During these tough economic times, everyone is trying to gain that competitive edge by sharpening their technical skills by going back to school to take classes or taking computer training skills courses, but in most cases these options cost money. Did you know that you can take computer classes and computer skills training at and through the library for free?
Registration is now open for the following classes being offered in the Tech Center at Central Library:
Searching the Library Catalog (Tuesday, April 14, 2009 from 10:00-11:00 AM) - In this class we learn to use the library’s online catalog to find books, DVDs, CDs, magazines and more. These valuable search techniques can be applied to many of today’s online search engines.
Introduction to Microsoft Excel (Thursday, April 16, 2009 from 6:00-7:00 PM) - You have asked for it and we have listened. We will be offering an hour long course in using Microsoft Excel. Microsoft Excel is an electronic spreadsheet program that can be used for storing, organizing and manipulating data. Come find out how to use Excel to keep data for home, business, or financial records as well as graphing or charting information.
Computer Basics (Tuesday, April 21, 2009 from 10:00-11:00 AM) - In this class we will learn to use the mouse and keyboard to open programs and navigate through Microsoft Windows. We will also learn a little history of the evolution of computers from their beginnings to today as well as discover the differences between hardware and software.
Seating is limited to 15 individuals, so register today to reserve your spot in class. You may register in person, by phone (428-8200 ext 1515), or by email using the contact name link on the class description pages (click on class links above).
For a full listing of all free EVPL computer classes Click Here.
Also, if you don't have time to take advantage of our free classes, you can still take online computer skills courses for free through our database Learning Express Library. Once on Learning Express Library, choose Computer Skills on the left hand side of the page and then appropriate course you desire. Everything from Microsoft Word (97-07) to Windows Vista training is offered, with skill levels ranging from beginner to expert.
Check it out today!