Princeton Public Library has 12 computer classes scheduled for March including iPads and blogs for beginners.
Classes take place in the library’s technology room, 65 Witherspoon Street, Princeton.
Registration is not required, but seating is limited.
Microsoft Excel for Beginners is a two part course taught by training expert Sharon Bancroft. She will discuss formatting cells and sheets, adding icons to the Quick Access Toolbar, filling a series of data, creating formulas and charts, sorting and filtering in tables, linking cells, using functions and repeating cells and working with header and footers.
The skill level for this class is basic. Session are 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. March 6 and 13.
The library is offering a new course titled Career Resources @ PPL 10 to 11 a.m. March 7.
Students will learn about how to utilize library resources to aid their job searches. Resources include resume and cover letter templates, skill building and software tutorials and job search databases.
Learning for Life @ Your Library is scheduled for 11 a.m. to 12 p.m. March 8.
In this class, participants will learn about how to use the library’s websites, collections and services to study topics that interest them.
WordPress Camp for Beginner Bloggers is a two session course on the basics of blogging. Social media and technology expert John LeMasnet will discuss how to start and managing your blog through wordpress, which is a free blogging platform.
Sessions are 7 to 8:30 p.m. March 11 and 18.
iPhoto for Beginners is scheduled for 1 to 2:30 p.m. March 12.
In this course, student will learn the basics of the iPhoto program used on a Mac. Lessons include how to download, edit and share photos.
Public Relations for Small Business and Non-Profits is a new course scheduled for 9:30 to 11 a.m. March 14.
Students will learn basic techniques to spread the word about their business or non-profit organization. Topics include press release writing and connecting with the local media.
Downloading Audiobooks is set for 2 to 3 p.m. March 14.
This class is about using the library’s free digital audiobook collections eLibraryNJ and One Click Digital. The collections are only accessible to patrons with active library cards. Participants should bring their own digital audio device for hands on instruction.
Zinio: Explore the World of Digital Magazines is a new class set for 1 to 2 p.m. March 15.
Zinio is a collection of 71 downloadable publications offered by the library accessible with an active library card. The collection includes Consumer Reports, Newsweek, and National Geographic.
In this class, participants will learn how to use Zinio and other subscription databases. The library recommends bringing a laptop or device.
Video Chatting with Google Hangout is set for 7 to 8:30 p.m. March 20.
Digital media expert Lynette Young provides an overview of Google’s new video-chatting service that allows users to talk face-to-face from a computer, tablet, or smartphone. The skill level for this class is intermediate.
iPhone 101 is set for 7 to 8:30 p.m. March 21.
In this class participants will learn the basics using an iPhone; from making phone calls, texting, taking pictures, to downloading apps. This class will also be helpful to new owners of an iPad.
Intro to Apple iWork is set for 10 to 11:30 a.m. March 23.
Mac expert Caitlin Trought will demonstrate iWork for Mac, which allows users to create and design documents, spreadsheets and presentations for school or work-related activities.
Advanced iPhoto: Maximize Your Memories is set for 1 to 2:30 p.m. March 26.
In this intermediate class, students will try some of iPhoto’s more powerful features, including the advanced editing tools, slide show-iTunes integration, and face recognition. During a portion of the class time, students will be able to practice their on their own photos.
More information is online at princetonlibrary.org.