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Sunday, Nov. 30, 2014

Computer Crash Course

Juanita E. Thornton/Shepherd Park Library

3 p.m.
An open course designed to teach basic skills needed to use a computer. Sessions will cover introduction to computers, typing basics, using the Internet, setting up email, and more.Come with questions and feel free to bring your own computer!Class is from 3-4:45 p.m.

Monday, Dec. 1, 2014

Excel I Basics

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

2 p.m.
Learn the basic features of the Microsoft Excel spreadsheet environment that are frequently used for calculation and data entry functions in the workplace. Seats will be filled on a first-come, space-available basis. Instructor: H. White Computer Lab, Room 311 Required Skills: The ability to read and comprehend English well, and the skills acquired in PC Basics and Word I Basics. You will learn to: Identify and navigate the basic features and elements of the Microsoft Excel window.

PC Basics

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

4:15 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. 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.

Intro to Illustrator CS6

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

6 p.m.
Learn the basics to get you started designing vector-based graphics for print or Web. We will take a tour of the workspace, toolbars, and flyout panels to get you started on design projects. 

Word I Basics

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

6:45 p.m.
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: D. P. Grogan 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.

Tuesday, Dec. 2, 2014

Computer Basics and Video Access

Woodridge Library

10:30 a.m.
This hands-on adult computer class is designed to let you enter the personal computer world on the ground floor.Learn how to borrow and download resources from DC Public Library and how to use Video Access Database.

HTML Basics

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

1:30 p.m.
Introduction to simple Web page design, using the HyperText Markup Language (.html). Seats will be filled on a first-come, space-available basis. Instructor: J. Taylor 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 and Email Basics. A significant amount of typing is required! You will learn to: Use four basic HyperText Markup Language tags.

Computer Basics Class

William O. Lockridge/Bellevue Library

1:30 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

E-Reader Drop-In Clinic

West End Library

2 p.m.
Confused about how to download books and media to your e-Reader? Come to our e-Reader Drop-In Clinic, Tuesdays
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Breaking Barriers to Employment: Custody and Child Support

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

6:30 p.m.
Are you a jobseeker with questions about custody and child support?  Do you believe that your custody and child support issues are preventing you from getting or keeping a job?  As part of the DC Public Library and Neighborhood Legal Services Program’s (NLSP’s) Breaking Barriers to Employment series, NLSP attorneys will give a one-hour-and-15-minute (6:30-7:45 p.m.) presentation on how jobseekers can deal with custody and child support issues, as it relates to their employment.

Wednesday, Dec. 3, 2014

Job Seekers Clinic

Takoma Park Library

1 p.m.
This is a monthly workshop focused on helping job seekers.Each month will feature different topics, such as resume clinics, online job searching, using social media in job searching, and other topics by special guest speakers.Check our monthly calendar at the branch or call 202-576-7252 for more details.

Resume Writing and Cover Letter Workshop and Lab

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

2:30 p.m.
This workshop will feature how to maximize the use of Microsoft Word résumé templates to create a dynamic résumé that sets yours apart from the thousands received by an employer.  Several websites will be explored to expand your knowledge and effective use of keywords and action verbs, with an emphasis on why both are important to your résumé construction.
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Job Seekers Drop-In and Legal Clinic

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

5:30 p.m.
Are you a job seeker in need of assistance with your job search process?  Are you a job seeker or a recently hired employee?  Are you having difficulties getting or keeping a job?  Then please attend the Job Seekers Drop-In and Legal Clinic, sponsored by the DC Public Library and the Neighborhood Legal Services Program, where you will be able to accomplish job search tasks and address any job seeking issues that can be legally resolved. Both Drop-In and Legal Clinic services are conducted in the Computer Lab, Room 311, 5:30-8:30 p.m.

Intro to InDesign CS6

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

6 p.m.
In this class you will learn Adobe InDesign terminology, location of tools and panels, workspace navigation, and how to create multipage layouts for web, print, PDF, and ebook publication.
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How to Make a GIF

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

7 p.m.
Have you been wishing you could make awesome animated GIFs just like they do on Buzzfeed? Well, wonder no more! This hour-long class will show you how to create your very own GIFs using Photoshop CS6 and copyright-free video.

Thursday, Dec. 4, 2014

Excel II Intermediate

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

2:30 p.m.
Learn more features of this spreadsheet software that can help you further your career. Seats will be filled on a first-come, space-available basis. Instructor: H. White 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 and Excel I Basics. You will learn to: Manage the screen view and navigate multiple worksheets in a workbook.

Word II Intermediate

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

5:30 p.m.
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: D. P. Grogan Computer Lab, Room 311 Required Skills: The ability to read and comprehend English well, and the skills acquired in PC Basics and Word I Basics. You will learn to: Navigate and adjust default settings. Create and insert stylized headers and footers, footnotes, table of contents, indexes and cover pages.

Downloadable Media Clinics

Georgetown Library

7:30 p.m.
Need help checking out e-books, audiobooks, and more through OverDrive? Want to access popular magazines digitally through Zinio?

Friday, Dec. 5, 2014

Online Application Assistance

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

12 p.m.
Do you need assistance filling out an online application or proofing your resume? If so, please sign up at the Digital Commons Desk for a one-on-one half-hour session, email digital.commons@dc.gov, or call 202-727-1175.   To ease your application process, it is requested that you have a working email address.

Saturday, Dec. 6, 2014

PC Basics

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

10 a.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. 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. Green 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.

Social Media 101 and 102 (Registration Required)

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

2 p.m.
Thinking about marketing your business with social media - or perhaps you are already using social media, but want to take it to the next level? This 3-hour workshop, sponsored in partnership with Constant Contact, Inc., is designed to be a fun, dynamic and informative session full of actionable insights, tips and techniques you can use immediately.Register Now.

Monday, Dec. 8, 2014

Mavis Beacon Teaches Typing Clinic

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

2:15 p.m.
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.

Excel I Basics

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

4 p.m.
Learn the basic features of the Microsoft Excel spreadsheet environment that are frequently used for calculation and data entry functions in the workplace. 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, and the skills acquired in PC Basics and Word I Basics. You will learn to: Identify and navigate the basic features and elements of the Microsoft Excel window.
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Tagging History

Southeast Library

5:30 p.m.
Come learn about DigDC, DC Public Library's brand new collection of digitized historic photographs. The session will explore highlights of DC history contained in the collection as well as ways that participants can tag the photos themselves with useful information. Those who are interested in learning more about using interactive online photo collections are encouraged to attend.

Adobe Illustrator

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

6 p.m.
Come learn the basics of Adobe Illustrator CS6.Classes will explore the functions of most of the items in the toolbox.All classes are on a first-come, first-served basis.

Access I Basics

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

6:30 p.m.
Get introduced to the world of Microsoft Access, a powerful relational database. Explore and navigate the Access program window and learn the concepts and structure of data storage in Access.   Instructor: P. McFadden 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, Excel I Basics, Excel II Intermediate and Excel III Advanced. Familiarity with the keyboard is also required. You will learn to:

Tuesday, Dec. 9, 2014

Computer Basics Class

William O. Lockridge/Bellevue Library

1:30 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

Excel II Intermediate

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

1:30 p.m.
Learn more features of this spreadsheet software that can help you further your career. Seats will be filled on a first-come, space-available basis. Instructor: H. White 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 and Excel I Basics. You will learn to: Manage the screen view and navigate multiple worksheets in a workbook.

E-Reader Drop-In Clinic

West End Library

2 p.m.
Confused about how to download books and media to your e-Reader? Come to our e-Reader Drop-In Clinic, Tuesdays

Excel III Advanced

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

4 p.m.
Learn to calculate, research and display table data using Excel formulas. 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, and the skills acquired in PC Basics, Word I Basics, Word II Intermediate, Excel I Basics and Excel II Intermediate. You will learn to: Calculate using the following formulas: SUMIF, SUMIFS, AVERAGEIF, AVERAGEIFS, COUNTIF, COUNTIFS.