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Library’s May computer classes; children’s author to sign books

Rowan Public Library offers free computer classes on beginning to advanced topics. Classes are hands-on, free and open to the public. All classes are approximately 90 minutes long.
May classes at the Headquarters library in Salisbury:
– Microsoft Publisher Part 1, Monday, May 5, 7 p.m. Learn how to easily create custom, professional-looking publications such as brochures, business cards, flyers and more.
– Introduction to Windows, Thursday, May 8, 1:30 p.m. Learn the basics of operating a Windows computer.
– Microsoft Publisher Part 2, Monday, May 12, 7 p.m.
– Audio Books and NetLibrary, Thursday, May 15, 1:30 p.m. Introduction to downloading audiobooks from Net Library.
– Creating Web Pages, Monday, May 19, 7 p.m. Introduction to the basics of HTML design and style.
– Computer Survival Tips, Thursday, May 22, 1:30 p.m. Clueless about computers? This is the class for you.
– Computer Survival Tips, Monday, June 2, 7 p.m.- Creating Web Pages, Thursday, June 5, 1:30 p.m.- Audio Books and NetLibrary, Monday, June 9, 7 p.m.
– Microsoft Publisher Part 1, Thursday, June 12, 1:30 p.m.
– Introduction to Windows, Monday, June 16, 7 p.m.
– Microsoft Publisher Part 2, Thursday, June 19, 1:30 p.m.
Classes at South Rowan Regional Library in China Grove:
– Basic Windows, Thursday, April 24, 11 a.m. Just purchased a computer or never really felt comfortable getting started? We’ll concentrate on the most basic computer skills: using your mouse, understanding keyboard functions and learning how to open and close Windows.
– Intermediate Word, Monday, May 5, 7 p.m. Learn more advanced techniques for formatting documents using tables, bullets, columns, page numbers, etc. Requires prior attendance to the Basic Word class or at least some knowledge of Microsoft Office Word.
– Genealogy n Saving Stuff, Thursday, May 22, 11 a.m. How to archive family history (primarily documents and photographs) using your computer.
– Google Class, Monday, June 9, 7 p.m. Learn how to search the Web with Google, the most comprehensive search engine on the Net. We’ll cover basic and advanced searches, finding images, audio/video clips, and we might even shop.
Children’s author at Bookpost
Local children’s author Cathy Cress Eller will present an interactive program at Literary Bookpost on Saturday, May 3, from 2-4 p.m. The program will be in the children’s section of the store, and will be based on Eller’s new book, “Carnella Caterpillar, Jeepers Creeper.”
During and following the presentation, Eller will sign copies of her book. Parents are encouraged to bring their children in for a fun and enjoyable afternoon.
Literary Bookpost is at 119 S. Main St. in downtown Salisbury.
Belle Banks reviews
Belle Banks returns to Rowan Public Library in May to share her love of books.
Sponsored by the Friends of the Library, her talk will be in the Stanback Room at the headquarters library on Thursday, May 15, at 7 p.m.
She will review several books, including “Remember Me?” by Sophie Kinsella, Ian McEwan’s Booker Prize-winning novel “Atonement,” and John Grisham’s latest, “The Appeal.”
She will also discuss “Three Cups of Tea: One Man’s Mission to Fight Terror and Build Nations ó One School at a Time,” by Greg Mortenson and David Oliver Relin.
The event is free.

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