State Library to Offer Free Computer Training Classes

Augusta - Starting this month, the Maine State Library will offer a series of free computer training classes aimed at helping job seekers, seniors, and other adult learners gain basic computer skills.

On the first and third Tuesdays, library staff will present specific classes such as Word Processing or Web 2.0. Classes will run from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. and require pre-registration by calling the reference desk at 287-5608 or registering online at:

On second and fourth Tuesdays, staff will be available to assist patrons with a wide variety of technology topics including E-readers, filling out web-based forms, Microsoft Excel or Publisher, test preparation or online research. Topics at these sessions will be selected on a first-come, first-served basis. The lab will be open for these sessions from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m.

“The classes are a natural extension to a ‘tech-Tuesday’ service we launched after Christmas to help people with e-reader and tablet devices,” said Linda Lord, State Librarian. “We know that there is a need in our community for computer literacy training and are excited about the opportunity to provide this important service.”