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Center for Accessibility
Tuesday, Sept. 8, 2015
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.
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.
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.
Come hear David Nicholson talk about his book Flying Home: Seven Stories of the Secret City.
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.
Wednesday, Sept. 9, 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
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
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.
Learn the basic terminology and navigational skills associated with surfing and searching the Internet via the World Wide Web. These skills can help you search online job boards and complete online job applications. 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 and Word I Basics. You will learn to:
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 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: L. Atwater 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.
Learn the basics of audio storytelling! The workshop will consist of two one-hour classes meeting once a week for two consecutive weeks in the Digital Commons. We encourage every student to come to each class, as the information will be cumulative. By the end of the course, every participant will produce a short piece to share with the DC Public Library community. Week One - Wednesday, Sept. 2: Interviewing Basics
Talk by Don Fulsom, longtime Washington journalist, former White House correspondent, and former UPI bureau chief in Washington, on his new book Treason: Nixon and the 1968 Election (Pelican Publishing, 2015)
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, Sept. 10, 2015
Still Standing: How an Ex-Con Found Salvation in the Floodwaters of Katrina by Gerald Anderson with Susan Orlins is an inspiring memoir of poverty, prison, addiction, as well as the dramatic rescue of dozens of Katrina victims. It is also about one man’s determination and resilience to overcome a life of hardship and sin. Ten years after Hurricane Katrina, Street Sense vendor Gerald Anderson says, “If not for Katrina, I’d be dead or in prison.”
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:
The D.C. Office of Human Rights (OHR) will provide information on housing discrimination in D.C. and the legal right to fair housing in D.C. As the local government enforcement agency for housing discrimination, OHR will provide detailed information on how to file a free discrimination complaint with the agency and what to expect from the process.
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.
Join us in this intermediate' level class. More vocabulary, conversation practice. Any level is welcome to join the class, review what you know, learn new signs, practice conversation. FREE and open to the public. No need to register. Instructor: Lydia Barber. Room A-3 (“A” Level)
Leonard Downie Jr. is vice president at-large of The Washington Post, where he was executive editor from 1991 to 2008. During his 44 years in newsroom, he was also an investigative reporter, editor of the local and national news staff, London correspondent and, from 1984 to 1991, managing editor under then executive editor Ben Bradlee. As deputy Metro editor from 1972 to 1974, Downie helped supervise the newspaper’s Watergate coverage. He oversaw the newspaper’s coverage of every national election from 1984 through 2008.
Fridays at the library from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.! Books & Beats is a weekly outdoor music series in front of the MLK Jr. Memorial Library. Check out a book from the Uni, sign up for Summer Reading (through Aug. 16) or simply enjoy the beats outside the historic Mies van der Rohe building.