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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.
Standout Subject Lines: Get Opened, Get Read, Get Results is sponsored by Constant Contact, Inc., and will show your email subject lines are working, or no working, to capture the attention and interest. This 2.5 hour, fast-paced seminar will take a deeper dive into the mechanics of truly effective subject lines.Register Now
Join us in this beginning level class, which covers 100+ ASL vocabulary words and rules of grammar. Any skill level is welcome to join the class to review what you know, learn new signs, and practice conversation. The class is FREE. No need to register. However since space is limited, participation is limited to those who show up early enough to get a seat in the class. The class runs weekly from June 6 - August 15, 2016 from 5:30 - 7:00 p.m. in the Center for Accessibility Learning Lab, room 215.
Join us every Monday and Wednesday evening until 8 p.m. to improve your English and chat with new people. The conversation circles are recommended for adults who can read, write, and carry on conversations in English (Advanced Beginner Level). They will be held in Conference Room 2 on the lower level of the library. Fore more information, call the Adult Literacy Resource Center at 202-727-1616.
In this 2-hour class, you will expand your PowerPoint skills by engaging features that enhance the construction, the structure and the collaborative dynamics of a slide show presentation. 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, and PowerPoint Basics You will learn to: Create photo albums
This seminar is designed to discover ways to find your financial balance. The goal is to increase your level of financial wellness by looking at the following areas: 1. Understanding My Financial Relationship 2. The Art of Budget 3. Taking Charge of Your Credit 4. Paying Yourself First This event is in partnership with Capital Area Asset Builders.
Local author Joan Quigley will be discussing her latest book, Just Another Southern Town : Mary Church Terrell and the Struggle f
Are you a film buff? Are you looking to nurture your budding love of film? Come join a monthly discussion of a film from DC Public Library's exciting online streaming resource: the Criterion Collection.
Tuesday, June 7, 2016
Cause an Effect Make eating a selfless act by dining at any Washington, DC Chipotle location on Tuesday, June 7, from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Show the image from this post on your smartphone or tell the cashier you would like your meal to benefit the Library, and 50 percent of the proceeds will be donated to DC Public Library Foundation.
READY, SET, GOLD! Visit the Parklands-Turner Neighborhood Library on Tuesday, June 7 for the official Congress Heights kickoff of the DC Public Library's Summer Reading Club. Activities are planned to share our excitement about Summer Reading and the theme for 2016 "Go For the Gold, Read!"
Visit the Parklands-Turner Library every Tuesday and Friday for a cinematic celebration. Each month library staff will select famous films from the library collection in support of the theme for the current month. Screen Times: Tuesdays at noon Fridays at noon and 3:00 p.m. Monthly themes:
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: M. Rivera Computer Lab, Room 311 Required Skills: The ability to read and comprehend English well. You will learn to:
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 Tuesday at 2:30 p.m. in Conference Room 1 on the lower level. Job seeking assistance available for Spanish speakers on the first Tuesday of the month.
Get one-on-one support from library 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 Tuesday 3-5 p.m. on a first-come, first-served basis.