The Southwest Harbor Public Library and the National Digital Equity Center (NDEC) are partnering to provide onsite Digital Literacy Classes in May and June in an effort to create innovative strategies to close the digital divide across Maine.
Applying for the Affordable Connectivity Program
Wed May 17 from 12:30-1:30 In-person. The Affordable Connectivity Program is an FCC program that was put in place to help low-income families pay for the cost of connecting to broadband internet access. In this class we will look at qualifying for and applying for the benefit, and what you can expect from Internet Service Providers. Requirements for this class: no devices; just bring yourself. This class is free but space is limited.
Introduction to Google Drive and Docs (a three session class)
Starts Monday, June 5, 3:00-4:00 p.m. In-person, then remaining sessions Tue. 6/6 and Wed. 6/7, same time.
Two of the great benefits to your Google account are Google Drive and Google Docs. Google Drive is free cloud storage and Google Docs is Google's free alternative to MS Word. In this class you will learn how to store and manage your files online as well as use the Google Docs platform where you can create stunning documents. Requirements for this class: a device connected to the internet and an active Gmail account. This class is free but space is limited. Note: To sign up for the class, you must attend all three sessions.
Beyond Gmail - Getting the most of out a Google Account (a two session class)
Starts Monday, June 12, 10:00-11:00 a.m. In-person, then remaining session on Tues. 6/13, same time. Did you know that your Gmail account lets you use all kinds of additional services like free cloud storage, word processing, spreadsheets, calendars, video conferencing and more? In this introductory course we’ll explore other useful Google apps to help you get the most out of your Google account. Requirements for this class: No devices are required; just bring yourself. This class is free but space is limited. Note: To sign up for the class, you must attend all three sessions.
These classes are being offered in the Clark Room where participants will view the NDEC instructor on Zoom with a local facilitator available in-person to assist the instructor and students. For more information, questions or assistance registering, call (207) 244-7065 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
For the Calendar
Info Session Wed May 17, 12:30-1:30 p.m. In-person. Applying for the Affordable Connectivity Program. Southwest Harbor Public Library. Register https://swhplibrary.libcal.com/event/10646410. www.swhplibrary.org, (207) 244-7065.
Digital Literacy Class Starts Mon June 5, 3-4 p.m. Intro to Google Drive & Docs. Southwest Harbor Public Library. 3-session class with remaining classes Tue. 6/6 and Wed. 6/7, same time. Register https://swhplibrary.libcal.com/event/10644268. www.swhplibrary.org. (207) 244-7065.
Digital Literacy Class Starts Mon June 12, 10-11 a.m. Beyond Gmail - Getting the most out of a Google Account. 2-session class with remaining class Tue. 6/13, same time. https://swhplibrary.libcal.com/event/10646237. www.swhplibrary.org, (207) 244-7065.