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The Jackson County Public Library will offer a free Excel for Beginners class on Monday, July 25th at 5:45 PM. The Intermediate Excel class will be Wednesday, July 27th also at 5:45 PM. Both 90-minute classes will be taught by retired WCU professor Roger Bacon, assisted by his wife Lisa Bacon and by library staffer Laura Chapman.

The introductory course is appropriate for people with some computer experience who are new to Excel and want to learn how to use this spreadsheet software. The course will cover such basic topics as entering numbers and text, doing simple calculations and using formulas, formatting the elements of a spreadsheet, how to find help when using Excel, and how to use the program for simple personal or professional projects, such as balancing a checkbook or budgeting. The class participants must have basic computer knowledge, such as keyboard and mouse skills

The intermediate class is meant for anyone who has some Excel experience but would like to improve their skills in sorting, finding, and graphing. Real-world examples will include checking account tracking, stock market graphing, and other practical exercises to make grocery shopping, diet tracking, or medication management easier. The class participants must have basic computer knowledge, such as keyboard and mouse skills.

The class will meet in the Library's computer lab and is limited to the first 16 participants to pre-register. (There is no fee.) Attendees should plan to arrive by 5:45 and meet in front of the Reference Desk on the second floor of the Library, before proceeding into the Computer Lab. The class will run from 5:45 to 7:15 p.m. For more information or to register, please call the Jackson County Public Library in Sylva at 586-2016.

This program is sponsored by the Friends of the Jackson County Public Library. The Jackson County Public Library in Sylva is part of the Fontana Regional Library system.