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Tuesday, Feb. 10, 2015

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

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:

Wednesday, Feb. 11, 2015

Google Partners Connect + Bonus Group Coaching: Webinar with Google Experts on How To Grow Your Business (Registration Required)

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

11:30 a.m.
Join us for Google Partners Connect, an exclusive Google webinar, featuring Google experts on how to grow your business.  An introductory discussion will begin at 11:30 a.m. with Google Partner Romona Foster, followed by a 45-minute webinar, featuring Todd Rowe, Managing Director, Global Channel Sales, and Fred Vallaeys, Google AdWords Evangelist. The webinar will be followed by a Q&A session, hosted by Google Partner, Romona Foster, and conclude at 1:30 p.m.

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

The Department of Small and Local Business Development (DSLBD) works with the Adult Information Services Department to bring you quality business information through the library's online resources.

How to Perform Market Research Using Business Databases

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

1 p.m.
During this two-hour session, you will learn how to effectively perform market research using free and easy to access DC Public Library resources. Join us in Room 311 as we walk you through the library's databases that can help you write a stronger business plan, identify new opportunities, and learn more about your competitors. Topics to be covered include: consumer lifestyle searching market overviews, competitors, and statistics

Sunday, Feb. 15, 2015

PCs for Dummies

Tuesday Morning Computer Classes

Southwest Library

10 a.m.
You are cordially invited to attend the Tuesday morning drop-in computer classes at the Southwest Library from 10 a.m. to 12 noon.  Each class focuses on a different computer related topic. February classes include: Introduction to Personal Computers (Feb. 3) Internet Basics (Feb. 10) DC Public Library website (Feb. 17) Introduction to Email (Feb. 24) Please call the Southwest Library at 724-4752 for additional information.  
PCs for Dummies

Tuesday Morning Computer Classes

Southwest Library

10 a.m.
You are cordially invited to attend the Tuesday morning drop-in computer classes at the Southwest Library from 10 a.m. to 12 noon.  Each class focuses on a different computer related topic. February classes include: Introduction to Personal Computers (Feb. 3) Internet Basics (Feb. 10) DC Public Library website (Feb. 17) Introduction to Email (Feb. 24) Please call the Southwest Library at 724-4752 for additional information.  

Tuesday, Feb. 17, 2015

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

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

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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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Cybersecurity 202: Encrypt Your Data

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

6:30 p.m.
In Cybersecurity 101: Protect Yourself Online, you learned the basics of keeping your online privacy intact. (If you didn’t, that’s OK. You can still take this class.) What about the files that live on your physical device, and/or in the cloud?

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.

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.

Sunday, Feb. 22, 2015

PCs for Dummies

Tuesday Morning Computer Classes

Southwest Library

10 a.m.
You are cordially invited to attend the Tuesday morning drop-in computer classes at the Southwest Library from 10 a.m. to 12 noon.  Each class focuses on a different computer related topic. February classes include: Introduction to Personal Computers (Feb. 3) Internet Basics (Feb. 10) DC Public Library website (Feb. 17) Introduction to Email (Feb. 24) Please call the Southwest Library at 724-4752 for additional information.  
PCs for Dummies

Tuesday Morning Computer Classes

Southwest Library

10 a.m.
You are cordially invited to attend the Tuesday morning drop-in computer classes at the Southwest Library from 10 a.m. to 12 noon.  Each class focuses on a different computer related topic. February classes include: Introduction to Personal Computers (Feb. 3) Internet Basics (Feb. 10) DC Public Library website (Feb. 17) Introduction to Email (Feb. 24) Please call the Southwest Library at 724-4752 for additional information.  

Monday, Feb. 23, 2015

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.
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Improve Your Google Fu: Become a Better Searcher

Watha T. Daniel/Shaw Library

6:30 p.m.
“Google” is now a commonly accepted verb. But are you using all that the search engine has to offer? In this hands-on class, we’ll explore the breadth of Google’s tools, including Boolean operators, methods of refining results, and advanced searches. Your Google Fu skills will go from yellow belt to black as you learn to deftly find reliable information.

Tuesday, Feb. 24, 2015

Health Literacy for Healthy Living

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

1 p.m.
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.

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

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

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