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CCPL can aid seniors and workers returning to workplace

Don't miss free classes
Don't miss free classes
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Many seniors who looked forward to retiring have returned to work. Some of them have lost some of their nest eggs or assets in the recession and other simply didn't find a retired lifestyle to their liking. And others, having been let go and down-sized from their employment, may have not kept up with the ever-changing computer field.

Anyone who uses a computer on a frequent basis knows that technology is constantly changing along with software packages and updates to existing ones. For anyone who has had a hiatus from the workplace, needs a computer fundamental refresher or has never been introduced to a computer, s(he) can be reintroduced to them. Charleston County Public Library (CCPL) offers FREE beginner or refresher courses that can aid the employee returning to work.

Here are FREE March 2011 Computer Classes at CCPL's Main Library located at 68 Calhoun Street, downtown (843-805-6930)

Computer Fundamentals - Introduction to Computers

Unravel the mystery of the computer as you learn the parts of the computer, the difference between hardware and software, what an operating system is and how files are stored. Practice using the mouse and keyboard, too! No previous computer experience expected. Wednesday, March 2 from 2:30 – 4:30 p.m. Registration begins February 23 and Thursday, March 17 from 5:30 – 7:30 p.m. Registration begins March 10

Using the Mouse and Keyboard

The mouse and keyboard are your computer’s communication tools. Learn how to click, double-click, click and drag and scroll with the mouse. Then practice typing and editing text, numbers and symbols with the keyboard. No previous computer experience expected. Wednesday, March 9 from 2:30 – 4:30 p.m. Registration begins March 2 Thursday, March 24 from 5:30 – 7:30 p.m. Registration begins March 17

Working with Windows
Come explore the typical menus, toolbars and dialog boxes you’ll see when working with Windows XP and Microsoft Office 2007. Learn how to resize windows, open files and make selections from the toolbars. Experience using the mouse and keyboard is expected. Monday, March 7 from 2:30 – 4:30 p.m. Registration begins February 28 .....and.......Wednesday, March 16 from 2:30 – 4:30 p.m. Registration begins March 9....and.....Thursday, March 31 from 5:30 – 7:30 p.m. Registration begins March 24File Storage and Organization

Discover how to save and organize your computer files more efficiently. Learn how to rename files, move and copy files, create folders to save files by subject and delete unwanted files. Experience using the mouse and keyboard is expected. Monday, March 14 from 2:30 – 4:30 p.m. Registration begins March 7....and.....Wednesday, March 23 from 2:30 – 4:30 p.m. Registration begins March 16

Internet Basics

Dive into the World Wide Web with Internet Explorer! Learn how to find a website, navigate through web pages, evaluate web sites and use the Search and Favorites tools. Completion of the Computer Fundamentals series (or previous experience) is expected. Tuesday, March 1 from 9:30 – 11:30 a.m. Registration begins February 22

Explore some common search engines like Google and Ask and learn how to enter effective search terms. Practice reviewing the search results and choosing advanced search options. Completion of Internet Basics (or previous experience) is expected. Tuesday, March 22 from 9:30 – 11:30 a.m. Registration begins March 15

Internet: E-mail Essentials

Learn how to send, receive, reply and forward e-mail messages with a Yahoo training account. Practice opening and saving attachments, organizing messages into folders and creating a contact list. Completion of Internet Basics (or previous experience) is expected. Thursday, March 10 from 9:30 – 11:30 a.m. Registration begins March 3

Marie Coppola February 2011

Ref: Jamie Thomas, Public Relations & Marketing Manager, CCPL

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