Computer Classes

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Downloadable Media Drop-In Hour

Bring your Kindle* and your questions for help with downloadable media. *Other e-readers welcome!
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PC Basics: Beginner

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. This class will be your introduction to basic terminology of the computer, and to acquire basic navigational skills in the Windows environment. Seats will be filled on a first-come, space-available basis. Instructor: J. Johnson         Venue: Meeting Room Required Skills: The ability to read and comprehend English well.
Book cover for "The complete idiot's guide to PC basics : Windows 7 edition" by Joe Kraynak.

PC Basics: Intermediate

This class will expand your basic knowledge and navigation of the computer by exploring the Windows 7 platform's functions & features. Seats will be filled on a first-come, space-available basis. Instructor: J. Johnson         Venue: Meeting Room Required Skills: Skills learned in PC Basics - Beginner class.  You will learn to: Open Windows Explorer & navigate its default libraries. Pinning and Unpinning Icons.
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PC Basics: Beginner

For those who need to learn the basics of computers, this is the class for you! Overcome your fears and gain the skills that can get you ready for the workplace. You will learn to identify basic computer components and operating system features. There are no prerequisites, but you must be able to read and comprehend English well.  Seats are extremely limited, please pre-register by calling 202-282-0021.  Instructor: S. Black  Chevy Chase Meeting Room  2-3:30 p.m.
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PC Basics: Beginner

For those who need to learn the basics of computers, this is the class for you! Overcome your fears and gain the skills that can get you ready for the workplace. You will learn to identify basic computer components and operating system features. There are no prerequisites, but you must be able to read and comprehend English well. Seats are extremely limited, please pre-register by calling 202-282-0021.  Instructor: S. Black Chevy Chase Meeting Room 1- 2:30 p.m.
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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.
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Introduction to XML

This is an introduction to Extensible Markup Language (XML) coding language that covers all of the basics including XML file parts, concept hierarchy, and the use of name spaces. A basic understanding of computers and coding is not necessary but is highly beneficial.
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Blogging Basics

Are you an aspiring artist, journalist, or photographer? Interested in sharing your work with the world? Come learn the basics of blogging with Tumblr, one of the most popular free blogging services available. Students will learn how to to create, customize, and upload content to a Tumblr blog.
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Blogging Basics

Are you an aspiring artist, journalist, or photographer? Interested in sharing your work with the world? Come learn the basics of blogging with Tumblr, one of the most popular free blogging services available. Students will learn how to to create, customize, and upload content to a Tumblr blog.
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What is the Digital Public Library of America and What Can It Do For Me?

The Digital Public Library of America brings together digital collections of libraries, museums, archives, universities, and historical societies from all across the United States and makes it easy to search their combined collections in one place: dp.la. This free library of historic papers, photos, interviews and more is a valuable tool for researching family history or personal interests. In this workshop we’ll cover search methods and how to save items you discover in your research.

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