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Sunday, Nov. 30, 2014
Have you ever dreamed of writing the Great American Novel? Do you have a torrid romance burning inside you? Do you know why the aliens are coming to get you, and you have to share the secret of their extra-dimensional technology with the world? Come Write in at DC Public Library! Bring your favorite notepad or laptop, or use one of the library's public computers to work on your original novel during National Novel Writing Month
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.
Join us on Sunday afternoons from 3 p.m. to 4 p.m. for a knitting (and crochet!) circle.All experience levels welcome, and we will offer introductory instruction to beginners.In-house training materials will be provided, but please bring needles and yarn for your own take-home projects.
Monday, Dec. 1, 2014
English Conversation Classes resume after a brief Summer hiatus. Experienced and qualified volunteer teachers from the Washington English Center (Formerly Language ETC) will facilitate these popular classes offered twice a week - on Mondays and Wednesday from 10 a.m. to 12 noon. There will be a two-week break and classes will resume on September 8 and will conclude on December 10, 2014.
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.
Dec. 1 is World AIDS Day, the perfect time to take a moment and think about your health. Stop by the large meeting room from 3 - 6 p.m., where Service Providers from the Latin American Youth Center will be on hand to talk about condoms, HIV, STIs (Sexually Transmitted Infections), testing resources in the D.C. area, and answer any questions you might have. Free and confidential testing will be available.
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.
Bring your fully charged iPads, Kindles, Nooks, Tablets, or laptops and your library card to our weekly e-Reader Clinic at the information desk on the lower level. You will learn how to download books, music, and different types of media available for downloading from our website, and much much more...don't forget your cords!
Join us on Mondays for a free yoga class for adults, ages 18 and up, provided by Yoga Activist. Yoga Activist is an organization dedicated to providing free yoga instruction to communities by partnering instructors with social service organizations interested in promoting the benefits of yoga. Mats will be provided. Registration is preferred, but not required. Please call 202-698-6373 for more information.
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.
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.
New Year, New Name, New Service!Got an issue with technology? 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 digital things work? Come let us help you find the answer!
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
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.
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:
Beginning Level. 100+ ASL vocabulary words and rules of grammar. Any level is welcome to join the class, review, learn new signs. FREE and open to the public.No need to register. Instructor: Cheryl Lewis.Room A-10 (Lower Level)Questions? Call 202-559-5368 or email email@example.com
Are you a jobseeker with questions about custody and child support? Do you believe that your custody and child support issues are 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 attorneys will give a one-hour-and-15-minute (6:30-7:45 p.m.) presentation on how jobseekers can deal with custody and child support issues, as it relates to their employment.
Are you thinking of starting your own business? Don't know how to begin?Come to this free two-hour seminar by the DC Small Business Development Center. This workshop will give you an overview of the thought process that goes into the development of a business plan and a discussion of the reasons why. Please pre-register with DCSBDC to attend this program.