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Library Happenings – Adults invited to attend digital literacy classes

By Angie Georgeff

With Presidents’ Day past and the XXIII Olympic Winter Games spiraling toward their close, our focus starts shifting from winter, cold and sniffles to spring, warmth and activity.

With that in mind, we’re starting to offer more programs – not just for children and teens, but also for adults.  Next month, we will begin with a trio of digital literacy classes for adults. All of these classes are offered free to the public.

Hello, Computer!

For those who want to start at the very beginning (a very good place to start!), we’ve scheduled an “Introduction to the Computer” class for 4 p.m. on Tuesday, March 13. You will learn how to navigate a computer keyboard, use a mouse and access the Internet. If you already know the basics, but want to learn how to use the Internet more effectively, then “Introduction to the Internet” is the right class for you. At 6 p.m. on Thursday, March 1, you will learn what the Internet can do for you and search strategies to make the time you spend online more fun and productive.

Hello, Granddaddy!

We also are offering “Computer Genealogy” at 6 p.m.  on Thursday, March 22. Even though I have spent a lot of time in courthouses, churches, cemeteries, archives and – yes – libraries, researching my family’s history, I am happy to gain access to documents online because it saves time and money. More and more records are made available through the Internet every day. This class will show you how to use some of the most productive and reliable of the genealogy websites – and all free of charge. Since space is limited, reservations are required for each of these classes. You may register at the circulation desk in the library, or call us at 743-6533 for information.

Spotlight Book

Lisa Gardner’s new thriller “Look for Me” has been garnering stellar reviews. Four members of a Boston family are found dead in their home and the fifth cannot be located. Why is Roxanna missing? The 16-year-old, a former foster child, may also be dead, in danger or possibly the murderer.

Detective D. D. Warren is determined to discover both the girl and the truth. Flora Dane, who has dedicated her life to rescuing and avenging abuse victims ever since she escaped the sadistic kidnapper who held her prisoner for more than a year, contacts D. D. with information pertinent to the case: Roxy had sought advice about self-defense from Flora, but she never disclosed the identity of the person she feared. Flora is certain the girl has been abused. Both women are urgently searching for Roxy, but one is motivated by justice and the other by vengeance.