Computer Classes

Downloading E-books 101

Do you own a Kindle, Nook, or iPad? Did you know that you can download thousands of titles free of charge with just your DC Public Library card?Come to the library for a lunchtime workshop to explore our Digital Catalog, overflowing with fiction, nonfiction, audiobooks and videos, and get hands-on help with downloading content to your computer or e-reader.

Thursday Morning Computer Classes

You are cordially invited to attend Southwest Library computer tutorials. Classes run on Thursdays until noon.April sessions include:Introduction to Personal Computers (April 4)Internet Basics (April 11)DC Public Library website (April 18)Email basics (April 25)

Digital Drop-in Clinic @ Watha T.

   Have you received an iPad or Android tablet as a gift?Do you want to know how to use it?Do you want to learn how to setup an email address?Have you heard about iCloud, Google Music, or how to use the library downloadable media?Every Wednesday from 5:30-8:30, there will be a librarian waiting to answer your questions.

PC Basics

For those who need to come into 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. 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: S. FudgeComputer Lab, Room 311Required Skills: The ability to read and comprehend English well.You will learn to:

Web I Basics

Learn the basic terminology and navigational skills associated with surfing and searching the Internet via the World Wide Web. These skills can help you complete online job applications. Seats will be filled on a first-come, space-available basis.Instructor: T. NguyenComputer Lab, Room 311Required Skills: The ability to read and comprehend English well, and the skills acquired in PC Basics and Word I Basics.You will learn to:

HTML Basics

Introduction to simple Web page design, using the HyperText Markup Language (.html). Seats will be filled on a first-come, space-available basis.Instructor: T. NguyenComputer Lab, Room 311Required Skills: The ability to read and comprehend English well, and the skills acquired in PC Basics, Word I Basics, Word II Intermediate, Web I Basics, Web II Intermediate and Email Basics. A significant amount of typing is required!You will learn to:

Word I Basics

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: K. WahlerComputer Lab, Room 311Required Skills: The ability to read and comprehend English well and the skills acquired in the PC Basics class.You will learn to:

Legal Forms Online Database Training

Legal Forms Online is designed to simplify access to standard legal forms. It provides legal forms specifically drafted by attorneys for the District of Columbia, as well as federal forms and other documents applicable across the nation.Instructor: C. HarperComputer Lab, Rm. 311Required 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.Class Objectives: Come learn how to search, browse and download the legal forms you need. Discover the following:

U.S. Documents and Publications Database Training

The U.S. Government Printing Office’s Federal Digital System (FDsys) provides free online access to official publications from all three branches of the federal government.Instructor: C. HarperComputer Lab, Rm. 311Required 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.Class Objectives:

Opposing Viewpoints In Context Database Training

This exciting database, Opposing Viewpoints in Context, covers the hottest social issues from terrorism to endangered species, stem cell research to gun control. It brings together all the information that's needed to fully understand an issue.

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