Beloit Public Library (BPL) is pleased to announce the launch of new Drop-In Computer Workshops as a means to help bridge the digital divide and teach the community digital literacy and bridge the digital the divide.

These workshops will be held 6:00-8:00 p.m. every Monday in October and are open to all members of the public. The skills learned can not only make individuals more marketable in the workforce, but also help them to better connect with family and friends and help them support distance/online learning for children in their care.

Using the Northstar Digital Literacy tools, BPL will help attendees to assess and build the basic skills needed to perform tasks on computers and online, based on three basic computer digital literacy standard areas:

Essential Computer Skills:
-Basic Computer Skills
-Internet Basics
-Using Email
-Windows OS
-Mac OS

Essential Software Skills:
-Microsoft Word
-Excel
-PowerPoint
-Google Docs

Using Technology in Daily Life:
-Social Media
-Information Literacy
-Career Search Skills
-Supporting K-12 Distance Learning
-Your Digital Footprint

The public is invited to drop in on one or all of these workshops to get their digital literacy skills up to speed. For more information, follow BPL’s Facebook page.

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