2017-08-29 / Front Page

Coming up at the PCPL

Baby and Me

Reading readiness begins at birth! Join us at the Putnam County Public Library every Tuesday morning at 11 a.m., beginning Sept. 5, for Baby and Me. We’ll share songs, action rhymes, a book, and some playtime that will allow you to bond with your baby, get to know other moms, and gain skills that help prepare baby for reading & writing later on.

September Computer Classes

Putnam County Public Library will be offering four computer classes in September. On Friday, Sept. 8th will begin a three-part, hands-on computer basics course:

Friday, Sept. 8, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., Introduction to Computers Part One will help you understand how the computer works and will give you the confidence to tackle future tasks on your own. Topics covered include the history of computers, how a computer works, basic computer operation, and mouse exercises.

Friday, Sept. 15, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., Part Two of our Introduction to Computers series will build on Part One by teaching you to understand the words people use when talking about computers. We will get used to navigating the computer and understanding the why and the how. Topics covered include applications, operating systems, and hands on with a graphical user interface.

Friday, Sept. 22, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., Part Three of our Introduction to Computers series will build on Part Two by walking you through the most important parts of your operating system, managing your installed applications, and organizing your personal computer files. We will get used to creating folders, saving files, and learning how to cut, copy, and paste. Topics covered include files and folders, copy and paste, and adding and removing applications.

On Friday, Sept. 29, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., our Tablets and Smartphones class is for those who need help with a new smartphone or tablet, or are considering making a purchase. We will discuss the different types of devices available including the Apple iPad, Microsoft Windows tablets, Androidbased Google tablets and smartphones. Attendees will learn basic skills needed to connect to the Internet as well as how to take pictures and videos, use interactive maps, install applications and games, listen to music, and watch movies. There will also be a demonstration on how to download free content from the library’s website including eBooks, and audiobooks.

All classes are for beginners and are free and open to the public but registration is required since space is limited. Classes are two hours long with a break. To sign up for any of the upcoming classes, you can view the library website at PCPL21. org, call Mike at 765-653- 2755 Ext. 118, or stop by our circulation or reference desks at the library.

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