Prendergast Library schedules spring computer classes

JAMESTOWN – Prendergast Library will offer Introduction to Computers and the Internet and Introduction to Microsoft Office 2010 – Excel and Word starting March 4, for those interested in taking a computer class this spring.

Introduction to Computers and the Internet will meet for six sessions from 12:30 to 3 p.m. on Tuesdays and Thursdays.

Courses run March 4 through March 20, March 25 through April 10, or April 15 through May 1. All Windows operating systems are welcome, and Windows 8 users are asked to bring their laptop or tablet.

“This course is designed for new computer users. It’s hands-on. You start ‘at the beginning’ and progress at your pace,” said Jamestown Community College instructor Janet Haveron.

Besides basic computer terminology, participants will learn about turning a computer on and off properly and using a mouse, keyboard and the Internet.

“If you have computer questions, we help you find the answers,” she said.

Introduction to Micro-soft Office 2010 Excel and Word will meet for eight sessions from 9:30 a.m. to noon on Tuesdays and Thursdays from March 4 through March 27 or from April 1 through April 24.

This course provides an overview of both Microsoft Office 2010 Excel and Word.

“Microsoft Excel and Word are a must skill to have in today’s work force. If you are new to Microsoft Office or need to upgrade your skills, this is the perfect class because you will create spreadsheets and documents that benefit you,” according to the teacher.

During Introduction to Spreadsheets (Excel), those attending will learn to work with and analyze numbers using a spreadsheet.

They will create their own spreadsheets using formulas and formatting and learn to search, manage, calculate and use graphs in Microsoft Excel 2010.

Introduction to Word Processing (Microsoft Word) will introduce the features of Microsoft Word 2010, including editing and creating documents, formatting, cutting and pasting, tables, headers, footers and mailing labels.

Karen Mason, a recently enrolled student, described her class as, “A wonderful opportunity for learning at any level, and what a bonus for it to be offered free of charge.”

For additional information or registration about spring classes, call 484-7135.

Prendergast Library is located at 509 Cherry St., Jamestown.