Free computer classes in Nov.
Register now for November's free computer classes at the library from 9:45 to 11:30 a.m. Thursdays at 700 Fleming St. Basic knowledge of computers and the Internet is required.
Nov. 1, learn to understand a website; the class will focus on the Monroe County Library site.
The next week will further delve into the library's online catalog.
Facebook, the popular social media site, will be the topic of class on Nov. 15. On Nov. 29, learn about digital ebook readers and how to check out library books on them.
Space is limited and registration required. To sign up or for more information, stop by the Reference Desk or call 305-292-3595.
Beaches test OK for bacteria
The Monroe County Health Department's water-quality tests last week showed none of the county's beaches had high levels of bacteria. Testing is done every two weeks to detect fecal coliform and enteric bacteria, which are normally found in the intestinal tract of humans and other warm-blooded animals.
The Health Department says high levels may come from runoff or sewage from pets, wild animals or humans. It can cause disease, infections or rashes. Don't swim in the water if a warning is issued.
For more information, visit http://www.doh.state.fl.us, click on A-Z Topics, then choose Beach Water Quality, or call 305-293-1653.
Free lunch offered to seniors
The Melvin L. Leavitt Senior Center, at 33rd St. Gulf side, offers nutritious, hot lunches to people 60 years old and older Monday through Friday. Offerings change daily, and comprise such items as broiled beef patty, chicken Parmesan, barbecue pork riblet, chicken Florentine and macaroni and cheese. A vegetable, fruit cup or fresh fruit, milk, bread and butter are included.
The Monroe County Nutrition Program is open to all senior citizens, regardless of need, though a $2 donation or more is appreciated, organizers say. Transportation is available for $1 or $2 each way, and must be reserved; call 305-292-4424.
Call 305-743-3346 between 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. to make reservations for lunch or ask questions.