On Wednesday, November 2 we are starting a new series of computer workshops based on Microsoft’s Windows 10 operating system. The new workshops, which will be held in addition to the ongoing workshops based on Windows 7, will be taught using tablet/laptop hybrids with touchscreen, hardware keyboard with touchpad, and mouse/stylus inputs. All classes are free and open to the public. Please see the schedule for information on the workshops and how to register.
Microsoft introduced the Windows 10 operating system in July 2015. It was designed to be used on tablets and smartphones along with personal computers, with information synchronizing across a user's various devices. Since the user experience on Windows 10 varies significantly from Windows 7, people who are upgrading or have recently upgraded to Windows 10 from Windows 7 may benefit from these workshops. “Introducing the Computer” is appropriate for any person who is new to computers—no prior experience needed.
The new mobile computer lab makes it possible to offer educational programs in more locations throughout the Library system. After the series is held at the Cedar Bluff Branch in November, it will go to the Powell Branch in January and February. The mobile computer lab was made possible through a grant contract with the State of Tennessee and supported in part by the United States Institute of Museum and Library Service.