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Library Focus: February offers numerous endeavors at your library

— Welcome to the brief but important month of February. The weather outside may be frightful but things can still be delightful. Once again, we give you multiple reasons to learn to love your library from copious computer classes and Valentine events to materials to educate and entertain all ages in a variety of formats. Come on down and see what you have been missing.

Basic computer classes

Make your reservation and learn what your computer can do for you at our long running Wired Wednesday series of classes. Classes are hands on and limited to 10 participants, so be sure to call in and register.

This month’s offerings, held at 1:30 p.m., include: Mastering the Library Catalog (save time and get better results using our electronic catalog) Wednesday, Feb. 1; Organize Your Computer Files (stop losing important information) Wednesday, Feb. 8; Basic Excel Spreadsheets Wednesday, Feb. 15; Web Basics Wednesday, Feb. 22; and Troubleshooting (bring your portable electronic device and we’ll try to make it behave) Wednesday, Feb. 29.

Evening computer classes

If you haven’t had a chance to take advantage of our training because of your workday schedule, take note of our new evening classes. At 7 p.m. Tuesday nights we’ll be offering some of our basics for newbies. Classes are hands on and limited to 10 participants, so be sure to call in and register.

This month’s Tuesday options are Searching the Web (Feb. 7); Evaluating Websites (Feb. 14); and Ebooks - suitable for deciding which reader works for you or bring your device and we’ll help you troubleshoot any problems you’ve been having (Feb. 21).

Advanced classes

Free in the evenings? Brush up your skills and brighten your evenings with our 7 p.m. Thursday evening offerings: Finding Your Downloads (Feb. 2); Basic Graphics Editing with Irfanview (Feb. 9); Displaying and Sharing Photos (Feb. 16). Or add some education to your afternoon with our 1:30 p.m. Friday offerings: Video Editing (Feb. 3); Editing and Displaying Graphics (Feb. 10); and Finding Open Source Books and Music (Feb. 17).

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