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"Geek League” Makes Teen Tech Coaches Available

Adults can get the "tech" help they need from the Library's "Geek League." Bring your electronic toys down and learn how to use them.

A new free service at the East Brunswick Public Library called the “Geek League” makes teen tech coaches available to customers who may be frustrated with an electronic device, or who may just be a little shy about getting started with a computer function.

Teens in the Geek League are available to help create an email or Facebook account, or with other basic computer questions. They also can coach adults to be more comfortable with electronic gadgets such as cell phones and eReaders.

If adults need help with an electronic gadget, they simply need to bring the item along with any cords and manuals that it comes with. Geek League “drop-in” dates are: Saturday, July 28, from 10 a.m. to noon; Monday, July 30, from 6 to 8 p.m.; Tuesday, Aug. 7, from 1 to 3 p.m.; Thursday, Aug. 16, from 6 to 8 p.m.; and Saturday, Aug. 25, from 10 a.m. to noon.

For more information on this event call 732-390-6789  or go to The Library’s website at http://www.ebpl.org and click on “News & Events.”
 

 

College Survival Workshop Series: Parent/Student Information Session

College Survival Workshop Series:  Parent/Student Information Session
Attend this FREE Session and start the college process off on the right foot! Monday, July 16 at 7:00-8:00pm

 

Want to prepare your students for what lies ahead and enable them to pursue career goals with confidence?

In this session, you will:

  • Meet our Dynamic Trainer and Experienced Career Coach
  • Hear a detailed overview of the 3 College Survival Workshops
  • Receive 20% off for your student to attend the series


Every student who signs up for a workshop will receive a:

  • 2012 Planning Calendar
  • Notepad, Pen and Folder
  • Topic-specific Resource Guides


We make it real.  We make it fun.  We make the learning last!

 

This first session is FREE!  Sign your child up for the following 3 sessions, and have them fully prepared for the college experience!

Managing College Life

Thursday, July 26, 2012 

 Résumés That Break the Ice!

Thursday, August 2, 2012 

Present Like a Pro

Thursday, August 9, 2012 

All sessions run from 7:00-8:30 pm.  The fee for each of the last three sessions is $25.  When you attend the FREE session, you will receive a 20% discount- only $60 for the entire series!

Pre-registration is required!  To register, please call 732-390-6782 or email dmcauley@ebpl.org.

Sponsored by the Business Resource Center.

 

 

August Computer Training Schedule

August Computer Training Schedule
Get the computer training you need at the Library and update your skills this month. Register now for the East Brunswick Public Library’s latest computer class offerings.

The Library will be offering courses for both beginners and more advanced Microsoft Office users. This month we are again offering our new course - Microsoft Word IV.

For Beginners

Beginners can register for our PC Literacy I and II classes for users who are new to computers.   We are also offering the Email Basics Parts I and II.  These classes are taught using web based email accounts.

For More Advanced Users

More advanced users can sign up for the Microsoft Office suite of classes.  This month we are offering four levels of Microsoft Word, four levels of Excel, and the Introduction to PowerPoint.

August Schedule:

All courses are offered using the latest Microsoft software - Windows 7 and Office 2010. Registration is required. All registrants should look at the class offerings carefully to insure that they have the necessary skills for each class. Most classes are two hours long and limited to 12 students per class.  

Fees

There is a $5 fee for cardholders and a $10 fee for non-cardholders. Fees will be added to a cardholder’s account and paid for at the Circulation desk. Register at the Library, by phone or by going to the event in the website Calendar and clicking on the Sign Me Up link. Your library card and PIN numbers will be required. Non-cardholders must pay at the time of registration, i.e. registrations must be in person.

Cancellation Policy

Fees for computer class registrations are NOT refundable, so please be aware that you are making a definite commitment to attend a class when you register.  Managing all of the changes in customer computer class registrations has been a very large job and has required staff hours which the library no longer has. The library would ask that you think of this as a small donation for all of the hours that are put in to running the classes.

If you cannot attend

If you cannot attend a class for which you have registered the Library would ask that as a courtesy to other registrants who may be waitlisted for that class that you call 732-390-6767 to cancel your registration or cancel your registration online so that they might have the opportunity to attend.

Waitlisted registrants

Waitlisted registrants will be notified by email and/or telephone as soon as there is a vacancy in a class. They will have 24 hours to respond to the notification. If they do not respond within that time frame, the next person on the waiting list will be notified. Once a commitment to attend has been made, that registration is subject to the same cancellation policy noted above. They do not pay unless there is a cancellation and they are admitted to the class proper.

Registration Requirements 

Please register early.  Registration will be closed 24 hours before the start of a class.  If there are fewer than six people registered at that time the class will be cancelled.  The library will make every effort to run classes as scheduled.  If circumstances dictate that the library must cancel a class, registration fees for those students are refundable.

Contact the Trainers

For more information, please call 732-390-6767.

 


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