Back by Popular Demand: Computer Workshops
The Lewiston Public Library and the Downtown Education Collaborative are partnering to offer three free computer workshops in April.
“Microsoft Excel Basics” is scheduled for 10 to 11:30 a.m. Monday, April 12, followed by “Microsoft Word Basics” from 12 to 1:30 p.m. that same day. “Computer Skills for Beginners” will be presented from 12 to 2 p.m. on Tuesday, April 13. All three workshops will take place in the LPL Computer Lab.
Microsoft Excel is a computer spreadsheet program which simplifies tasks such as accounting, designing a schedule, creating a budget, or making graphs and other visual aids. The Excel workshop will introduce the software program and lead participants through the creation of a spreadsheet. Other topics covered include the creation of an embedded chart and the use of the “auto-calculate” function.
The Microsoft Word workshop will provide an overview of this basic word-processing program by leading participants through the creation of a resume and cover letter. The presentation will also provide insights into document editing and flyer design.
The Computer Skills for Beginners workshop will help participants gain a familiarity with basic computer skills. These include: manipulating the mouse, working with programs in Microsoft Windows and navigating the Internet with Internet Explorer. No previous knowledge or experience with computers is necessary. This workshop is particularly aimed at individuals who want to learn how to use the computer but may have been hesitant to give it a try or have had difficulty doing so in the past.”We have scheduled these workshops due to popular demand,” said Sherry Russell, director of the Downtown Education Collaborative. Similar sessions offered last summer filled up quickly as people were eager for tips on how to create a professional looking resume to help in their job search or how to use a spreadsheet in setting up a weekly household budget. “The upcoming workshops,” she pointed out, “will offer those skills and more, and in a very user-friendly way. People shouldn’t be afraid to sign up.”
Each workshop will be limited to 15 participants so as to provide everyone with an individual computer work station. In order to guarantee a space, those interested in participating should call or visit the LPL Reference Desk (513-3135) to register in advance.
Posted: Thursday, April 1st, 2010 in Instruction
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