Gibbs Library will offer a class to help PC owners operate their computer more efficiently and safely, and avoid frustration, on Monday, April 12 at 7 p.m.

“It doesn’t take a lot of work to keep PCs running well, but it does take know-how,” said class instructor Cheryl McKeary. “Unfortunately, when we buy PCs, we don’t get instructions on keeping the computer maintained as we use it. This can cause a lot of problems!”

The class will cover basic preventive maintenance for a computer, and participants will learn how to protect their computer from viruses, spam and hackers. McKeary will also provide information on low-cost and no-cost programs that can find and fix bugs and repair a PC to help it run faster.

McKeary said this is not a hands-on class but people will have enough solid information when they leave to go home and put the class teachings into practice.

“Even those not computer savvy can improve their PC’s operation with basic skills,” McKeary said.

The suggested donation for the class is $5. Pre-registration is required at 845-2663 or by Friday, April 9. Gibbs Library is located at 40 Old County Road in Washington. For more information visit