We’re hosting eight computer classes at our Main Branch, including basic introductions to computers, the Internet and Facebook.
The classes include:
- an introduction to computers—our most basic class—at 2 p.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 22. People will learn the basic skills they need to use a computer—no previous experience required.
- Microsoft Word I at 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 22, and Microsoft Word II at 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 23. Learn basic and then progressively more advanced techniques for Microsoft Word.
- basic Internet skills at 10 a.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 23. Learn how to navigate the Internet. Participants will need to know how to use a keyboard and a mouse for this class.
- introduction to PowerPoint at 2 p.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 23. Learn the basics of PowerPoint and how to make a polished professional presentation.
- basic email skills at 10 a.m. on Thursday, Jan. 24. Learn how to send emails and attachments, as well as reply to other people’s emails.
- introduction to Facebook at 2 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 24. The hands-on class will demonstrate basic Facebook features and tips. Please come to class with your Facebook login information and password.
- introduction to Publisher at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 24.
All of the classes are free. However, registration is required; and, because space is limited, people will want to sign up as soon as possible. Anyone can register by calling (440) 255-8811 ext. 247.
By the way, if you need help with Facebook, Instagram or some other social media, you should check out Niche Academy, our newest online service. Niche offers short video tutorials that you can watch for free and at your convenience. Learn how to:
- Borrow and read eBooks and digital magazines with OverDrive, Libby, Cloud Library and Flipster
- stream music, television shows, documentaries and movies with Freegal, Hoopla and Kanopy
- use library databases like Ancestry.com, Consumer Reports, Select Reads and Legal Forms
- take free online classes with Gale Courses.
Niche Academy also offers videos that explain how to use online tools like Gmail, Goodreads and social media, including Facebook, Pinterest, Twitter, Instagram and Snapchat. All of these video tutorials are available for free. You can watch as many as you like at mentorpl.org/niche.