April 4, 2011

Library Love (11)

I noticed that when I talk about libraries with friends and family members, they often say, "I didn't know libraries offered that!" Library Love is a feature in which I share many different reasons for people to use and love their local library. Some things I mention may be obvious to those of you who routinely use your public library, but others may be new to you. Either way I hope that this feature inspires you to visit and support your local library! 

11. Take free classes to brush up on your computer skills. 

Many libraries offer free computer classes on a variety of topics, including
  • Mouse and Keyboarding Basics
  • Windows
  • Internet
  • eBay
  • E-mail 
  • Social Networking (Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, etc.)
  • Blogging
  • Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Publisher, etc.)
  • Web Design
  • Photo Editing
  • Downloading free library eBooks and audiobooks
  • Genealogy-Online Resources  
  • Online Databases 
And the list goes on! Whether you're a complete beginner or more advanced, you'll find a computer class that meets your needs. Ask for a certificate of completion for your files - it may come in handy in a job interview or performance review someday!

Have you ever taken a computer class at a library? 


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