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Brainerd library hosts 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.

All of the classes are taught using computers equipped with Windows 10 and Microsoft Office

2013 unless otherwise noted. Class size is limited to 10 students and those interested may

register by calling 218-829-5574 or sign up via the Brainerd Library's new online events

calendar at tinyurl.com/brainerd-library-calendar.

An introduction to Android tablets and phones will be taught from 1:30-3:30 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 11. Students should bring their own Android phone or tablet and will learn how to install and use apps, change settings and protect their privacy. Devices are not provided. No prior experience is needed.

Computer Basics Part 1 will be taught from 9:30-11:30 a.m. Wednesday. 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 and how to begin to search the internet safely. No prior computer experience is needed for this class.

Classes are taught by Laurel Hall, public services library assistant at the library. Hall has been helping library patrons with computer and technology questions since 2009 and teaching classes for over three years. The technology used in these classes was made possible by a generous grant from the Otto Bremer Trust.