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Center for Accessibility
Tuesday, Oct. 13, 2015
826DC provides D.C. students ages 6-18 with free one-on-one homework help for all subject areas in an after-school tutoring program. With the support of volunteer tutors, students focus first on their homework, complete required reading their teachers assign and participate in creative writing activities. After-School Tutoring will be held on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 3:30-5:30 p.m. in the large meeting room on the first floor. The program will run from September 15th through October 29th.
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: S. Kumar 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. Execute multiple text-selection techniques.
Time for Strategy, Good Sportsmanship, and Fun! Children and teens are invited to participate in chess lessons and and play chess, every Tuesday afternoon at the Parklands-Turner Neighborhood Library. Different chess related activities will take place depending on the skill levels of those in attendance, but all will be encouraged to participate at their highest level. Local chess enthusiast and volunteer, Mr. Hart will lead the Chess Club and encourage participants to learn and practice this ancient sport of tactics and planning.
Join us at the Rosedale Neighborhood Library for a fun film for the whole family. 11 year old Akeelah discovers that her talent is spelling and in this story she tries to make the most of it. Larry Fishburne, Angela Bassett and Keke Palmer star in this wholesome movie.
Join us in this beginners' level class, which covers 100+ ASL vocabulary words and rules of grammar. Any level is welcome to join the class, review what you know, learn new signs, practice conversation. FREE and open to the public. No need to register. Instructor: Cheryl Lewis. Room A-3 (“A” Level)
The Aspiring Writers Circle meets on the second Tuesday of every month in the Digital Commons at 6 p.m. A place for peer support and networking for new and emerging writers, the Circle is open to Playwrights and Poets, Bloggers and Freelancers, Children’s authors and Graphic Novelists, Fiction and Nonfiction writers.
October 6 Avengers: Age of Ultron Our superheroes return to fight Ultron (James Spader) in this rousing sequel. Starring Robert Downey, Jr., Samuel L. Jackson, Chris Evans, Scarlett Johannson and Don Cheadle. Directed by Joss Whedon. 141 minutes. 2015, PG-13
Got an issue with your smartphone, laptop, or eReader? Come 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 avaible to answer your questions about your devices and give step-by-step instructions on how to download books, music, and movies from the library's website.
Join us for a fun story time with adorable DOGS! We kick off this story time with a book, some songs and then it is your turn. Bring your own book, make up a story, or grab a book here in the library to read to a lovable doggie! Many thanks to the volunteers with People Animals Love (PAL) for bringing in their pets.
Learn the latest HTML standard (HTML 5) and how to engage its enhanced capability to deliver multimedia, graphics and other rich content in the creation of Web pages. Seats will be filled on a first-come, space-available basis. Instructor: S. Dodge 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, Email Basics and any previous version of HTML. A significant amount of typing is required!
Come to our ESL English Conversation Club, where you can practice your English skills in a casual environment. This conversation group is for English learners at all levels, but participants should have some English knowledge. This is an open group, and you can drop in at anytime between 7 and 8 p.m.
You will need to have passed Fab Lab certification before taking this class. Learn how to use a Makerbot 3-D printer during this hour-long class. Students will learn how to prepare digital files for printing, load filament, and many more essential skills.Space for this class is limited, so SIGN UP HERE.
Come join us every third Tuesday of the month to knit, swap tips, and get to know your fellow neighbors. Staff will be available to teach basic skills such as casting on yarn, and the purl and knit stitches. Yarn will be provided. Please bring your own needles. All ages. Children under 12 must be accompanied by an adult. For more information, contact My Nguyen at 202-724-4752 or email@example.com.