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Monday, Sept. 12, 2016

Tech Monday: PC Basics I Beginner class

Northwest One Library

3 p.m.
Join us at Northwest One Library every Monday 3-5 p.m. for a free computer basics class. Learn how to use the mouse, keyboard and some general tips and tricks for working the computer. No sign-up necessary. 
Internet via the World Wide Web

Web I Basics

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

4 p.m.
In this 2-hour class, you will learn the basic terminology and navigational skills associated with surfing and searching the Internet via the World Wide Web. These skills can help you search online job boards and complete online job applications. Seats will be filled on a first-come, space-available basis. Instructor: T. Nguyen Computer Lab, Room 311 Required Skills: The ability to read and comprehend English well, and the skills acquired in PC Basics and Word I Basics. You will learn to:
Microsoft Excel

Excel I Basics

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

6:30 p.m.
In this 2-hour class, you will learn the basic features of the Microsoft Excel spreadsheet environment that are frequently used for calculation and data entry functions in the workplace. Seats will be filled on a first-come, space-available basis. Instructor: R. Oberleitner Computer Lab, Room 311 Required Skills: The ability to read and comprehend English well, and the skills acquired in PC Basics and Word I Basics You will learn to: Identify and navigate the basic features and elements of the Microsoft Excel window

Tuesday, Sept. 13, 2016

Health Literacy for Healthy Living

Health Literacy for Healthy Living

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

1 p.m.
In this 2.5 hour class, you will learn to find and assess quality online health information. Seats will be filled on a first-come, space-available basis. Instructors: A. Muhammad, PIA International, Inc. Computer Lab, Room 311 Required Skills: The ability to read and comprehend English well, and the skills acquired in PC Basics, Word I Basics and Web I Basics. You will learn to: Navigate medical websites. Evaluate medical websites for updates and active links. Research personal health issues.
woman with tablet

Digital Drop-in

Southwest Library

3:30 p.m.
**Please join us at our new time!** Have an Overdrive issue with your smartphone, laptop, or e-reader? Come to the library and let us troubleshoot. Want to download free books, music, movies and magazines to your device or computer? Come let us walk you through it. Have a question about how your digital device works? Come let us help you find the answer! Southwest Neighborhood Library staff will be available to answer questions about your devices and give step-by-step instructions on how to download books, music, and movies from the library's website.
PC Basics

PC Basics I - Beginner

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

4 p.m.
For those who need to come into the world of computers, this is the class for you. In this 2-hour class, you will overcome your fears and gain the skills that can get you ready for the workplace. Also take the Mavis Beacon Teaches Typing class as a perfect complement to PC Basics. Seats will be filled on a first-come, space-available basis. Instructor: M. Rivera Computer Lab, Room 311 Required Skills: The ability to read and comprehend English well. You will learn to:

Tech Talk Tuesdays

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

6:30 p.m.
Tech Talk Tuesdays take place from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. in room 215, Center for Accessibility, at the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library (Please check the DCPL calendar for changes during and immediately after holidays.) This meet-up is an opportunity for assistive technology users to get together and share information on specific topics.
Microsoft Word

Word I Basics

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

6:30 p.m.
In this 2-hour class, you will learn basic word-processing features that can help you to create letters, résumés, faxes and other documents that are used to apply for jobs. Seats will be filled on a first-come, space-available basis. Instructor: H. Motamarry Computer Lab, Room 311 Required Skills: The ability to read and comprehend English well and the skills acquired in the PC Basics class. You will learn to: Identify and navigate the basic features and elements of the Microsoft Word window.

Wednesday, Sept. 14, 2016

Microsoft Word

Word II Intermediate

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

1:30 p.m.
In this 2-hour class, you will learn more features of this word-processing software that can help you further your career. Seats will be filled on a first-come, space-available basis. Instructor: I. Kearse Computer Lab, Room 311 Required Skills: The ability to read and comprehend English well, and the skills acquired in PC Basics and Word I Basics. You will learn to: Navigate and adjust default settings. Create and insert stylized headers and footers, footnotes, table of contents, indexes and cover pages.
PC Basics

PC Basics II - Intermediate

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

4 p.m.
In this 2-hour class, you will expand on your basic knowledge and navigation of the computer by exploring the Windows 7 platform functions & features and other Windows management tools . Instructor: M. Rivera Computer Lab, Room 311 Required Skills: The ability to read and comprehend English well and PC Basics - Beginner You will learn to: Open and navigate Windows Explorer Pin and unpin application icons to Taskbar and Start Menu
Social Media Protection

Social Network Safety & Security

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

6:30 p.m.
In this 2 hour class, you will learn how information about you gets onto the Internet and the practical steps you can take for greater online privacy.  Seats will be filled on a first-come, space-available basis. Instructor: Curtis P. and Amanda S. Computer Lab, Room 311 Required Skills: The ability to read and comprehend English well, and the skills acquired in PC Basics, Word I Basics, Web I Basics, and Email Basics. You will learn: To locate and read a website's privacy policy
Facebook Archiving

Digital Archiving with Facebook

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

7 p.m.
Learn how to download your Facebook data and get started on a personal digital archive. Laptops will be provided for a hands-on experience, but bring your own if you have one. Register at: bit.ly/MLKDreamLab.

Thursday, Sept. 15, 2016

Job Seekers Drop-In Clinic

Job Seekers Drop-In Clinic

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

10 a.m.
Are you a job seeker in need of assistance with your job search process?  Then please attend the Job Seekers Drop-In Clinic, sponsored by the DC Public Library, where you will be able to accomplish the job-seeking tasks that support a successful job search.. The Job Seekers Drop-In Clinic is conducted in the Computer Lab, Room 311, 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m., June - August. Drop-In services include individualized assistance with the following job-seeking tasks:   Creating an email account
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Learn to use Goodreads

Shepherd Park (Juanita E. Thornton) Library

2 p.m.
Do you ever wish you had a way to keep track of all the books you read (besides good ol' pen and paper)? Would you like personalized recommendations to find your next favorite book? Would you like to be able to share what you've read with friends and discover new books based on what they've read? Goodreads might be for you! In this hour-long class, participants will learn the basics of how to get started using Goodreads, how to add and organize books using Goodreads, how to find book recommendations and friends, and more! 
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Computer Privacy Basics: Password Protection

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

7 p.m.
At this class learn the basics of creating better passwords and find out about what programs can help you better protect yourself online. Register on our classes page

Saturday, Sept. 17, 2016

Microsoft Word

Word II Intermediate

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

10 a.m.
In this 2-hour class, you will learn more features of this word-processing software that can help you further your career. Seats will be filled on a first-come, space-available basis. Instructor: L. Turner Computer Lab, Room 311 Required Skills: The ability to read and comprehend English well, and the skills acquired in PC Basics and Word I Basics. You will learn to: Navigate and adjust default settings. Create and insert stylized headers and footers, footnotes, table of contents, indexes and cover pages.
Microsoft PowerPoint

PowerPoint I Basics

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

12:15 p.m.
In this 2-hour class, you will learn the basic features for creating a dynamic PowerPoint (slide show) presentation. This software is widely used in the workplace and in educational settings. Seats will be filled on a first-come, space-available basis. Instructor: D. P. Grogan Computer Lab, Room 311 Required Skills: The ability to read and comprehend English well, and the skills acquired in PC Basics, Word I Basics and Word II Intermediate. You will learn to:
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Saturday Technology Training Session

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

1 p.m.
Saturday Technology Training Sessions are an opportunity for members of the Adaptive Technology community to get together and share information in an open environment. Adaptive Technologies are broadly defined to include assistive software, hardware, and systems (like screen readers, speech-to-text, and video-relay-services), but also any procedure for success or approach to achieving a goal that is important to participants.
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Content Marketing: What to Say and How To Say It (Registration Required)

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

2:30 p.m.
Content Marketing: What to Say and How to Say It is a 2.5 hour seminar sponsored by Constant Contact, Inc., and will show you that what you say, and the way you say it (tone, date & time, frequency) is how you will attract, engage and be share-worthy to your audiences.Register Now

Monday, Sept. 19, 2016

Hands on keyboard

One-on-One Computer Help

Shepherd Park (Juanita E. Thornton) Library

(All day)
Get personalized computer help. Library staff are available for hour-long sessions to help teach computer skills. We can help with the following topics:   Computer and internet basics Email and social media basics Downloading eBooks & eAudiobooks Job seeking activities including:  Making and editing resumes or cover letters Applying to jobs online
Microsoft Excel

Excel II Intermediate

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

1:30 p.m.
In this 2-hour class, you will learn more features of this spreadsheet software that can help you further your career. Seats will be filled on a first-come, space-available basis. Instructor: H. White Computer Lab, Room 311 Required Skills: The ability to read and comprehend English well, and the skills acquired in PC Basics, Word I Basics, Word II Intermediate and Excel I Basics. You will learn to: Manage the screen view and navigate multiple worksheets in a workbook.

Tech Monday: PC Basics I Intermediate

Northwest One Library

3 p.m.
Join us at Northwest One Library every Monday 3-5 p.m. for a free computer basics I Intermediate class. Learn how to navigate applications on the computer and more. No sign-up necessary. 
HTML Basics

HTML Basics

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

4 p.m.
Introduction to simple Web page design, using the HyperText Markup Language (.html). Seats will be filled on a first-come, space-available basis. Instructor: T. Nguyen Computer Lab, Room 311 Required Skills: The ability to read and comprehend English well, and the skills acquired in PC Basics, Word I Basics, Word II Intermediate, Web I Basics, Web II Intermediate and Email Basics. A significant amount of typing is required! You will learn to: Use four basic HyperText Markup Language tags.
Microsoft Excel

Excel II Intermediate

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

6:30 p.m.
In this 2-hour class, you will learn more features of this spreadsheet software that can help you further your career. Seats will be filled on a first-come, space-available basis. Instructor: R. Oberleitner Computer Lab, Room 311 Required Skills: The ability to read and comprehend English well, and the skills acquired in PC Basics, Word I Basics, Word II Intermediate and Excel I Basics. You will learn to: Manage the screen view and navigate multiple worksheets in a workbook.

Tuesday, Sept. 20, 2016

woman with tablet

Digital Drop-in

Southwest Library

3:30 p.m.
**Please join us at our new time!** Have an Overdrive issue with your smartphone, laptop, or e-reader? Come to the library and let us troubleshoot. Want to download free books, music, movies and magazines to your device or computer? Come let us walk you through it. Have a question about how your digital device works? Come let us help you find the answer! Southwest Neighborhood Library staff will be available to answer questions about your devices and give step-by-step instructions on how to download books, music, and movies from the library's website.
Computer Keyboard

Mavis Beacon Teaches Typing Clinic

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

4:45 p.m.
In this 1 hour and 15 minute session, you will engage self-paced, practice tutorials and custom lessons for improving typing and keyboarding skills, in order to help you create the cover letter and résumé needed to launch your career. Seats will be filled on a first-come, space-available basis. Instructor: M. Rivera Computer Lab, Room 311 Required Skills: The ability to read and comprehend English well. Class Objectives: Practice home-row key typing in self-paced exercises.
Microsoft PowerPoint

PowerPoint I Basics

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

6:30 p.m.
In this 2-hour class, you will learn the basic features for creating a dynamic PowerPoint (slide show) presentation. This software is widely used in the workplace and in educational settings. Seats will be filled on a first-come, space-available basis. Instructor: H. Motamarry Computer Lab, Room 311 Required Skills: The ability to read and comprehend English well, and the skills acquired in PC Basics, Word I Basics and Word II Intermediate. You will learn to:

Tech Talk Tuesdays

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

6:30 p.m.
Tech Talk Tuesdays take place from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. in room 215, Center for Accessibility, at the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library (Please check the DCPL calendar for changes during and immediately after holidays.) This meet-up is an opportunity for assistive technology users to get together and share information on specific topics.

Wednesday, Sept. 21, 2016

PC Basics

PC Basics II - Intermediate

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

2:15 p.m.
In this 2-hour class, you will expand on your basic knowledge and navigation of the computer by exploring the Windows 7 platform functions & features and other Windows management tools . Instructor: M. Rivera Computer Lab, Room 311 Required Skills: The ability to read and comprehend English well and PC Basics - Beginner You will learn to: Open and navigate Windows Explorer Pin and unpin application icons to Taskbar and Start Menu
Computer Keyboard

Mavis Beacon Teaches Typing Clinic

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

4:45 p.m.
In this 1 hour and 15 minute session, you will engage self-paced, practice tutorials and custom lessons for improving typing and keyboarding skills, in order to help you create the cover letter and résumé needed to launch your career. Seats will be filled on a first-come, space-available basis. Instructor: M. Rivera Computer Lab, Room 311 Required Skills: The ability to read and comprehend English well. Class Objectives: Practice home-row key typing in self-paced exercises.