Computer Classes

50th Anniversary Balloons

Countdown to the 50th Anniversary Celebration at Palisades Library on November 15!

The Palisades Library will celebrate 50 years at the V St NW location from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.  Library Director Richard Reyes-Gavilan will lead a keynote address beginning at 1:30 p.m. A special day of events is planned including technology workshops, local bands, and a puppet show!  See a 3-D printer in action and meet local community groups!  The day's events have been generously supported by the Friends of Palisades Library.
Book cover for "Communicating with email and the Internet" by P.K. McBride.

PC Basics - Email/Internet

Learn the basic terminology and navigational skills associated with surfing and searching the Internet. 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. 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 elements and features of the Internet Explorer browser environment. Navigate the Web using hyperlinks.
Book cover for "Absolute Beginner's Guide to Computer Basics" by Miller, Michael

PC Basics - Beginners

For those who are unfamiliar with the world of computers, this is the class for you. Overcome your fears and gain the skills that can get you ready for the workplace. You can 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. Required Skills: The ability to read and comprehend English well. You will learn to:
Digital Photo

Digital Estate Planning

Have you ever thought about your digital afterlife? Learn what happens to your digital photos, files, and accounts after death, and how you can protect the priceless memories on your computer, phone, social media accounts, and email. The class will be held on Thursday, July 14 from 7:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. in the Chevy Chase Library Meeting Room. 
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The Power of the Inbox: Tips & Tricks for Successful Email Marketing (Registration Required)

The Power of the Inbox is sponsored by Constant Contact, Inc. and will present the tips and tricks for successful email marketing. This 2.5 hour seminar will take you step-by-step through the keys to effective email marketing. Register Now
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The Basics of Social Media (Registration Required)

The Basics of Social Media is sponsored by Constant Contact, Inc., and will present the why, the what, and the how of social media as a marketing strategy to reach your potential and existing prospects, clients and members This 2.5 hour seminar will look at the five most popular social media networks: Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter, Pinterest, and Instagram.Register Now

Your Family History: Genealogy Database Workshop

Beginning to trace your Family Tree? Maybe you have researched a good amount of your family history and are seeking other resources to help you dig deeper into your roots.  This 2-hour workshop will introduce participants to database resources that are accessible in DC Public Libraries and outside the libraries if you have a DC Library card. Instructor: K. Despertt Computer Lab, Room 311 Required Skills: The ability to read and comprehend English well Basic computer and Web navigational skills
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Introduction to Raspberry Pi

The Raspberry Pi is a credit card sized computer that just needs a monitor, SD card and keyboard to operate. It is very inexpensive (the most expensive model is $35). Learn the basics about how to buy, set up, and operate this fun, unique computer at our workshop!   
Job Search

Internet Job Seeking 101

In this 2-hour class, you will learn to use online job boards and job search engines to find the right job for you. Discover where you can build your résumé online. Learn the steps to an effective job search and the organizational tools to help you stay on top of your job-seeking process. Seats are filled on a first-come, space available basis. Instructor: N. Shiner Computer Lab, Rm. 311 Required Skills: The ability to read and comprehend English well. The ability to execute the skills learned in PC Basics, Web I Basics and Email Basics.
Résumés and Cover Letters

Resume Writing and Cover Letter Workshop and Lab

This 2.5-hour workshop will feature how to maximize the use of Microsoft Word résumé templates to create a dynamic résumé that sets yours apart from the thousands received by an employer. Several websites will be explored to expand your knowledge and effective use of keywords and action verbs, with an emphasis on why both are important to your résumé construction.

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