January 12th, 2015
With the weather turning colder and the start of the New Year, it’s a great time to learn something new. Your library offers a variety of ways to update and learn new skills. Whether it’s for your own enrichment or to make you more employable, think about taking advantage of all that your library offers. We are your lifeline to a variety of services and opportunities!
Updating your computer skills is a great way to improve your employment opportunities by showing your desire to be relevant in the workplace, staying current with new technology, and demonstrating a desire to learn and grow. We offer different opportunities to update your skills. Consider attending one of our group computer classes held at either the Elkton or North East Branches. We offer Introduction to Computers, Introduction to the Internet, Introduction to Microsoft Word and Introduction to Yahoo Email. These 90 minute classes are a great way to learn a new skill and meet new people. Our Cecilton, Chesapeake City and Rising Sun branches offer 30 minute, personalized computer instruction on a topic of your choice! You can make an appointment by calling the branch. Our Perryville branch also offers 60 minutes of one-on-one instruction on Computer Basics, Internet Basics, Email, Microsoft Word and Microsoft Excel. Contact the Perryville Branch to set up an appointment today.
If you are in the mood for more in depth learning opportunities, consider our Gale Online Courses. These courses are free of charge, as are all of our services. Gale Online Courses offer 24 hours of instruction on a variety of topics to include computers, health care, test prep, finance, business, teaching, photography and more. All you need is a valid library card and the desire to learn.
Classes start monthly and you can complete your lessons whenever your schedule allows. These classes are an awesome way to update your skills with the Microsoft products, thus increasing your employability! Check out the wide variety of courses offered here.
If you were a lucky recipient of a new device this holiday season you will want to take advantage of all of the great free digital content offered at the library. We offer eBooks, eAudiobooks, downloadable magazines, movies, and music. Having trouble? Our CCPL librarians are always available to assist you.
Since you have already found our website, take a look at the “Digital Library” and see the great services we offer; FAQs, tutorials and guidance are also available. And be sure to use our free, enhanced Wi-Fi at all of our branches.
So, come in out of the cold and give our great services a spin. It’s a New Year… What will you learn?