One result of the successful open house at the centennial celebration April 12 for Peabody Township Library was enthusiastic interest in a series of computer classes being offered at the library in May, June, and July.
Zachary Preheim, 2013 graduate of Peabody-Burns High School, will teach the classes at the library. Each class will meet four times from 6 to 8:30 p.m. A nominal registration fee of $20 is required.
“This is just one of the things we hoping to promote at the library,” librarian Rodger Charles said. “A grant allowed us to install computer carrels in an efficient work area that makes the computers more user friendly than when they were bunched on a round table with cords running in every direction.”
Charles said that Preheim will begin the classes in May with a basic class for beginners.
“This is for the person that may or may not even know how to turn on a computer,” he said. “Anymore, this kind of instruction is not even included in computer training classes.”
The remaining sessions will cover basics of Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Publisher, and social media.
A final class that will meet for a single 2 1/2 hour session in July or September will cover introduction to e-readers such as Google Nexis tablets and Nook.
Charles said the classes are filling up and anyone interested should stop by the library to register while there still is space available.