10.6.22 | Donuts & Devices | Digital Literacy Workshops

Dear Friends,

The chill in the air brings a strong desire for all things fall and cozy—warm cider, pumpkins, the next book on my reading list, and a warm cat to snuggle with while I read. I felt a surge of excitement as I flipped the calendar to October, mainly because of the programming we have lined up next at the library.

Most of us work hard to keep up with fast-changing technology, and Skidompha has tried to offer support over the years to make sense of the updates. I am incredibly excited to highlight a new workshop series on teaching technology basics. We will host Donuts & Devices: Digital Literacy Workshops on Fridays from October to January. These workshops are free and run from 10:00 – 11:30 a.m.

These workshops are structured for the absolute beginner and will follow an introductory curriculum to introduce participants to the skills and know-how necessary to thrive in today’s technology-driven world. With handouts and gentle guidance, these workshops are perfect for those who are new to technology or want to review the fundamentals. Oh, and did we mention that there will be donuts?

Our first workshop in the series, Computer Basics for Windows, kicks off this Friday at 10:00 a.m. This in-person workshop is for those new to using a PC or who want to build more confidence using the Windows 10 operating system. Participants will learn how to navigate the Windows 10 operating system, manage applications using the task manager, find and manage files and folders, save and delete, and more.

You’ll find more info about this and upcoming workshops below. Participants may bring their own PC or use one of the library’s six PC workstations (please inform librarians if you need a computer when registering).

The Donuts & Devices: Digital Literacy Workshops are funded by the Public Library Association Digital Literacy Workshop Incentive, supported by AT&T, which strives to support libraries of all sizes to conduct digital literacy training in their communities and help close the digital divide.

We hope you will join us!

Be well,

Matthew Graff

Executive Director

Skidompha Public Library