Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

Excel I Basics

Wednesday, Nov. 12, 2014, 4:30 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.

Introduction to Photoshop

Wednesday, Nov. 12, 2014, 6:30 p.m.

Tour the Photoshop CS6 workspace, toolbars and panels while learning fun and easy ways to edit and enhance your photos.Crop, scale and rotate, apply color correction, and learn how to work with layers.Finally, test out these new skills on the iMac creative stations in Digital Commons.

Wonderful Ones

Thursday, Nov. 13, 2014, 10 a.m.

An interactive story time to encourage early literacy skills for one-year-old children through stories, songs and rhymes.Ages 12 - 24 months.

Tales for Twos and Threes

Thursday, Nov. 13, 2014, 11 a.m.

Children will hear short stories, sing, do fingerplays, and dance and move to popular songs.Ages 2-3.

Word II Intermediate

Thursday, Nov. 13, 2014, 3 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.

Chess Club

Thursday, Nov. 13, 2014, 4 p.m.

Come to the Teen Space to learn how to play chess and master unique chess strategies from our instructor.Ages 13-19.

PowerPoint Basics

Thursday, Nov. 13, 2014, 5:30 p.m.

Learn the basic features for creating a dynamic PowerPoint (slide show) presentation. This software is widely used in the workplace and in educational settings. Seats will be filled on a first-come, space-available basis. Instructor: C. Myers Computer Lab, Room 311 Required Skills: The ability to read and comprehend English well, and the skills acquired in PC Basics, Word I Basics and Word II Intermediate. You will learn to: Identify and navigate the basic features and elements of the Microsoft PowerPoint window.

Intro to 3-D Modeling

Thursday, Nov. 13, 2014, 6 p.m.

Learn the basics of some of the most popular 3-D modeling software programs. If you are interested in creating your own 3-D models to then have printed in the Digital Commons, this class is for you. The class will explore some of the free programs that are available for download and should soon be available on Digital Commons PCs.  
Home Rule activism connected local leaders with Congressmen and Senators.

Panel Discussion: 40th Anniversary of the First Home Rule Elections

Thursday, Nov. 13, 2014, 6:30 p.m.

To recognize the 40th anniversary of the first election process held under the Home Rule Charter, DC Public Library's Special Collections, in partnership with the Historical Society of Washington, is convening a public program to discuss the legislative process of gaining Home Rule, various coalitions of the Home Rule activist community from Congressmen to local leaders, and the campaigns, grassroots mechanics and implementation of the first primary and general election. Moderator Martin Austermuhle, reporter for WAMU, 88.5 FM will moderate this panel discussion, with:

Audio Storytelling Workshop

Thursday, Nov. 13, 2014, 6:30 p.m.

Learn the basics of audio storytelling! The workshop will consist of four one-hour classes meeting once a week for three consecutive weeks in the Digital Commons.

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