When I got my new Android phone, my first impression was that it looked great! My second was that my “smartphone” may be plenty smart, but I’m not. It seemed that everybody else (especially the young) walked around easily swiping and touching their phones, as if that was the most natural thing to do. But for me — firmly in my middle age — nothing was natural or easy. I needed a guide. I don’t mean the manual I got with my phone, the sheer length of which made me feel dizzy (I have to admit, I hate reading manuals, don’t you?). I mean a living and breathing person who would sit next to me and tell me how I should use my new toy. Well, I didn’t really find that person. I picked up occasional bits and pieces of information here and there, spending way too much time learning even simple things. The thing that came out of that experience was that I vowed to myself that we – the Daniel Boone Regional Library – would offer a class for others like me, so they can avoid the frustration and save their time, too.
Starting on Monday, October 3, we are introducing our new class: “Maximizing Your Android Device.” This class will allow you to master the basic functions of your Android phone or tablet, explore the world of Android apps, and learn how to connect to your library and use its services. Call 573-443-3161 to register, and then bring your device to the class. See you there!