Many will be happy to know that the ever-popular “Computer Skills for Beginners” class is back again at the Delaware Main Library this spring. Whether you’re an absolute beginner or just want to brush up on your computer skills, the computer courses offered at DCDL are great for any senior wanting to better explore the digital world.
We’ll learn computer basics, learn how to use word processors and spreadsheets, learn how to get the most out of Google and e-mail, and we’ll even learn how to use some social media sites like Facebook and Pinterest! Classes build off of one another, but attendance to prior classes is not mandatory.
Classes at Delaware Main Library begin this week and are set for Tuesdays at 9 a.m. or Thursdays 6 p.m.
• Basic Computer Skills: March 14 at 9 a.m., March 16 at 6 p.m.
• Basic Microsoft Skills: March 21 at 9 a.m., March 23 at 6 p.m.
• Basic Internet Skills: March 28 at 9 a.m., March 30 at 6 p.m.
Space is limited in our computer training room, so pre-registration is required for these classes. Stop by the Delaware Main Library or call 740-362-3861 to register. While you’re in, see what’s new on our book shelves:
• The Collapsing Empire by John Scalzi. When humanity discovers the existence of an extra-dimensional field capable of transporting travelers to different worlds instantly, a significantly depopulated Earth is threatened by a subsequent finding that the field is unstable and may be cutting travelers off on the wrong side of Earth-friendly worlds.
• Dangerous Games by Danielle Steel. A television journalist and an ex-Navy SEAL place their lives at risk during a perilous assignment involving a corrupt Vice President and his connections to the revered widow of a visionary, assassinated scion of a powerful political family.
• Himself by Jess Kidd. When he discovers that his mother may not have given him up, but that foul play may have led to her disappearance, lovable car thief and Dublin charmer Mahony returns to the rural Irish Village where he was born to find out what really happened 26 years ago and, setting the town on its ear, enlists the help of a brash anarchist and retired theater actress to solve this mystery.
• Mississippi Blood by Greg Iles. Grief-stricken and with his world collapsing around him, Penn Cage is shut out of trial preparations by his once-revered Southern doctor father, who is about to be tried for murder in the wake of revelations about a mixed-race child and KKK associations.
• The Tea Girl of Hummingbird Lane by Lisa See. Explores the lives of a Chinese mother and her daughter, who has been adopted by an American couple, tracing the very different cultural factors that compel them to consume a rare native tea that has shaped their family’s destiny for generations.
If you have a question that you would like to see answered in this column, mail it to Nicole Fowles, Delaware County District Library, 84 E. Winter St., Delaware, OH 43015, or call us at 740-362-3861. You can also email your questions by visiting the library’s web site at www.delawarelibrary.org or directly to Nicole at firstname.lastname@example.org. No matter how you contact us, we’re always glad you asked!