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Are you interested in playing Chess?We have chess sets available for use during normal operating hours. Come to the desk in Popular Services and pick one up!For beginners, advanced, or just curious players, the "game of kings" offers endless hours of fun and can be highly educational. All ages are welcome.
New to the computer? Learn all the basics of operating a computer and using the Internet, with an emphasis on employment readiness. This drop-in class is perfect for job seekers and seniors, or anyone that wants to brush up their computer skills! You can also bring questions of your own. First Monday of every month: Microsoft Word basicsSecond Monday of every month: Email and Internet basicsThird Monday of every month: Excel and PowerPoint
AARP Foundation Tax-Aide is available free to taxpayers with low and moderate income, with special attention to those 60 and older. Through a cadre of trained volunteers, AARP Foundation Tax-Aide has helped low- to moderate-income individuals for more than 40 years in every state and the District of Columbia.Come and meet with a trained AARP tax aide provider today.Service available from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Get up and get moving at our Baby and Toddler Story Times! These 20-30 minute programs are full of books, songs and fun activities are designed to help develop your child’s language skills. Children ages 18-36 months and their grownups are encouraged to engage with the stories and activities and participate in the program along with the children.
Join us for stories, songs, and rhymes selected especially for ages 1-5, when children are first beginning to learn the framework for reading.Click here to learn about what to expect at Story Time.
Come and read, sing and dance with stories and songs from around the world. This story time will be partially in English and also feature songs and stories in a variety of foreign languages.Please call 202-727-1248 for more details.Ages 0-5.
AARP Foundation Tax-Aide is available free to taxpayers with low and moderate income, with special attention to those 60 and older. Through a cadre of trained volunteers, AARP Foundation Tax-Aide has helped low- to moderate-income individuals for more than 40 years in every state and the District of Columbia.Come and meet with a trained AARP tax aide provider today.Service available from 1:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.
Career Advancement Workshops These days, using the computer is essential to look for and apply to jobs. Learn to use technology to search and apply for jobs and to use the DC Networks system. Week 1: Online Job SearchingWeek 2: Online Job ApplicationsWeek 3: DC NetworksWeek 4: Online Job Searching
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:
Mondays at 2 p.m. and 6:30 p.m., we have free film showings! The same film is shown at both times.Films are often of a mature and serious nature, and are intended for adults. After each film, you are invited to stay for an optional discussion of the film.All films are shown with subtitles or captions.See you there!
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