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Tuesday, Aug. 11, 2015
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.
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.
The Aspiring Writers Circle meets on the second Tuesday of every month in the Digital Commons at 6 p.m. A place for peer support and networking for new and emerging writers, the Circle is open to Playwrights and Poets, Bloggers and Freelancers, Children’s authors and Graphic Novelists, Fiction and Nonfiction writers.
Join us at Northwest One for free yoga classes every Tuesday night from 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. The classes are geared towards beginners and all are welcome regardless of experience. Classes are lead by qualified instructors and are provided courtesy of Yoga Activist.
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.
You've probably had a half-smoke at Ben's Chili Bowl, but have you been to the gospel brunch at the Howard Theatre? Did you know there is a Darth Vader mask built into the National Cathedral? Do you know where to find the "Exorcist stairs?" Join local author Shannon Morgan as she shares these highlights and more hidden gems of the District from her new book 100 Things to Do in Washington D.C. Before You Die. Copies of Ms. Morgan's book will be available for sale at this event. No purchase necessary to attend.
D.C.'s sports history is long and complicated: one of our first baseball teams was the Homestead Grays, a team that played in the Negro Leagues when baseball was a segregated sport. As the city they called home changed in race, class, economics, so did the Homestead Grays.
Come to the Queer Book Club at Northeast Library! We meet on the third Tuesday of every month in the conference room on our lower level. **Note: in August we will be meeting on the second Tuesday instead.** This August we will be reading Why Be Happy When You Could Be Normal? by Jeanette Winterson.
Come to our ESL English Conversation Club, where you can practice your English skills in a casual environment. This conversation group is for English learners at all levels, but participants should have some English knowledge. This is an open group, and you can drop in at anytime between 7 and 8 p.m.
Yoga at Your Library is a beginner level yoga class for adults and teens brought to you courtesy of Yoga Activist. No experience is required. The class is free. You can bring your own mat, but if you don’t have one, yoga mats are available for use during the class.
Come join us every third Tuesday of the month to knit, swap tips, and get to know your fellow neighbors. Staff will be available to teach basic skills such as casting on yarn, and the purl and knit stitches. Yarn will be provided. Please bring your own needles. All ages. Children under 12 must be accompanied by an adult. For more information, contact My Nguyen at 202-724-4752 or email@example.com.
Wednesday, Aug. 12, 2015
Looking for a job? Library staff are available to assist with a variety of job search activities every Wednesday from 11 a.m.- 1 p.m. including: Resume review Creation of an email address Online applications Online job searches And more!
Join the conversation! This Twitter book club meets every Wednesday of the month at lunchtime to compare notes with library staffers on what you're currently reading. Love it or hate it, we want to know. Or you can share in person. Just drop into the Popular Library during the meeting and get a free book or audiobook and a stylish but sturdy library tote to carry home your treasure. The meetings are held from 12 noon until 1 p.m at #brownbagdc
Your job is stressful! Your office is cold! Let us make your lunch break relaxing and warm - come to Lunch Aloud! Bring your lunch to the public library where you can sit back and let somebody else do the work as our staff reads aloud from a changing selection of short stories, essays, articles and more. 30 minutes long. This program is held in the Southeast Library garden, and will be indoors in rainy weather.
Learn the lore behind this traditional Native American craft while making your own dream catcher that reflects your unique style and sensibilities. Classes will be held Aug. 5, Aug. 12, Aug. 19 and Aug. 26. We recommend attending 2-3 sessions to complete your dream catcher.
Got an interest in music? Want to learn how to make a playlist of your favorite songs in Freegal? Join us the 2nd Wednesday of each month for a music appreciation hour, part of our Adult Daytime Programming series. We will pair a book about music with a listening and discussion session about that particular genre.
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.
Get one-on-one support from staff and learn basic activities in an online job search: Create an email account Start a resume Work on an online application Learn about the job seeking process Create and save a sample job search Every Wednesday at 2:30 p.m. in Conference Room 1 on the lower level. Job seeking assistance available for Spanish speakers on the first Wednesday of the month.
Celebrate the New School Year: Meet your Neighborhood Librarians Sign up for your Educator’s Card Learn about online educational tools Discover video streaming services for your classroom Bring your own paper & use our Accu-Cutter Die Block System to decorate your room Random door prize drawing Mocktails and light refreshments
Tech Time is a drop-in clinic focused on mobile devices such as tablets, laptops and smart phones. We're experts at downloading books, magazines, and music onto your devices. This is the perfect opportunity to finally ask someone, "How do I _______?" We'll even give you an answer! We will be standing by 5:30-7:30 p.m., the second Wednesday of each month to answer any questions you might have. Photo: flickr.com/photos/melenita/
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.
Come to Southeast Library on Wednesday evenings to begin your coding and technological adventures. Using DC Public Library's tech learning database Lynda, you will discover a variety of expert-taught online courses that will further your skills with not only coding but digital photography, online media, Microsoft Office, graphic design, and much more.
Thursday, Aug. 13, 2015
Review the basic and advanced Google search tools, techniques and features, e.g. Google Images, Google Maps & StreetView, Google Alerts, etc. Learn to use Boolean search terms and various punctuations and characters to refine your search results. Explore two social and professional networking sites: Meetup.com and LinkedIn.com. Instructor: N. Shiner 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:
WISE (Workforce Investment for Successful Employment) is a Latin American Youth Center program that equips youth with the skills and credentials needed to obtain and retain meaningful employment by offering job readiness training and life skills training.