Registration Open For April Classes

Registration is now open for staff and the public for the Central Library April 2015 Classes. The classes offered in the month of April will feature a Money Smart Week presentation with Dr. Stephanie Yates and Job Searching Tips with local career counselor, Jack Norris.

All classes are held in the Regional Library Computer Center (RLCC) of the Central (downtown) LibraryPRE-REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED FOR ALL CLASSES due to limited seating.

To register for classes, go to https://rlccbpl.wordpress.com/computer-class-schedule/ or pick up a copy of the April 2015 Class Schedule at your local Birmingham Public Library branch. Please note that registration does not necessarily guarantee you a spot in the class. Call or email to confirm.

Access Your Information Anywhere

Desktop ComputerHow many times have you been unable to access your computer files away from home or edit a document?  Maybe you just don’t have your flash drive with you or a copy of that important document on your device.  Or, you would like to share a document with several of your colleagues.  Well, consider downloading the Dropbox app.

Dropbox allows you to access your documents, music, photos and video anywhere.  You can even edit documents and photos or videos to share with others.  You can control who sees a particular file.  You will never have to email yourself a copy of another file again.  This is a free service.  To get started, you ‘ll need to create an account on the Dropbox website.  Next, you’ll download the desktop application.  You can begin dragging and dropping your files into cloud storage.

You may also download the Dropbox app to your tablet.  This app is available for Android devices, iPhone, iPad, Kindle Fire and Blackberry.  This will allow you to access your files anywhere at anytime.

I’ve used the Dropbox app for a few years now and have the assurance that my files are available anytime.  The app is simple and easy to use.  I’ve saved documents, as well as music, and enjoy being able to access my files on any computer and on my tablet.

Try the Dropbox application today.  You may view the Dropbox Website for more information.

 

Registration Open For March RLCC Classes

Registration is now open for staff and the public for the March 2015 Regional Library Computer Center Classes. All classes are held in the Regional Library Computer Center (RLCC) of the Central (downtown) LibraryPRE-REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED FOR ALL CLASSES.

To register for a class: ((Please note that registration does not necessarily guarantee you a spot in the class. You will receive an email confirming your registration for classes.  You may also call to confirm your registration)

  1. Complete name, address and phone information. PLEASE PRINT.
  2. Place a check mark in the check box next to the class(es) you would like to attend.
  3. Return the entire form to a staff person in the Public Computer Services department.
  4. You may also send an email to cenrtc@bham.lib.al.us or use the online form to register.

Free Online Learning

There’s no beComputer Clip Arttter time than now to learn a new skill or take an educational course of personal interest to you.  Well, I would like to introduce several free online learning websites.  Yes, that’s right.  You can choose courses and learn skills all for free.  Also, learn at your own pace and connect with fellow learners and instructors.  What an opportunity!

Coursera: Free Online Courses

This educational website offers courses online to anyone for free.  You may choose from hundreds (currently 955) of courses created by the top educational institutions.  The courses cover a broad range of subjects including biology, computer sciences, physics, health, math, education, social sciences and teacher professional development.  You may learn for fun or earn a verified certificate.

Codecademy

This educational site teaches you to code interactively for free.  You may choose to learn HTML & CSS, Python, Ruby or Javascript, as well as other programming languages.  You can learn to create a website, as well as style the site using CSS.  This is an interactive website which makes learning fun.  I recommend this resource for adults and teens who are interested in learning to code.

Khan Academy

“You can learning anything.”  This is a learning resource for all ages.  This site offers free outstanding educational resources for everyone.  Courses include math, science, art, music, computer programming, economics and more.  There are even free tools for parents and teachers.

So, what are you waiting for?  Get started on those goals today.  Lifelong learning is important.  You will definitely improve your skills and expand your horizons.

Registration Open for February RLCC Classes

CLASS REGISTRATION

Registration is now open for staff and the public for the February 2015 Regional Library Computer Center classes. All classes are held in the Regional Library Computer Center (RLCC) of the Central (downtown) LibraryPRE-REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED FOR ALL CLASSES.

To register for a class: (Please note that registration does not necessarily guarantee you a spot in the class. Please call to confirm.)

  1. Complete name, address and phone information. PLEASE PRINT.
  2. Place a check mark in the check box next to the class(es) you would like to attend.
  3. Return the entire form to a staff person in the Public Computer Services department.
  4. You may also send an email to cenrtc@bham.lib.al.us or use the online form to register.