The Floyd County Public Library is hosting several classes over the next couple of weeks to help local residents and businesses.

Randall Reno, the young adult programming and outreach coordinator at the library’s Prestonsburg branch, said the workshops are available through a $1,000 “Libraries Lead” grant provided by Google and the National Library Association.

Participants in these workshops will learn how to use Google to find jobs, teach, build or promote a brand or business, increase website traffic and other things.

“Most people think of Google as just a search engine, but there’s so much more,” Reno said. “There are literally dozens and dozens of way to use Google.”

He took a 12-week course on Google and will be teaching what he learned to attendees.

“People will learn how to fine-tune their resume with Google, how to do a job search with Google, how to take classes to improve your employ-ability, how to write a blog — just different things you can do with Google to get employed,” Reno said.

Small business representatives can learn tools that will help them increase traffic and local educators, day care providers and others can learn tools that can help them in the classroom.

The following workshops will be held:

• Oct. 29, 5:30 p.m.: Workshop on finding employment using Google and other resources that are free at the library as part of the Libraries Lead program.

• Nov. 2, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.: Workshop on tools that can help businesses grow.

• Nov. 5, 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m.: Workshop on how businesses can grow their brand and website with Google

• Nov. 7, 5:30 p.m.: Workshop on using Google to help teachers, day care providers, preschool instructors and others in the classroom.

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