Get the most from your computer by taking advantage of the library's free CyberSchool classes.

Get the most from your computer by taking advantage of the library's free CyberSchool classes.

During the 90-minute sessions, you can refresh your memory by brushing up on the basics or learn something completely new. Classes on a variety of subjects are scheduled through Nov. 20 at Northwest Library, 2280 Hard Road, and Old Worthington Library, 820 High St.

Registration is required for each workshop, and there are advantages to doing so early. The first 10 people who register will have hands-on access to a computer. There is additional room for up to 10 observers.

Sign up for the following classes, all of which are presented by library staff, by calling 807-2626:

Computers for Absolute Beginners: From the Mouse to the Web: Learn basic computer concepts, like using the mouse and keyboard, starting a program, copying and pasting, basic Web functions and browsing the Internet. Sessions are scheduled Oct. 1 and 8 at 7 p.m. and 2:30 p.m., respectively, at Northwest Library, and on Oct. 2 and 7 at 10 a.m. and 2:30 p.m., respectively, at Old Worthington Library.

Getting Started with Word Processing & Microsoft Office 2007: Learn the basic concepts of Microsoft Office 2007 focusing on Word 2007 - enough to get you ready to type your new novel or maybe just create a great-looking letter. Register now to attend the Oct. 14 and 21 classes, planned at 7 p.m. and 10 a.m., respectively, at Old Worthington Library. The Northwest Library workshops will be held on Oct. 16 at 2:30 p.m. and on Oct. 22 at 7 p.m.

World Wide Web for Beginners: Beginners will learn what they can do online, including pointing, clicking, scrolling and surfing the Web. They will learn about the library's new Web site, too. Old Worthington Library's sessions are scheduled on Nov. 5 at 10 am and Nov. 13 at 2:30 p.m., while Northwest Library has classes planned on Nov. 6 at 7 p.m. and Nov. 12 at 2:30 p.m.

Security & Privacy on the World Wide Web: A major concern of World Wide Web users is security. Get tips on how you can protect yourself from viruses, spam and identity theft. Learn more about this important topic on Nov. 19 at 7 p.m. at Northwest Library or on Nov. 20 at 2:30 p.m. at Old Worthington Library.

Hillary Kline is communications specialist for Worthington Libraries.

Hillary Kline