You gotta' get on Facebook, your friends keep telling you. You think to yourself, "Hmm, and share all my business so folks can see it? Uh, Uh." Well, the fact is, Facebook is a useful tool for more than just uploading pictures and following people you know.

Join George Kelly, Bay Area News Group's online coordinator, Oct. 14, 6-7:30 p.m. for "Facebook for Beginners," an introduction to this dynamic social networking platform. This is an introductory class and you don't need a Facebook account to attend. But if you have an account, please bring your user name and password. To register for this free class you must click on the link below:

https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/oct14facebook

Date: Oct. 14, 6-7:30 p.m.

Location: Oakland Tribune Media Lab, 1970 Broadway, Suite 100, Oakland

If you have any questions, contact Martin G. Reynolds, senior editor for community engagement, at 510-208-6433 or mreynolds@bayareanewsgroup.com. Follow him at Twitter.com/reynoldspost.