Greenwich Library offers technology classes

Boost your technology skills with a series of upcoming classes in March offered by the Greenwich Library.

From iPad cooking apps to online child safety, Greenwich Library technologists will look to help you explore new tech and learn skills that will make your online life more productive and enjoyable. Classes are designed to be open for all levels and are available to the public at no charge.

On Wednesday, March 12 at 10 a.m. and 1 p.m., the Career Coach Bus: Word Levels 1 and 2 will be in town. As part of this event, The CTWorks Career Coach bus visits Greenwich Library on the second Wednesday of each month to offer two-hour Microsoft Office Workshops. The bus is fully equipped with ten work stations and internet access. This month’s featured training is in Word. Level 1 is held at 10 a.m. and level 2 at 1 p.m.

Seating is limited to 10 and you can sign-up 30 minutes prior to class at the West Putnam Avenue entrance of the library.

On Wednesday, March 26 at 2 p.m., it’s Getting Started with Zinio. Participants will learn how to read full digital copies of magazines on various devices, from a computer, to a tablet or mobile device via the library’s new Zinio service. Students will also learn how to create an account to get access to over 190 popular magazine titles from the Greenwich Library website.

In addition to these two workshops, there is also regular library technology training center programming. The Library’s Drop-in Computer Lab is now held three times each week, from March 1 to March 29, on Saturdays and Tuesdays at 11 a.m., and Thursdays at 3 p.m.

Students will receive hands-on assistance with new gadgets, downloading eBooks and audiobooks using OverDrive, Library databases, Microsoft Office, Internet search, email, online forms, social media, job search and more. There will be devices to practice on, and students are also to welcome to bring computers or tablets of their own.

There will also be an exclusive Drop-in Computer Lab at Byram Library on Monday, March 24 at 2 p.m.

For more information, visit Greenwichlibrary.org/TechnologyTrainingCenter.aspx or contact the Technology Training Center at 203-625-6508.

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