Lincoln Library hosting free computer and eReader classes

SPRINGFIELD - Lincoln Library officials have announced a series of eReader and computer classes that will take place during the month of May.

Officials say the classes will be held at 326 South 7th Street in Springfield, and that they are free and open to individuals of all ages.  We've included a list of classes being offered, as well as a brief description of the classes, below:

- Tuesday, May 5th 2-3:30 p.m. — Computer Basics w/ Windows 7

In this class, you will learn about the functions of the keyboard, mouse, monitor, and printer, as well as how to open and close programs, use menus and toolbars, and how to save a file on a computer using Windows 7.

- Wednesday, May 6th 6-7:30 p.m. — Microsoft Word Basics

Participants will learn how to create, edit, and save word processing documents, as well as how to use clipart and templates to create flyers and announcements.

- Tuesday, May 12th 2-3:30 p.m. — Facebook & More

In this class, you will learn how to use Facebook and other social networking websites.

- Thursday, May 14th 2-3:30 p.m. — Exploring your Family Tree

Participants will learn about the genealogy resources offered and compiled by the library.

- Saturday, May 16th 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.— Checkout a Library Techie

Library officials will be on hand to help participants upload a resume, download a file, create and email account, and more during this one-hour free session.

- Saturday, May 16th 2-3:30 p.m.—Internet Basics

In this advanced class, you will learn about different internet browsers and search engines that are available, and how you can decide which one is right for you.

- Tuesday, May 19th 2-3:30 p.m. — eReader Devices with the Library

Participants will learn how to use their eReader device to access eBooks offered by the Lincoln Library through Library on the Go, eRead Illinois, and OneClickdigital.

- Wednesday, May 20th 6-7:30pm— Microsoft PowerPoint Basics

In this class, you will learn how to create slides for a slideshow.  Users must have experience with Windows, word processing, and the mouse.

- Tuesday, May 26th 2-3:30 p.m. —Microsoft Excel Basics

This class will teach participants how to use Microsoft Excel to keep track of budgets or finances by entering and moving text, and by creating and calculating simple formulas.

- Thursday, May 28th 2-3:30 p.m.—Email Basics

Participants will learn how to better utilize attachments, their address books, and more in this email-based class.

If you would like to register to attend any of these classes, call (217) 753-4900, ext. 229 or visit

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