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: D. Green
Computer Lab, Room 311
Required Skills: The ability to read and comprehend English well.
You will learn to:
In this 2-hour class, you will 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. 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:
Learn to edit and present digital footage on an Apple platform. iMovie tutorials can teach you how to create, edit, and add music to your videos.
Begin the process of splicing together your documentary or use iMovie to make vacation movies and sports highlight reels, then learn to share your videos with the world.
This class will take place in the Studio Lab and is limited to six registrants.
Please register at www.bit.ly/labsclasses
Get up and get moving at our Toddler Story Times. These 20-30 minute programs are full of books, songs and fun activities that are designed to help develop your child’s language skills. Children ages 18-36 months and their caregivers are encouraged to engage with the stories and activities and participate in the program along with the children.
Share the fun of reading with your children ages 3-5 years. Children and their caregivers, will explore stories and activities to encourage children to develop a lifelong love of reading and learning. These 30-40 minute programs are designed to promote language and listening skills, expand children’s imaginations and arouse their curiosity about the world around them.
Friday Lunch and Learn is an hour-long bring-your-own brown-bag lunch and Adaptive Technology discussion held in room 215, Center for Accessibility at the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library every Friday from 12 noon to 1:00 p.m. It is an opportunity for people enrolled in the JAWS classes to share information.
Teens! Come to our Art Attacks on Thursday, August 20 and Thursday, August 27 from 4 to 5 p.m.!
On August 20, we will go to the exhibit "The Struggle for Justice" at the National Portrait Gallery and sketch any one of the following three portrauts: Marian Anderson, Rosa Parks or Thurgood Marshall. We will also sketch either Mary Terrell or Russell Means.
On August 27, we will meet back in the Teen Space at MLK Library and sketch our self-portraits.
We look forward to seeing you at our event!
A nostalgic look back on the summer of 1972. Much like that tumultuous time, this summer is full of tragedy, missed opportunity, lost love and relinquished innocence -- all with a feeling of anticipation for what is next.Katie's story mimics that of her small town of Elephant Beach. Once a vibrant town, it has become forlorn and stuck in a time that no longer exists. Katie longs to keep her idealized notions about home and love, but the changing culture around her keeps her on the outside looking in.
Did you miss the Our City Festival this year? You can still see an encore of three of the best indie shorts that local filmmakers have to offer.
Join us on Saturday, July 25 at 11 a.m. for the following powerful and reflective documentary films:
Chinatown(2013, 28 mins)Yi Chen
Labs at DC Public Library class offerings for aspiring writers
Maybe you've been working on your memoirs or a collection of self-help techniques? Perhaps you enjoy writing poetry and short stories? Considering publishing your writing from NaNoWriMo?
If any of these ideas strike a chord with you then you should definitely come visit the Digital Commons.
Please join us in the Black Studies Center for a special showing of the documentary A Place of Rage.
This 1991 documentary highlights the life and work of Black feminist activist and writer, June Jordan and legendary scholar and activist, Angela Davis. Also features interviews with Alice Walker.
We'll meet in Room 316.
Join us for a special panel discussion on the importance of collecting LGBTQ materials and the preservation of LGBTQ history and memory.
Our panel will consist of a variety of specialists who focus on different aspects of LGBTQ history:
Derek Gray, Archivist in Special Collections, DC Public Library
These charming picture books for children feature a wide variety of pets: dogs, a rabbit, a snake, a sloth, a horse, a bird, a woolly mammoth, a saber-toothed tiger, and a dodo bird. The books also deal with following aspects of pet ownership: picking out a pet, taking good care of your pet, being aware of what your pet needs, and becoming a responsible pet owner.