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

The library offers databases for public use, Graham said.

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

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

Those wishing to learn more are in luck, Graham added.

“In the month of January we are offering free, hands-on database classes on informational and educational online resources offered by the library,” Graham said. “Also spotlighted will be the new platform Niche Academy, which teaches you everything you need to know about the library’s e-resources, offering video tutorials on computer and internet basics, using library online services, social media, Google tools and much more.”

The classes are held at 2 p.m. each Tuesday in the East Cleburne Community Center computer lab in the Booker T. Washington Recreation Center, 100 Mansfield Road.

Spaces for up to eight students are available for each class and computers are provided. Participation while free is on a first come, first served basis.

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

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

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

The library will offer a sewing class and a create a makeup/jewelry bag event at 5:30 p.m. Jan. 24 at the library. All supplied are provided.

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

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