Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

brown bag book chat.

Wednesday, Sept. 9, 2015, 12 p.m.

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
John Coltrane's Giant Steps by Chris Raschka

Book Club with a Beat: A Daytime Music Discovery Program

Wednesday, Sept. 9, 2015, 2 p.m.

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. 
Microsoft Excel

Excel I Basics

Wednesday, Sept. 9, 2015, 1:30 p.m.

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
Internet via the World Wide Web

Web I Basics

Wednesday, Sept. 9, 2015, 4 p.m.

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:
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Learn to Use a Laser Cutter

Wednesday, Sept. 9, 2015, 6 p.m.

You will need to pass Fab Lab orientation before you can take this class.
Microsoft Word

Word I Basics

Wednesday, Sept. 9, 2015, 6:15 p.m.

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.
Digital Audio Storytelling

Audio Storytelling Workshop

Wednesday, Sept. 9, 2015, 6:30 p.m.

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
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Still Standing: How an Ex-Con Found Salvation in the Floodwaters of Katrina

Thursday, Sept. 10, 2015, 12 p.m.

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.”
Internet via the World Wide Web

Web II Intermediate

Thursday, Sept. 10, 2015, 1:30 p.m.

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:
Microsoft Word

Word II Intermediate

Thursday, Sept. 10, 2015, 4:15 p.m.

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.

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