Lincoln Library offering free computer and eReader classes

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SPRINGFIELD - Officials at the Lincoln Library in Springfield say free eReader and computer classes will be offered throughout March.

The classes are open to all ages, and will be held in the new second floor training room at the library, located at 326 South 7th Street.  All participants under the age of 12 must have an adult with them during the class.

In order to attend, you must pre-register either online at www.lincolnlibrary.info or by calling (217) 753-4900, extension 229.

We've included a list of classes being offered by the library below:

·    Tuesday, March 3, 2-3:30 pm — Computer Basics w/ Windows 7 Learn about the keyboard, mouse, monitor and printer, and how to: open and close a program, use menus and toolbars, and save a file on a computer using Windows 7. Level 1.

·    Thursday, March 5, 2-3:30pm— Internet Basics Choosing your internet browser and learning about the different search engines available. Attendees should be experienced computer users. Level 2.

·    Tuesday, March 10, 2-3:30pm—Microsoft Excel Basics Learn to keep track of budgets or finances. Includes entering, editing, sorting & moving text; creating & calculating simple formulas. Must have basic computer knowledge. Uses Excel 2010. Level 2.

·    Wednesday, March 11, 6-7:30pm—Microsoft Publisher Basics Learn to use design templates to create various publications, such as newsletters, business cards, menus, and invitations. Must have experience with the mouse, Windows, and word processing. Uses Publisher 2010. Level 3.

·    Tuesday, March 17, 2-3:30pm—eReader Devices with the Library Covers how to use your eReader device(iPad, Kindle, Nook, etc.) to access eBooks available from the Library through Library on the Go, eRead Illinois and OneClickdigital. Please bring your eReader Device and any passwords you will need for app stores (iTunes Store, Google Play, etc.). Level 2.

·    Thursday, March 19, 2-3:30pm—Internet Basics Choosing your internet browser and learning about the different search engines available. Attendees should be experienced computer users. Level 2.

·    Tuesday, March 24, 2-3:30pm—Exploring your Family Tree An introduction to the genealogy resources offered and compiled by the library. Must have computer experience. Level 2.

·    Wednesday, March 25, 6-7:30pm—Email Basics Learn how to enhance your email skills. Includes attachments, address books, and more. Attendees should have a basic knowledge of Windows, the Internet and be able to use a mouse. Level 1.

·    Saturday, March 28, 11-12pm — Checkout a Library Techie Get help uploading a resume, downloading a file, creating an email account, or with almost anything else technology related—for free during this one hour open questions session. Must have computer experience. Level 2.

·    Tuesday, March 28, 2-3:30pm— Microsoft Word Basics Learn how to write, edit and save word processing documents and how to use templates and clipart to make flyers and announcements. Must have basic computer knowledge. Uses Word 2010. Level 2.

·    Tuesday, March 31, 2-3:30pm— Resume Basics Gets hands on assistance in building your resume from a template or from scratch. Level 2.

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