Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

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Safety Orientation

Thursday, October 7, 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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Waste Not: Food Waste, Resource Conservation, and You (Online)

Thursday, October 7, 2021, 7:00 pm

This class is being presented as part of DC Food Recovery Week 2021 and will review the causes of food waste and ways to reduce it, debunking myths along the way. For example, is the food you are throwing out actually bad? In addition, you’ll learn about the environmental damage caused by food waste, various efforts to co-opt the current agricultural system to help feed local communities and ways to illustrate the issue.
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American Sign Language Intermediate Level

Thursday, October 7, 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 8, 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 8, 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 12, 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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3D Printer Orientation - Ultimakers

Tuesday, October 12, 2021, 11:00 am

Welcome back! Your first session with these machines will include a safety orientation, a waiver, and a brief introduction to the machines. The rest of the time during your first session and following sessions will be for your own use. These appointments are 1-on-1 and will require you to wear a mask to ensure staff and patron safety. Active certification for reservation is required. To ensure equitable use of library facilities each user is limited to one machine for three (3) consecutive hours per day and no more than three (3) reservations per thirty (30) day period.

Memory Lab Orientation and Transfer Session

Tuesday, October 12, 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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3D Printer Orientation - Ultimakers

Tuesday, October 12, 2021, 2:30 pm

Welcome back! Your first session with these machines will include a safety orientation, a waiver, and a brief introduction to the machines. The rest of the time during your first session and following sessions will be for your own use. These appointments are 1-on-1 and will require you to wear a mask to ensure staff and patron safety. Active certification for reservation is required. To ensure equitable use of library facilities each user is limited to one machine for three (3) consecutive hours per day and no more than three (3) reservations per thirty (30) day period.
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What is 3D Printing? (Online)

Tuesday, October 12, 2021, 3:00 pm

One of the technologies offered by the Labs at MLK is 3D printing. Are you curious about how 3D printing works? Join us for a virtual program discussing the basics of how it works, what materials are used and what kinds of machines are at the Labs. 

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