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Meet our Trainer: Kim Harvey


Kimberly Harvey, staff development and training coordinator, was hired in 2014. She will also be leading computer training classes for the public offered each month at area libraries.

Her education includes an Associate’s Degree from Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College in 2004, a Bachelor’s Degree in English Education from the University of Southern Mississippi in 2007, and has over 20 years of experience working with technology and training.

Did you know we have computers for preschool and school-age children made just for learning?


Early Literacy Station™ (ELS) computer stations with over 55 educational software titles for children are available at every branch.

The Children’s station offers a safe, standalone computer not connected to the Internet that is age-appropriate, engaging, and academically relevant for children. The ELS has a colorful keyboard and tiny mouse to promote easy learning and self discovery.

FREE Computer Classes for the Public

Registration Procedures Registration for free computer classes will be conducted on a week by week basis. A valid JGRLS library card is required at class time. Registration will open on Monday each week at 9:00 a.m. for the following week classes (unless it is a holiday). Customers who wish to take a course may register in person at the Branch where the class will be held or by calling the phone number listed for each branch. See below for the monthly class schedule. For any questions, please call the branch. A valid JGRLS library card is required to take classes. A minimum of three registered participants will be required to hold each class.

May Classes - Call your library to sign up.

April classes

A valid JGRLS library card is required to take classes. A minimum of three registered participants will be required to hold each class. **Classes marked will not require the computers and/or computer lab.


Computer Basics
Get hands-­on practice with the very basics of computer use: computer parts, the mouse, and keyboard. This
class is best for those who are brand new to computers. No prior experience required.

Drop-In Session
Any time during the hours listed, you can bring your laptop, tablet, or list of questions for the computer trainer
to answer. Use this time to learn how to download e-­books and e-­magazines. Also, ask the trainer about
Mango and some of the library’s other online services.

Excel Basics
This class is an introduction to Microsoft Excel, a program used to create spreadsheets. Topics include
entering data, simple formatting, and basic formulas

Excel Intermediate
This class is a continuation of basics. You will learn how to use formulas and functions, create and modify
charts, convert, sort, filter, and manage lists, and use conditional formatting and styles.

This is an introductory class for Facebook. Facebook is a social networking website that allows registered
users to create profiles, upload photos and video, send messages and keep in touch with friends, family and

Gmail is a powerful email service. This class will introduce you to the basics of using Gmail, including
composing and sending emails, labeling emails, and more!

Google 101
“Google it”! Google is more than a search engine! Need a map? Want to see a satellite image from anywhere
in the world? What time is it in South Africa? Connect with friends! Images and videos, books, translations,
Google Docs and more! Go beyond Google’s main page and learn what this powerful search tool has to offer!

Intro to E-Services
Do you want to know more about all of the e­services JGRLS offers free to library card holders? Then this is
the class for you. Come by and learn how to use Mango Languages, Magnolia, and Zinio e­Magazines. We
also have free academic and professional practice tests on our Learning Express Library.

IPhone/ IPad
Did you just download the latest update? Do you own an IPad? Have an IPhone? Thinking about getting
one? Bring your IPad or IPhone and join the hands-­on fun, or just come to watch and learn! Learn what an
iPad and iPhone can do and manage and use apps.

Online Job Search
Looking for a job, but don’t know where to start? Bring your resume and email address and learn all that the
internet has to offer in job searches. An email account is required to take this class.

Pinterest is an online service that allows you to categorize and share images online through social networking.
Join us and find out more about Pinterest.

PowerPoint Basics
You can easily create professional looking presentations using PowerPoint. Come learn the basics of creating
and showing a presentation.