Orientation and Transfer Session appointments are individualized do-it-yourself (DIY) appointments. Completing a Labs Participant Release Form and a short orientation at the beginning of your appointment is required. A photo ID is required to complete the Labs Participant Release Form, and a library card is required to book a Memory Lab session appointment.
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Washington Blade Describe-a-thon

Saturday, October 2, 2021, 10:00 am

Celebrate LGBTQ+ History Month by helping us make more issues of the Washington Blade available online. You can view issues of the paper up now in Dig DC. Learn to create descriptions, called metadata, at this hands-on virtual event. No prior knowledge of metadata or the Washington Blade is required to participate. All skills levels are welcome.

Memory Lab Orientation and Transfer Session

Monday, October 4, 2021, 2:00 pm

Schedule your Memory Lab Orientation and Transfer Session appointment at bit.ly/labsclasses. Memory Lab Orientation and Transfer Session appointments are individualized do-it-yourself (DIY) appointments. Completing a Labs Participant Release Form and a short orientation at the beginning of your appointment is required. A photo ID is required to complete the Labs Participant Release Form, and a library card is required to book a Memory Lab session appointment.

Memory Lab Orientation and Transfer Session

Tuesday, October 5, 2021, 10:30 am

Schedule your Memory Lab Orientation and Transfer Session appointment at bit.ly/labsclasses. Memory Lab Orientation and Transfer Session appointments are individualized do-it-yourself (DIY) appointments. Completing a Labs Participant Release Form and a short orientation at the beginning of your appointment is required. A photo ID is required to complete the Labs Participant Release Form, and a library card is required to book a Memory Lab session appointment.

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