Open Lab Friday and More Opportunities Upcoming

Announcing: the January-February schedule of regularly-occurring free technology learning opportunities! These events are offered in partnership with other community organizations. We are pleased to continue our partnership with Adult Education Services, whose director leads basic technology workshops. The workshops are particularly great opportunities for job-seekers seeking to boost their skills and entrepreneurs who want to harness technology for their businesses.

The upcoming workshops are as follows:

Basic Internet, Thursday, January 19, 10:00am-12:00pm: how to safely search the internet and how to use it as a resource

Basic Email, Friday, January 27, 2:00-4:00pm: how to use email professionally, attach files/pictures, and how to manage email

Microsoft Excel, Tuesday, February 7, 4:00-5:45pm: how to use Excel for personal and business accounting

Microsoft Word, Thursday, February 16, 10:00am-12:00pm: how to use templates and ribbon functions

There will be open labs for practice, questions, and troubleshooting on Friday, January 13, 10:00am-12:00pm and Friday, February 10, 10:00am-12:00pm. Participants can use library-provided laptops and tablets to practice their skills and become familiar with different devices. Knowledgeable library staff and volunteers will be available to answer questions. Participants can also bring their own laptops or mobile devices for troubleshooting help. This is a great opportunity, especially if you have received a new device over the holidays and need to learn more about it.

Community members learn computer skills with WNMU Adult Education Services.Providing free technology training in the community is one way that the library fulfills its mission, which is to

● Provide access to information and ideas
● Foster literacy, life-long learning, and creativity
● Connect people to each other and the wider world
● Strengthen our communities

Helping more people gain access to technology is an important way to contribute to economic development, education, and community engagement in Grant County.

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