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Seniors learn all about Facebook

5:56 PM, Nov 17, 2011   |    comments
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BANGOR, Maine (NEWS CENTER) -- Senior citizens in the Bangor area now have a chance to get more tech saavy by learning all about Facebook. 

The Bangor Public Library has started a new class called "Facebook for Seniors."  It's being funded by federal grant money and it's designed to teach senior citizens how to learn about social networking to stay connected with friends and family.

So far, the class has been very popular, and there's already a waiting list to sign up. 

"I've been afraid to use the computers because I have a son that years ago when they first came out, he's always telling me I could mess it up and ruin his computer," program participant Glenda Frank said.  "So I just kind of shied away from it.  But now he's grown and gone and I'd like to know how to do it."

The Bangor Public Library was one of 107 public libraries across the state to receive grant money for training for people needing help using modern techonology. 

As part of the grant, Bangor received ten new computers for its training lab, and it hopes to hold more "Facebook for Seniors" classes in the future.     

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