Adult Programming – Fall/Winter 2016

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Fall Adult Programming is here! From September to December, our focus will be on Technology. We have classes available for every skill level and all programs are FREE. Some sessions require a reservation – more information is provided below. If you have any questions, please call the Reference Dept. at (978) 744-0860


Discover your family history and start your family tree. is home to genealogy records from 67 countries around the world. What’s the best way to find what you are looking for? Let us show you how this powerful tool can help you locate your ancestors, discover their stories and so much more.  You may attend each class for a comprehensive overview of, or you may choose to attend one or more sessions that interest you most. All sessions are free and no registration is required.


  • Sept 6, 2pm – Basics
  • Sept 13, 2 pm – Utilizing Vital Records
  • Sept 20, 2pm – Discovering Immigration Records
  • Sept 27, 2pm – Finding Military Heroes in Your Family


Computer Basics

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Using a computer has become a necessary part of interacting with friends, family, and the community. However, these advances in technology can be overwhelming. Do you need to learn how to use a computer? Our computer basics class will teach you how to use a mouse, a keyboard, and other pieces of computer equipment. Classes are limited to five people. Registration required and begins on Sept. 1st.


  • Thurs, Sept. 15, 2pm
  • Thurs, Oct. 13, 2pm
  • Thurs, Nov 10, 2pm
  • Thurs, Dec 15, 2pm



Technology 1-on-1

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Having trouble keeping up with new technology? Half-hour one-on-one Technology Help Sessions are being offered at the Salem Public Library! Need help with the new line spacing in Microsoft Word? Want assistance posting an online ad? Want to learn how to download eBooks and audio-books? We are here to help!  Registration required and begins on September 1st.


  • Friday, Sept. 23rd; 3 sessions 2p, 3p, 4p
  • Friday, October 21st; 3 sessions 2p, 3p, 4p
  • Tuesday, November 15; 3 sessions 5:30p, 6:30p, 7:30p
  • Friday, December 9; 3 sessions 2p, 3p, 4p




Want to builWordpress-webd a website? Interested in blogging? Try WordPress! Using WordPress, you can build websites and blogs for personal and/or professional use. This program will include three sessions introducing you to WordPress and its functions and one hands-on session where you will build your very own website. All sessions are free and open to the public. Registration is required for the hands-on session, and it is necessary that patrons have a working email when attending. Registration begins Sept. 15th.


  • Oct 4, 7pm
  • Oct 11, 7pm
  • Oct 18, 7pm
  • Oct 25, 7pm



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This forum’s focus will be free software: how to use various free programs to realize creative projects, and why free software and the vitality of our cultural commons is crucial to a vibrant, more equal society, vis-à-vis the free/open source software movement. Sessions will involve demonstrations of audio, image, and video editing software, such as Audacity, GIMP, and wevideo. As a forum, it’s encouraged that participants bring their ideas and skill sets to the table to share with others. All sessions are free and no registration is required.


  • Sept 21, 7pm
  • Oct 19 7pm