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B'ville Library Focus

One month down and the year is picking up speed. We have lots going on this month including a new set of Friday afternoon classes for more advanced computer users, new topics for Jobseekers Lifeline, new support groups starting up, the 2011 edition of our Teen Zine group and several special events for the shortest month of the year.

Computer Classes 101

Hands on computer classes is one of our specialties here at the library with offerings for absolute beginners and more advanced students looking for specific information and skills. Wired Wednesdays are designed to introduce or refresh basic computer skills. These classes are held in the lab at 1:30 p.m. Wednesdays. This month's offerings include: Web Basics Feb. 2; Searching the Web Feb. 9; Privacy & Safety Online Feb. 16; and Ebooks Feb. 23. Class size is limited and registration is required.

Intermediate to advanced classes

If you have the computer basics down, it's time to use your skills to increase your knowledge or improve your bottom line. The following classes will be held at 1:30 p.m. Fridays: Finding Reliable Health Info Online Feb. 11; Buying and selling on eBay Feb. 18; and Local History Online Feb. 25. Class size is limited and registration is essential.

All about jobs

Looking for work can be a full-time job and we're here to make it easier for you. Every Thursday starting at 1 p.m. we have either a Jobseekers Lifeline workshop or a meeting of the Job Club and no registration is required to learn from us or each other. The Job Club will meet Feb. 3 and again on the 17 to share leads and support. On Feb. 10 our guest speaker will talk about jobs in local and state government and what it takes to break into civil service. Untangle the mysteries of unemployment compensation with a special Q and A session of Feb. 24.

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