Did you or a loved one get a new computer, smartphone or tablet, and you aren’t sure what to do with it? Come to the library! We’re hosting 11 free technology classes at our branches in January.

The classes at the Lake Branch include:

  • An Introduction to Computersour most basic computer class—at 2 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 13. Learn the basic skills you need to use a computer—no previous experience required!
  • Microsoft Word I at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 13. Learn how to create, open and save documents, as well as other basic techniques, in Microsoft’s word-processing software.
  • Basic Internet at 2 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 20. Learn how to navigate the Internet. Participants will need to know how to use a keyboard and a mouse for this class.
  • Microsoft Word II at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 20. Learn more advanced techniques for Microsoft Word.

The classes at the Main Branch include:

  • A special class on how to get books, magazines, and other library materials for free on tablets, iPads and smartphones. The program will be 10 a.m. on Saturday, Jan. 15. Registration opens Dec. 29.
  • An Introduction to Computersour most basic computer class—at 2 p.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 25. Learn the basic skills you need to use a computer—no previous experience required.
  • Microsoft Word I at 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 25. Learn how to create, open and save documents, as well as other basic techniques, in Microsoft’s word-processing software.
  • Basic Internet at 2 p.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 26. Learn how to navigate the Internet. Participants will need to know how to use a keyboard and a mouse for this class
  • Microsoft Word II at 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 26. Learn more advanced techniques for Microsoft Word.
  • Basic Email skills at 2 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 27. Learn how to send emails and attachments, as well as reply to other people’s emails.
  • Facebook Basics at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 27. The hands-on class will demonstrate basic Facebook features and tips. Please come to class with your Facebook login information and password.

All of the classes are free. However, registration is required. For the classes at the Lake Branch, registration opens two weeks before the scheduled class. For classes at the Main Branch, registration opens Jan. 10. RSVP on our event calendar by calling us at (440) 255-8811 ext. 247.

The library also offers several online computer classes through the LinkedIn Learning database. The courses are free to watch with a public library card. For more information, visit www.mentorpl.org/linkedinlearning.