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Library series teaches computer basics

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The South Lake Tahoe Branch Library will begin its spring series of free computer classes today.

The series consists of three courses, starting with Introduction to Computers, which will take place from 6 to 8 p.m. This course introduces basic computer skills for the beginning computer users.

The class will cover fundamental computer terminology, opening and closing programs, window navigation and introductory word processing.

In May the series will continue with Introduction to the Internet. This course, which will take place from 6 to 8 p.m. on May 11, introduces basic navigation skills for the beginning computer user. Students will learn the key components of the Internet browser, utilize search engines to find Web resources, and have fun surfing the Web. This is an introductory course for people with little to no Internet experience.

The series will conclude on June 8 from 6 to 8 p.m. with Introduction to e-mail. This course introduces basic e-mail skills for the beginning computer user. Participants will set up an e-mail account, send an e-mail, reply to an e-mail and send an e-mail with an attachment. This is an introductory course for people with little to no e-mail experience.

To take part in the library’s computer classes, people must have some experience using a computer mouse prior to the class session. A free mouse tutorial is available at the library.

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Sign up by calling the library at (530) 573-3185 or stop by the South Lake Tahoe Branch Library, 1000 Rufus Allen Blvd. The computer lab is closed to the public during classes. Library hours are 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday and Wednesday and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Thursday, Friday and Saturday.

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