While the ReTool Box help sessionssee article below) focus on basic computer literacy, the Coeur d’Alene Public Library continues to offer free workshops offering opportunities to learn more about the Microsoft Office suite of programs.
The free 90-minute workshops are taught by Information Technology Coordinator Christopher Brannon in the Gozzer Room at the library, 702 E. Front Ave. No registration is required. Participants should arrive 15 minutes before the scheduled starting time.
The workshops for January and February are offered on Mondays and include:
► Basics in Excel (Spreadsheets): Jan. 3, 10:30 a.m. to noon. Have long lists of numbers or information that need taming or calculating? A spreadsheet can help. Explore and understand the parts of the spreadsheet, basic formulas, basic formatting, and editing.
► Basics in Word (Word Processing): Jan. 10, 5:30-7 p.m., and Feb. 28, 10:30 a.m. to noon. This workshop provides a basic understanding of how to create, edit, and format documents in a word-processing program.
► Basics in Publisher (Desktop Publishing): Jan. 24, 10:30 a.m. to noon, and Feb. 7, 5:30-7 p.m. Microsoft Publisher is a desktop publishing program which makes creating signs, cards, banners, brochures, business cards, and other types of documents a quick task, not a chore.
► Intermediate Excel (Spreadsheets): Jan. 31, 5:30-7 p.m. Spreadsheets do much more than crunch numbers. Learn about Excel's database functionality, creating charts and graphs, and creating more effective formulas on the run. Previous spreadsheet experience necessary.
► Basics in PowerPoint (Presentations): Feb. 14, 5:30-7 p.m. Workshop will provide the basic skills to begin creating visual presentations through slide manipulation, object use, and transitions with helpful hints for creating an effective presentation.
Patrons who need accommodation to participate in library programs or services are asked to contact the staff. Information about computer workshops is available by contacting Brannon at 208/769-2315 Ext. 456.
News about the library and other city departments is also available on the City of Coeur d’Alene news blog: cdacity.blogspot.com.