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Wednesday, Feb. 11, 2015

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.

PC Basics

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

4 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. 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.

HTML 5

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

6:30 p.m.
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!

Thursday, Feb. 12, 2015

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Career Happiness Is Not a Myth

Petworth Library

6:30 p.m.
By one estimate, only 3 in 10 people love their jobs. The best network and most impressive resume will only get you so far if you don’t know what kind of work will make you happy, and why.  This class will get you thinking about practical, action-oriented steps you can take to find your career happiness. You’ll start by trying to determine: What you ARE What you LOVE What you VALUE Dare to dream about being happy at work!

Job Seekers Support Group

Georgetown Library

7 p.m.
Job seekers have an opportunity for networking and discussion.

Friday, Feb. 13, 2015

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 review Creation of an email address Online applications Online job searches

Tuesday, Feb. 17, 2015

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:

Mail Merge in MS Word

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

4 p.m.
Learn the Mail Merge feature, using the Step-by-Step Mail Merge Wizard in Word. Seats will be filled on a first-come, space-available basis. Instructor: C. Myers 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 Word II Intermediate. You will learn to: Engage the Step-by-Step Mail Merge Wizard to mail merge letters, envelopes and labels Create address lists as data sources for the mail merge process

Access II Intermediate

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

6:30 p.m.
Expand on your Microsoft Access skills by learning how to build queries, aggregate data using basic functions, rename fields, and create macros. 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, Excel III Advanced and Access I Basics. Familiarity with the keyboard is also required. You will learn to: Import Data Methods by:

Wednesday, Feb. 18, 2015

Employment Application

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 account Preparing a resume Filling out online job applications Wednesdays until 12 p.m.

Job Seekers Drop-In Clinic

Juanita E. Thornton/Shepherd Park Library

11 a.m.
Looking for a job? Staff are available to assist with a variety of job search activities every Wednesday from 11 a.m.- 1 p.m.: Resume review Creation of an email address Online applications Online job searches And more!
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Breaking Barriers to Employment: Ban the Box - Fair Criminal Records Screening Act

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

2 p.m.
Are you a jobseeker with questions about criminal records and credit reports?  Do you believe that your criminal record or credit report is preventing you from getting or keeping a job? 

Email Basics

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

4 p.m.
Learn to use the basic features of Web-based email and the significant function of attaching a document, such as your résumé, to your email transmission. The job search process requires that you have an established email account. 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, and the skills acquired in PC Basics, Word I Basics and Web I Basics. You will learn to:

Word II Intermediate

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

6:15 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: L. Turner 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.
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Customer Service for the Working Professional

Lamond-Riggs Library

7 p.m.
Think about the best customer service you’ve ever had. Take a moment to revel in the magic of that moment. Now, contrast that with the customer service experience you’ve had that needs the most improvement. Your instructor, Kirby, will share tools and techniques he’s used to excel at customer service as a professional. Come to class prepared to learn secrets of the trade and to discover what may be holding you back from being a rockstar in the office (and in life).

Thursday, Feb. 19, 2015

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Job Seekers Drop-In and Legal Clinic

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

10 a.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, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.

Job Seekers Support Group

Georgetown Library

7 p.m.
Job seekers have an opportunity for networking and discussion.

Friday, Feb. 20, 2015

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 review Creation of an email address Online applications Online job searches
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Jobseekers Legal Clinic

Watha T. Daniel/Shaw Library

11 a.m.
Consult with an attorney about your barriers to employment!

Saturday, Feb. 21, 2015

Mavis Beacon Teaches Typing Clinic

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

10:15 a.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.

Monday, Feb. 23, 2015

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.

Mini-Social Media Boot Camp (Registration Required)

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

2 p.m.
This “Mini-Social Media Boot Camp”  will focus on helping you learn what social media is and how to use it effectively in your business. It will give you everything you need to get started in the emerging world of social networking. The goal of this mini-social media boot camp is to take you beyond the “what is it” phase and have you putting social media to work for you. (3 hours)Register Now

PC Basics

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

6:15 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.

Tuesday, Feb. 24, 2015

Word I Basics

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

3:45 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.

Word II Intermediate

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

6 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: M. Welker 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.

Wednesday, Feb. 25, 2015

Employment Application

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 account Preparing a resume Filling out online job applications Wednesdays until 12 p.m.

Job Seekers Drop-In Clinic

Juanita E. Thornton/Shepherd Park Library

11 a.m.
Looking for a job? Staff are available to assist with a variety of job search activities every Wednesday from 11 a.m.- 1 p.m.: Resume review Creation of an email address Online applications Online job searches And more!

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

PowerPoint Basics

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

6:30 p.m.
Learn the basic features for creating a dynamic PowerPoint (slide show) presentation. This software is widely used in the workplace and in educational settings. 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 and Word II Intermediate. You will learn to: Identify and navigate the basic features and elements of the Microsoft PowerPoint window.

Thursday, Feb. 26, 2015

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Jobseeker Legal Clinic: Breaking Barriers to Employment

Northwest One Library

4 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.