‘Tech Thursdays’ classes continue at Bayonne library – The Hudson Reporter

‘Tech Thursdays’ classes continue at Bayonne library – The Hudson Reporter

‘Tech Thursdays’ classes continue at Bayonne library – The Hudson Reporter 0 0 Alan Dickson

Upcoming classes focus on basic Microsoft Word, Microsoft Excel, eBooks, and more
The Bayonne Public Library continues to offer “Tech Thursdays” through September. The program began in April of this year and offers weekly valuable technology lessons to those in need each month.
Residents are free to attend one or all of the library’s Tech Thursdays classes. The classes meet each Thursday from 2:30 to 3:30 p.m.
According to the city, the class aims to help those who want to know how to stay safe when their using the computer or the internet; want to learn how to use Microsoft Word, but never knew who to ask; need assistance figuring out Microsoft Excel; want to learn how to set up and use eBooks; had a burning tech question, but the library hasn’t covered the issue in one of their tech classes yet.
Each Thursday this month, the library will be offering Tech Thursdays classes with Adult Services Librarian Bill Fischer. The first Tech Thursdays class kicked off on September 1, regarding computer security. The class discussed computer security, the types of threats such as viruses and ransomware, and good security practices and antivirus programs.
On September 8, the topic of the class will be basic Microsoft Word. The class will discuss what a word processor is and what can be done with it, will create documents and edit them, and will learn some of the many features of Microsoft Word. As a prerequisite, students need to know how to use a mouse and keyboard and how to click on icons.
On September 15, Tech Thursday will focus on basic Microsoft Excel. Students will be introduced to Microsoft Excel and will learn how to create a spreadsheet, how to enter data, and how to perform some basic operations with that data. As a prerequisite, students need to know how to use a mouse and keyboard and how to click on icons.
On September 22, the class will revolve around eBooks. Students will learn how to use the eBook service of the Bayonne Public Library known as Axis360, learn about eReaders like Amazon kindles as well as apps for mobile devices, and learn about free and low cost eBook sites. There are no prerequisites for this class.
On September 29, there will be an “Ask Me Anything” (AMA) class with Fischer, during which residents can ask any miscellaneous tech related questions that they might have. There are no prerequisites for this class.
Advanced registration is preferred, but walk-ins will be accommodated if possible. Register for the classes at: tinyurl.com/TTwithBillSept22.
For updates on this and other stories, check www.hudsonreporter.com and follow us on Twitter @hudson_reporter. Daniel Israel can be reached at disrael@hudsonreporter.com.

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