Thursday, JAN. 10
Thursday, JAN. 10
Computer class: Microsoft Word, Microsoft Excel on Jan. 17; Microsoft PowerPoint on Feb. 7. 10 a.m.-noon, Woodridge Library, 1801 Hamlin St. NE. Free. 202-541-6226.
Behind the scenes cathedral tour, for age 11 and older, see gargoyles, stained-glass windows and climb a lot of stairs to view the city from high; take a camera. 10:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. most weekdays, Washington National Cathedral, Wisconsin and Massachusetts avenues NW. $15. 202-537-6200 or www.nationalcathedral.org.
Internet/computer instruction, learn Web I Basics with D. P. Grogan, take a flash drive or your e-mail address to save class documents. 11 a.m., Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library, 901 G St. NW. Free. 202-727-0321.
“Martin’s Dream: My Journey and the Legacy of Martin Luther King Jr.,” Historian and author Clayborne Carson discusses his decades-long quest to preserve King’s great legacy and reveals little-known aspects of the civil rights leader and how our image of him has evolved over generations. Noon, National Archives, McGowan Theater, Constitution Avenue and Ninth Street NW. Free. 202-357-5000.
Renwick Sit ’n’ Stitch, for all abilities, specialists teach different types of stitching. 12:30 p.m. Thursday through Jan. 31, Renwick Gallery, Palm Court, 17th Street and Pennsylvania Avenue NW. Free. 202-633-1000 or americanart.si.edu .
Edvard Munch: The Scream Heard Round the World, a discussion of the life and art of the seminal expressionist painter and printmaker on the 150th anniversary of his birth. 1-3 p.m., National Gallery of Art, West Building Lecture Hall, 600 Constitution Ave. NW. Free. 202-737-4215.
Mitten and sock drive, in honor of Martin Luther King Jr. Day, a day of service to the community. Take new or gently used mittens and socks to the library, where they will be gathered for distribution by the group SOME (So Others Might Eat). Mondays-Saturdays through Jan. 19, Takoma Park Library, 416 Cedar St. NW. Free. 202-576-7252.
Library Scrabble, 1 p.m. Thursdays, Chevy Chase Library, 5625 Connecticut Ave. NW. Free. 202-282-0021.
Teen game night, for ages 12-19, participate in video games, board games, trading card games and more. 4-6 p.m. Thursdays, Lamond-Riggs Library, Meeting Room No. 1, 5401 South Dakota Ave. NE. Free. 202-541-6255.
Embroidering History: The Bayeux Tapestry and the Norman Conquest, history professor Richard Abels discusses the history of 1066 and the possible political agendas hidden within the huge tapestry that captures the last foreign invasion of England. 6:45 p.m., National Museum of Natural History, Baird Auditorium, 10th Street and Constitution Avenue NW. $42. Free. 202-633-3030.
“Capturing Camelot: Stanley Tretick’s Iconic Images of the Kennedys,” best-selling author Kitty Kelley and National Public Radio’s Scott Simon display and discuss many never-before-seen photos from the Stanley Tretick book of photos and Kelley’s accompanying essays. 7 p.m., National Archives, McGowan Theater, Constitution Avenue and Ninth Street NW. Free. 202-357-5000.