Free class series to boost digital literacy

BAR HARBOR — The Jesup Memorial Library will offer a series of hands-on classes about basic computer skills, internet safety and social media this spring. These classes are offered by the AmeriCorps Digital Inclusion Initiative, which is a program of the National Digital Equity Center. All of the classes are taught by trained instructors.

“Introduction to Computers” is a two-week, three-hour class for those who have never used a computer or wish to improve their skills. The first class is on Wednesday, March 13 at 2 p.m., and the second class is on Wednesday, March 20 at 2 p.m.

“Introduction to Social Media” is a two-week, three-hour class. The first class is on Wednesday, April 3 at 2 p.m., and the second class is on Wednesday, April 10 at 2 p.m. This class is for anyone who has basic computer skills and wants to join or learn more about social media platforms including Facebook and Twitter.

Finally, the internet safety class is a one-time, three-hour class on Wednesday, April 24 at 2 p.m. This class teaches tips and strategies for staying safe online.

“This class will answer your questions about how to protect yourself and your information on the internet,” organizers said.

Participants do not need to own a computer or laptop to attend and computers will be available for use at each class. These classes are free but registration is required. To register online, visit and create an account or call 259-5010. For help registering, contact the Jesup at 288-4245.

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