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2015-08-27

Computer classes at Bandera library

By John Hegemeier Bandera Library Director

"I have grandchildren," remarked a patron slightly older than me. "They were talking about their computers and phones, and I couldn't make heads or tails about what they were talking about." If that sounds like you or someone you know, it doesn't have to be that way. Please consider coming to the Bandera Public Library on Fridays from 11 am to noon for hands on, interactive, and slow paced computer courses.
The first Friday of every month the class will focus on learning the basic tools in using a computer, keyboard, mouse, opening a program, saving files, and a brief introduction to Microsoft Word.
Perhaps you're ready to learn a little more about using a computer. Maybe the Internet or email? Microsoft Office? The second Friday of every month is Computer Talk Friday where the format will be open for more question and answers. Bring your computing questions and get assistance using our computers, or bring your laptop or mobile device with your questions, and we will help you get answers.
The third Friday of every month is Spreadsheet Friday. Excel is a popular software program that is designed to crunch numbers, but it can do so much more than just add and subtract numbers. The spreadsheet design is useful in creating any document where you need to organize information. This makes it extremely handy in designing restaurant menus, creating invoices, graphing data, and more. Some knowledge of computers and the mouse is helpful for these classes.
You need not own a computer to become computer literate. Many seniors use the Internet here at the library to stay in contact with family and friends. It can also be a good tool for entertainment and education. You can write e-mails, research medical topics, and get driving directions.
So if you're interested in attending one of our classes, please call the library at 796-4213 and let us know.