Friday, August 1, 2008

Library Computer Classes

Starting in September, the library will be expanding computing training classes from monthly to a weekly basis at the Warrenton and John Marshall branches.

Warrenton Library will host the classes on Tuesdays from 9-10 a.m. The John Marshall branch will host classes on Wednesdays from 11 a.m.-noon. Space is limited and advance registration is required. Please call the Warrenton or John Marshall branch to reserve a space.

Week 1 - Internet Basics –Learn basic Internet terminology and the fundamentals of navigating the World Wide Web using the Internet Explorer browser. This class, aimed at beginners, includes an introduction to library's web site and lots of practice with the mouse.

Week 2 - Introduction to Web-based E-Mail – Learn how to create and access a free e-mail account from any computer. Students should be familiar with computers and the Internet.

Week 3 - Search & Explore the Internet –Students will use popular search engines, Internet directories and the Library’s own Web site to find information. Students should be familiar with computers and the Internet.

Week 4 - Advanced Internet Topics –Students will learn how to create/store documents online for easy access and free tools they can use to “blog,” keep an online calendar and create their own Web site. Students should be comfortable using the computer and the Internet.

The Bealeton Library will continue to host a monthly class, Introduction to the Internet, in both English (1st Wednesday of the month) and Spanish (3rd Wednesday of the month).