As part of Bay Area News Group's ongoing community engagement program, we are offering another series of classes taught by our experienced staff. The lineup for September is shown below. The classes are free but space is limited, and you must be registered to attend.

To register, click on the links below.

Tablets 101

Monday, 6-7:30 p.m., with San Jose Mercury News Technology Columnist Troy Wolverton (@troywolv).

Location: Contra Costa Times, 2640 Shadelands Drive, Walnut Creek

https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/sept9tablet

Which tablet is right for you? Or, learn more about the device you already have.

Blogging For Beginners

Sept. 16, 6-7:30 p.m., with Bay Area News Group Senior Online Coordinator George Kelly (@allaboutgeorge).

Location: The Oakland Tribune, 1970 Broadway, Suite 100, Oakland

https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/sept16blogoak

Learn about blogging platforms and what you should consider before taking the plunge.

Tablets 101

Sept. 16, 6-7:30 p.m.

Location: San Jose Mercury News Media Lab, 750 Ridder Park Drive, San Jose

https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/sept16tablets


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Sept. 18, 6:30-8 p.m., with Bay Area News Group Investigative Reporter Thomas Peele (@thomas_peele).

Location: The Contra Costa Times, 2640 Shadelands Drive, Walnut Creek

https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/sept18records

Learn rules for gaining access to court documents, discuss the Freedom of Information Act and how to fill out a public records request.

For questions, contact Martin G. Reynolds, senior editor for community engagement, at mreynolds@bayareanewsgroup.com or via Twitter @reynoldspost. You can also call 510-208-6433.