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Elizabethton Library to offer several adult classes this year

Contributed • Jan 1, 2019 at 4:55 PM

ELIZABETHTON — The Elizabethton/Carter County Public Library will be presenting several classes geared towards adults. The first class will be held Friday and the will run throughout the month.

This weekend will include three classes designed to teach some basic computer operations. The first class will be on “Facebook 101.” It will be taught Friday, Jan. 4, from 11 a.m. to noon.

Come learn the basics of how to use Facebook. Seating is limited. Reserve a place by signing up at the front desk of the library.

There will be two computer classes on Saturday. The first one is “Email 101.” It will be taught Saturday, Jan. 5 from 1-2 p.m. Come learn the basics of email usage, such as how to create, edit and send. Seating is limited, reserve a place at the front desk.

The second class on Saturday, Jan. 5, will be “Privacy and Security.” The class will go from 2:30-4:30 p.m. Come learn the basics of internet privacy and security, such as updating outdated software, maintaining passwords and safe browsing.

The library will also be presenting two classes that will be of benefit in personal security.

The first will be taught by library staff member Maryann Odom on Monday, Jan. 7, from noon to 1 p.m. Odom will present information that could save your life, or the life of a loved one. The class is sponsored by Seniors and Law Enforcement Together. Come learn about their many programs, including “Yellow Dot.” “File of Life,” “Elder Check,” “Project Lifesaver” and “House Monitoring.”

The final class scheduled for January will be “Surviving an Active Shooter.” It will be presented on Thursday, Jan. 24, from 6-8 p.m.

Jerry Stout works for Homeland Security and is also chairman of the Carter County Board of Education He will present the class to discuss methods for surviving an active shooter.

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