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Library offers special Internet class for parents/children
Press Release September 20, 2000

The Newark Public Library is offering a new Internet class for fourth- and fifth-graders accompanied by a parent or guardian. These hands-on classes are an excellent opportunity for parents and children to learn together about the Internet.

Entitled "Discover the World Wide Web," this fun and informative class will teach participants Netscape tips and tricks, how to find cool sites using subject guides and child friendly search engines, and instruct them on safe Web-surfing practices. Participants will tour "Kids' Place," the library's website just for children, which includes a variety of entertaining and educational sites, as well as a wealth of information about the library. There also will be practice time to pursue individual interests. Participants will receive handouts of recommended sites for children and recommended sites for parents; they will get pointers on child safety on the Internet.

The Friends of The Newark Public Library provided the funding for these classes.

"Discover the World Wide Web" will be offered three times in October: Thursday the 5th, from 6:00pm to 8:00pm; Wednesday the 18th, from 6:00pm to 8:00pm; and Saturday the 28th, from 10:00am to 12:00pm. Additional dates for November and December will be announced in the near future.

Classes are free, but seating is limited, so registration is necessary. A parent/guardian must call (973) 733-3603 during library hours to register for one session.

These classes are in addition to the diverse schedule of computer classes offered in the library's Technology Training Center. For information about library computer classes, visit www.npl.org/Pages/Computers/.

 

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