FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: November 20, 1997
FOR MORE INFORMATION: Glenn A. Walsh (412) 561-7876 or

Carnegie, Pa., Nov. 20 - For a limited time, the Andrew Carnegie Free Library, 300 Beechwood Avenue in Carnegie Borough, is offering free training for library computers on the Internet. Computer training classes are open to the public and are free-of-charge, but prior registration is required. One-hour classes are available now through December 17.

No prior computer knowledge is necessary, to attend this class. Children aged 12 and under must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian. Children need, at least, a third-grade reading level to appreciate this course.

The one-hour class will teach how to access information on the World Wide Web, part of the Internet. The class will also teach how to find books, from many Allegheny County libraries, using Carnegie Library's on-line catalog, "Caroline". Computer classes, for people who pre-register, are scheduled each Tuesday and Wednesday, now through December 17--note that there are no classes scheduled on November 26, the day before Thanksgiving when the Library closes at 5 p.m. Two class sessions are available each Tuesday and Wednesday: 5-6 p.m. and 6:30-7:30 p.m. Class size is limited, and class enrollment is on a first-come, first-served basis.

To register for a computer class, telephone (412) 276-3456 or send an electronic mail message to You may also leave your name and telephone number with a staff member at the Library.

This series of computer classes is funded by a grant from the Grable Foundation, through the auspices of the Allegheny County Library Association.

The Andrew Carnegie Free Library opened as the fourth free public library, constructed and endowed by the philanthropist Andrew Carnegie on May 1, 1901. In addition to a Library, the cultural complex includes a 780-seat Music Hall, 140-seat Lecture Hall, Civil War Museum, and discount bookstore.

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