[DC LoCo] Fwd: Free Software Support Group @ CP Library

Kevin Cole dc.loco at gmail.com
Mon Jul 21 15:31:29 BST 2008

Putting that last message in context...

---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: Perry Klein <pk at washcable.tv>
Date: Mon, Jul 21, 2008 at 09:22
Subject: RE: Free Software Support Group @ CP Library
To: Gerald Allan Schwinn <gerald.allan.schwinn at verizon.net>,
GS-DCPL-SW <gerald.schwinn at dc.gov>
Cc: rpmandelbaum at verizon.net, oss.cleveland at yahoo.com,
dc.loco at gmail.com, "Thelma D. Jones" <tjones15 at verizon.net>

Thanks, Gerald.  We would be interested in comparing notes and sharing
resources with the Cleveland Park group.   Are they a member of
TechSoup to receive software at a discount?   I think libraries are
eligible.  For example, Microsoft Windows XP and Office 2007 Pro
licenses are about $20 each.   See www.techsoup.org


Perry Klein
Chair, Technology Task Force
Southwest Neighborhood Assembly
e-mail: pk at ieee.org
telephone: 488-7430
www.swdc.org Web Site Manager

From: Gerald Allan Schwinn [mailto:gerald.allan.schwinn at verizon.net]
Sent: Sunday, July 20, 2008 10:27 PM
To: pk at ieee.org
Subject: FW: Free Software Support Group @ CP Library

Here's the email about computer training at the Cleveland Park Branch.

Gerald Allan Schwinn
1743 Church Street, NW
Washington, DC 20036
Where we have taxation without representation.
202-256-6881 (cell)
gerald.allan.schwinn at verizon.net

From: Bogard, Jill [mailto:Jill_Bogard at ace.nche.edu]
Sent: Monday, June 09, 2008 5:21 PM
Subject: Free Software Support Group @ CP Library

The following message is being sent on behalf of Rich Mandelbaum
rpmandelbaum at verizon.net, secretary of the Friends of the Cleveland
Park Library:

Dear Friends:

This is to introduce you to the Free Software Support Group, a new
volunteer group at the Cleveland Park Library.

The Free Software Support Group provides free computer help and
training at the Library, using an operating system that is similar to
Windows, but is given away for free to the public.  They've set up
four computers in the small meeting room on the second floor, and hold
regular sessions there on Saturday afternoons from 1:00 -- 3:00 p.m.
They've already helped others upgrade their computers, and have
provided free software to extend equipment life.  They promote
environmental awareness by reusing older equipment, and can take your
old computer and refurbish it for reuse by the community.  They would
be grateful for any old computers you may wish to donate.

Also, please note this special workshop: On Sunday, July 6, the Group
is hosting a special Photo Editing class taught by Amy Schumann.  Last
time it was mentioned that the software she used (another computer
program that is given away for free) is remarkably similar to Adobe
Photoshop (a commercial product).  As usual, the Free Software Support
Group will be looking at concepts and methods, so that skills learned
can be applied to any software and operating system (either free
software or software available for purchase in stores).

What: Photo Editing Class
Where: Cleveland Park Library -- 1st floor auditorium
When: Sunday, July 6, 2:00 – 4:00 p.m.

This class is for those familiar with basic digital photography who
want to learn how to manipulate their photos.  Amy described the class
this way: "I thought I'd begin by walking through a project like the
Christmas cards (editing, cropping, layering, etc.).  Then I can show
a few other samples and explain how to do them."

For more information, please contact Sanjay Jain at
oss.cleveland at yahoo.com or Kevin Cole at dc.loco at gmail.com.
Ubuntu Linux DC LoCo
Washington, DC

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