April 2012 Computer Classes

     FREE Computer Classes

April 2012

 

Birmingham Public Library

Regional Library Computer Center

All class times are 9:30 a.m.-11:30 a.m.

 

PRE-REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED FOR ALL CLASSES

 

Basic PC: Requirements: No previous experience necessary.

Tuesday, April 17th

Saturday, April 28th

 

Keyboarding: Requirements: No previous experience necessary.

Monday, April 23rd

 

Basic Internet: Requirements: Experience using a PC and a mouse.

Monday, April 2nd

Tuesday, April 24th

 

Word Processing with Open Office Part I: Requirements: Experience using a PC and a mouse.

Tuesday, April 3rd

Monday, April 30th

Word Processing with Open Office Part II: Requirements: Word Processing with Open Office…Part I

Tuesday, April 10th

Presentations with Open Office: Requirements: Experience using a PC and a mouse.

Monday, April 9th

Saturday, April 14th

 

Spreadsheets with Open Office: Requirements: Experience using a PC and a mouse.

Monday, April 16th

Saturday, April 21st

 

To register for a classes or classes, please call 226-3799 or 226-3798.

Space is limited. Registration will be handled on a first-come, first-served basis. If youregister for a class and cannot attend, please call the Center as soon as possible. No one will be admitted after 10 minutes past the time the class is scheduled to start.

 

February 2012 Computer Class Schedule

Free Computer Class Schedule

February 2012

All classes are held in the Regional Library Computer Center (RLCC) of the Central (downtown) Library. All class times are 9:30 a.m.-11:30 a.m.

PRE-REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED FOR ALL CLASSES

Basic PC: Requirements: No previous experience necessary.

Monday, February 6th

Tuesday, February 28th

Basic Internet: Requirements: Experience using a PC and a mouse.

Monday, February 13th

Keyboarding: Requirements: No previous experience necessary.

Tuesday, February 7th

Word Processing with Open Office Part I: Requirements: Experience using a PC and a mouse.

Tuesday, February 14th

Word Processing with Open Office Part II: Requirements: Word Processing with Open Office Part I

Tuesday, February 21st

Presentations with Open Office: Requirements: Experience using a PC and a mouse.

Monday, February 20th

Spreadsheets with Open Office: Requirements: Experience using a PC and a mouse.

Monday, February 27th

 

Space is limited Registration will be handled on a first-come, first-served basis. If you register for a class and cannot attend, please call the Center as soon as possible. No one will be admitted after 10 minutes past the time of class is scheduled to start. These classes are provided by the Jefferson County Library Cooperative. 

Please call 205-226-3798 or 205-226-3799 to register for a class.

 

 

Twitter with BPL

The Birmingham Public Library now has a Twitter account. Twitter is considered to be a microblogging website. In the most simpliest terms, it is a cross between instant messaging and blogging. As a “Twitter” user you post things that are going on in your world. These posts can not be more than 140 characters long. As a “Twitter” you can “follow” other Twitters by clicking on “Follow” below their name. One word of caution: in order to do this you must be a registered user of Twitter. So before doing anything else, become a registered user of Twitter. As you Twitter you may have people that like what you write and so they decide to “follow” you. When sending a “Tweet”, that is what a message is called, you can also include a URL. Tweeter converts the URL to a smaller version of it using TinyURL.

As a Twitter you can follow what the Birmingham Public Library is doing. Just do a search for “BPL” and you should get a listing with BPL included. Just click on “follow” and soon thereafter you will be receiving Tweets from BPL. The address for the BPL website is: http://www.twitter.com/bpl

Holiday Closings @ BPL

In conjunction with the Birmingham Public Library, the RLCC will be closed on Friday, March 21st in observance of Good Friday. Also, the center will be closed on Sunday, March 23rd in observance of Easter. The library and computer center will be open on Saturday, March 22nd.

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Black History Month Online Resources

February is Black History Month and the Birmingham Public Library is well-prepared for this annual event. There are several online databases available on the Birmingham Public Library’s website. To access the free databases click on the “Databases” link, which is located at the top of the page. Once there you can have immediate access to “Black History” resources by scrolling down to the “Subject” list and selecting “African American”. This will immediately take you to a listing of all African American Resources or databases available only through the Birmingham Public Library and the Jefferson County Library Cooperative.

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Another resource for Black History Month can be found by going to the Library of Congress website. Here you can find a wealth of information on Black History. Of course, you can always “Google” Black History Month and find a few helpful websites.