The Oakland Public Library, at 125 14th Street, is launching an educational program to promote e-Government literacy to meet the needs of 21st century citizens. Most current government publications are available in electronic format and increasingly government agencies are requiring applications and forms to be submitted online. To make people aware of the many local community and e-government resources available to them and to help them access these resources, the Library is offering a series of programs and workshops, in partnership with local community organizations, on a nearly monthly basis from January to September. All classes will be help in the Main Library's Bradley Walters Community Room.
The class schedule is as follows:
Start Your Own Business (presented by the Alameda County Small Business Development Center) - Thursday, January 19th, 5:30-8pm
Developing a Web Presence for Your Business (presented by the Alameda County Small Business Development Center) - Thursday, February 16, 2-5:30pm
Consumer Fraud: Scams Targeting Seniors and Trips for Protection and Prevention (presented by Legal Assistance to Seniors) - Thursday, March 15, 2-3:30pm
E-Government Made Easy (presented by Rebekah Epperly, OPL Librarian) - Friday, April 20, 10-11:30 (class held in Main Library Computer Lab)
Tenant's Foreclosure Clinic (presented by the East Bay Community Law Center) - Thursday, May 17, 6-8pm
Tenant's Rights (presented by the East Bay Community Law Center) - Thursday, July 19, 6-8pm
Stepping Up to the Plate: Guardianship and Custody Options (presented by Legal Assistance to Seniors) - Thursday, September 20, 2-3:30pm
For more information, please call Rebekah Epperly at (510) 238-3138.