Microsoft Word is one of the most powerful tools for creating documents. Whether you are a working professional, student or active retiree, proficiency in Microsoft Word is a skill that is necessary in today’s digital age.

To help adults learn these skills, the James V. Brown Library, 19 E. Fourth St., will host a free Introduction to Microsoft Word workshop facilitated by Jessie Young, adult programming coordinator at the library.

Participants must be experienced in using a computer mouse, track pad and keyboard. The class will introduce Microsoft Word 2016, explore the “ribbon,” and teach participants to how to create and format documents, insert clip art and tables, and save your work.

The workshop will take place from 6 to 7:30 p.m. on Monday, March 6, in the third floor Lowry Room of the Welch Children’s Wing. Registration is required; laptop computers will be provided by the library.

This program is one of the many ways Pennsylvania Public Libraries support the PA Forward Initiative through providing information literacy opportunities for learning and is possible thanks to funding from the Friends of the James V. Brown Library. Libraries are community centers of information, technology and learning that will fuel educational and economic opportunity for all of our citizens. When Pennsylvania residents know how to use current technology to improve their education and enhance their skills, they can fully participate in a digital society.

To register, visit  or call 570-326-0536.

The James V. Brown Library is open from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday through Friday; noon to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday; and 24/7 at