Education Matters: Technology classes at the library


LITTLE ROCK, Ark. – The Central Arkansas Library System (CALS) is keeping up with a technology driven world.

It’s not just about books, computers and activities for the whole family but what’s now available for those who want to start their own business.

The CALS technology classes schedule includes the essentials for future entrepreneurs.

“I’m taking advantage of opportunities that are available to me,” says Ava Titsworth, who’s taking one of the classes.

The 52-year-old says she jumped on the opportunity. She wants to learn more about technology that can help her start a small business.

“They’re very informative. They help me to navigate some of the things I want to do on social media,” she says.

CALS says it’s important to them to offer classes their patrons need.

“If you’re a start up business, you may not have a thousand dollars to put into it and we don’t want that to stand in your way in going ahead and following your dream,” explains Latina Sheard, branch manager.

Classes range from how to build a website to creating promotional graphics for your business and using various programs to design a product.

“First impressions are lasting impressions and once you put your name out there, we want you to do it and do it right and for it to be good,” adds Sheard.

People who count on these kinds of services are thankful the library is stepping up to support its patrons and their goals.

“I’m not business minded. I’m more people oriented, so it’s been a challenge,” says Titsworth.

The challenge now is applying what she knows to successfully launch her small business.

The technology classes are free and are offered at various CALS branches.

Click here for a class schedule.

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