Computer Classes

Mavis Beacon Teaches Typing Clinic

Self-paced, practice tutorials and custom lessons for improving typing and keyboarding skills to help you create the cover letter and résumé needed to launch 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. Class Objectives: Practice home-row key typing in self-paced exercises. Test your typing skills at various levels of proficiency and speed.

Meet, Learn, Know: Career, Education, Vocation

Professional development is important at any stage of a person's career. It helps to learn new job skills in competitive economic times. This class will cover materials that can enhance your résumé, from education and certification resources to occupation overviews and tips for the job search. This class will be held in the MLK Computer Lab, Room 311. Please register here.
learn a new hobby

Meet, Learn, Know: Learn a New Hobby

"Anyone who keeps learning stays young." -- Henry Ford Learning a skill or hobby does more than add to someone's personal education. Becoming adept at something brand new helps keep the brain sharp and improves neuroplasticity throughout the lifetime. This class will introduce students to databases with instructor-led courses on a variety of subjects as well as databases with materials to help novices and experts alike.
language learning

Meet, Learn, Know: Language Learning

"If you talk to a man in a language he understands, that goes to his head. If you talk to him in his own language, that goes to his heart."  -‒ Nelson Mandela Communication in another language lets people from different places find commonalities. DC Public Library has wonderful resources for people who want to explore the world by speaking new languages.  
business and personal finance

Meet, Learn, Know: Business and Personal Finance

Explore and compare detailed profiles of national and global companies. Make informed decisions about investments. Read business handbooks. Devise a business plan. Get tips on management. DC Public Library's Business and Personal Finance databases are filled with information for analysis.  This class will be held in the MLK Computer Lab, Room 311. Please register here.
financial literacy

Meet, Learn, Know: Financial Literacy

Personal financial management depends on using all the tools available to become money smart. This workshop will be led by a special guest speaker from Capital Area Asset Builders. CAAB is a local organization that helps people plan for the financial future. This class will be held in the MLK Computer Lab, Room 311. Please register here.
readers resources

Meet, Learn, Know: Readers' Resources

Find a new favorite book. Get to know a favorite author. Explore genres and publishing trends. Books are a mainstay of libraries, and DC Public Library has databases for readers of all ages and interests.   This is the final class meeting of the Spring 2015 Meet, Learn, Know: Lifelong Learning course. This session will conclude with a course wrap-up and final thoughts from the instructors.
PCs for Dummies

PC Basics: Computer Skills for Beginners

For those who want to step into the new age of computers, this is the class for you. Overcome your fears and gain the skills that can get you ready for the workplace. Seats will be filled on a first-come, first served basis.Instructor: S. MooreRequired Skills: The ability to read and comprehend English well.You will learn to: Identify basic computer components and operating system features. Execute basic mouse techniques.
PCs for Dummies

Tuesday morning computer classes

Each two hour session covers a different computer related topic.  April classes include Internet Basics (April 7) and DC Public Library website (April 21).  Please note no classes on April 14 or April 28.
Introduction to Digital Research

Introduction to Digital Research

For the college-bound or those interested in conducting more advanced research, this course provides tips, tricks, and tools that will help you find digital information. A basic understanding of internet searching and intermediate computing is required.