Free Continuing Education Classes:
Microsoft Word, Microsoft PowerPoint and Microsoft Publisher
Need some 21st century skills? Want to learn how to use Microsoft Word, Microsoft PowerPoint or Microsoft Publisher? This is your opportunity to learn from a professional educator, Marilyn Hebert.
The classes will be held at three libraries:
- The Causeway Branch, 985-626-9779, will not hold a computer software class in April, but will hold a Microsoft Word class on Wednesday, May 1, from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
- TheCovington Branch, 985-893-6280, will hold a Microsoft PowerPoint class on Friday, April 12, from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. and a Microsoft Publisher class on Friday, May 10, from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
- TheSlidell Branch, 985-646-6470, will hold a Microsoft Word class on Monday, April 8, from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. and a Microsoft PowerPoint class on Monday, May 6 from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
Marilyn Hebert is a former computer teacher who is proficient in Microsoft Word, Publisher, PowerPoint and other programs and she has previously taught classes with the St. Tammany Parish Library. Attendees will have use of the library’s laptop computers for the duration of the class and are advised to bring a storage device, such as a flash or thumb drive in which to store their work. Registrants must be familiar with the fundamentals of computer operation, have experience using the Windows operating system and the Internet prior to taking the class. Those who are not familiar with the above should attend the “Self-Paced Computer Class”, (offered by the library), where they will learn how to find video tutorials which will instruct them about computers, the Windows operating system, and the Internet.
Attendees of the Word class will learn how to compose a business letter and a resume.
Attendees of the Power Point class will learn the basics skills needed to make presentation slides.
Attendees of the Publisher class will learn how to create flyers and brochures.
The recent Global Report on Adult Learning and Education stresses the importance of adult continuing education, “In the 21st century, the rapid pace and complexity of economic, technological, and cultural changes require women and men to adapt and re-adapt throughout their lives.”
The event is free and open to the public, and registration is recommended. Seating space is limited to 10 adults. To register, please call the branch library listed above which is offering the class.