|Computer classes offered at PC Library|
|Tuesday, February 12, 2013 6:55 PM|
PAULDING – The Paulding County Carnegie Library has scheduled a round of free computer classes to be held this winter. All classes are taught in a friendly, casual and no-pressure environment. The classes will be held in the State Library of Ohio Mobile Technology Training Center, which will be parked in front of the library from Feb. 19-25.
The mobile lab is a 35-foot bus equipped with 10 networked PCs, a digital projector and a networked printer. A wireless Internet bridge connects the lab to the library’s router, allowing the lab to have access to the Internet.
The computer systems run Windows 7 Professional with Microsoft Office 2010.
Space is limited to 10 per class so pre-registration is required. To register for the classes, call the library at 419-399-2032. The library reserves the right to cancel classes with fewer than five persons registered or for inclement weather.
The lab may also be reserved by any nonprofit or educational facility for training their staff or patrons. Contact the library if you are interested in providing training for your group.
Dates and classes:
Tuesday, Feb. 19
• 10-11 a.m. Have Fun with Microsoft Publisher. Intended Audience: Patrons with basic computer and typing skills that are comfortable with MS Word. MS Publisher is publishing software that allows you to create, customize and publish materials such as newsletters, brochures, flyers, catalogs, web sites and much more. Students will learn how to access predesigned templates, create a flyer, and create a one-page newsletter.
• 2–3 p.m. Introduction to Microsoft Word. Intended Audience: Patrons with basic computer and typing skills who want to learn basic information about Microsoft Word. This class will use Microsoft Word and will teach students how to create a document; use different functions to make changes in their document; import a photo or picture; print a document.
• 6-7 p.m. Have Fun with Microsoft Publisher.
Wednesday, Feb. 20
• 10-11 a.m. Have Fun with Social Media. Intended Audience: Patrons with basic computer and typing skills that are comfortable with navigating the Internet. Do you have a Facebook page? Is your business thinking about creating a Facebook page? What about other social media sites? Learn basics about Facebook as well as an introduction to LinkedIn and Twitter.
• 2-3 p.m. Exploring the Internet. Intended Audience: Patrons with basic computer and typing skills who are comfortable navigating the Internet. Learn how to find and navigate authoritative resources on the Internet including government sites, health sites, financial sites, entertainment sites and more.
Thursday, Feb. 21
• 10-11 a.m. Let’s Learn About Excel! Intended Audience: Patrons with basic computer skills who want to learn about how to create spreadsheets. Spreadsheet programs can be complicated, especially if your brain is not wired to understand their analytical nature. Have you always wanted to learn how to organize finances or budgets in a spreadsheet, but thought you could not understand the process? Join us on this introductory class where you will learn how to input data, create formulas and even use color to create an easy to read spreadsheet that makes sense.
• 2-3 p.m. Let’s Create a PowerPoint Presentation! Intended Audience: Patrons with basic computer and typing skills that are comfortable with MS Word. PowerPoint is undoubtedly the number-one presentation software used today. Participants will learn how to put together a five-slide show with graphics and special animations. They will learn “when to say when” when it comes to animations and sounds. This class is designed to provide a fun introduction to this popular program.
• 6-7 p.m. Introduction to Microsoft Word.
Friday, Feb. 22
• 10-11 a.m. Have Fun with Microsoft Publisher.
• 2-3 p.m. Rattle your Family Tree! Explore Genealogy. Intended Audience: Patrons with basic computer skills that are comfortable on the Internet and who are interested in genealogy. Students will explore different online tools they can use to search their genealogy including navigating the library’s genealogy database, Ancestry.com where they will learn how to input family names. Understand the findings; explore maps, ship records, photos, etc. Be careful what you ask for… you might have skeletons in your closets!!
Saturday, Feb. 23
• 10-11 a.m. Create Computer Art. Intended Audience: Patrons with basic computer skills and can navigate the Internet. This class will share fun ways to create art on the computer. Utilizing free online resources, students will learn how to create pop from photographs, pictures or simply their imagination. This class is open to all ages.
Monday, Feb. 25
• 10-11 a.m. Let’s sell it on eBay! Intended Audience: Patrons with basic computer skills that are comfortable on the Internet and want to learn how to list and sell an item on E-Bay. Students will learn how to: Identify online “helps” for eBay; set up a home office; list an item; add photos; describe an item; determine fees; close the deal. During this class, the students will be walked through the process of actually listing an item for auction.
• 6-7 p.m. Let’s Learn About Excel!
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