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Library offers beginning computer classes

The Brainerd Public Library is offering free classes to area residents who are new to computers, haven't used them for a while, are a little unsure and uncomfortable or need a refresher.

The Brainerd Public Library is offering free classes to area residents who are new to computers, haven't used them for a while, are a little unsure and uncomfortable or need a refresher.

All of the classes are taught using computers equipped with Windows 10 and Microsoft Office 2013, unless otherwise noted. Class size is limited to nine students and those interested can register by calling 218-829-5574.

"Computer Basics" will be taught from 2:30-4:30 p.m. Friday. Students will learn how to get started on a computer, even if they have never used one before. They will be taught how to use a mouse, identify the parts of a computer, and how to begin to search the internet safely. No prior computer experience is needed for this class.

A class introducing Windows 10 will be 9:30-11:30 a.m. Wednesday. Students will see the changes from earlier versions to the new Windows 10, including new menus, settings, the new Microsoft Edge browser, OneDrive and more. Attendees must have the ability to use a mouse and keyboard, and have some familiarity with previous versions of Windows.

Classes are taught by Laurel Hall, public services library assistant at the Brainerd Public Library. Hall has helped library patrons with computer and technology questions since 2009, and has taught classes for more than a year.

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