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Saturday, Nov. 1, 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.

Mavis Beacon Teaches Typing Clinic

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

12:15 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.

PC Basics

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

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. 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: X. E. Han 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.

Sunday, Nov. 2, 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, Nov. 3, 2014

Job Seekers

Watha T. Daniel/Shaw Library

11 a.m.
Need help with your job search?Stop by for personalized help with:Creating an email accountPreparing a resumeFilling out online job applicationsMondays until 12 p.m.

Word I Basics

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

2 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.

Mavis Beacon Teaches Typing Clinic

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

4:30 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.

Jobseeker Legal Clinic: Breaking Barriers to Employment

Juanita E. Thornton/Shepherd Park Library

7 p.m.
Are you a job seeker or a recently hired employee?  Are you having difficulties getting or keeping a job?  Come to one of these Jobseeker Clinics and meet with an attorney from Neighborhood Legal Services Program (NLSP) to find out if you have a barrier to employment that a lawyer may be able to help you resolve. You can get information about issues such as criminal record sealing, credit reports, background checks, obtaining driving and professional licenses, resolving back child support arrearages, wage theft, and other issues. 

Clinica Legal para Solicitantes de Empleo

Juanita E. Thornton/Shepherd Park Library

7 p.m.
¿Es usted un solicitante de empleo o un empleado recientemente contratado? ¿Está teniendo dificultades para conseguir o mantener un trabajo?

Tuesday, Nov. 4, 2014

Job Seekers Drop-In Clinic

Cleveland Park Library

9:30 a.m.
Cleveland Park Neighborhood Library offers a drop-in job seekers clinic the first Tuesday of each month.Individual assistance available to support resume creation, job searches and applications.
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Job Seekers Drop-In Clinic

Mt. Pleasant Library

10 a.m.
Get one-on-one support with staff at the lower level information desk for basic activities in an online job search:   Create an email account Start a resume Work on an online application Learn about the job seeking process Create a Monster.com account Create and save a sample job search Go to www.dclibrary.org/jobseekers for more help with resumes, looking for jobs, and the interview process.

Jobseekers Drop-in Clinic

Petworth Library

1:30 p.m.
Drop in for one-on-one support with basic online job search activities:Create an email accountStart, revise, save, and upload a resumeSave a

DC Job Seekers Clinic

Northeast Library

2 p.m.
The Job Seekers Clinic at Northeast Library will meet on the first and third Tuesday of each month from 2 p.m. until 4 p.m. The clinic provides hands-on support to DC Job Seekers, a one-stop portal to job seeking resources.During the clinic, we can help you get started with basic job search tasks:
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Jobseeker Legal Clinic: Breaking Barriers to Employment

Northeast Library

3:30 p.m.
Are you a job seeker or a recently hired employee?  Are you having difficulties getting or keeping a job?  Come to one of these Jobseeker Clinics and meet with an attorney from Neighborhood Legal Services Program (NLSP) to find out if you have a barrier to employment that a lawyer may be able to help you resolve. You can get information about issues such as criminal record sealing, credit reports, background checks, obtaining driving and professional licenses, resolving back child support arrearages, wage theft, and other issues. 
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Clinica Legal para Solicitantes de Empleo

Northeast Library

3:30 p.m.
¿Es usted un solicitante de empleo o un empleado recientemente contratado? ¿Está teniendo dificultades para conseguir o mantener un trabajo?

Web I Basics

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

4:30 p.m.
Learn the basic terminology and navigational skills associated with surfing and searching the Internet via the World Wide Web. These skills can help you complete online job applications. 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:
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Breaking Barriers to Employment: Discrimination

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

6:30 p.m.
Are you a jobseeker with questions about discrimination?  Do you believe that discrimination is preventing you from getting or keeping a job?  As part of the D.C. Public Library and Neighborhood Legal Services Program’s (NLSP’s) Breaking Barriers to Employment series, special guests from D.C. Office of Human Rights will give a one-hour-and-15-minute (6:30 - 7:45 p.m.) presentation on how D.C. jobseekers can deal with employment discrimination.

Wednesday, Nov. 5, 2014

Drop-In Job Seekers Clinic

Juanita E. Thornton/Shepherd Park Library

11 a.m.
One-on-one assistance for creating and editing resumes, setting up email accounts, searching job databases, filling out online applications and more.First come, first served!The clinic is 11 a.m.-1 p.m.

Job Seekers Drop In Clinic

Juanita E. Thornton/Shepherd Park Library

11 a.m.
The Job Seekers Clinic at Shepherd Park Library meets on Wednesdays, once a week, from 11:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m.
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Jobseeker Legal Clinic: Breaking Barriers to Employment

Takoma Park Library

1 p.m.
Are you a job seeker or a recently hired employee?  Are you having difficulties getting or keeping a job?   Come to one of these Jobseeker Clinics and meet with an attorney from Neighborhood Legal Services Program (NLSP) to find out if you have a barrier to employment that a lawyer may be able to help you resolve. You can get information about issues such as criminal record sealing, credit reports, background checks, obtaining driving and professional licenses, resolving back child support arrearages, wage theft, and other issues.

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.
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Clinica Legal para Solicitantes de Empleo

Takoma Park Library

1 p.m.
¿Es usted un solicitante de empleo o un empleado recientemente contratado? ¿Está teniendo dificultades para conseguir o mantener un trabajo?

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.

Thursday, Nov. 6, 2014

Job Seekers Program

Southwest Library

1 p.m.
Stop by the library in person or call 202-724-4298 to schedule an appointment 1-7 p.m.Help with resumes, cover letters, application forms, and other aspects of the job search process.

Web II Intermediate

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

1:30 p.m.
Review the basic and advanced Google search tools, techniques and features, e.g. Google Images, Google Maps & StreetView, Google Alerts, etc. Learn to use Boolean search terms and various punctuations and characters to refine your search results. Explore two social and professional networking sites: Meetup.com and LinkedIn.com. Instructor: N. Shiner 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:

Excel I Basics

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

4:15 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.

Job Seekers Support Groups

Georgetown Library

7 p.m.
A chance for those on the job market to discuss experiences and share ideas.A chance for those on the job market to discuss experiences and share ideas.

Friday, Nov. 7, 2014

Job Seekers Drop-In Clinic

Southeast Library

10 a.m.
Looking for a job? Staff are available to assist with a variety of job search activities including:Resume reviewCreation of an email addressOnline applicationsOnline job searches

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.