The James V. Brown Library, 19 E. Fourth St., will host two workshops for adults interested in learning more about computers and email.

“Computer Basics and Introduction to the Internet” will be offered from 10-11:30 a.m. Friday, January 5. This class is for adults who are new to computers and want to learn more about filling out online forms. The workshop will introduce computer basics such as how to turn on a computer, how to use a mouse and the basics of a Windows operating system. There also will be an overview about how the Internet works, how to use it and how to search. There will be time for questions but this is a hands-on learning workshop.

The second workshop, “Gmail: Basics and Beyond,” will be offered from 10-11:30 a.m. Friday, January 19. This workshop will cover the basics of using Gmail for email. Topics will include managing your inbox, composing emails, using folders and more. There also will be discussion about advanced features such as managing contacts and settings. If you do not have a Gmail account, you will have an opportunity to create one. If you do have a Gmail account, bring your login and password. This is a hands-on workshop and computers are provided. If you have a tablet or laptop you would like to use, please bring it to the workshop.

Registration is required for both classes and can be made at or by calling 570-326-0536. Both programs will be presented in the Lowry Room on the third floor of the Welch Children’s Wing.

This is one of the many ways the library supports the PA Forward initiative through providing information literacy opportunities for learning. When Pennsylvania residents know how to use current technology to improve their education and enhance their skills, they can fully participate in a digital society.

The James V. Brown Library is open from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday through Friday; noon to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday; and 24/7 at