Upcoming Computer Classes in May

by HoodooVoodoo@evpl on Wednesday, April 29 2009, 2:30pm. Viewed 1,164 times.

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:

Google Explored (Tuesday, May 5, 2009 from 10:00-11:00 AM) - Did you know that Google was more than just a great search engine?  In this class we will learn basic searching techniques along with other cool features like Google Maps, Google Translator, and Google Documents.

Requires some basic computer/Internet knowledge and experience.

Using the Library Databases (Tuesday, May 12, 2009 from 6:00-7:00 PM) - In this class we will learn about the different databases available through the library’s website. We’ll take a look at some of the databases we offer and how to use them to find information. The library databases are accessible anywhere through our website with a valid library card number.

Requires some basic computer/Internet knowledge and experience.

Welcome to the Internet (Wednesday, May 13, 2009 from 10:00-11:00 AM) - This class is an introduction to some of the basic functions of the Internet. We'll learn web basics, including accessing and navigating websites. Discover how the Internet works and why everyone’s using it.

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! 

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