Best Free Class at D.C. Public Library

3-D Printing
901 G St. NW, (202) 727-0321
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The many free classes offered by the D.C. Public Library have varied purposes. The computer classes, for example, allow adults to learn basic technology skills so they can successfully compete for jobs. Different branches offer Ta’i Chi, HTML, yoga, American Sign Language, Zumba, and audio storytelling, allowing D.C. residents to improve both academically and physically gratis. But for me, there are no cooler classes than the ones where you get to use the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library’s 3-D printer. During the jewelry printing class, you not only learn how to use 3-D design tool TinkerCAD to make a bracelet, but you can send your design to the library’s Digital Commons to be brought into existence for a small cost. After you have the skill, you can send your own (tasteful, legal) designs to the 3-D printer. Or you can wait for one of the library’s forgotten items giveaway days to pick up an item and claim it as your own creation.

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