Milford library offering new computer classes

Plumb Memorial Library in Shelton, Conn.

Plumb Memorial Library in Shelton, Conn.

Christian Abraham / Hearst Connecticut Media

SHELTON — The Plumb Memorial Library will be offering a special series of computer classes beginning in April.

The classes will be taught by Mike Ingber, computer consultant and owner of Upward Business Systems of Oxford. Ingber received an M.S. Degree in Computer Science from Cornell University in 1979, and a B.S. Degree in Computer Science and Applied Math from Stony Brook University in 1977

The first class is a Microsoft Office Overview. Microsoft Office has been incredibly popular for decades. The three core components of Office are Word, Excel, and PowerPoint. This class will provide an overview of Word, Excel, and PowerPoint and demonstrate the usefulness and power of each product.

Microsoft Office Overview will be held on April 12 at 1 p.m. in the first floor Meeting Room. Participants are asked to bring a top or a device to practice on during the class.

The second class will be Staying Safe Online. This class is designed to help avoid many of the risks that are lurking online. These risks can infect your computer, can steal your personal information, and can scam you in many ways.

Among the assorted topics will be security software, passwords, updating your software, social engineering, phishing, ransomware, malware, popular scams, recognizing fraudulent emails, avoiding dangerous links, and the importance of backups.

Staying Safe Online will be April 26 at 1 p.m. in the first floor Meeting Room. Participants do not need to bring a device or laptop to this class.

Registration is required as space is limited and can be done by calling the Plumb Memorial Library at (203) 924-1580 ext. 5102, or visiting www.sheltonlibrarysysytem.org. The public is invited to register for either or both of the classes.