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Wednesday, May 4, 2016

Résumés and Cover Letters

Resume Writing and Cover Letter Workshop and Lab

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

2 p.m.
This 2.5-hour 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.
Job Seekers Drop-In Clinic

Job Seekers Drop-In 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?  Then please attend the Job Seekers Drop-In Clinic, sponsored by the DC Public Library, where you will be able to accomplish the job-seeking tasks that support a successful job search.. The Job Seekers Drop-In Clinic is conducted in the Computer Lab, Room 311, 5:30-8:30 p.m. Drop-In services include individualized assistance with the following job-seeking tasks:   Creating an email account Establishing a job board account

Thursday, May 5, 2016

Microsoft Word

Word I Basics

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

1:45 p.m.
In this 2-hour class, you will 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.
Computer Keyboard

Mavis Beacon Teaches Typing Clinic

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

4:15 p.m.
In this 1 hour and 15 minute session, you will engage self-paced, practice tutorials and custom lessons for improving typing and keyboarding skills, in order 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: M. Rivera 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.
Tablets

eBook Clinics

Georgetown Library

7:30 p.m.
Need help checking out ebooks, audiobooks, and more through OverDrive?

Friday, May 6, 2016

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One-on-One Computer Help

Petworth Library

3 p.m.
By appointment only, get personalized computer help. Library staff are available for hour-long sessions to help teach computer skills. We can help with:

Saturday, May 7, 2016

Microsoft Excel

Excel II Intermediate

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

10 a.m.
In this 2-hour class, you will 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: K. Gurung 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.
Computer Keyboard

Mavis Beacon Teaches Typing Clinic

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

12:30 p.m.
In this 1 hour and 45 minute session, you will engage self-paced, practice tutorials and custom lessons for improving typing and keyboarding skills, in order 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.
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Saturday Technology Training Session

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

1 p.m.
Saturday Technology Training Sessions are an opportunity for members of the Adaptive Technology community to get together and share information in an open environment. Adaptive Technologies are broadly defined to include assistive software, hardware, and systems (like screen readers, speech-to-text, and video-relay-services), but also any procedure for success or approach to achieving a goal that is important to participants.
PC Basics

PC Basics - Beginner

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. In this 2-hour class, you will 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:

Monday, May 9, 2016

Hands on keyboard

One-on-One Computer Help

Shepherd Park (Juanita E. Thornton) Library

(All day)
Get personalized computer help. Library staff are available for hour-long sessions to help teach computer skills. We can help with the following topics:   Computer and internet basics Email and social media basics Microsoft Office 2013 Downloading eBooks & eAudiobooks Jobseeking activities including:  Making and editing resumes or cover letters Applying to jobs online
Microsoft Excel

Excel I Basics

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

1:30 p.m.
In this 2-hour class, you will 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
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E-Reader Help

West End Library

2 p.m.
Confused about how to download books and media to your e-Reader? Bring your fully charged iPad, Kindle, Nook, tablet, smart phone or laptop and get help! You will need a library card to get set up. If you don't have one, you can sign up in just a couple minutes. Check the list of what you need to bring.

Tech Monday: PC Basics I Beginner class

Northwest One Library

3 p.m.
Join us at Northwest One Library every Monday 3-5 p.m. for a free computer basics class. Learn how to use the mouse, keyboard and some general tips and tricks for working the computer. No sign-up necessary. 
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One-on-One Computer Help

Petworth Library

3 p.m.
By appointment only, get personalized computer help. Library staff are available for hour-long sessions to help teach computer skills. We can help with:
Computer Keyboard

Mavis Beacon Teaches Typing Clinic

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

4:15 p.m.
In this 1.5 hour session, you will engage self-paced, practice tutorials and custom lessons for improving typing and keyboarding skills, in order 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.
Microsoft Access

Access II Intermediate

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

6 p.m.
In this 2-hour class, you will 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:

Tuesday, May 10, 2016

Zinio

Zinio Drop-In Clinic: Download Free Magazines with your Library Carde

Francis A. Gregory Library

12 p.m.
Read digital issues of your favorite magazines with Zinio, the ultimate one-stop shop for magazine lovers, completely FREE with your DC Public Library card
Health Literacy for Healthy Living

Health Literacy for Healthy Living

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

1 p.m.
In this 2.5 hour class, you will learn to find and assess quality online health information. 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.
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One-on-One Computer Help

Petworth Library

3 p.m.
By appointment only, get personalized computer help. Library staff are available for hour-long sessions to help teach computer skills. We can help with:
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Digital Drop-in

Southwest Library

3:30 p.m.
**Please join us at our new time!** Have an Overdrive issue with your smartphone, laptop, or e-reader? Come to the library and 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 available to answer questions about your devices and give step-by-step instructions on how to download books, music, and movies from the library's website.
Computer Keyboard

Mavis Beacon Teaches Typing Clinic

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

4 p.m.
In this 1 hour and 15 minute session, you will engage self-paced, practice tutorials and custom lessons for improving typing and keyboarding skills, in order 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: M. Rivera 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.
Mail Merge in MS Word

Mail Merge in MS Word

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

5:30 p.m.
In this 2-hour class, you will 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

Tech Talk Tuesdays

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

6:30 p.m.
Tech Talk Tuesdays take place from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. in room 215, Center for Accessibility, at the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library (Please check the DCPL calendar for changes during and immediately after holidays.) This meet-up is an opportunity for assistive technology users to get together and share information on specific topics.

Wednesday, May 11, 2016

Internet via the World Wide Web

Web I Basics

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

2:15 p.m.
In this 2-hour class, you will learn the basic terminology and navigational skills associated with surfing and searching the Internet via the World Wide Web. These skills can help you search online job boards and 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:
Computer Keyboard

Mavis Beacon Teaches Typing Clinic

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

4:45 p.m.
In this 1 hour and 15 minute session, you will engage self-paced, practice tutorials and custom lessons for improving typing and keyboarding skills, in order 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: M. Rivera 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.
Website Construction

Build a Website 1-2-3

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

6:15 p.m.
In this 2-hour class, you will learn how to build a website by engaging three critical considerations:  choosing your domain name, choosing a web host, and choosing from among various methods for creating the content of your web page.  Seats will be filled on a first-come, space-available basis. Instructor: L. Atwater Computer Lab, Room 311
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Getting to Know Garageband

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

7 p.m.
In this one-hour course, we'll go over the basics for recording audio tracks, from podcasts to music, in Garageband. You can play, mix, and record your own songs easily with this software available on Apple computers. Each participant will be able to use one of our Macs in the Studio Lab to to learn the basics of recording in Garageband in just a few clicks. This course is open to 6 registrants and will take place in the Studio Lab at MLK.

Thursday, May 12, 2016

E-MAIL Basics

E-mail Basics

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

2:15 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: J. Jackson 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: