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Friday, September 19, 2014

10:00 a.m.

DC Job SeekersCome one, come all to a casual resume drop-in clinic and hands-on introduction to DC Job Seekers, a one-stop portal to job seeking resources.

In this casual but informative workshop, patrons will learn the necessary steps in job seeking, from resume building to interview basics with online resources available completely free of charge through DC Public Library's homepage. Gain access to online tutorials, resume templates, and more with this visual walk-through of the DC Job Seekers website.

Need a change but don't know where to start? DC Job Seekers offers more than just resume building and links to job search engines. Use the Career Exploration Web Guide to find descriptions of vocational and technical careers, or use Career Zone to assess yourself and the job best suited for you.

Discover these job-seeking tools and more at the Francis A. Gregory Library. For those wishing to learn more but unable to stay, handouts with steps for accessing DC Public Library's Job Seekers info will be provided to take home.

For more information, please contact the Francis A. Gregory Library at 202-698-6373.

10:30 a.m.

Image of keyboardDid you know more than 2.5 billion people access the Internet each day? What about the fact that the Indexed Web* has 1.85 billion pages? And that if Wikipedia were a book it would be 2.25 billion pages? That's a lot of folks and a lot of information all at the click of a button. 

Meet us in Room 311 (third floor computer lab) for Step Into Internet Research and Online Resources for guidance on navigating the vast amounts of information online and tips to become a better online researcher.

Contact Sarah Arnold at sarah.arnold@dc.gov with questions.

Required Skills: Basic computer skills and previous experience using a Web browser is preferable.

*The Indexed Web refers to websites and pages that are searchable via a search engine like Google or Bing.

Saturday, September 20, 2014

10:00 a.m.

Image of a blind man and a young girl reading a print braille bookAdaptive Services Division is accepting applications for their Braille literacy class on Saturdays at 10 a.m. starting August 9, 2014 – September 27, 2014.

This class is for beginning braille users (All ages).

Space is limited. For more information, please call 202-727-2142, or email lbph.dcpl@dc.gov .

10:30 a.m.

Learn how to use both the DCPL database Novelist and the website Goodreads in order to find out what to read next! Participants are encouraged to bring their own laptops or tablets with them to use during the class.

1:00 p.m.

KCDC LogoLearn ways to reduce stress and maintain positive well-being through the practice of expressive writing. In this workshop, you’ll use selected poems relating to the theme of transformation as prompts for reflection, discussion, and writing. The session will end with a relaxation exercise.

This program is made possible thanks to our partnership with Knowledge Commons DC.

Please pre-register for this class at the Knowledge Commons DC website.

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

Registration is limited to 36 participants and workstations will be assigned to registered participants first. Walk-in participants are welcome and all participants can feel free to bring their tablets or laptops.

Instructor: R. Foster (see brief description of credentials below)
Computer Lab, Rm. 311

During this workshop, you will learn:

  • What marketing really is (and isn't)
  • How marketing has changed in ways that benefit small businesses
  • The importance of setting goals and objectives for your marketing efforts
  • The 4 Pillars of Marketing Success - a framework that shows how difference marketing activities all fit together
  • That it's OK to start small, to start where you already are

Join us and start to build a foundation marketing knowledge base from which you can build more and more effective campaigns to help your business or organization grow.

PRESENTER:

Romona Foster is a social media trainer and consultant. She trains groups and individuals on how to use LinkedIn, how to market on Facebook, all about Twitter, Email Marketing, Pinterest, Google +, and Microsoft Office. She has conducted workshops for several organizations including “Discover the Power of Twitter Tweet-A-Thon Style” for Social Media Week 2013, Washington, DC and “Leveraging the Power of LinkedIn: Personal Branding for Sales Professionals” for the National Sales Network DC-Baltimore chapter. Romona has also served as a guest panelist for the Maryland Hispanic Business Conference 2013 “Reach & Sell to the Hispanic Market” and National Black MBA Association (NBMBAA), Inc. Washington DC Chapter’s 2012 Pre-Conference Career Expo: “Using Social Media Networking to Advance Your Career” and “Branding: What Sets You Apart From Other Job Seekers?”. She has been featured on WEAA 88.9 FM’s Briefcase Workshop Radio program and has recorded five radio promos on Clear Channel Media + Entertainment’s WASH-FM (97.1) for Constant Contact. Romona is a Constant Contact Authorized Local Expert, certified Social Media Marketing Presenter, Email Marketing Trainer, and an accredited Constant Contact Solution Provider; and a two-time recipient of the Constant Contact ALL STAR Award (2012 & 2013).

Sunday, September 21, 2014

3:00 p.m.

image of a computerThese are workshops designed to teach the basic skills of computer use. Classes are designed for people who have limited or no computer skills.  Over the course of the sessions, participants will gain comfort with computers, gain experience using the keyboard and mouse, and develop the ability to easily find, store, and produce documents such as Word documents.  Participants will develop the skills needed to accomplish tasks such as filling out online job applications and other online forms, sending emails, and finding information online.  

Sessions will cover:  August 24 - Typing Basics; September 7 - Using the Internet; September 21 - Setting up Email.  For more information, call (202) 541-6100.  
 

Monday, September 22, 2014

11:00 a.m.

Stop by the Deanwood Library for a fun and informative afternoon of health and wellness information, featuring vendors from agencies dedicated to your health and well-being. Let's embrace healthier lifestyles together! We deserve it. Please reserve this date for further information.

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12:30 p.m.

Join us for a free weekly yoga class with yoga instructor Smita Kumar from Yoga District! Bring your own yoga mat or use one of ours. Please register at the Adult Reference Desk, 202-724-8698 or e-mail teresa.sakon@dc.gov.

3:30 p.m.

WaPo officesJoin a librarian for an in-depth look at DCPL's Local Newspapers Online Research databases.  You can find current and archival items from the Baltimore Sun, the Washington Post, and many other local publications, both in-print and defunct.

5:00 p.m.

E reader and tablets  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!
 
 
 
 

6:00 p.m.

Do you want to practice English? What would you like to talk about and learn?

Come to our free English Conversation Circles, where you can practice your English with others in a casual environment. They are held in a lower level conference room.

7:00 p.m.

Free weekly yoga class led by a qualified instructor, courtesy of Yoga Activist.

Geared toward beginners, although all are welcome.

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

12:30 p.m.

Digital Drop-In logo.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!

The Popular Services staff will offer digital tips and lunchtime demonstrations of the new devices and step-by-step instructions on how to download books, music and movies from the library's website. You can bring your own device or take a look at ours.

These lunchtime sessions will be held every Tuesday from 12:30pm until 1:30 p.m. in the Digital Commons, where the staff will be available to demonstrate, answer questions and troubleshoot.

2:00 p.m.

Confused about how to download books and media to your e-Reader? 

Come to our e-Reader Drop-In Clinic, Tuesdays from 2 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. 

Bring your fully charged iPads, Kindles, Nooks, tablets, smart phones or laptops and cords! You will also need your library card.

Don't have a library card? Don't worry, it will only take a couple minutes to sign up!

6:30 p.m.

Panelists will discuss the highlights and challenges of the history of Shaw neighborhood, contemporary issues such as gentrification and affordable housing and finally they will address the possible directions in which this historic community may be headed.

Moderator
Dr. Maurice Jackson, Georgetown University, Atlantic, African American, Washington, DC, and Jazz History

Panelists

  • Blair Ruble: Author of Washington’s U Street: A Biography
  • Reverend Sandra Butler-Truesdale: Long-time community advocate, educator, founder of DC Legendary Musicians
  • Dr. Bernard Demczuk, Official Historian of Ben’s Chili Bowl, George Washington University
7:00 p.m.

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 pm.  

Ven al Club de Conversación en Ingles (ESL English Conversation Club) para practicar y conversar en ingles en un entorno relajado. El grupo de conversación es para todos los niveles, pero los participantes deben tener un nivel básico de inglés. Puedes participar todos los martes cuando quieras entre las 7:00 y 8:00 de la noche.
 
来到我们的ESL(英语作为第二种语言)英语交谈俱乐部,您能在一个放松的环境里练习您的英语技能。这个交谈小组是为具有任何水平的英语学习者开办的,但是参加者最好具备一些英语知识。这是一个开放松散的小组,您可以在傍晚7点到8点之间的任何时间来


7:00 p.m.

Free weekly yoga classes led by a qualified instructor, courtesy of Yoga Activist.

Geared toward beginners, but all are welcome.

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

5:30 p.m.

KCDC LogoDigital information, which is stored using series of ones and zeros, is extremely fragile. All of our valued and important digital files — whether these are photographs, text documents, or videos — are at risk of becoming inaccessible within relatively short periods of time. In contrast to paper-based documents, which can be left alone and preserved for very long periods, digital information requires constant attention and intervention to be kept accessible.

Come to this class if you’re worried about how your personal digital archives can be preserved. Bring your laptops or old floppy disks if you want. We’ll help you develop strategies for making those ones and zeros last, at least for a bit.

This class is made possible thanks to our partnership with Knowledge Commons DC.

Please pre-register for this class over at Knowledge Commons DC.

Find the class in room A-3.

6:00 p.m.

Do you want to practice English? What would you like to talk about and learn?

Come to our free English Conversation Circles, where you can practice your English with others in a casual environment. They are held in a lower level conference room.

6:30 p.m.
Washington Layers' Committee logoEqual Rights Center logo

Worried about keeping your job while pregnant? Paid less than male co-workers? Sexually harassed?

Come to a free presentation by the Washington Lawyers’ Committee and the Equal Rights Center to learn more about your rights in the workplace.

Residency not required. Se proveerá traducción en inglés y español.

Questions or need a reasonable accommodation?
Contact Ada Lynn at (202) 319-1000 ext. 124 or Sarah Pauly at (202) 234-3062.
7:00 p.m.

Energize DCThe DC Public Library and Pepco are working together this summer to present classes  at your local library about energy management. As part of this program, our library branches will be holding educational classes designed to help you take control of your energy use. You will learn how to use Pepco’s online energy management tools and create personalized energy management plans. You’ll also learn simple and helpful ideas to help you save money and energy in your home. Click here to view the schedule of these energy education classes.

As part of Energize DC, our local libraries will also be distributing children’s activity pages and fun giveaways as part of the Summer Reading Series. Ask your local library how to get copies. Learn more about Energize DC at takecontroldc.com

7:00 p.m.

Image of book cover for "Nixon's Darkest Secrets" by Don FolsomLong-time Washington journalist Don Fulsom will mark the 40th anniversary (approximately) of Nixon's Aug. 9, 1974 resignation from office with a chat at the library.

Head shot of Washington journalist and author Don Fulsom
Fulsom was a White House correspondent during the Johnson, Nixon, Ford, Reagan and Clinton presidencies; UPI bureau chief in Washington for seven years; and author of Nixon's Darkest Secrets: The Inside Story of America's Most Troubled President.


Thursday, September 25, 2014

2:30 p.m.

"Get LinkedIn!: How to Get Connected with LinkedIn" is sponsored in partnership with Constant Contact, Inc. and is a workshop that will introduce and connect you to the professional networking tool that provides the perfect opportunity for business owners, nonprofits and job seekers to build professional relationships and establish successful and fulfilling careers.  No social media experience required. (2.5 hours)

Register Now

Registration is limited to 36 participants and workstations will be assigned to registered participants first. Walk-in participants are welcome and all participants can feel free to bring their tablets or laptops.

Instructor: R. Foster (see brief description of credentials below)
Computer Lab, Room 311

We'll start from the beginning and discuss:

  • What LinkedIn is and why you should use it
  • How to create a great personal profile
  • How you can use it to build the relationships that are key to your success
  • Tips and techniques for LinkedIn best practices
  • LinkedIn tools and applications

At the end of this three-hour workshop you will be able to:

  • Update and manage your LinkedIn profile
  • Connect with your colleagues, prospects and recruiters
  • Use LinkedIn tools and applications
  • Add LinkedIn to your social media portfolio

Prerequisites:

  • Basic internet knowledge is required;
  • You must have a working email address, and know the password to get in it
  • Optional: Please bring your head shot on a USB flash drive

PRESENTER:

Romona Foster is a social media trainer and consultant. She trains groups and individuals on how to use LinkedIn, how to market on Facebook, all about Twitter, Email Marketing, Pinterest, Google +, and Microsoft Office. She has conducted workshops for several organizations including “Discover the Power of Twitter Tweet-A-Thon Style” for Social Media Week 2013, Washington, DC and “Leveraging the Power of LinkedIn: Personal Branding for Sales Professionals” for the National Sales Network DC-Baltimore chapter. Romona has also served as a guest panelist for the Maryland Hispanic Business Conference 2013 “Reach & Sell to the Hispanic Market” and National Black MBA Association (NBMBAA), Inc. Washington DC Chapter’s 2012 Pre-Conference Career Expo: “Using Social Media Networking to Advance Your Career” and “Branding: What Sets You Apart From Other Job Seekers?”. She has been featured on WEAA 88.9 FM’s Briefcase Workshop Radio program and has recorded five radio promos on Clear Channel Media + Entertainment’s WASH-FM (97.1) for Constant Contact. Romona is a Constant Contact Authorized Local Expert, certified Social Media Marketing Presenter, Email Marketing Trainer, and an accredited Constant Contact Solution Provider; and a two-time recipient of the Constant Contact ALL STAR Award (2012 & 2013).

7:00 p.m.

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Curious to learn more about your family history? Stop by the library to learn about our online resources for performing family history research and learn a little more about your own history.

Friday, September 26, 2014

10:30 a.m.

Image of keyboardAre you a history buff? Or do you just like to keep up with what's going on in the world every day? Do you regularly get into heated debates with your friends over the latest controversial issue? Well then, Step Into History, Current Events and Social Sciences Online Resources is the class for you! 

Meet us in Room 311 (third floor computer lab) for librarian-led instruction and hands-on practice with these valuable resources!

Contact Sarah Arnold at sarah.arnold@dc.gov with questions.

Required Skills: Basic computer skills and previous experience using a Web browser is preferable.

Saturday, September 27, 2014

10:00 a.m.

Image of a blind man and a young girl reading a print braille bookAdaptive Services Division is accepting applications for their Braille literacy class on Saturdays at 10 a.m. starting August 9, 2014 – September 27, 2014.

This class is for beginning braille users (All ages).

Space is limited. For more information, please call 202-727-2142, or email lbph.dcpl@dc.gov .

1:00 p.m.
Chess tournament for adults.

Chess tournament for adults held the last Saturday of each month.

This program is free and open to the public.

1:00 p.m.

Image of Espresso Book MachineCome see the Espresso Book Machine (EBM) in action and receive information on where to find resources regarding formatting and self-publishing.

Please keep in mind that attendance is required to print your book.

Upcoming sessions can be found in the Library's online calendar.

2:00 p.m.

Learn the history and rules of geocaching with Knowledge Commons DC, and then head outside to hunt for caches nearby in this modern-day scavenger hunt!

Registration required for this free event. To register and learn more, visit the Knowledge Commons DC Geocaching page.

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