Need help brushing up your word processing skills for a new job? Interested in searching your family roots but don’t know where to start? The Peters Township Public Library offers free and low cost computer classes on most Tuesday evenings from 7:15 to 8:45 pm on a variety of topics. The classes are designed to help the community connect with informational resources related to employment, genealogy, social media, 3D printing technology and more.
Registration is required at the library’s Circulation Desk the day prior to the class and payment must be made at that time for classes with a fee. Basic mouse and keyboarding skills are required.
Upcoming classes include:
- 3D Design and Printing on April 4
Learn all about 3D printing technology and the fun objects that you can create by downloading, slicing, preparing and printing. Cost $5.
- Computers 101 on April 11
Get to know your computer and the Internet, along with the library online library catalog. Free class.
- Genealogy Research on April 18
Learn how to use the library’s resources to help you search for your roots. The lesson covers how to use the Heritage Quest database, Ancestry Library Edition and Google. Free class.
- Word Processing 1 on April 25
Includes creating/naming/saving documents, working with text and printing options. Cost $5.
- Word Processing 2 on May 2
Includes indents, tabs, tables, automating tasks, spell/grammar checks, page numbers, styles and headers/footers. Cost $5.
- Word Processing 3 on May 9
Includes templates, e-mail, mail-merge and insert graphics. Cost $5.
- Beginner’s PC toolkit on May 16
Learn how to capture content, work with directories, access simple to use programs and learn about keyboard short-cuts. Free class.
- Computers 101 on May 23
Get to know your computer and the Internet, along with our online library catalog. Free class.
- Social Networking on May 30
A demonstration of Facebook and blogging – two of the most common forms of social networking. Cost $5.
This Information Literacy program series is offered by the library as part of the Pennsylvania Library Association’s statewide initiative, PA Forward, to demonstrate that libraries can help all Pennsylvanians learn how to use online resources and current technology to improve their education, to enhance their job skills, and to participate in civil discourse.
For more information about the computer classes, please call Peter Stamoolis at 724.941.9430 ext. 5767.