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Computer Lab Capitol View

Computer Lab at Capitol View

​Have you heard? The computer lab at Capitol View Library is open and ready for you to come in and learn something new or brush up on a few skill sets. Our computer lab guru, Mr. Phil is ready to help you explore all that the computer lab and DC Public Library have to offer. Our lab features 10 PCs as well as an instructor’s station and a large overhead monitor for group learning.

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Get Reading, Get Coding!

And Get Ready for Girls Who Code at Woodridge

Girls Who Code is an organization founded by Reshma Saurani with the mission of closing the gender gap in technology. Since 2012, Girls Who Code has worked with schools, libraries and other public institutions to bring coding to girls in all 50 states, and several US territories. And now - Woodridge gets to be a part of it! Open to all interested children in Grades 3rd-5th, here are some books to get you and your child acquainted with the world of coding before or after our first meeting on Wednesday, March 6:

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Photography Classes

Spring and Summer 2018

All workshops will last 90 minutes and will be taught by photography teacher Amanda Archibald. We will meet in the lower level meeting room.  Register via Eventbrite or e-mail us to help us plan ahead. Click the links below for more information.  

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Be the Message Maker

DIY Button and Book Marker Making

Want to wear your message to the world on your shoulder?  Don't wait until February to make your mark.  Come to a special post-Kwanzaa/Get-Ready-for-Black-History-Month DIY craft for teens at the Parklands-Turner Library. Saturday, Jan. 13 from 1 - 3 p.m., teens will immortalize powerful, meaningful images and words as they design their own buttons and book markers to wear during Black History Month and beyond.  

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Self Defense Classes for Women

Four Sundays in August

Free Self Defense Classes for Women   A series of four self defense classes with Master Gloria DuBisette of DC Gentle East Martial Arts: Class 1 - August 6th-Basic responses to upright/vertical attacks Class 2 - August 13th-How to fall safely.  How to fight from the ground. (mats provided) Class 3 - August 20th-Power Kicks, strikes and hitting targets.  (practice) Class 4 - August 27th-Review all techniques and practice

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Meditation for Stress Reduction

Wed., June 28 at 7 p.m.

Join meditation instructor David Newcomb as he teaches simple meditation practices that can be used for reducing stress in daily life.

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Digital Estate Planning 101

How to plan for, prepare, and protect your digital memories

Do you have photographs, videos, and audio files saved on your personal devices? Do you have personal accounts such as Facebook, Instagram, or email suites such as Google? Of course you do! But have you ever considered what would happen to these digital assets and accounts when you passed away? 

Online Resource Roulette: Monthly Drop-In Clinics

Overdrive, RBdigital Magazines, Novelist, and More!

Each month, Francis Gregory Library offers numerous and varied drop-in clinics for DC Public Library's FREE online resources. Check our online events calendar for specific dates and times!

PCs for Dummies by Dan Gookin

January Computer Classes at Southwest Library

Thursdays from 1 p.m.-3 p.m.

You are cordially invited to attend the Thursday afternoon computer classes at the Southwest Library.  Sessions begin at 1 p.m. and end at 3 p.m.  Subjects covered in January include Introduction to Microsoft Word (Jan. 5), Microsoft Excel (Jan. 12) and Microsoft Powerpoint (Jan. 19).  Class will not be held on Thurs., Jan. 26.

Designing Your Life by Bill Burnett and Dave Evans

Life Design Working Group

You are cordially invited to attend the inaugural meeting of the Southwest Life Design Working Group at 7 p.m. on Mon., Jan. 9, 2017. Although all are welcome to attend, it is recommended that you read Designing Your Life by Bill Burnett and Dave Evans before the meeting

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