News & Events - Computer Classes

Become a Master of Your Money: a workshop on organizing your personal finances

Tuesday, April 24, 6:00pmMoney Samrt Week 2018
Meeting Room 3,

To celebrate National Money Smart Week, the Russell Library offers an exciting workshop to help you organize your finances.  Using Excel to Manage your Investments, presented by Bob Carlson (a.k.a.”Count da-Mo’ney”), of Russell Library’s staff will focus on creating and using a spreadsheet to list all of your investments, bank accounts, savings and stock information in a single location (in case of an injury or death in the family).  Financial security topics will also be discussed.

This hands-on class is taught using library- supplied laptops on Windows 7 and Excel version 2013. Seating is limited to 8 students.

Money Smart Week: Budgeting with Excel

Wednesday, April 25, @ 1:30 pmMoney Samrt Week 2018
Meeting Room 3

In this introductory course, participants will learn how to create a monthly household budget using Microsoft Excel. Topics will include working from templates, formatting spreadsheets, and creating basic formulas. Bring a rough draft or working file to start simplifying and streamlining your budget in this hands-on workshop. A general understanding of computers and comfort using the keyboard and mouse is recommended. Class capacity is 8 seats. Registration recommended; drop-ins suggested if there’s room.  
Please sign up on-line or call the Information Services Desk at 860-347-2520.

Introduction to the Internet

Friday, May 4, 10:30am
Meeting Room 3

New to the web?  Have questions about the internet?  Come and learn the basics of what the internet is and how you can make it work for you.
Drop in; no registration.

Smart Searching: Internet Research, Fact Checking, and Staying Safe

Friday, May 18, 10:30am – 12:00pm
Meeting Room 3

With so much information available on the web, how does anyone know what’s worth reading? Learn how to locate fact-based information on the Internet using strong search terms and good sources. Participants will learn how to locate information, determine its source, and weigh its credibility. They will also learn how to search beyond Google for articles, images, and other resources.
Registration is suggested: please sign up online or call the Information Services desk at 860-347-2520. Class capacity is 8 students. Walk-ins accepted if there's room.

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Self-paced computer skills training available anytime on your computer or device; or during regular Library hours on Russell Library Computers.

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