FREE Computer Classes Held at the Library

FREE Computer classes will be offered at the library in October (coordinated by Central Community College-Columbus).

*How/Where do you save your files and how do you find them?

Tuesday, October 2, 6-8 p.m., Debb Wolfe, Extended Learning Services Computer Instructor

Prerequisites: Previous hands-on computer.

Learn how to save your files and how to open them back up to view or change them. Students will gain the skills to be able to add (upload) pictures to a website (Facebook, Ebay, Email, etc).

* How do you compose a letter on the computer?

Tuesday, October 9, 6-8 p.m., Debb Wolfe, Extended Learning Services Computer Instructor

Prerequisites: Previous hands-on computer:

Learn how to compose a basic letter, and how to add a few special effects (font style and size, uppercase/

lowercase, bold, italicize, underline and change color) to make your letter personal using Microsoft Word.

* What is the Internet and how do you use it?

Tuesday, October 16, 6-8 p.m., Debb Wolfe, Extended Learning Services Computer Instructor

Prerequisites: Previous hands-on computer:

Learn the basic terminology and screen layout. Learn how to search for information, and how to maneuver through a web site.

*Introduction to eBay

Saturday, October 6, 1-3 p.m.

If you have computer experience and an interest in learning about

ebay, then this workshop with Rae Osenbaugh is for you. Rae will cover the basics of ebay so you can become comfortable

navigating the site. In this class you will learn how to sell an item on ebay.

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“This project was supported in part by the Department of Commerce, National Telecommunications and

Information Administration (NTIA), Broadband Technology Opportunities Program (BTOP), funded by

the American Recovery and Reinvestment ACT (ARRA), and the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, as

administered by the Nebraska Library Commission.”

 

 

The library is serving as one of the web video recording locations for “2012 Campaign Connection Voter Voices”.  A unique election year project of NET News (Nebraska Public Television & Radio), in partnership with the NE Library Commission.  NET News is gathering your thoughts, perspectives and questions to share with the U.S. Senate candidates (and the rest of Nebraska) on television, radio, web and social media.  Be sure to stop by to record your video!  It’s really easy to do. 🙂

“CRICUT EXPRESSION” MACHINE AVAILABLE FOR PUBLIC USE!

The library has recently purchased a “Cricut Expresson” electronic cutter that is available for library patrons to use.  This easy-to-use machine makes it a snap to make things like:  cards, displays, scrapbook pages, signs, and labels.  It can accommodate materials from cardstock to paper to vinyl.  The library will have a variety of cartridges available (each cartridge has many designs on it).  You may bring in your own materials with you to cut.  Or, the library will have some decorative sheets of paper available for you to purchase.  Please be sure to give us a call if you have any questions (946-2512). 🙂

Last Session for Weekly “Computer Fun Class” to be Wed. Febr. 29th

The last session for the “Weekly Computer Fun Class” will be held on  Wednesday, February 29th from 2:00-3:00 p.m. in the library meeting room.

The topic for this class will be “eReaders”. 

Anyone is welcome to attend this free class.   Be sure to bring your eReader along with and your laptop (if necessary for downloading with the type of eReader you have).

We will be available to answer questions about how the “Nebraska Overdrive” system works.  This system allows library patrons to checkout eBooks and audiobooks, using their eReaders.

This class is also for people who do not have eReaders yet, but are curious about how they work.  The library currently has two eReaders available for checkout, that are preloaded with books from many different genres.  We will have those available, for patrons to use.  We look forward to seeing you there!  🙂

Penguin eBooks

As of February 10, 2012 eBooks that are published by Penguin (loaned for reading on Kindle devices) will need to be downloaded to a computer and then transferred to the device over USB.

For library patrons, this means Penguin eBooks borrowed through the library Overdrive subscription will no longer be available for over-the-air (wireless) delivery to Kindle devices or to Kindle apps.  Here is a link with some helpful instructions: http://www.amazon.com/kindletransfer  🙂

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