Elgin Library to Offer Computer Classes

As part of the Library Broadband Builds Nebraska Communities project, the Elgin Public Library will partner with Northeast Community College to offer computer classes at the library. Classes will be offered March 13, 20 and 27 from 6:30-9:30 p.m. These grant funded classes will be open to the general public at no charge; however, due to the limited seating in the library prior registration is suggested for each computer class. Call 402 843-2460 or come by the library to sign up. The first class – learn computer skills using the Windows 7 operating system. Concepts will include starting programs, working with files and folders, tool bars, keyboard shortcuts and word processing tools such as cut, copy, and paste. Inserting pictures and text into document will also be covered. This class is for the person who has some computer knowledge and can use the mouse and keyboard.
The second class will build upon skills as the exploration and use of Windows 7 operating system continues. Concepts will include how to size windows, backup files, save to a CD, flash drive, or external hard drive. Students will “cruise the web” using Internet Explorer. The third class will continue to build upon the skills. Students will learn how to install and remove programs, basic computer maintenance, and customizing your Windows 7 system.
This project was supported in part by the Department of Commerce, National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA), Broadband Technology Opportunities Program (BTOP), funded by the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA), and the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, as administered by the Nebraska Library Commission.