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Classes Help Older Adults with Tech Skills; Take a Virtual Trip to Middle East Jan. 15; Donate Your Purged Books, Music and Movies

The new iPhone Class for Seniors series restarts Tuesday, Jan. 14, from 1-3 p.m. at the Schweitzer Brentwood Branch. This session covers Navigating Your iPhone and Setting Up Contacts.   

If you're an older adult who would like to get more out of your iPhone or iPad, join us for free classes taught by instructor Julie Mahaffey. This four-part series covers different topics at each session. One-on-one help is available from 1-1:30 p.m. Classes are held the second and fourth Tuesday of each month. You can attend one session or all four. For more information call 883-1974.

Looking for more how-to classes? At their recent meeting, it was great to hear members of the National Association of Retired Federal Employees rave about how easy it was to master the free computer courses they have taken at the Library’s Edge Community Technology Center. One retiree said he liked the ability to rerun the instructional videos several times until he “got” it. Another one appreciated the knowledgeable staff who ran the instructor-led sessions.

If you want to work on your computer skills, feel free to call the Edge at 417-837-5011 to sign up for one-on-one help or any of the instructor-led or self-guided tutorials. The Edge is in the Midtown Carnegie Branch. Edge Mobile sessions are also offered at multiple library branches.
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Join armchair travelers for a trip to the Middle East at 12:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 15, at the Schweitzer Brentwood Branch. You're welcome to bring a sack lunch. Library staff member Megan Thompson will share photographs and stories from her trip through the Middle East, including Israel, Jordan and Egypt, with a focus on Bible landmarks and history. Call 883-1974.
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Our decluttering, get-organized books are flying off the shelves. If you’re cleaning out excess books, audiobooks, DVDs and CDs, you can box or bag them up and donate them at any Springfield-Greene County Library branch during business hours. The Friends of the Library will happily accept them to sell at the Spring Book Sale April 29-May 3 at the E*Plex of the Ozark Empire Fairgrounds.

Kathleen O'Dell is community relations director for the Springfield-Greene County Library District. She can be reached at

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