This month in the Technology Training Center patrons can learn about the nuances of social media privacy settings and take a MOOC on European History and Literature. Job hunters can both delve into the latest job search strategies with Noelle Gross, then widen their opportunities by learning PowerPoint through the American Job Center, (formerly Southwestern CTWorks).
All year long, Greenwich Library training staff is available to help patrons explore new technologies and develop the skills they need to make online life more productive and enjoyable. Classes are offered in a comfortable environment for all participants, regardless of level. Programs are one hour long, held in the Training Center and are open to the public at no charge unless otherwise indicated.
Wednesday, September 9 at 10 a.m. and 1 p.m., Career Coach: Microsoft PowerPoint
Sponsored by the American Job Center (formerly Southwestern CTWorks), the Career Coach mobile classroom is offering two, 2-hour Microsoft PowerPoint training sessions. Level 1 training is at 10 am and level 2 at 1 pm. The Career Coach bus is equipped with 10 PC work stations and Internet access and is parked at the Library's West Putnam Avenue entrance. Arrive early to sign-up.
Eight Wednesdays beginning September 9, 10 a.m.-12 p.m., MOOC: The Modern and the Post Modern
This MOOC Class (Massive Open Online Course), with Professor Michael S. Roth of Wesleyan University, covers the first half of a full semester course on European history, literature and philosophy. The class is divided into 7 modules, each with about four video lectures. The first class will cover registration, syllabus and course logistics. Register now using our online calendar.
Tuesdays beginning September 15, 6-8:30 p.m., SCORE: Simple Steps for Starting your Business
This step-by-step guide to starting a business is conducted by a team of professionals from the SCORE Norwalk Chapter and will be held in the Meeting Room. Topics include: Business Planning, Marketing Strategy and Online Marketing, Financial Planning and Funding Sources. Five-week series. The final class will be held on Thursday, 10/15. Please register using our online calendar. Sponsored by Peterson Business programs.
Monday, September 21 at 2 p.m., Privacy and Settings in Social Media Accounts
Learn how to control your privacy settings and the information you share on some of the more popular social networking sites.
Saturday, September 26 at 11 a.m., Best Health Apps
Learn about health and wellness apps using the technology you already have. Trending Monthly is a series that explores what's hot in technology. (This program takes the place of the regular 11 a.m. lab.) Instructor: Lance Pendleton.
Monday, September 28 at 2 p.m., Tackle Your Job Search Like a Pro
Learn a proven, verifiable and replicable job search system that will make you feel more confident in your search techniques and strategy. Discover unique hiring insights and apply a 'hiring manager perspective' to your hunt. Presented by Noelle Gross.
Regular Technology Training Center Programming and Other Programs of Interest
• 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 September 1 through 29 (no lab on 9/5 and 9/26). Get hands-on assistance with everything. NEW! Bilingual assistance in Spanish is available. Use your own device or practice with ours.
• Greenwich Library Teen Services presents an introductory Python programming series on six Saturdays from 1-2:30 p.m., beginning August 29 (no class 9/5). For students in grades 6-8. Required registration begins 8/17.
• Introduction to Geocaching (including Apps and web resources) is offered on Monday, September 14 from 3-4:30pm.
For more information email Training Center staff, call (203) 625-6508, or visit www.greenwichlibrary.org/TechnologyTrainingCenter.aspx.