At Saturday’s intermediate digital photography workshop, attendees braved the rain to hone their skills. In the first workshop, students learned how to use the basic functions on their camera. This past Saturday they put those skills to the test, despite the rain.
The Circle of Friends, a group formed to support the library’s functions, sponsored the first class, which the library will offer another set of classes in July. In addition to photography classes, the library has a writer’s group, summer reading program, free Internet access and Wi-Fi, and classes such as “Get to Know Your iPad”.
“In this country, there’s a digital divide. More people are getting digital devices, and a lot of people who are elderly are also picking these devices up,” Library Administrator David Mather says “But there’s not really a lot out there about them. Libraries have always been a place to provide those kinds of classes for free.”
In the fall he hopes to offer classes on Internet safety for seniors.