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Saturday, Feb. 29, 2020

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Saturday Technology Training Sessions

Center for Accessibility

1 p.m.
Saturday Technology Training Sessions (STTS) meet every other Saturday, with some exceptions, from 1 to 3 p.m. at the Cleveland Park Library in the upstairs conference room. Specific topics of discussion related to adaptive technology and the DC Public Library are announced over the STTS listserv. Please call 202-727-1335 to get on the listserv. March 28 - May 9 will be a speaker series on the topic of Entrepreneurship, Employment and Accessibility. March 28 -- Finding an Idea April 11 -- Finding Customers April 25 -- Finding the Money

Monday, March 2, 2020

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Mavis Beacon Monday's Typing Clinic

Capitol View Library

2 p.m.
In this 1.5 hour session, you will engage in 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. 
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PC Basics I - Beginner

Computer Classes

2 p.m.
For those who need to be introduced to the world of computers, this is the class for you. In this two-hour class, you will overcome your fears and gain the skills that can get you ready for the workplace.  Seats are limited to 12 participants and will be filled on a first-come, first-served basis. Please arrive 30 minutes early to sign in for a seat at one of the 12 workstations. Instructor: M. Rivera Library Express 1990 K St. NW Computer Lab - Room 102

Tuesday, March 3, 2020

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Drop-In Technology Tips

Georgetown Library

10 a.m.
Would you like to use the library’s ebooks and digital resources and don’t know where to start? Are you interested in boosting your confidence when it comes to using technology in your everyday life? Come to the drop-in clinic and get advice on using electronic devices as well as common websites, email, apps and software.
Windows 10

Intro to Windows 10

Computer Classes

11:30 a.m.
In this two-hour class, you will explore and navigate the Windows 10 platform functions & features, including the new Start Menu, Windows 10’s digital assistant, Cortana, the new Quick Access feature in File Explorer; selected features of the Settings menu and much more. Seats are limited to 12 participants and will be filled on a first-come, first-served basis. Please arrive a half-hour early to sign in for a seat at one of the 12 workstations.   Instructor: M. Rivera Library Express 1990 K St. NW
Keyboarding

Mavis Beacon Teaches Typing Clinic

Computer Classes

4 p.m.
​In this two-hour session, you will engage in 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 are limited to 12 participants and will be filled on a first-come, first-served basis. Please arrive 30 minutes early to sign in for a seat at one of the 12 workstations. Instructor: M. Rivera Library Express 1990 K St. NW ​Computer Lab - Room 102
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Tech Talk Tuesdays

Library Express

5 p.m.
Learn to use your cell phone with accessibility. Tech Talk Tuesday is run with an iOS curriculum from 5 to 6 p.m. and a drop-in clinic with as close to one-on-one help as possible from 6 to 7:30 p.m. You can meet with staff or volunteer trainers for help with iPhone or Android devices and accessibility. Tuesday nights at Library Express, 1990 K Street NW (Entrance on 20th St).

Wednesday, March 4, 2020

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Wednesday JAWS classes

Center for Accessibility

10 a.m.
JAWS, Job Access With Speech, is a screen reading software, developed for computer users whose vision loss prevents them from seeing screen content or navigating with a mouse, that allows users to navigate the Internet, write a document, read email and download books using Microsoft Windows 10.

1-on-1 Computer Help

Tenley-Friendship Library

1 p.m.
Do you need help applying for a job or setting up a new e-mail account? Sign up for 1-on-1 computer help. Appointments are 30 minutes long and are available every Wednesday 1-3 p.m.. Please call 202-727-1225 or visit the library to sign up. We encourage signing up in advance to reserve your place.  We can help with the following topics:
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Welcome to Ready, Set, BANK!

Capitol View Library

1 p.m.
Ready, Set, Bank gives people everywhere the tools and confidence to start banking online. Learn the benefits of online banking, safety and security, and managing and monitoring your finances electronically. This class is a 4 part series. (All banks are eligible) Class dates: Feb.  26, March 4, 11 and 18.
MS Word 2016

Word I Basics

Computer Classes

1:30 p.m.
In this two-hour class, you will learn basic word-processing features in MS Word 2016 that can help you to create letters, résumés, faxes and other documents that are used to apply for jobs. Seats are limited to 12 participants and will be filled on a first-come, first-served basis. Please arrive a half-hour early to sign in for a seat at one of the 12 workstations. Instructor: M. Rivera Library Express 1990 K St. NW Computer Lab - Room 102

Email Basics

Capitol View Library

5 p.m.
Learn how to send and receive email, navigate your inbox, download and attach files and more. We will meet in the computer lab.     

Thursday, March 5, 2020

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VoiceOver for Mac

Center for Accessibility

11 a.m.
VoiceOver for Mac is a screen reading software that comes installed on Mac laptops and desktops. VoiceOver will allow users who are blind or low vision to listen to a synthesized voice read information that is otherwise displayed visually on the computer screen. VoiceOver for Mac classes are offered at Shepherd Park/Juanita E. Thornton Library at 7420 Georgia Ave NW. The curriculum goes for 8 classes, each Thursday beginning Feb. 6 through March 27. Classes start at 11 a.m. and are over by 1 p.m.  
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Word Basics

Capitol View Library

2:30 p.m.
Come learn how to navigate the basic functions in Microsoft Word, including learning the document terms, features and functions. Seats are limited to 10 participants and will be filled on a first-come, first-served basis. Please arrive 30 minutes early to sign up for a seat at one of the 10 workstations.
Internet via the World Wide Web

Web I Basics

Computer Classes

4:30 p.m.
In this two-hour class, you will learn the basic terminology and navigational skills associated with surfing and searching the Internet via the worldwide Web. These skills can help you search online job boards and complete online job applications. Seats are limited to 12 participants and will be filled on a first-come, first-served basis. Please arrive a half-hour early to sign in for a seat at one of the 12 workstations. Instructor: M. Rivera Library Express 1990 K St. NW Computer Lab - Room 102
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Ready, Set, Bank! Online Banking 101

Northwest One Library

6 p.m.
Are you curious about the ins and outs of online banking but don't know exactly where to start? Let the folks at Capitol One Bank guide you in your online banking journey at the Northwest One Neighborhood Library! This four-part series will feature the benefits of online banking, general information on how to manage your finances online, and how to keep your financial information secure on the web. Join us for this exciting, informative series! Classes will begin promptly at 6 p.m. on the following dates: Feb. 27 March 5

Friday, March 6, 2020

E-MAIL Basics

Email Basics

Computer Classes

10:30 a.m.
In this two-hour class, learn to use the basic features of web-based email and the significant function of attaching a document, such as your résumé, to your email transmission. The job search process requires that you have an established email account.  Seats are limited to 12 participants and will be filled on a first-come, first-served basis. Please arrive a half-hour early to sign-in for a seat at one of the 12 workstations. Instructor: M. Rivera Library Express 1990 K St. NW Computer Lab - Room 102
Northstar Proctored Assessment

NorthStar Digital Literacy Assessment and Certificate - Proctored Session

Computer Classes

2 p.m.
Seats are limited to 12 participants and will be filled on a first-come, first-served basis. Please arrive 30 minutes early to sign in for a seat at one of the 12 workstations. Proctor: M. Rivera Library Express 1990 K St. NW Computer Lab - Room 102 Earn your NorthStar Digital Literacy Assessment (NDLA) Certificate in one or more of the following areas of basic digital literacy:    Basic Computer Skills Internet Basics Using Email Windows 10

Saturday, March 7, 2020

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PC Basics I - Beginner

Computer Classes

10 a.m.
For those who need to be introduced to the world of computers, this is the class for you. In this two-hour class, you will overcome your fears and gain the skills that can get you ready for the workplace.  Seats are limited to 12 participants and will be filled on a first-come, first-served basis. Please arrive 30 minutes early to sign in for a seat at one of the 12 workstations. Instructor: D. Green Library Express 1990 K St. NW Computer Lab - Room 102

Monday, March 9, 2020

Computer Basics For Seniors

Computer Basics For Seniors

Petworth Library

12 p.m.
The Petworth Library now offers a basic computer skills program for adults. This program is designed to assist adults with the understanding of basic tasks such as saving files, printing, basic navigation of Microsoft word and more. If you are interested in increasing your knowledge of some of the more basic functions of computers then this program might be for you.               
Excel 2016

Excel I Basics

Computer Classes

2:30 p.m.
In this two-hour class, you will learn the basic features of the Microsoft Excel 2016 spreadsheet environment that are frequently used for calculation and data entry functions in the workplace.  Seats are limited to 12 participants and will be filled on a first-come, first-served basis. Please arrive a half-hour early to sign in for a seat at one of the 12 workstations. Instructor: H. White Library Express 1990 K St. NW Computer Lab - Room 102
Excel 2016

Excel II Intermediate

Computer Classes

5:30 p.m.
In this two-hour class, you will learn more features of the Microsoft Excel 2016 software that can help you further your career.   Seats are limited to 12 participants and will be filled on a first-come, first-served basis. Please arrive a half-hour early to sign in for a seat at one of the 12 workstations. Instructor: S. Chikara Library Express 1990 K St. NW Computer Lab - Room 102

Tuesday, March 10, 2020

laptop clipart

Drop-In Technology Tips

Georgetown Library

10 a.m.
Would you like to use the library’s ebooks and digital resources and don’t know where to start? Are you interested in boosting your confidence when it comes to using technology in your everyday life? Come to the drop-in clinic and get advice on using electronic devices as well as common websites, email, apps and software.
cartoon computer chip logo

Tech Talk Tuesdays

Library Express

5 p.m.
Learn to use your cell phone with accessibility. Tech Talk Tuesday is run with an iOS curriculum from 5 to 6 p.m. and a drop-in clinic with as close to one-on-one help as possible from 6 to 7:30 p.m. You can meet with staff or volunteer trainers for help with iPhone or Android devices and accessibility. Tuesday nights at Library Express, 1990 K Street NW (Entrance on 20th St).

Wednesday, March 11, 2020

This is an image of the JAWS logo, a picture of a computer screen with a shark talking. infront of the computer screen is a box with a shark fin on it.

Wednesday JAWS classes

Center for Accessibility

10 a.m.
JAWS, Job Access With Speech, is a screen reading software, developed for computer users whose vision loss prevents them from seeing screen content or navigating with a mouse, that allows users to navigate the Internet, write a document, read email and download books using Microsoft Windows 10.

1-on-1 Computer Help

Tenley-Friendship Library

1 p.m.
Do you need help applying for a job or setting up a new e-mail account? Sign up for 1-on-1 computer help. Appointments are 30 minutes long and are available every Wednesday 1-3 p.m.. Please call 202-727-1225 or visit the library to sign up. We encourage signing up in advance to reserve your place.  We can help with the following topics:
laptop

Welcome to Ready, Set, BANK!

Capitol View Library

1 p.m.
Ready, Set, Bank gives people everywhere the tools and confidence to start banking online. Learn the benefits of online banking, safety and security, and managing and monitoring your finances electronically. This class is a 4 part series. (All banks are eligible) Class dates: Feb.  26, March 4, 11 and 18.

Email Basics

Capitol View Library

5 p.m.
Learn how to send and receive email, navigate your inbox, download and attach files and more. We will meet in the computer lab.     
Windows 10

Intro to Windows 10

Computer Classes

5:30 p.m.
In this two-hour class, you will explore and navigate the Windows 10 platform functions & features, including the new Start Menu, Windows 10’s digital assistant, Cortana, the new Quick Access feature in File Explorer; selected features of the Settings menu and much more. Seats are limited to 12 participants and will be filled on a first-come, first-served basis. Please arrive a half-hour early to sign in for a seat at one of the 12 workstations.   Instructor: M. Rivera Library Express 1990 K St. NW

Thursday, March 12, 2020

This is a picture of the Apple accessibility logo, a person icon with arms out to the side inside of a circle

VoiceOver for Mac

Center for Accessibility

11 a.m.
VoiceOver for Mac is a screen reading software that comes installed on Mac laptops and desktops. VoiceOver will allow users who are blind or low vision to listen to a synthesized voice read information that is otherwise displayed visually on the computer screen. VoiceOver for Mac classes are offered at Shepherd Park/Juanita E. Thornton Library at 7420 Georgia Ave NW. The curriculum goes for 8 classes, each Thursday beginning Feb. 6 through March 27. Classes start at 11 a.m. and are over by 1 p.m.