Through October and November, the Putnam County Public Library will be hosting a series of three information sessions on how to use and understand the Internet.
Designed for those new to navigating the World Wide Web, the classes will teach safe practices and effective Internet use in an age where being connected is defined by email, Twitter and RSS. Classes will be conducted on Mondays, from 6 to 7:30 p.m.
The first session "Email Basics" is scheduled for Monday, Oct. 3. Attendees will learn the fundamentals of setting up their own email address, accessing their accounts, and composing messages in order to stay connected.
The class will take place in the Adult Reference area of the PCPL. There will be time afterward for a short Q&A session. Participants should know how to use a mouse.
For those looking to expand their web browsing knowhow, there will be a general "Introduction on Exploring the World Wide Web" Monday, Oct. 17. Topics include search engines, online shopping, web security, downloading and more. Attendees will meet at the computers in the Adult Reference at the PCPL. There will be a Q&A with the instructor afterward.
The last session is scheduled for Monday, Nov. 7 and will address how patrons can "Make Use of Your Library's Online Resources." Attendees will learn to use the online catalog and other available databases in order to conduct efficient searches -- even from the comforts of home.
Space is limited to eight for each class. Those interested should register by contacting the PCPL Reference Desk at 653-2755, ex 115 or 124.