Thursday, August 21, 2014

Holyoke Library Computer Courses Attract Patrons

José E. Cartagena, a Computer Coordinator at Holyoke Public Library has reported that the library has received a strong response to the various courses being offered through the Computer Lab. All courses are free to anyone with a Holyoke Public Library Member Card and all are offered in both Spanish and English. The September program is as follows:

For anyone interested in learning the Spanish language, one hour classes are held Monday through Friday, starting at 11 AM each day. This course is for individuals who are interested in learning Spanish as a second language. Those who already have some background in the language and wish to practice their Spanish are also welcome.

Programa de Alfabetización (ABE), is a course that will offer Spanish heritage language speakers the opportunity to improve their writing and reading skills This program will meet every Tuesday at 9 AM, beginning September 2, for 50 minutes in the Library’s Community Room. Fundamentos de Computadora (Fundamentals of Computers) is scheduled for alternate Tuesdays, September 2, 16, and 30, at 10:30 AM each day.

Computer Basics, in English, will be offered on Tuesday, September 2 and September 16, at 10:30 AM, and September 30 at 2 PM. Using the World Wide Web (www), will be offered on Tuesday, September 9 at 10:30 AM and in Spanish, as Usando la www on Tuesday September 9 at 2 PM and Tuesday, September 23 at 10:30 AM.

Library Online Resources has been scheduled for Wednesdays, September 3 at 10:30 AM, and September 17 at 2 PM. Recursos electrónicos de la biblioteca, will be offered Wednesdays, September 10 at 10:30 AM and 24 at 2 PM.

Introduction to Microsoft Office is scheduled for Thursdays September 4 and 18 at 10:30 AM and 2 PM. Intro to email is scheduled for Thursday September 11 at 10:30 AM and Thursday, September 25, at 2 PM. The Spanish version, Intro al Correo-e, will be offered on Thursdays Sept 11 at 2 PM and 25 at 10:30 AM.

Resume Writing/Escriba su Resume, will be offered on Fridays, September 5 and 19, at 11 AM, and again on Saturdays September 13 and 27, at 2 PM.

To participate in any of the above listed course programs you must have a valid Holyoke Public Library Card. For any questions or to register by phone, please call 413-420-8118. To register by email, write to

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