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Tom Furrow

Tom Furrow moved to Maine from New Jersey as a young boy when his parents bought a general store and  now lives in the lakes region with his partner Bethany. He spent the last 30 years of his life working with adults with intellectual disabilities – a career he felt passionate about because of the unique population of people he was helping. But after working as an administrator for over a decade he decided it was time for a change.

Today he works part-time as a Digital Literacy Instructor teaching classes on evenings and weekends, in addition to a full-time job with the Maine Dept. of Transportation.  He first came in contact with the National Digital Equity Center as an AmeriCorps member and was later hired as a Digital Literacy Instructor. Before NDEC moved all classes to an online format due to the pandemic, Tom taught classes in Kennebec County.

Tom currently teaches a number of our online Aging Well with Technology classes such Online Games for Ages 55+, Getting Your News & Information Online, and Identifying Frauds & Scams.  More than anything, he helps people develop the skills and strategies they need to figure out the best online resources for themselves.  “Many people have actually stayed offline because of their fears,” says Tom.  Giving people tools to identify legitimate sites has helped them overcome those fears, he says.  As a teacher his style is laid back and relaxed.  “I want the classes to first be fun and enjoyable,” he says.

Any spare time Tom has these days is spent outside as much as possible, hiking and visiting new places in Maine. He has been learning how to fly drones and is taking aerial photography of Maine’s beautiful landscape. He hopes to eventually offer promotional aerial photography as a side business.

Upcoming Classes taught by Tom Furrow

September Wed 1
This is a series of 2 sessions.
September 1 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 PM
September 2 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 PM

Online Interactive: Internet Safety

Online Interactive

Staying safe online is essential in today’s world. This class teaches you how to keep your information and your computers/devices safe.
Reserve Your Spot 11 spaces left.
September Tue 7
September 7 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 PM

Online Interactive: Online Games - Finding & Playing Good Games for 55+

Online Interactive

Learn about online games in this fun and interactive webinar.
Reserve Your Spot 10 spaces left.
September Thu 9
This is a series of 3 sessions.
September 9 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 PM
September 16 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 PM
September 23 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 PM

Online Interactive: Intermediate MS Word

Online Interactive

This class will cover the use of objects in Word. We will cover inserting shapes, images, tables, charts, and hyperlinks. We will talk about how to format and style various objects and how to arrange them. We will also cover topics such as headers and footers, columns, and breaks.
Reserve Your Spot 9 spaces left.
September Tue 14
This is a series of 2 sessions.
September 14 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 PM
September 15 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 PM

Online Interactive: Internet Safety

Online Interactive

Staying safe online is essential in today’s world. This class teaches you how to keep your information and your computers/devices safe.
Reserve Your Spot 3 spaces left.
September Tue 14
This is a series of 2 sessions.
September 14 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 PM
September 15 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 PM

Islesboro, ME: Internet Safety

Alice L. Pendleton Library
309 Main Rd, Islesboro ME
https://www.alplibrary.org/
(207) 734-2218

Staying safe online is essential in today’s world. This class teaches you how to keep your information and your computers/devices safe.
Reserve Your Spot 5 spaces left.
September Mon 27
This is a series of 2 sessions.
September 27 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 PM
September 28 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 PM

Online Interactive: Internet Safety

Online Interactive

Staying safe online is essential in today’s world. This class teaches you how to keep your information and your computers/devices safe.
Reserve Your Spot 11 spaces left.
October Thu 7
This is a series of 3 sessions.
October 7 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 PM
October 14 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 PM
October 21 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 PM

Online Interactive: Intermediate MS Word

Online Interactive

This class will cover the use of objects in Word. We will cover inserting shapes, images, tables, charts, and hyperlinks. We will talk about how to format and style various objects and how to arrange them. We will also cover topics such as headers and footers, columns, and breaks.
Reserve Your Spot 10 spaces left.
October Mon 25
This is a series of 3 sessions.
October 25 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 PM
November 1 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 PM
November 8 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 PM

Online Interactive: Intermediate MS Word

Online Interactive

This class will cover the use of objects in Word. We will cover inserting shapes, images, tables, charts, and hyperlinks. We will talk about how to format and style various objects and how to arrange them. We will also cover topics such as headers and footers, columns, and breaks.
Reserve Your Spot 10 spaces left.
November Mon 15
This is a series of 3 sessions.
November 15 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 PM
November 23 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 PM
December 1 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 PM

Online Interactive: Intermediate MS Word

Online Interactive

This class will cover the use of objects in Word. We will cover inserting shapes, images, tables, charts, and hyperlinks. We will talk about how to format and style various objects and how to arrange them. We will also cover topics such as headers and footers, columns, and breaks.
Reserve Your Spot 10 spaces left.
December Tue 7
This is a series of 3 sessions.
December 7 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 PM
December 14 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 PM
December 21 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 PM

Online Interactive: Intermediate MS Word

Online Interactive

This class will cover the use of objects in Word. We will cover inserting shapes, images, tables, charts, and hyperlinks. We will talk about how to format and style various objects and how to arrange them. We will also cover topics such as headers and footers, columns, and breaks.
Reserve Your Spot 10 spaces left.