Technology is progressing at such a rapid pace, it’s no surprise that many are being left behind. For those who feel inundated by these changes, and overwhelmed by the task of learning how to operate a computer, navigate the internet and use new software, the Nelson Public Library is here to help.
“I know how overwhelming it can be,” said Winter Calcagno, a Community Access Program intern from Concordia University. “Everything moves so fast in this information technology-based world, and it’s easy to feel left behind. It takes a certain amount of bravery to dive in, to be included. I feel privileged to be able to help people who want to learn how to navigate that world.”
Anyone can book an appointment with Calcagno to learn basic computer navigation and internet search skills. She will also teach interested parties how to use Apple iWorks and Microsoft Office programs, email, Skype, Facebook, YouTube, Pinterest and Tumblr. You can also learn how to download ebooks and audiobooks.
The service is free.
In addition to the scheduled appointments, there will also be drop-in times available for quick questions on Monday and Wednesday from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. and Tuesdays from 10:15 to 11:15 a.m.
For more information email NPLCAP@gmail.com or call 250-352-6333.
The program runs until the end of March.