This October, the library offers self-help courses for adults wanting to learn the basics of computers. Also, take advantage of the array of online resources and other information from several nonprofits and university services covered in this post.
Self-Help Courses: Computer Basics
Introduction to Computers – Adult Class
This class for adults covers basic, introductory use of the computer. If enrollees are familiar with basics already, the class will move on to word processing (with Microsoft Word), using the internet, and setting up email, as time permits.
- Tuesday, October 2, 2018. Choose a class at either 10:00 a.m. or 2:30 p.m. Each session lasts approximately an hour.
- Pine Bluff / Jefferson County Library, Main Library at 200 East 8th Avenue in Pine Bliff
- The state library will provide laptops (up to 14)
- Link to library’s event: https://pineblufflibrary.libcal.com/event/4491825
- Registration required. Call (870) 534-4802 or click event link (above) and choose “Begin Registration.”
Safety Program for Teen Girls
Full Circle 360 runs several educational programs for children and teens, including a store that the teen participants help run. One self-help program highlighted here is the safety program for pre-teen and teen girls. Recreation is worked in to the activities also.
- Wednesday, Friday, and Saturday evenings in October
- Starts at 5:00 p.m.
Online Resources and Library Databases and Collections
Many other informational and educational sources are available. All are available for self-help initiatives and some as educational entertainment.
Arts and Science Center’s Online Educational Videos
The Arts and Science Center for Southeast Arkansas runs art exhibits and several educational activities regularly. They also have online resources, including this long-running “tinkering” video series.
- Tinkering with Arts and Science
Several videos can be accessed via this ASC link:
Jefferson County Library
The Jefferson County Library, in addition to their book and media collections on site, has a geneaology database and even blogs and news to access from their website.
- Genealogy database
- Collections of books and media on site and online
- Website home page (link below) includes links to their eBooks Catalog and help for eBooks and Audiobooks, Genealogy Blog, Best Seller Blog, and library news.
UA Agricultural Extension Service
The University of Arkansas Agricultural Extension Service is well known for providing information to farms and other businesses. However, they provide many resources useful to individuals and households.
Check their website’s home page, https://www.uaex.edu, for tabs such as Yard and Garden, Business and Communities, and Health and Living to see the variety they offer. Of particular interest given the election year, listed under Business and Communities, is the Public Policy Center and its nonpartisan information on ballot issues.
They can also be contacted at (501) 671-2000 (main office in Little Rock). For Arkansas Relay Service, dial 711.
UAPB’s Economic Research and Development Center (ERDC)
The ERDC at UAPB provides business development services and other assistance to business owners or entrepreneurs with low to moderate income or in traditionally underserved communities. For more information, visit their website or their business support incubator:
UAPB / ERDC website: http://uapberdc.org
UAPB / ERDC Business Incubator: 615 South Main Street, Pine Bluff, Arkansas