Subscribe to our blog Like us on Facebook Subscribe to our YouTube Channel Follow us on Twitter Follow us on instagram Follow us on Tumblr
All Library locations will be closed Thursday & Friday, November 28-29. - More info about closings
The Jackson County Public Library in Sylva will offer a basic introduction to Microsoft Word on Wednesday, October 7th at 5:45 PM and a computer class called "Keeping Safe and Secure in the Digital Age" on Wednesday, October 14th at 5:45 PM.

Introduction to Microsoft Word

Wednesday, October 7 at 5:45pm

The 90-minute class will show participants how to create new documents, edit and save documents, and do other basic word processing tasks using Microsoft Word.The class participants must have basic computer knowledge, such as keyboard and mouse skills. Laura Chapman, who works at the Library in Adult Services, will lead the class. Participants are asked to arrive at the Library and proceed upstairs to the Reference desk no later than 5:45 p.m.
 
The free class is limited to the first 16 people who register. To do so, or for more information, please call the Jackson County Public Library in Sylva at 586-2016. This class is co-sponsored by the Friends of the Jackson County Public Library.
 

Keeping Safe and Secure in the Digital Age

Wednesday, October 14 at 5:45 PM

This class is intended to provide the average home computer user with an overview of the threats and vulnerabilities associated with the use of home computers, home networks, e-mail, and general internet browsing in today’s digital environment, and to suggest remedies, mostly free or low cost, for minimizing those hazards. The class format will be lecture-based with extensive illustrations and will be followed by a question-and-answer period.

The class will be led by Library volunteer Roy Osborn, with assistance from Library staffer Laura Chapman. Roy Osborn has worked in the computer industry for more than 30 years including 5 years with the Federal Government as a computer programmer and 28 years of computer system analysis and integration with the MITRE Corporation in McLean VA, retiring to Cullowhee in 2005. His training includes a BA in Mathematics (SUNY), MS in Computer Information Systems (USC), and graduate studies in Operations Research (U Pittsburgh).  He also served in the US Air Force for 4 years. Roy’s interest in computer security was piqued by the amazing number and forms of digital threats observed on his computer screen on an almost daily basis, and the need for public understanding of how best to avoid those threats. 
 
For more information, please call the Jackson County Public Library in Sylva at 586-2016. This class is co-sponsored by the Friends of the Jackson County Public Library.