Image result for Library offers beginner computer classesThe 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


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.

Part 2 of the Introduction to Windows 10 class will be 2:30-4:30 p.m. Feb. 1 and will cover new features, including the Microsoft Edge browser and OneDrive cloud storage service. Participants must have the ability to use a mouse and keyboard, and have some familiarity with previous versions of Windows. Attending Windows 10 part 1 prior to taking this class is recommended, but not required.

An introduction to Android tablets and phones will be taught 9:30-11:30 a.m. Feb. 13.

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 2 will be taught 2:30-4:30 p.m. Feb. 21. Students who have attended Computer Basics, or who feel comfortable with using a computer mouse to click and scroll, will learn about kinds of computers and devices, as well as basic file types and how to identify them. Students will also be introduced to some of the most popular websites, including Facebook, eBay, Pinterest, YouTube and more.

Classes are taught by Laurel Hall, public services library assistant at the Brainerd Public

Library. Hall has been helping library patrons with computer and technology questions since

2009 and teaching classes for several years. The technology used in these classes was made.