Computer workshops for beginners and those who want to improve their skills will again be offered at the Coeur d’Alene Public Library during February.
Participants will register for the workshops by calling the library at 208-769-2315 or by visiting the Research and Information Desk at the library, 702 E. Front Ave.
The free 90-minute workshops will be at 10:30 a.m. for each session and will be offered in the Community Room. The workshops will be taught by Information Technology Coordinator Christopher Brannon, assisted by Library Clerk Angela Flock utilizing the library’s laptop lab.
The workshops are supported, in part, by a grant to the Library Foundation from the Coeur d’Alene Tribe.
Up to 19 people can be accepted per session. Participants are asked to arrive 15 minutes before the start of each workshop. Seats not filled by the start of the workshops will be filled by stand-bys.
Workshops for February and March will include:
► Windows Basic – Part 1: Monday, Feb. 1, and Tuesday, March 8. Designed to provide a basic understanding of using Windows – the most commonly used computer operating system – using a mouse and keyboard, and how to save and retrieve files on a computer.
► Windows Basic – Part 2: Tuesday, Feb. 2, and Thursday, March 10. Continues basic education in Windows teaching basic skills and safety on the Internet, and common tasks such as copy and paste.
► Word: Tuesday, Feb. 9. Provides a basic understanding of creating, editing, and formatting documents in a word processing program.
► Excel: Tuesday, Feb. 16. Teaches using a spreadsheet program to organize numbers and information including basic formula writing and using graphs and charts.
► Publisher: Tuesday, Feb. 23. Learn to create documents, such as business cards, brochures, signs, and banners, using desktop publishing.
► PowerPoint: Monday, March 14. Provides instruction on communicating effectively using presentation software to create slideshows. Teaches slide manipulation, object use, transitions, and tips for creating am effective presentation.
► E-mail: Covers the basic skills necessary to send and receive e-mail. All examples will be in done in Yahoo Mail, but are applicable to other e-mail services. This workshop requires that you have signed up for an e-mail account before the session. A brochure for creating an e-mail account is available at the library.
► Facebook: Tuesday, March 29. Learn to use this popular social media to connect and communicate with old and new friends. Workshop also provides information for keeping your information safe and private. Participants need to create an e-mail and Facebook accounts prior to the workshop and a brochures on how to do this are available at the library.
Patrons who need accommodation to participate in library programs or services are asked to contact the staff prior to the activity by calling 208-769-2315.