The second series of ReTool Box help sessions – a program to teach basic computer skills – is about to begin at the Coeur d’Alene Public Library.
The library and North Idaho College are part of a partnership to provide area residents the basic computer skills they may need to look for work on the Internet, fill out applications online or set up a free e-mail account.
The next free help session will be Thursday, Oct. 21, 6:30-8 p.m., and will cover using a mouse, keyboard, opening a program, and using computer menus.
All session will be held in the Community Room at the library, 702 E. Front Ave.
The ReTool Box program uses a laptop lab made possible through a major grant from the Women’s Gift Alliance with additional from the Idaho Community Foundation and Waste Management of Idaho.
Instruction will be provided by trained community volunteers and through NIC’s Adult Basic Education program.
Up to 19 people can participate in each help session. People can attend as many as they want and repeat sessions if they feel the need – all for free.
Additional sessions will include:
► Saturday, Oct. 23, 12:30-2 p.m.: Getting online, searching the Internet, and cyber safety.
► Thursday, Oct. 28, 2-2:30 p.m.: Setting up a free account and using e-mail.
► Saturday, Oct. 30, 12:30-2 p.m.: Job searches on the Internet and filling out online applications.
Basic sessions will be repeated throughout the year. And as the need arises, special programs will be scheduled.
For more information or to register for a ReTool Box Help Session, call 208/769-2380. Participants who need ADA accommodations to participate in library programs are asked to contact the library staff prior to activities by calling 208/769-2315. More news and information about the library is available online at cdalibrary.org