Computer Classes

Ebooks and Ereaders

Did you get a new E-reader?Do you have questions about downloading eBooks?Bring your device and your library card to Palisades and get your questions answered.

Ethnic NewsWatch - Database Class

Learn how to navigate this database. Included are journals, magazines, and newspapers from ethnic and minority presses.The current collection, Ethnic NewsWatch™, covers 1990-present, and the historical collection, Ethnic NewsWatch: A History™, spans 1959-1989. Ethnicities include:African American/Caribbean/African;Arab/Middle Eastern;Asian/Pacific Islander;European/Eastern European;Hispanic;Jewish;Native Peopleand more.Best ages: 13 to adult.

Historic Black Newspapers: Database Searching Strategies Class

When conducting your next research project on issues that effect Black Americans in the United States, be sure to checkout the Historic Black Newspaper database, which is available free online from DC Public Library.Join us for hands-on demonstrations on how to search this valuable resource. Best ages: 13 to adult.

WordPress Special Projects: Drop-In Clinic

This is a drop-in clinic for those wanting to work on and troubleshoot your own WordPress blog or website.This is an hour-long session for those seeking assistance and guidance for WordPress related questions.  This clinic is informal, collaborative working session, not a class. For more information, contact Anne Ledford at anne.ledford@dc.gov.

Intro to Photoshop/Illustrator

Come learn the basics of Adobe Photoshop CS6 and Illustrator CS6.

Intro to Illustrator CS6

Learn the basics to get you started designing vector-based graphics for print or Web. We will take a tour of the workspace, toolbars, and flyout panels to get you started on design projects. 

Grow Your Business with Facebook Social Campaigns (Registration Required)

"Grow Your Business with Facebook Social Campaigns" is sponsored in partnership with Constant Contact, Inc. and is a two-hour workshop designed to give small businesses and nonprofit organizations simple ideas for growing their customer, prospect, or member network by using email marketing. Plus the "what, why, and how" of Facebook social campaigns.Register Now

Social Media Marketing Made Simple (Registration Required)

"Social Media Marketing Made Simple" is sponsored in partnership with Constant Contact, Inc. and is a two-hour workshop that will cover some of the strategies and best practices to get the most out of your social media activities - including time management and measuring the return of your activities.Register Now

Social Media Boot Camp (Registration Required)

This “Social Media Boot Camp” is sponsored in partnership with Constant Contact, Inc. and will focus on helping you learn what social media is and how to use it effectively in your business. It will give you everything you need to get started in the emerging world of social networking. The goal of this mini-social media boot camp is to take you beyond the “what is it” phase and have you putting social media to work for you. (5 hours)Register Now

Word II Intermediate

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. OscarizComputer Lab, Room 311Required Skills: The ability to read and comprehend English well, and the skills acquired in PC Basics and Word I Basics.You will learn to:

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