Computer & Zoom Workshops

Asotin County Library is among 215 public libraries nationwide awarded funding by the Public Library Association (PLA) this year to conduct digital literacy workshops using new Digitallearn.org resources.

Asotin County Library’s workshop efforts will focus training and resources to help individuals access online information easily and safely.

Digital Navigators will help individuals utilize these resources in upcoming workshops at the Library.

  • Computer Basics (Windows 10)
    5:30pm – Monday, November 6 
    Learn how to navigate the Windows 10 operating system, manage applications using the task manager, find and manage files and folders, save and delete files and more.
  • Video Conferencing Basics (Zoom)
    5:30pm – Monday, December 11 
    Learn how to create an account on a popular video conferencing platform (Zoom) and build confidence when using features of the platform in an online meeting.

Snacks will be provided at each workshop. Participants will be entered into a drawing for BOSE wireless headphones!

Registration is not required. Please contact Erin Kolb at 509-758-5454 or adultservices@aclib.org with questions.

Fine Print
Participants from any ACL, PLA & AT&T workshop can be entered in the BOSE headphones drawing. One entry per person. Drawing will be held December 14. Winner must be able to pick up their prize at Asotin County Library.

Cybersecurity & Internet Basics Workshops

Asotin County Library is among 215 public libraries nationwide awarded funding by the Public Library Association (PLA) this year to conduct digital literacy workshops using new Digitallearn.org resources.

Asotin County Library’s workshop efforts will focus training and resources to help individuals access online information easily and safely.

Digital Navigators from the Library will help individuals utilize these resources in upcoming workshops that will be conducted in-person at various locations in Asotin County.

Workshops currently scheduled:

Cybersecurity Basics
1:00pm on Wednesday, September 13 at Veterans Outreach Center, 829 15th St, Clarkston
10:00am on Thursday, September 14 at Valley Community & Senior Center, 549 5th St, Clarkston
5:30pm on Monday, September 18 at Asotin County Library, 417 Sycamore St, Clarkston

Internet Basics
1:00pm on Wednesday, October 11 at Veterans Outreach Center, 829 15th St, Clarkston
10:00am on Thursday, October 12 at Valley Community & Senior Center, 549 5th St, Clarkston
5:30pm on Monday, October 16 at Asotin County Library, 417 Sycamore St, Clarkston

Coffee & donuts will be served at each workshop. Participants will earn a certificate of completion and be entered in a drawing for BOSE wireless headphones!

Registration is not required. Please contact Erin Kolb at 509-758-5454 or adultservices@aclib.org with questions.

Fine Print
Participants from any ACL, PLA & AT&T workshop can be entered in the BOSE headphones drawing. One entry per person. Drawing will be held December 14. Winner must be able to pick up their prize at Asotin County Library.

Wine & Wisdom at Basalt Cellars

Wine & Wisdom, a long-standing library program in partnership with Humanities Washington and Basalt Cellars, returns in August

Tuesdays at 6:30pm at Basalt Cellars, 906 Port Drive, Clarkston

Registration is not required for in-person events.

If you have any questions, please contact Erin Kolb, adult services librarian at 509-758-5454 or email adultservices@aclib.org.

 

Adult Summer Book Bingo 2023

 

Book Bingo is a fun opportunity for adults to enjoy summer reading activities too! Book Bingo challenges you to read AND win prizes! Past participants share, “I love playing this game!” and “This motivated me to go through my home library to read new genres.”

Play!
Pick up a Bingo Card at either the Downtown Library or Heights Branch or print the card posted below.

Keep track of books you read from June 12 through September 2 by writing the title & author in the matching square. Book titles may be used more than once, but if you want a bigger challenge try to read a different book for each square.

How Do I Win?
Learn more on the backside of the Bingo Card. Grand Prize is a $100 Visa Gift Card! Additional prizes include $10 gift cards and an opportunity to win a $25 gift card to a local business.

Need Reading Suggestions?
Visit bit.ly/SRPadult for a curated list. Ask Library Staff for book suggestions. Follow us on Facebook & Instagram for recommendations and new book highlights and visit our Reader’s Corner.

Special thank you to our Friends of Asotin County Library who support summer reading prizes and programs!

 

View Adult Summer Reading Bingo Card

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Free Google Courses

Google Courses – Docs, Sheets and Slides
Anna Aldous, instructor
Dates Vary; Time 6:00 – 8:00pm at Downtown Library | Community Room

Interested in learning how to use Google Docs, Sheets, or Slides? These fun and FREE programs will take your technology skills to a whole new level.

Basic computer skills helpful and laptops can be provided (up to 10 available). You must have a Gmail account to participate. If you need help creating an account, please visit with library staff.

Google Slides REGISTER
April 3, 4, 5, 10, 11 from 6:00-8:00pm
Use Google Slides to create online slideshows.

Google Sheets
March 6, 7, 8, 13, 14 from 6:00-8:00pm
Use Google Sheets to create and edit online spreadsheets.

Google Docs 
February 21, 22, 27, 28 and March 1 from 6:00-8:00pm
Use Google Docs to create, and collaborate on online documents.

Contact Erin Kolb, adult services librarian with any questions at 509-758-5454 or adultservices@aclib.org

MS Publisher & PowerPoint Essentials Class

Learn the Essentials of Microsoft Publisher and PowerPoint

August 8 – 19 | 8:00am – 10:00am | Community Room at Downtown Library

Free classes with instructor Anna Aldous.

August 8 – 12 | Publisher Essentials

August 15 – 19 | PowerPoint Essentials

Register for one or both classes using the online form below.

Laptops will be provided and having some basic computer skills will be helpful for these classes. You are welcome to bring your own laptop if it has Publisher or PowerPoint 2016 installed.

Questions can be emailed to Erin at adultservices@aclib.org.

MS Word 2016 Classes

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Wine & Wisdom: hosted conversations

Wine & Wisdom, a long-standing library program in partnership with Humanities Washington and Basalt Cellars, returns in August with four programs.

In-Person Events
at Basalt Cellars, 906 Port Drive, Clarkston

Registration is not required for the in-person events.

Asotin County Library will monitor local infection rates and comply with local, state and federal recommendations for in-person gatherings on the day of the event. We respectfully ask that you consider wearing a mask at these events. Hand-sanitizer and masks will be available for use. 

Virtual Events
On Zoom; registration required (form below)

Please complete the registration form below for the virtual events. A Zoom invitation will be emailed to you the day before the scheduled program. Please note: Registration will close at 5pm on the day of the event.

Attending virtually? Contact Basalt Cellars at 906 Port Drive, Clarkston and mention your participation in Wine & Wisdom to receive 10% off your purchase!

If you have any questions, please contact Erin Kolb, adult services librarian at 509-758-5454 ext 105 or email adultservices@aclib.org.

 

MS Word & Excel Essentials Class

Learn the Essentials of Microsoft Word and Excel 

June 13 – 27 | 8:00am – 10:00am | Community Room at Downtown Library

Registration has closed. Classes are full. Thank you for your interest! Additional classes are being planned for later in the year.

MS Word | June 13 – 17 
You will learn how to use Microsoft Word 2016 to create flyers, dynamic graphics, complete a mail merge, print labels and more.

MS Excel | June 21 – 24 and 27 (no class June 20) 
Learn how to create spreadsheets, work with functions and formulas, create a budget, and more.

Laptops will be provided and having some basic computer skills will be helpful for these classes. You are welcome to bring your own laptop if it has Word or Excel 2016 installed.

Questions can be emailed to Erin at adultservices@aclib.org.