There is a class at the Glendale Central Library that might not exist if not for Elizabeth Grigorian.
Since 2005, Grigorian, a community outreach coordinator at the library, has taught a free class on computer basics at the library.
At first, Grigorian taught her computer class for seniors in the community before noticing that many of Glendale’s Armenian-speaking adults were missing out.
Grigorian arranged to teach the same computer class in Armenian. It took her seven months to translate her 125-page instructional booklet from English to Armenian.
“It was hard work,” she said. But that h
ard work has paid off. Her 12-week class has remained popular. Grigorian estimates that she has taught approximately 800 Armenian-speaking adults basic computer functions and Internet tools.