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Upcoming Programs

The following workshop series, Let’s Get To Work, is offered by the Upper Hudson Library System for all member libraries. Our trainer, Nate Heyer, will conduct all workshops online through GoToMeeting. Click here for GoToMeeting setup instructions. Registration is free! Register here.

Introduction to Google Apps Suite | February 11, 2021 (registration is full)
Skill Level: Beginner
Learn about the free productivity suite known as the Google Apps Suite. In this overview, learn what tools are available free with a Google or Gmail account, how to import and edit documents and files created in other software tools, and best practices for making use of Google’s apps. We’ll take a short tour of 4 of the most popular tools – Docs, Sheets, Slides, and Forms. This session will be held online via GoToMeeting.

Grow Your Business with YouTube | February 13, 2021 | 1:00 PM
Skill Level: Intermediate | Register
Get best practices for creating a YouTube Channel and compelling video content that promotes your products and services and drives engagement with your brand. This session will be held online via GoToMeeting.

Survey Says! Polling, Quizzing, Signups and more with Google Forms | February 18, 2021 | 7:00 PM
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Learn how to use the free Google Forms and Sheets tools to create interactive quizzes, polls, sign ups, and surveys, and explore the results.

Introduction to Excel | February 25, 2021 | 7:00 PM
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Learn how to navigate the Excel interface, enter and format data, perform simple calculations, and create tables to sort data in this beginner’s class. On screen demonstrations will illustrate all the techniques and information presented. Then, use the provided practice files, exercises, and handouts to apply learning after class.

Decluttering Your Email Inbox | February 27, 2021 | 1:00 PM
Skill Level: Intermediate | Register
Learn strategies to tame your overstuffed email inbox and boost productivity using Google’s Gmail platform – even if you have an email address from another provider!

Reach Customers Online with Google | March 6, 2021 | 1:00 PM
Skill Level: Intermediate | Register
Learn how your business can be found online with Google. This workshop explains how Google Search works and how you can improve a website’s visibility with Search Engine Optimization (SEO). The session also introduces products like Google My Business, Google Trends, Search Console, Google Analytics, Google Ads, and more.

Introduction to Windows 10 | March 11, 2021 | 7:00 PM
Skill Level: Beginner | Register
Learn how to get the most out of the Windows 10 interface, customize your start menu and desktop, navigate with a mouse or touch, access settings, and install apps. Bonus: learn how to stream videos and download digital library content for free using the Overdrive app. This session will be held online via GoToMeeting.

Digital Organization Sampler | March 25, 2021 | 7:00 PM
Skill Level: Beginner | Register
Take a guided tour of the best apps for getting organized, making deadlines, collaborating on projects, saving time, and maximizing efficiency. This session will be held online via GoToMeeting.

Introduction to Google Apps Suite | April 1, 2021 | 7:00 PM
Skill Level: Beginner | Register
Learn about the free productivity suite known as the Google Apps Suite. In this overview, learn what tools are available free with a Google or Gmail account, how to import and edit documents and files created in other software tools, and best practices for making use of Google’s apps. We’ll take a short tour of 4 of the most popular tools – Docs, Sheets, Slides, and Forms. This session will be held online via GoToMeeting.

Facebook Pages for Business | April 15, 2021 | 7:00 PM
Skill Level: Intermediate | Register
Learn how to create a free online presence for your business, nonprofit, or organization. We’ll explore Facebook’s Pages feature, including setup, posting content, and understanding usage statistics. We’ll also discuss Facebook’s paid ad features and key social media marketing principles. This session will be held online via GoToMeeting.

Email Marketing with Mailchimp | April 29, 2021 | 7:00 PM
Skill Level: Intermediate | Register
Learn how to create email marketing campaigns for your business, organization, or cause with a free MailChimp account! You’ll learn how to create simple email campaigns, track your open rates, and generate a mailing list signup form for your website or Facebook Page. This session will be held online via GoToMeeting.

Introduction to Excel | May 13, 2021 | 7:00 PM
Register
Learn how to navigate the Excel interface, enter and format data, perform simple calculations, and create tables to sort data in this beginner’s class. On screen demonstrations will illustrate all the techniques and information presented. Then, use the provided practice files, exercises, and handouts to apply learning after class.

Introduction to Windows 10 | May 27, 2021 | 7:00 PM
Skill Level: Beginner | Register
Learn how to get the most out of the Windows 10 interface, customize your start menu and desktop, navigate with a mouse or touch, access settings, and install apps. Bonus: learn how to stream videos and download digital library content for free using the Overdrive app. This session will be held online via GoToMeeting.

Survey Says! Polling, Quizzing, Signups & more with Google Forms | June 10, 2021 | 7:00 PM
Register here
Learn how to use the free Google Forms and Sheets tools to create interactive quizzes, polls, sign ups, and surveys, and explore the results.

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