Library to Offer Windows 10–based Computer Workshops

Communications Director

Eric Vreeland
evreeland@knoxvilletn.gov
(865) 215-3480

400 Main St., Room 654A
Knoxville, TN 37902

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Library to Offer Windows 10–based Computer Workshops

Posted: 09/27/2016
Knox County Public Library is pleased to announce 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 7OS, will be taught using Windows 10 tablet/laptop hybrids with touchscreen, hardware keyboard with touchpad, and mouse/stylus inputs. All classes are free and open to the public. A schedule and description of workshops is listed below. Reservations are required and can be made by calling 865-215-8723. 

Microsoft introduced the Windows 10 operating system in July 2015. It was designed to be more customizable to user preference and more adaptable to a variety of devices including tablets and smartphones. User experience on Windows 10 varies significantly from Windows 7. People who are upgrading to Windows 10 may benefit from these workshops. “Introducing the Computer” is appropriate for any person who is new to computers. 

These workshops will be held on a new mobile computer lab that makes it possible to offer educational programs in more locations throughout the Library system and in the community. The mobile computer lab was made possible through a grant contract with the State of Tennessee and supported in part by the US Institute of Museum of Library Service. 
  
New computer workshops description and schedule: 
  
Introducing the Computer  
October 7 at Lawson McGhee Library, 9:30-11:30 a.m. 
November 2 at Cedar Bluff Library, 1:00 – 3:00 p.m. 
Description: Explore the basics on a Windows 10 tablet/laptop hybrid: signing in; using a keyboard, touchscreen and pointing device; using app menus; filling out an online form. For first beginners.  
  
Windows 10  
October 14 at Lawson McGhee Library, 9:30-11:30 a.m. 
November 9 at Cedar Bluff Library, 1:00 – 3:00 p.m. 
Description: Covers File Explorer and settings: organizing files with folders, personalizing Windows 10. Requires "Introducing the Computer" or similar skills.  
  
Web Basics  
October 21 at Lawson McGhee Library, 9:30-11:30 a.m. 
November 16 at Cedar Bluff Library, 1:00 – 3:00 p.m. 
Description: Introduces features of web browser apps, emphasizing the Edge browser in Windows 10; Internet searching; website navigation. Requires "Introducing the Computer" or similar skills.  
  
Email  
October 28 at Lawson McGhee Library, 9:30-11:30 a.m. 
November 30 at Cedar Bluff Library, 1:00 – 3:00 p.m. 
Description: Get started with email and learn how to handle attachments, apply filters, and stay organized and safe. Requires "Introducing the Computer" or similar skills.  

Visit www.knoxlib.org for more information about the Knox County Public Library.