Wednesday, November 14, 2007

Telebration! Storytelling at its Best!

Telebration with the Riverwind Storytellers
A night
of adult storytelling
and friendship
The Blum House
414 West Main St.
(adjacent to the Collinsville Library)

this Saturday, November 17th

7:00 pm to 9:00 pm

Bring a friend and enjoy…

Refreshments will be served

Monday, November 12, 2007

Free Computer Classes

Have you taken advantage of your library’s Free Computer Classes yet? Anyone of any age who is interested in learning more about using their computer is invited to attend! They are absolutely free of charge, and you are invited to take as many – as often – as you would like. (Feel free to repeat classes as needed until you are comfortable!)

Don’t have a computer to practice what you’re learning? Not a problem! Your library also offers 15 Adult PCs, 4 Children’s PCs, and numerous wireless laptops all with free Internet access with all of the applications we teach. You can even bring in your Wi-Fi-enabled laptop to work on your own computer! Call the library (344-1112) and ask for the Media Center to find out more about the technology services we provide.

The schedule for the classes can be found on bookmarks located in the library, by accessing the Event Calendar on our website, or by calling the library.

The times are:
Classes on Mondays or Wednesdays: 5:30pm – 7:00pm
Classes on Saturdays: 9:30am – 11:00am
Please note the change of time for Saturday classes!

The “curriculum” starts with our Basics classes. We encourage everyone to start at these courses in order to ensure they have the basic fundamentals needed to succeed with the other courses.

Computing Basics 1
[ The very beginnings to understanding using the keyboard, mouse, and simple Windows concepts.]

Computing Basics 2
[ Expands on Basics 1 to include folder and file management, saving, printing, cut/copy/paste, and Window management. ]

Once you’re comfortable with that material, you are ready to move on to the “applications” we teach.

Using the Internet
[ Learn to use the Google search engine and to “decrypt” Internet addresses so you can figure out website addresses on your own. ]

Email 1 & 2
[ We’ll make sure you understand your Inbox, how emailing works, how to read and reply to messages, and managing your personal address book. ]

Word Processing
[ Learn what you need to know to do basic text, paragraph, and page formatting to type letters, reports, school papers, and other documents. ]

Excel Basics
[ Understand what a spreadsheet is, why you might use one, and figure out the basics of formulas, formatting, and other concepts.]

Card Catalog
[ Access your library from anywhere to find, request, and renew items from the entire Lewis and Clark Library System collection from anywhere there is Internet access! ]

Online Databases
[ Use your Virtual Library to access online references for general research, consumer reporting, stock management, genealogy, and other topics! ]