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Center for Accessibility
Tuesday, Sept. 8, 2015
Interactive story time with songs, rhymes, and books, for children ages 2-5 and their caregivers. Free tickets are required due to limited space. Tickets are distributed beginning 30 minutes before each story time on a first-come, first-served basis. Have a group? Please call ahead of time to make special arrangements.
This story time helps children learn and practice early literacy skills in a fun, playful setting. Story time attendees are encouraged to engage with the librarian all while reading stories, singing songs and learning new rhymes. Ages 3-5. Please call 202-698-0183 with questions. Story time takes place on the lower level.
Stories, songs, and rhymes for ages 0-2, with their caregivers. For safety's sake, there is a limit of 75 participants for each story time. Remember -- there is a story time at 10 a.m. and another repeated at 11 a.m. To schedule a class visit, please call 202-671-3125.
Learn to find and assess quality online health information. This class will be 2.5 hours. Seats will be filled on a first-come, space-available basis. Instructors: A. Muhammad, PIA International, Inc. Computer Lab, Room 311 Required Skills: The ability to read and comprehend English well, and the skills acquired in PC Basics, Word I Basics and Web I Basics. You will learn to: Navigate medical websites. Evaluate medical websites for updates and active links. Research personal health issues.
Get support from staff and the learn basic activities for an online job search: Create an email account Start a resume or cover letter Work on an online application Learn about the job seeking process Every Tuesday at 1:30 p.m. in the conference room on the lower level. Staff will be available for one hour, until 2:30 p.m.
For those who need to come into the world of computers, this is the class for you. Overcome your fears and gain the skills that can get you ready for the workplace. Seats are filled on a first-come, space-available basis.Instructor: O. FontemVenue: Bellevue Library's Main Meeting Room
Self-paced, practice tutorials and custom lessons for improving typing and keyboarding skills to help you create the cover letter and résumé needed to launch your career. Seats will be filled on a first-come, space-available basis. Instructor: D. P. Grogan Computer Lab, Room 311 Required Skills: The ability to read and comprehend English well. Class Objectives: Practice home-row key typing in self-paced exercises. Test your typing skills at various levels of proficiency and speed.
For those who need to come into the world of computers, this is the class for you. Overcome your fears and gain the skills that can get you ready for the workplace. Also take the Mavis Beacon Teaches Typing class as a perfect complement to PC Basics. Seats will be filled on a first-come, space-available basis. Instructor: D. P. Grogan Computer Lab, Room 311 Required Skills: The ability to read and comprehend English well. You will learn to: Identify basic computer components and operating system features.
Have you ever wanted to teach yourself Spanish, French, Arabic, Japanese, or even Shakespeare and Pirate? Is English your second language and you want to practice? Join us for this fun and informative workshop where we will demonstrate the numerous language learning resources DC Public Library provides!
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)
Sept. 1 Ferris Bueller's Day Off Laugh-out-loud tale of a young man’s antics while playing hooky! Matthew Broderick is the kid; Jeffrey Jones is the principal out to get him. Directed by John Hughes. 103 minutes. 1986. PG-13 Sept. 8 Jakob the Liar Robin Williams is a Jewish shopkeeper in WWII Poland, bringing hope to his fellow man with fabricated stories about the war. Directed by Peter Kassovitz. 120 minutes. 1999. PG-13 Sept. 15 Mad Max: Fury Road
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.