Free Computer and Internet Classes
Upgrade your computer skills and learn more about using the Internet at this series of free classes. Register in advance for:
Internet 101: Foundations
Tuesday, March 22, 9:30–11 a.m. / Training Center
If you are interested in using the Internet and you are proficient with a computer mouse, this moderate-paced class gets you going in the right direction. You'll learn to use a Web browser - Microsoft Internet Explorer - to surf the Web and to get informative, useful and fun information online. Check in at the Welcome Desk at least ten minutes before the class is scheduled to start.
Internet 102: The Next Step
Monday, March 28, 7:30–9 p.m. / Training Center
This fast-paced class is for those who have learned the basics of using the Internet and would like to sharpen their skills for finding information online. You'll use several popular search engines such as Google to find websites that suit your interests. Prerequisites: You must be able to use the mouse and have some previous experience using the Web in order to attend this class. If you haven’t used a mouse before, or you need to refresh your computer mouse skills, please sign up for Beginning Mouse Skills. If you haven’t used the Web before, or you are not sure how to use a browser to view web pages, follow links and fill in online forms, please sign up for Basic Internet Skills.
Genealogy on the Internet
Tuesday, March 29, 7 p.m. / Hendrickson Room South
AHML’s Local History/Genealogy Librarian will introduce genealogy websites and address issues concerning Internet sources. This presentation will highlight search strategies to help with your genealogy research. A Question and Answer (Q&A) session will follow.
Introduction to Email
Tuesday, March 22, Training Center
Make a half-hour appointment to set up and learn more about email, including Yahoo! mail and Gmail. Staff will help you set up an account and take you through the basics. Or, if you already have an account, they can help you manage your account, send attachments and assist you with limiting spam mail. (Unfortunately, we cannot help with MS Outlook since it is only supported on personal computers and not library computers.)