Computer classes start, 2006
CUMBERLAND — A variety of computer classes have been scheduled during March and April at Frostburg Community Library, a branch of the Allegany County Library System.
All classes will be held from 11 a.m. to noon.
Introduction to the Computer on March 6 will cover the basics of using a computer, including an overview of the parts of a computer, desktop, navigation, saving files and printing. This course is designed for the novice user.
On March 13, Introduction to the Internet, a class for people with no prior experience using the Word Wide Web, will be held. Participants will learn about browsers, search engines and hyperlinks.
On March 27, Searching the Library will help individuals familiarize themselves with the new library catalog. Participants will learn how to find materials in the library, reserve and renew checkouts and more.
On April 3, Internet for Seniors, a class designed especially for senior citizens, will show that Internet and Web searching can enjoyable at any age.
On April 10, Good Books and Series and Sequels with Novelist will be offered. This class is designed to help participants find books to read that suit them and determine what book goes where in the series they are reading.
On April 17, Saving Your Work! Basics of Data Storage, should help clear-up the confusion about floppy disks, saving to the hard drive and burning CDs. This class will discuss the pros and cons of each type of data storage, best practices and tips, and will teach participants how perform those functions.
On April 24, Microsoft Power Point for Beginners will be offered. Microsoft Power Point is a presentation software that helps users design professional slide shows. It can be used in many ways, including creating a digital photo display for families. In this session, users will create a small presentation.
The Gates Computer Training Lab, now available at the Frostburg library, offers the student the chance to learn to use a computer in a comfortable learning environment, working on their own personal computer station.
All classes will be taught by Regina Spiker, a librarian at Georges Creek Regional Library.
For more information on the classes or to register call (301) 687-0790.
The photograph shows Regina Spiker teaching a class at Frostburg library.
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