Friday I had the opportunity to incorporate some of my personal skills and hobbies into the Community Library's programming for the first (of many) times. How exciting!
There is a large demand for computer classes from our adult patrons, so I talked to my supervisor about leading a class dedicated to blogging, and she was excited to have one (Blogging about teaching a class about blogging .... I know, how meta of me)!
With a journalism degree from Marquette University and having blogged on and off for about four years, I felt that I had a lot of tips and tricks to offer others interested in learning more about blogs or starting one of their own.
One woman in attendance was looking seriously into creating her own blog to curate self-produced content, whereas another was thinking about starting a travel blog to write about her vacations. Another woman in the class wanted to document stories of her experience being a nurse, and the fourth patron was exploring the idea of starting a photo blog for Schlitz beer memorabilia. There was a good variety of topics people were interested in blogging about, and a nice age range of program participants as well, which is always great to see.
Because I am very familiar with and enjoy the functionality of Weebly.com for my blogging needs, I decided to have the class attendees sign up for a free account and publish their first post after giving them some introductory blogging information. We also covered how to use social media to promote a website and blog posts after they are published.
Public library programming is a great way to learn new skills or be introduced to unique hobbies. From blogging basics to yoga classes, craft time to book discussions and beyond – public libraries are always there to support their community members and enable them to be lifelong learners! See what free program is offered at your local library today!
To view the upcoming programs at the Community Library, stop in and pick up a copy of our program brochure or visit our website, communitylib.org.