LIBRARY NEWS

Computer classes Microsoft Word and Internet classes are continued at the Norwalk Public Library in March.
Norwalk Reflector Staff
Jul 24, 2010

Computer classes

Microsoft Word and Internet classes are continued at the Norwalk Public Library in March.

Linda Williams will be teaching Word Basics I from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Monday and Basics II March 12. "Introduction to the Internet" will be offered from 10 a.m. to noon March 17.

Some of the topics covered in the Microsoft Word Basic I class include the following: Creating, formatting, correcting, printing, copying, pasting, spell checking and saving a Word document. Word Basic II class will cover creating columns, adding pictures, using "Clip Art" and "Word Art" to make flyers, handouts, invitations and fun items. As time permits, Ms. Williams will also cover inserting tables, highlighting and exploring other features. "A participant does not have to have a Microsoft program on their home PC since many of the word processing programs are similar to operate," said Williams.

The "Introduction to the Internet" is geared for the beginner who knows keyboarding but wants to learn to use "search engines," read the news and visit interesting sites. Students will learn to set up their own e-mail account, send and receive messages in addition to send attachments as time permits.

Interested persons need to call immediately and sign up for the classes at (419) 668-6063. Students who register for Microsoft Word Basics II should know some of the essentials of Word I if they are not taking the first class. Classes are limited to eight persons on a first signup basis.

Teen Tech Week

The library staff will be celebrating Teen Tech Week for the first time at the library, March 4 to 10. According to the young adult specialist, Tami Copsey, "To kick off the nationwide celebration, we will have free drawings in the teen space on the main floor for a "Get Connected@Your Library" CD case holder." The drawing will be at 3 p.m. March 10 but the winner need not be present.

To end the Teen Tech Week celebration, Copsey will be presenting a "Dance, Dance Revolution" open play session from 1 to 3 p.m. March 10. Teens in grades six through 12 are encouraged to call about details at (419) 668-6063 for information.

Chess tournament

BELLEVUE Bellevue Public Library will hold a chess tournament for grades five through 12. The tournament will be held at 12:30 p.m. March 10. Participants will be randomly paired within two age groups. Each participant will play four rounds. At the end of the four rounds, three top winners will be named. They will be awarded $25, $15 and $10 Sandusky Mall gift certificates. Registration is requested, but not required.

For more information on this or other Bellevue Public Library programs, call (419) 483-4769, or the Youth Services department directly at (419) 483-0422. Program information is also available online atwww.bellevue.lib.oh.us. The Library is located at 224 E. Main St., Bellevue.

Book discussion group

BELLEVUE Let's talk about it ... Bellevue Public Library's adult book discussion group will meet at 7 p.m. March 13. March's book is "Old Dogs and Children" by Robert Inman. Bright Birdsong, first wife to, then mother of prominent politicians, looks back on her life in a small town in the South and finds herself disappointed.

Successful in her public life, but unhappy with her personal relationships, Bright finds a second chance to make things right with her family. Copies of the book are available at the Adult Services desk. The discussion will be held in the library meeting room.

For more information, visit or call adult services at (419) 483-4769 or visit online atwww.bellevue.lib.oh.us. The library is located at 224 E. Main St., Bellevue.