Library offers database, other classes, programs | Local News

With the new year come classes, programs and other events at Cleburne Public Library, said library assistant Amy Graham.

The library offers databases for public use, Graham said.

“A library database is a searchable electronic index of published, authoritative resources,” Graham said. “Databases provide access to a wealth of useful research materials from scholarly journals, newspapers and journals.

Some databases also contain e-books, relevant web resources and various multimedia.”

Those who want to learn more are in luck, Graham added.

“During the month of January we are offering free, hands-on database courses on online informational and educational resources offered by the library,” Graham said. “The spotlight will also be on the new Niche Academy platform, which teaches you everything you need to know about the library’s e-resources and offers video tutorials on computing and internet basics, the library’s online services, social media, uses Google tools and much more.”

Classes are held every Tuesday at 2:00 p.m. in the East Cleburne Community Center computer lab at the Booker T. Washington Recreation Center, 100 Mansfield Road.

Seats for up to eight students are available for each class and computers are provided. Participation during the free period is on a first come, first serve basis.

Additional classes and activities fill out the library’s January schedule.

A crochet class for beginners is today from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Cleburne Public Library, 302 W. Henderson St.

Participants are asked to bring a #5 or H hook and a skein of #4 medium yarn.

The library will be hosting a sewing class and makeup/jewelry bag making event on January 24 at 5:30 p.m. in the library. All supplied are provided.

For information about the database and other library classes and activities, call 817-645-0934 or visit


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