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Free ‘iPads for Seniors’ Classes Now at Memphis Public Libraries!

By: Marcey Wright

"iPads for Seniors" classes are now available for free at several Memphis Public Library locations!Seniors visiting Memphis Public Libraries no longer have to rely on kids or grandkids to answer their technology questions. Thanks to a grant from the Durham Foundation and new iPads for Seniors classes, they can learn for themselves at their own pace.

These interactive technology sessions offer senior students an opportunity to learn basic functions on an iPad, how to research information, and how to access the Library’s e-book collection. But the curriculum does not end there. A team of trained librarians teach seniors button placement on the iPad, how to connect to and navigate Wi-Fi, along with how to snap photographs, record video and share them with friends. Students take a virtual field trip to the iTunes App Store and learn to install apps on the portable device, which are provided for the Library’s classes. (Students are not required to bring their own iPads.)

Several Library locations offer the free course, including the Benjamin L. Hooks Central Library (3030 Poplar Avenue), Cherokee Library (3300 Sharpe Avenue), Cordova Library (8457 Trinity Road), Raleigh Library (3157 Powers Road), and Whitehaven Library (4120 Mill Branch Road). Classes will be available through selected community centers and senior centers also.

Classes are offered at Central Library (room L-50) on the fourth Fridays of each month,10:30 am to 12:30 pm.

For more information about other iPads for Seniors classes, call each Library branch or call (901) 415-2709.