The technology training staff at Greenwich Library has a great line-up of classes planned for October. This month, job hunters can enjoy Excel training, plus resume and interview tips and tricks. In a special three-week workshop, compulsive picture-takers will learn how to organize and edit their photos using Picasa. All year long, Greenwich Library training staff is available to help you explore new technologies and develop the skills to make your online life more productive and enjoyable.
Classes are offered in a comfortable environment for all participants, regardless of level, and are open to the public at no charge. All classes are 55 minutes with no registration unless otherwise noted.
Wednesdays & Fridays, October 22-November 7 from 10 a.m.-12 p.m., Organizing and Editing Your Photos
Don't know what to do with all those great vacation pictures? During this three-week (6 session) workshop you will learn how to organize and edit your photos using Picasa, a free software application offered by Google. Registration required beginning 9/29. Instructor: Charlie Stone, Director, Greenwich Senior Center for Computer Learning.
Monday, October 6 at 2 p.m. (90 minutes), The Art of the Resume
Are you new to the workforce, or maybe you just want to polish up a current resume? Find out what makes a good resume or bring in your existing resume for a review and critique. Instructor: Jeff Metzger, Owner, Your Resume Consultant.
Wednesday, October 8 at 10 a.m. and 1 p.m., Career Coach: Excel Training
Sponsored by Southwestern CTWorks, the Career Coach is offering two, 2-hour Microsoft Excel training sessions. Level 1 training is at 10 am and level 2 at 1 pm. The Coach bus is fully equipped with 10 PC work stations and Internet access and is parked outside the Library's West Putnam Ave Entrance. Arrive early to sign-up.
Wednesday, October 8 at 11 a.m., Trending Monthly - TV
What's coming up with television? Is it the end of cable? Join the discussion and see demonstrations of current hot new items currently trending in Technology - ranging from productivity, personal and family use, safety and security. All designed to improve the quality of life through technology. Instructor, Lance Pendleton, Director of Education, MacInspires.
Wednesday, October 15 at 11 a.m., Intro to MOOCs
What are MOOCs? MOOC stands for Massively Open Online Course, free courses that are delivered electronically to massive audiences. Learn about the offerings of Coursera, an education platform that partners with top universities to offer free online courses. Instructor: Jasmine Posey, Training Librarian.
Monday, October 20 at 2 p.m. (90 minutes), Art of the Job Interview
This interactive session on the job interview will appeal to job seekers and interviewers alike. The presenter will discuss interview concepts and strategies, how to prepare for an interview and how to give successful answers. Interviewers will learn how to craft meaningful questions. Instructor: Jeff Metzger, Owner, Your Resume Consultant.
Regular Library Technology Training Center Programming
The Library's regular Drop-in Computer Lab is offered three times each week: on Saturdays and Tuesdays at 11 a.m., and Thursdays at 3 p.m., from October 2-30. Get 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, basic computing and more with Library staff. Use your own device or practice with ours.
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