The Herald Bulletin

June 2, 2013

June computer classes set for APL


The Herald Bulletin

ANDERSON, Ind. — The Anderson Public Library has scheduled computer classes for June.

Classes are free but registration is required. Register at andersonlibrary.net or by calling 641-2456.

Class listings and dates follow.

◆ Tuesday, June 4, 6 p.m. “Introduction to Computers” is designed for people with little or no computing experience. Staff will introduce basic computer concepts, including mouse and keyboard skills, basic navigation, terminology, powering up, and properly shutting down the computer.

◆ Thursday, June 6, 6 p.m. “Windows Basics” is a guided tour of Windows designed with the beginner in mind. Learn to perform basic tasks such as navigating through Windows, changing settings, creating shortcuts, opening programs, and saving files. Basic computing skills are necessary for this session.

◆ Monday, June 10, 6 p.m. “Beginning Email.” Learn 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, June 12, 3 p.m. “Facebook Basics” covers the basics of managing a Facebook profile and privacy settings, updating status, finding/adding friends, and uploading photos. Basic computing skills and a valid email address with username and password on-hand are necessary for this session. If you already have a Facebook account, be sure you know your Facebook login information before attending this session.

◆ Thursday, June 13, 6 p.m. “Getting Started with Microsoft Publisher.” This beginner-friendly class introduces the basics of desktop publishing using Microsoft Publisher 2010 to create flyers, business cards, calendars, and more. Basic computing skills are necessary for this session.

◆ Tuesday, June 18, 6 p.m. “Using Newspapers in Genealogy Research.” Newspapers are one of the best sources of family history information, but finding and using them can be difficult. Learn what kinds of information can be found in newspapers and how to locate old newspapers from where your ancestors lived.

◆ Wednesday, June 19, 6 p.m. “Basic Internet Skills” is designed for people with little or no experience using the Internet. Learn to use search engines to find the information, shortcuts to find answers quickly, and address bars to go directly to websites. Basic computing skills are necessary.

Thursday, June 20, 6 p.m. “Word Processing Fundamentals” Learn how to create, edit, format, save, and print documents, letters, resumes, and more using Microsoft Word 2010. Basic computing skills are necessary for this session.

◆ Tuesday, June 25, 6 p.m. “Maintaining Your Computer.” Learn to keep your computer clean and tidy inside and out. Learn to use tools provided in Windows to maintain the health of your machine and find out how to protect your system from viruses and malware. Basic computing skills are necessary.

◆ Wednesday, June 26, 3 p.m. “Intermediate Email” is designed for those seeking email instruction beyond the Beginning Email class. Learn about inbox perils and what to do about them, sending attachments, forwarding emails efficiently, and much more. An existing email account with username and password on-hand and basic computing skills are necessary for this session.