Many jobs now require that applicants have a proficiency in Microsoft Office products and Microsoft Word. Microsoft Word has become an essential tool in today’s digital age for working professionals, students and volunteers.

To help users become familiar with the word-processing program, the James V. Brown Library, 19 E. Fourth St., will host a two-part “Introduction to Microsoft Word” workshop from 6-7:30 p.m. Thursday, November 30 and December 7.

This class will introduce participants to Microsoft Word 2016. Learn about the “ribbon,” how to create and format documents, insert clip art and tables, and save your work.

Participants must be experienced using a mouse, track pad and keyboard and able to attend both sessions.

The workshop will meet in the Lowry Room on the third floor of the Welch Children’s Wing.

Registration is required and limited to 10 participants. To register, visit calendar.jvbrown.edu to register or call 570-326-0536.

This is one of the many ways the library supports the PA Forward Initiative through providing information literacy opportunities for learning. 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.

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 www.jvbrown.edu.