Computer class filling quickly

Staff writer

Peabody Township Library has just finished its first “Computer Basic Class for VERY Beginners” with five graduates of the program now able to turn on a computer and do some simple functions.

According to librarian Rodger Charles, instructor Zach Prehiem is ready to introduce more students to Microsoft Word, Excel, Power Point, Publisher, and social media and e-reader training as the summer begins.

“We want to remind the community that the classes are available,” he said. “Some do not have many people signed up and some are just about full.

“We can begin to add classes in some of the categories such as social media, which will be offered in July but already has only one spot left. If we have an idea of the interest level that might be out there, we could try to schedule an additional four-night session.”

Charles said the Excel class also has only one opening, while Power Point has only one person signed up and Publisher has two. He also said the library would consider another beginner’s class if there was enough interest.

“We could get a beginner’s class going in July,” he said.

Charles also announced he had received a grant for a gaming system similar to the one that youngsters enjoy at the HUB. The equipment includes an Xbox 360, a monitor, and a variety of games.

“I need to get some paper work set up before we can open the gaming system to the public,” he said. “But it won’t be long until it will be available. These are games that are acceptable for all age groups, without questionable graphics or messages.”

For more information or to sign up for a class, contact Charles at the library at (620) 983-2502.

 

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