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Not Computer Literate? Here's Your Chance

By Jeaneane Payne

If you're ready to gain some computer knowledge, your chance has just arrived. Now you can learn basic Windows skills and even discover how to do an Excel spreadsheet.

Knox County Public Library is offering free computer workshops at its Lawson McGhee and Burlington Branch libraries.

Other things you will learn is how to get the most out of the library's vast online resources. A general Tech Help Session will also be offered which will provide an opportunity for people with basic computer knowledge to ask questions about apps, home electronics, specific consumer gadgets, and related technology.

"In today's high-tech economy, having basic computer skills is key to a successful job search," Knox County Mayor Tim Burchett said. "These workshops provide an important service to those who cannot afford computers and internet access in their own homes."

All workshops are from 5:30 p.m. to 7:45 p.m.

Introducing the Computer
September 8 and 22 at Burlington Branch Library
Presents the information and skills required for other workshops: computer terminology, the Windows environment,mouse/keyboard familiarity, working with files and folders.

Word 2007
September 6 at Lawson McGhee Library
September 29 at Burlington Branch Library
Introduces the basic concepts of word processing using Microsoft Word 2007. Requires the skills and concepts of Introducing the Computer.

Excel 2007
September 27 at Lawson McGhee Library
Learn to make a simple spreadsheet and use features such as AutoSum, functions, and charting. Requires the skills and concepts of Introducing the Computer and Word 2007.

Internet & Email Basics
September 15 at Burlington Branch
Feeling left behind in the online world? Start here to learn about the Internet and the World Wide Web, how to use a web browser, how to print from a web page, and what you need to send and receive email. Requires the skills and concepts of Introducing the Computer.

Library Online
September 20 at Lawson McGhee Library
Get the most productivity out of your time online and save money by finding the right information quickly. Your library card is your free pass into the world of information that costs everyone else big bucks.

Tech Help Session
September 19 at Lawson McGhee Library
Come with your questions about computers or other gadgets, apps, or Internet. Participants will share ideas and experiences, and help look for information. Think of it as a general tech meetup.

Registration is required for all classes except the Tech Help Session. Please call 865-215-8723 for questions/reservations for Lawson McGhee Library and 865-525-5431 for Burlington Branch Library. Registration for each class begins one week before that date.

Published August 26, 2011

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