The University of Maine Hutchinson Center is offering free workshops to help area business and community members learn about social networking tools like Facebook, Twitter and YouTube.

The hour-long sessions are scheduled the fourth Thursday of each month from noon to 1 p.m. as part of the Hutchinson Center’s “Munch and Learn” series. Created through a partnership with Bangor Savings Bank, the goal of the workshops is to provide educational sessions to Midcoast community members on topics that help them in their work and personal lives

Upcoming sessions include Twitter on March 25, Linkedin on April 29 and finishing the spring schedule May 27 with YouTube.

To preregister, call Nancy Boyington, assistant director, at the Hutchinson Center at 338-8002 or e-mailing

To view materials from the first session or to view registration materials, visit the center’s Web site,

Participants are invited to bring a bag lunch.