Public library to host one-day iPad course

HARLINGEN — The iPad can be difficult for some people to work and navigate.

So the Harlingen Public Library developed a one-day course to help people learn their way around the tablet.

People interested in the class must sign up at the reference desk and bring a fully charged iPad to the class on Saturday, April 9, from 1 to 4 p.m.

Librarian Assistant David Sanchez is a computer systems management specialist who will be hosting the class.

Sanchez has been working at the library for two years. In that time, he has offered training in computer basics, email basics, social networking, Microsoft applications and computer safety.

By popular demand, the library requested Sanchez design a helpful activity to show patrons helpful tips on the iPad.

“It’s going to be a good tutorial and people are going to learn more about their iPad,” Sanchez said.

“The iPad can be a little bit tricky when you just get it,” Sanchez said. “There is a learning curve.”

He will be available to answer questions for iPad users and supply them with tips on security, networking, messaging and troubleshooting.

“We have so many people coming here looking for answers to questions about their iPad,” said Mabel Hockaday, reference services librarian. “A lot of people get these devices as a gift and they really don’t know how to use them.”

Hockaday said the class is needed very much.

“David has been doing a lot of these technology courses in the past,” Hockaday said. “People keep coming back to his classes.”