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October 27, 2013

APL offers free computer classes

Introductory courses teach the basics

ANDERSON — The Anderson Public Library, 111 E. 12th St., will host the following computer classes in the month of November. Classes are free, but registration is required. Register at andersonlibrary.net or call 641-2456.

Tuesday, Nov. 5, 6 p.m.: Introduction to ComputersThursday, Nov. 14, 6 p.m.: Introduction to Computers

This session is designed for people with little or no computing experience. We will introduce basic computer concepts including mouse and keyboard skills, basic navigation, terminology, and powering up/properly shutting down the computer. If you have recently purchased a computer or are thinking about doing so, this is the class for you.

Thursday, Nov. 7, 6 p.m.: Beginning EmailLearn how to sign up for a free email account, write and send messages, set up contacts, and use options for personalizing your account. Familiarity with using the Internet is recommended before taking this session.

Wednesday, Nov. 13, 6 p.m.: Basic Internet SkillsThis introductory course is designed for people with little or no experience using the Internet. Learn how to use search engines to find the information you want, shortcuts to find answers quickly, and address bars to go directly to websites. Use your new skills to sample some of the offerings of the Internet.

Tuesday, Nov. 19, 6 p.m.: Word Processing FundamentalsLearn how to create, edit, format, save, and print documents, letters, resumes, and more using Microsoft Word 2010. Basic computing skills are required for this session.

Wednesday, Nov. 20, 3 p.m.: Windows BasicsThis introductory guided tour of Windows 7 is designed with the beginner in mind. Learn to perform basic tasks such as navigating through Windows, changing settings, creating shortcuts, pening programs, and saving files. Basic computing skills are necessary for this session.

Wednesday, Nov. 20, 6 p.m.: Using Death Records in GenealogyRecords relating to an ancestor's death can be a rich source of genealogical information. Indiana Room staff will give examples of the records available and show where they can be found.

Thursday, Nov. 21, 6 p.m.: Spreadsheet FundamentalsLearn to unleash the power of Microsoft Excel 2010. This course will cover the basic skills needed for using spreadsheets. We’ll cover everything from cell navigation and formatting to formulas, functions, and charts. Basic computing skills are required for this session.

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