Tag Archives: computer classes

Internet beyond the basics

So, you keep hearing about Facebook, Twitter, Delicious and the many other “social networking” internet websites.  Maybe, although you are surfing the internet and handling your email, you might feel that whatever is going on with “social networking” is not for you.  Or you may be  interested but have no one to teach you. Come to the library and find out what it’s all about:  the Syosset Public Library has expanded our one-on-one computer classes to include classes that can teach our patrons to navigate the following websites:

We have also added a class that teaches the downloading of digital photos.  The classes are 30-45 minutes long and are taught by our Reference librarians.  Registration is easy – visit the third floor reference desk, reserve online, or call the Reference Desk at 921-7161 ext. 217.  You must be a Syosset School District resident to register.

– posted by Sonia, Readers’ Services

Seniors and the Internet

Recent research has shown that using the Internet is good for you! This is especially true for seniors. A study by the Phoenix Center for Advanced Legal and Economic Public Policy Studies has shown that seniors who use the internet are less likely to suffer from depression. The internet allows them to continue to connect with others even when they cannot easily meet in person.  And this recent study by scientists at UCLA indicates that surfing the Internet increases brain function.

The Pew Internet and American Life Project regularly examines and reports on Internet usage. Their recent findings indicate that 43% of people over the age of 65 use the Internet.

Here at  the Syosset Public Library we would like to help everyone get familiar with the online world! Come to the third floor and sign up for a class or sign up online. We tailor one-on-one classes to your needs and interests.  Whether you need to learn how to use a mouse or how to use our databases, we can help you.

~ posted by Brenda, Reference Services