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Library offers free computer classes
Press Release October 17, 2002

The Newark Public Library has announced its schedule of free computer classes for the month of November. Highlighting the schedule are ones on “Word Processing for Seniors,” “Webwise (for Kids!)” and “Business on the Web.” The classes will be held in the Technology Training Center, which is located on the third floor of the main library, 5 Washington Street. Registration is required for each class, since seating is limited to ten participants. For more information, or to register, please call (973) 733-3603 or visit the Victoria Technology Center, which is across from the Technology Training Center.

Following is the list of classes, some of which have prerequisites. Those offered in Spanish follow the English listing.

Mouse Clinic
Point and click with greater ease. Learn the proper way to hold the mouse device. Practice moving and clicking on selected text. Use drop down menus and scroll bars. This class is essential for first-time computer users.
Saturday November 2 2:00-3:30pm
Thursday November 7 2:00-3:30pm
Friday November 22 10:00-11:30am
Wednesday November 27 10:00-11:30am

Using the very popular Mavis Beacon typing tutorial, learn to type or to improve your speed and accuracy.
Monday November 4 2:00-4:00pm
Saturday November 16 2:00-4:00pm
Wednesday November 20 10:00am-12:00pm
Saturday November 30 10:00am-12:00pm

Word Processing I
Create, open, save, close, preview and print lists, letters, and other documents. Learn basic formatting, including font selection, numbering and underlining. Typing skills are required.
Wednesday November 6 2:00-4:00pm
Thursday November 14 6:00-8:00pm

Word Processing II
Learn how to make changes to an existing document by using formatting features for the page and paragraph. Change views and toolbars. Experience with Microsoft Word is a prerequisite.
Thursday November 21 2:00-4:00pm
Monday November 25 2:00-4:00pm

Introduction to Résumé Writing
Produce your own résumé and cover letter in the standard format of your choice. Experience using a mouse and typing skills are required. Please bring a 3½-inch floppy disk with you to this class.
Thursday November 7 6:00-8:00pm
Tuesday November 19 6:00-8:00pm

Internet I
Take your first step onto the World Wide Web. Discover how to use the Explorer browser. Learn about menus and toolbars, and become familiar with various ways of navigating the Internet. Experience using a mouse and typing skills are required.
Wednesday November 6 10:00am-12:00pm
Friday November 8 2:00-4:00pm
Tuesday November 12 2:00-4:00pm

Internet II
Build on what you learned in Internet I to develop expertise in finding information by using subject directories and search engines. Internet I and typing skills are required.
Thursday November 14 2:00-4:00pm
Friday November 15 10:00am-12:00pm
Tuesday November 26 10:00am-12:00pm

PowerPoint I
Explore the possibilities of Microsoft PowerPoint for creating professional, effective presentations. Experience with Microsoft Word is essential.
Wednesday November 6 6:00-8:00pm
Saturday November 23 10:00am-12:00pm

PowerPoint II
Build on what you learned in the Introduction to PowerPoint and discover how to use automatic and manual transitions between slides and how to introduce effective animation and clip art in your presentations. Experience with PowerPoint is essential.
Wednesday November 13 6:00-8:00pm
Saturday November 23 1:00-3:00pm

Introduction to Email
Access and set up your own free email account. Practice sending and receiving messages. Internet I and typing skills are required.
Thursday November 7 10:00-12:00pm
Tuesday November 19 2:00-4:00pm

Advanced Email
Build on what you learned in the Introduction to Email. Customize your account by learning how to use folders, address book, and attachments. Find email addresses for other people by means of directories. Introduction to Email is required.
Friday November 1 10:00am-12:00pm
Tuesday November 26 2:00-4:00pm

Business on the Web
Find Internet sites for products, companies, toll-free numbers, customer complaints, exchange rates, and more. Internet experience and typing skills are required.
Saturday November 30 2:00-4:00pm

Webwise (for kids!)
Children in grades 4-5 and their caretakers are invited to learn tips and tricks for searching the Internet, to find both entertaining and informative sites. Covered, too, will be guidelines for safe surfing.
Saturday November 9 2:00-4:00pm

Word Processing for Seniors
If you are a senior citizen and would like to learn how to type a letter, résumé, or other document and save it to a disk, please join us for this class.
Friday November 8 10:00am-12:00pm

Talleres de Computadoras en Español
Estas clases son gratis, pero debe inscribirse con anticipación. Llame o visite el Centro Tecnológico Victoria (973-733-3603).
Aprendiendo a Usar el Correo Electrónico (Email)
Aprenderá cómo tener acceso y registrarse gratuitamente a un correo electrónico. Practicará cómo enviar y recibir mensajes. Aprenderá cómo encontrar direcciones de correos electrónicos de otras personas usando diversos directorios de la red mundial. Es requisito haber tomado la clase Explorando el Internet.
sábado 9 de noviembre 10:00am- mediodía

Procesamiento de Documentos
Aprenderá cómo escribir, mantener, cerrar e imprimir un documento. Es requisito saber usar el ratón.
jueves 21 de noviembre 6:00-8:00pm

Explorando el Internet
Usted conocerá qué es el Internet, qué es la red mundial de información (World Wide Web); los diferentes mecanismos de búsqueda (search engines), y cómo hacer las búsquedas. Es requisito saber usar el ratón.
sábado 16 de noviembre 10:00am-mediodía

Preparación de Resumés
Usted aprenderá cómo preparar su propio resumé y la carta de presentación; las diferentes clases de resumés: cronológico, tradicional, estudiantil y profesional. Es requisito saber usar Microsoft Word.
martes 12 de noviembre 6:00-8:00pm


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