Library to offer free computer class series to public

Published 8:20 am Wednesday, October 14, 2015

For those interested in improving their computer skills, or those with no experience, the Elizabethton/Carter County Public Library is offering a free computer class series.
“For people that are intimidated to sit down by themselves with a keyboard and mouse for first time, it’s a great environment to learn in with others,” said Archivist Joe Penza.
Classes will take place from 10 a.m. to noon on Mondays from October 19 through November 16.
Danny Lane, a computer science instructor at Northeast State Community College, will teach classes ranging from basic computer operation to word processing and Internet navigation.
“He can show you a lot or work your speed,” said Penza. “He is really knowledgeable.”
This will be his third time teaching classes like this at the library.
The program is made possible through a Free Access to Computer Training grant that the library received last year. Other classes will be offered in the future with various instructors teaching Microsoft Word and Excel.
“We hope to keep offering classes,” said Mary Ann Owen, technical librarian.
The class schedule is as follows:
• Oct. 19 “Basic Computers Part 2”
• Oct. 26 “Basic Computers Part 3”
• Nov. 2 “Brief Introduction to Word Processing”
• Nov. 9 “Internet”
• Nov. 16 “Email”

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