Central Library Hosting Free Google Workshops in September

Instructor Maurice Harley in the Regional Library Computer Center at Central Library

Maurice Harley, Birmingham Public Library's education training coordinator, is sharing knowledge with patrons that he gained by attending an all-day series of Grow With Google workshops held August 6 at the Central Library.

Over the next three weeks, Harley will lead several free Google workshops in the Linn-Henley Research Library’s fourth floor Regional Computer Center. The first class, Google Docs, was held on August 29 and introduced patrons to a free cloud-based word processor and its features.

The four classes to be offered in September are as follows:

September 10, 9:15-10:15 a.m.
Google Email – Participants will set up a Google email, and explore the apps available with the email.

September 10, 10:30-11:30 a.m.
Google Job Search – Learn how to use Google job search to filter through jobs near you to find the types of jobs you are interested in.

September 17, 9:15-10:15 a.m.
Google Docs – This class introduces participants to Google Docs, a free cloud-based word processor and its features.

September 17, 10:30-11:30 a.m.
Google Spread Sheets & Presentations – Google Sheets is a spreadsheet database used to calculate simple formulas, sorting, using charts, and other features. Google Slides is a cloud-based presentation program.

In addition to these classes, BPL has several other free computer workshops of various topics being offered throughout September. To register, click on the events calendar or call 205-226-3680.

Read more about the Grow with Google workshops held at BPL August 6 at these links: