This Month

Wednesday, November 12th Evening Meeting

Meeting Topic: Getting to know Facebook

7:00 p.m. – 8:45 p.m.

Cheryl Smeed, our Facebook expert, will explain all the ins and outs of this social media website. Cheryl will explain the benefits of joining Facebook and BAM’s group. Using the correct privacy settings you can have a secure and enjoyable time when at the Facebook site. At the end of Cheryl’s presentation, she will address any questions. Why wait a month to ask your questions— join Facebook and ask away. Someone is sure to answer on our group’s area on Facebook.


iPad SIG

6:15 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.

Come to learn about using your iPad and share what you know with others.

Macintosh Fundamentals

6:15 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.

Bring your Mac questions to the Fundamentals class this evening.


St Petersburg College Corporate Training
at Pinellas County EpiCenter

13805 58th St N
Largo, Florida


Monday, November 24th Afternoon Meeting

Meeting Topic: Converting tapes and vinyl to CD using Vinyl Studio

1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Come join us as we tackle topics of the Mac, iPad, iPhone and iPod touch. You will be amazed at what you will learn. This month Phil Noto will repeat his demo of converting tapes and vinyl albums to CDs.

Clearwater East Library

2251 Drew Street
Clearwater, Florida 33765
Half mile west of US Highway 19


No Mac 101 Class this month

11:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

This class is for the new Macintosh user, the Macintosh user upgrading to the newest operating system and the user moving from a Microsoft Windows system computer. Are you a Macintosh user that might need some brushing up because of being away from your computer for awhile? The class requires you to send a note to to request a spot as the room is small and only accommodates 8-10 people.

Safety Harbor Library
101 Second Street North
Safety Harbor, Florida



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MouseBytes Nov 2014

Editor: Virginia Chilcote

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