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January 24 will begin the first of two years of computer classes offered at the Fayetteville-Lincoln County Public Library.
Classes will be held on Tuesday evenings from 6 until 8 p.m.
The library received one of the Rural Library Computer Grants, qualifying for the large lab, which enabled the library to purchase equipment needed for classes. The grant is funded by three sources: the Secretary of State, the Department of Economic and Community Development and the USDA.
The primary purpose of the labs is to assist those people who are seeking employment and do not have basic computer skills. The first classes will be focusing on basic computer instructions, learning the differences in a computer keyboard and a typewriter.
Later classes will be on topics such as how to set up email, how to write a resume, how to submit a resume online, job searching, etc.
The classes will be taught by Cathy Powell, who has volunteered her time to help the library. Mrs. Powell is a former educator with experience in public school computer instruction.
At this time, there is room for only 12 students. One of the laptops is equipped with special software and a large monitor for those who have impaired vision.
The lab is located on the second floor in the staff workroom. A sign-up sheet is available at the circulation desk in the library.