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Library helps master the keyboard

Article Published: May. 27, 2010 | Modified: Sep. 7, 2011


They've become a necessary evil, both in the job market and at home and, if you've yet to master the keys, Watauga County Library is here to help.

"We're offering free classes," librarian Evelyn Johnson said.

The classes happen at 10 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays.
"You can sign up for as many sessions as you want," Johnson said.

Whether you're looking for a job or trying to send your granddaughter an e-mail, computer knowledge is an inescapable necessity, she said.

"If you don't have a computer at home, you are welcome to come here and use our computers," she said.

After all, the computers are there for your use six days a week.

The classes can help you master basic skills like e-mail, and can even help you with programs like Microsoft Word.

"It mainly depends on what the person needs," Johnson said. "If they want to learn how to do e-mail or if they even want to use a computer, we'll show them. A lot of people come in and have never used a computer before."

The classes are perfect for parents or grandparents needing to brush up on skills in the new economy.

In addition to offering classes, the computer lab has computers for personal use during library hours. The computers are shut off 15 minutes before close.

Library hours are Monday through Thursday from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. and Friday and Saturday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m..

For more information, or sign up for a class to fit your computer needs, call the reference desk at (828) 264-8784.

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