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Library to offer free intro computer classes

Jan. 31, 2013 @ 12:00 AM

IRONTON -- The Briggs Lawrence County Public Library will is hosting free, introductory computer classes at four of its branches.

The series of two, three-hour courses is being offered by the library in partnership with Connect Ohio and the Corporation for Ohio Appalachian Development.

Participants may take Basic Computer Skills on the first day, and then Introduction to the Internet on the second. Topics range from the basics of using computer equipment including the mouse and keyboard to setting up an email account.

By completing the two three-hour courses and completing an online survey, participants are also eligible for discounts on broadband service and computer equipment. Information is available at the end of the courses.

Any interested adult is invited to participate. Seating for each session is limited, so registration must be made by calling COAD at 1-800-807-9781.

Here is the class schedule through February. Contact your local Briggs Library for later dates.

Chesapeake Branch Library: 11054 County Road 1, 740-867-3390; Computer Basics: Tuesday, Feb. 26, 10:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m.; Internet Intro: Wednesday, Feb. 27, 10:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m.

South Point Branch Library, 317 Solida Road 740-377-2288; Computer Basics: Monday, Feb. 4, 10:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m.; Internet Intro: Tuesday, Feb. 5, 10:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m.; Computer Basics: Wednesday, Feb. 20, 1-4 p.m.; Internet Intro: Thursday, Feb. 21, 1-4 p.m.

Proctorville Branch Library, 410 Elizabeth St., 740-886-6697; Computer Basics: Tuesday, Feb. 12, 1:30-4:30 p.m. Internet Intro: Wednesday, Feb. 13, 1:30-4:30 p.m.