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Mission Statement

The DC Public Library's Free Computer Class Program is designed to provide basic and intermediate computer software instruction and hands-on training to adult and young adult library customers.


The DC Public Library's Free Computer Class Program offers the Library's customers a curriculum which includes the Mavis Beacon Teaches Typing Tutorial, PC Basics (Introduction to Personal Computing), WORD I (MS Word 2003 Basics), WORD II (MS Word 2003 Intermediate), EXCEL I (MS Excel 2003 Basics), EXCEL II (MS Excel 2003 Intermediate), POWERPOINT (MS PowerPoint 2003 Basics), WEB I (Introduction to the Internet), WEB II (Advanced Internet Searching), EMAIL (Introduction to Web-based Email), and HTML (Introduction to Basic Web Page Design). Upcoming course additions will include PUB Basics (Introduction to MS Publisher 2003) and SkillCheck Professional Plus (MS Office Skill Testing Software.

All classes are 2-3 hours in length and are structured to provide a hands-on learning experience for approximately eighteen (18) customers per class. All classes are conducted in the Library's thirty-six (36) workstation, state-of-the-art Computer Lab (Room #311) in the Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial Library (Main Branch) located at 901 G Street, NW Washington, DC 20001. Though only eighteen (18) customers are officially registered for each class, walk-in customers are accommodated with seats at the remaining eighteen workstations. Whenever possible, a team teacher is assigned to assist in large classes.

Classes are scheduled year-round during the following hours: Mon-Thurs: 10:30am - 8:30pm, Sat: 10:30am-4:30pm


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