Tech Connect: Free Basic Computer Classes

(Spanish)

We are proud to announce we are the only library in the state of Arkansas to receive a Public Library Association Digital Literacy Workshop Incentive Grant. With the grant funds, we are bringing basic computer and internet courses to the underserved populations in our community.   

The purpose of this course is to provide basic computer and internet courses for underserved populations in Saline County so that they may become more comfortable using technology. These skills are so important to help empower citizens so that they may have the tools they need to succeed. The PLA has created all of the educational materials; we just need to find locations that work best for our target audience to facilitate the materials. The materials are available in both Spanish and English, so we are hoping to reach the Hispanic community as well. 

Workshops will be small, classroom settings and can only hold 15 attendees per class. Because of this, registration is encouraged to hold your spot. If you do not register, you may still go to the class incase there is a cancellation or no-show, but we cannot guarantee a spot will be available.

There are eight approved digital skills workshops, and each participant will receive a certificate of completion for each workshop they attend. You can visit www.digitallearn.org to learn more about PLA’s initiative to support libraries and communities with expanding digital literacy. The current class list is below. Information on additional classes will be announced soon but we would really appreciate your input to plan those classes. To help us out, fill out this simple survey (English) or (Spanish survey).

Tech Connect Workshops

Internet Basics
Saturday, October 22nd
10 AM – 12 PM
Bob Herzfeld Memorial Library in Benton
More information and registration

Cybersecurity
Monday, October 24th
5:30 PM – 7:30 PM
Bob Herzfeld Memorial Library in Benton
More information and registration

Email Basics
Monday, November 7
5:30 PM – 7:30 PM
Saturday, November 12
10:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Location: Bob Herzfeld Memorial Library in Benton (1800 Smithers Drive Benton, AR 72015)
More information and registration

Computer Basics
Monday, November 14
5:30 PM – 7:30 PM
Saturday, November 19
10:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Location: Bob Herzfeld Memorial Library in Benton (1800 Smithers Drive Benton, AR 72015)
More information and registration