Providence Public Library Offers Free Technology Classes this Fall

Get savvy with the latest online technologies

Providence Public Library will offer the following free Computer and Technology training classes this fall, beginning Thursday, October 18 at 150 Empire Street, Providence.  Whether for personal use or small business application, these basic classes are an opportunity for participants to get savvy with the latest web technologies and tools.  Library classes will be presented by Benjamin Leveillee, M.Ed. and held in the Computer Lab, Ground Floor.  Sign up for these classes at the Library in the PPL Computer Lab, online at (search keyword: computer/technology) or call 401-455-8026. Space is limited; register in advance.

Mastering Social Media

Saturday, October 27, 10 am – 12 pm

A hands-on introduction to the world of social media, this class will cover: Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, sharing content, sending messages, privacy concerns

Media on the Web

Sunday, November 18, 2 – 4 pm

Explore the sites and services for consuming entertainment media on the web. Class will cover: Youtube, Vimeo, iTunes, Spotify, Soundcloud, Netflix, Hulu, streaming vs. downloading

For Small Businesses

Google Tools for Small Business

Thursday, October 18, 6 – 8 pm

A hands-on introduction to the suite of free productivity tools offered by Google, this class will cover: Google Mail, Google Docs, Google Spreadsheets, Google Presentations, Google Calendar, Google Maps, Google Drive, Google Analytics

Building a Website

Saturday December 1, 10 am – 12 pm

Explore the best tools available on the web for creating and publishing your own web site. Class will cover: Wordpress, Sauarespace, Tumblr, Blogger

Social Media Seminar Series

This free series will be presented by April Heavens-Woodcock of Touching Clients, a digital marketing firm specializing in online branding. Please sign up online by visiting and click on the calendar listings for the following program dates. These sessions will be held in the Library’s Teen Room, Ground Floor. Space is limited; register in advance.

Power of Email Marketing

Thursday, October 25, 6:30 – 8:00 pm

Learn the basics and discover how communicating with customers regularly can  help a small business stay connected and generate increased referrals, repeat sales, and unwavering customer loyalty.

Getting Started: Email Marketing (Constant Contact) Live Demo

Thursday, November 1, 6:30 – 8:00 pm

Learn how to easily build an email marketing campaign, branding it to your business, and publishing it your social networks.

Marketing Made Simple

Thursday, November 8, 6:30 – 8:00 pm

In this introductory session, learn strategies and best practices to get the most out of your social media activities.