Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

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Daughters of Jane

Tuesday, October 19, 2021, 6:00 pm

The first in a series of yearlong celebrations of women authors and their influence. Starting this March, we will honor a new woman author, as we read and chat throughout the year about her work, as well the work of others who've been impacted by her. Daughters of Jane will cover the portrayal of women in Regency Romance, Victorian and Gothic literature on both sides of the Atlantic. We'll gather online to chat at 6 p.m. on the third Tuesday of each month.
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American Sign Language Beginning Level

Tuesday, October 19, 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.

Memory Lab Orientation and Transfer Session

Wednesday, October 20, 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

Wednesday, October 20, 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.
DCHR resume workshop

Writing Resumes and Job Interview Techniques

Wednesday, October 20, 2021, 1:00 pm

In collaboration with DC Department of Human Resources, join us for a live virtual session focused on writing effective resumes and interviewing skills. This online course will help participants to construct a resume that makes an effect and dynamic first impression. This course will also assist participants in understanding how to avoid common interview errors, learn how to answer typical interview questions and how to formulate thoughtful interview questions. 

Memory Lab Orientation and Transfer Session

Wednesday, October 20, 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

Wednesday, October 20, 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.

Memory Lab Orientation and Transfer Session

Thursday, October 21, 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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Maker Kits

Thursday, October 21, 2021, 4:00 pm

Need something fun to do at home? Check out our Maker Kits!  These Maker Kits have the supplies for different kinds of experiments - from week to week, you may encounter activities like making a recyclable bird feeder, a LEGO duck, and more. Find us on the 5th floor of the Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial Library and pick yours up on Thursday evenings, starting September 2nd. We'll look forward to seeing you!
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Safety Orientation

Thursday, October 21, 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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