Interested in learning more about Microsoft Word, Excel and Publisher? Perhaps you’re wondering how to search online more efficiently, set up email, photo share with friends and family or how you can get free books on your e-reader?
Classes on these topics and more are being offered beginning September 9th at both the Spooner and Shell Lake Libraries. Classes are free but space is limited. Sign up is not required but encouraged to save your space.
Classes at the Spooner Memorial Library will be held on Tuesday and Thursdays from 6 pm until 7:30 pm with one hour of instruction followed by hands on experience and Q & A. To sign up for classes in Spooner call 715-635-2792. Schedule for Tech classes at Spooner Memorial Library are:
Microsoft Skills September 9th - Microsoft Word
September 11th – Microsoft Excel
Online Skills September 16th – Internet Basics & Email
September 18th – Photo Sharing
E-Readers September 23rd – Kindle & Ipads
September 25th – Tablets and Nooks
Microsoft Skills September 29th - Microsoft Word
October 3rd – Microsoft Publisher
Microsoft & Online Skills October 6th - Microsoft Excel
October 10th – Searches, Email & Cloud Services
E-Readers October 13th – E-reader Basics
October 17th – E-reader Basics
Funding for the Tech Classes was provided by Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA) Grants from the Federal Institute of Museum and Library Services awarded by the State of Wisconsin. This LSTA grant titled, Navigating the Digital World, has allowed both libraries to provide technology skills classes and individual tutoring in the spring as well as the fall of 2014 and funded the purchase of a laptop, IPad, IPad Mini, a kindle and a nook for each library.
“This grant is a great opportunity for both our communities,” stated Jane Frankiewicz, Director of the Spooner Memorial Library. “We live in an age where economic, educational, health, and social opportunities increasingly depend on access to the Internet, and lack of skills means lack of opportunity. I encourage everyone interested to sign up for one class or sign up for them all. It is FREE and it is at your Library.”
For more information contact Spooner Memorial Library at 715-635-2792 or Shell Lake Library at 715-468-2074.