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Wednesday, March 18, 2015

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Breaking Barriers to Employment: Discrimination

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

2 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, Teresa Rainey, Community Outreach Coordinator at the D.C. Office of Human Rights, will give a one-hour-and-15-minute (2:00 - 3:15 p.m.) presentation on how D.C. jobseekers can deal with employment discrimination.
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Meet, Learn, Know: Internet Safety

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

5:30 p.m.
In the digital age, knowing how to surf the web safely is a necessary skill. This class will teach students the basics of internet safety. Learn how to protect your computer, how to protect your personal information, how to back up important data, and how to spot a suspicious email.  
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How to Make a GIF

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

7:30 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, March 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, March 21, 2015

Excel I Basics

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

10:30 a.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.

Mavis Beacon Teaches Typing Clinic

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

1:15 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.

Build Your Marketing Toolkit (Registration Required)

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

2:30 p.m.
Are you seeking the right strategies to make your marketing efforts as effective as possible? This 2.5 hour workshop, co-sponsored by Constant Contact, Inc., is designed to uncover important and core marketing concepts and show how a little marketing knowledge can go a long way. Register Now

Monday, March 23, 2015

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!

Tuesday, March 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

Web I Basics

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

4 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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Etsy for Creators

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

6 p.m.
Do you make something that you want to sell? We can make that happen. Come to the Digital Commons at MLK and learn the basics of building, marketing, and keeping up an Etsy shop of your own.

Word I Basics

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

6:30 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: M. Welker 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.
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Digital Drop-in

Southwest Library

6:30 p.m.
Got an issue with your smartphone, laptop, or eReader? Come 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 avaible to answer your questions about your devices and give step-by-step instructions on how to download books, music, and movies from the library's website.

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Word II Intermediate

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

1 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: I. Oscariz 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.

E-mail Basics

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

3 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:
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Meet, Learn, Know: Consumer and Do-it-Yourself

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

5:30 p.m.
DC Public Library’s Consumer and Do-it-Yourself databases put the power of information in your hands. These resources provide data and reviews that can help you make informed decisions for your home, health, and finances. Get free legal forms, investment information, and contacts for businesses around the country.

Thursday, March 26, 2015

3-D Printing: Jewelry Design

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

7:30 p.m.
In this class, you will learn how to design your own bracelet using TinkerCAD. Later, you can submit your designs to have them printed on our 3-D printer! Pictured: Beautiful Chunky Bracelet, by aubenc

Friday, March 27, 2015

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Database Drop-In

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

12:30 p.m.
DC Public Library has a huge collection of databases. You can: learn a new hobby check your favorite stocks and investments study for a certification exam research your family tree and much more!  Click here for the full list.

Saturday, March 28, 2015

PowerPoint Basics

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

10:30 a.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: 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 and Word II Intermediate. You will learn to: Identify and navigate the basic features and elements of the Microsoft PowerPoint window.

Mavis Beacon Teaches Typing Clinic

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

1:15 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 III Advanced

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

2:30 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: 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, 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.

Monday, March 30, 2015

Word I Basics

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

2:15 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

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.

Tuesday, March 31, 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

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.

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: 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, 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
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Breaking Barriers to Employment: Credit Reports

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

6:30 p.m.
Are you a jobseeker with questions about your credit reports?  Do you believe that your credit report is 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 attorney Robert Green will give a one-hour-and-15-minute (6:30 - 7:45pm.) presentation on how jobseekers can deal with their credit reports, so that they are not a hindrance to employment opportunities For more information, please contact Daniel Choi at (202) 269-5111.