Computer Classes

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July

Registration begins on Monday, June 20th via phone, online, or in person.

Basics

Mousercise- Tuesday, July 5 from 10-11:30 am. Class size: 6
Learn how to use a standard two-button mouse. If you do not know how to copy and paste, we recommend taking this class before any other.

Introduction to PCs- Thursday, July 7 from 10 am - noon. Class size: 8
Teaches the fundamentals of personal computing; designed for beginning computer users.

Introduction to Email- Tuesday, July 12 from 2-4 pm. Class size: 6
Register for and learn the basics of a Gmail account.

Beginner's Internet- Friday, Monday, July 18 from 10 am-noon. Class size: 6
Learn how to find and evaluate info on the Web.

Beyond the Basics

Password Management- Thursday, July 21 from 2-4 pm. Class size: 8
Discover online and offline methods of storing your many passwords.

So You Wanna Blog?- Wednesday, July 20 from 10 am-noon. Class size: 10
Discover several popular blogging websites to contribute to the conversation on the Web for any topic about which you are passionate. No experience necessary!

Introduction to HTML- Tuesday, July 26 from 2-4 pm. Class size: 8
Learn one of the fundamental building blocks of the Web. Designed for people who blog or use a CMS, this class covers how to change your writing into web-friendly markup. Must be comfortable with computers.

Digital Media

Oral Histories: Preserve Your Past- Wednesday, July 27 from 10 am-noon. Class size: 10
Keep your memories alive by learning how to record your voice in digital format. We will take you through the entire recording and editing process.

Job Search

Online Job Searching- Wednesday, July 20 from 2-4 pm. Class size: 6
Learn how to look for and apply for jobs online and how to use Microsoft Word for resumes and cover letters.

Introduction to LinkedIn- Monday, July 25 from 6:30-8:30 pm. Class size: 6
Learn how to join, build your profile, make connections, add recommendations, and customize your LinkedIn page. Designed for those without a LinkedIn account.

Microsoft

Windows 10 Basics-Saturday, July 9 from 2-4 pm. Class size: 10
This hands-on class is for those who are comfortable with a personal computer and wish to familiarize themselves with Microsoft's newest operating system.

Excel Basics-Wednesday, July 6 from 10 am-noon. Class size: 8
Covers orientation to Excel; working with data; worksheet formatting and alterations; handling larger workbooks; and printing and sharing.

Excel Pivot Tables- Friday, July 22 from noon-12:45 pm. Class size: 10
Learn how to use pivot tables to summarize key data from a larger spreadsheet. Registrants should be familiar with Excel basics.

Excel: Simple Financial Report- Tuesday, July 19 from 6:30-8:30 pm. Class size: 8
Learn how to use Excel to create a profit/loss projection based on production costs and sales information. Registrants should be familiar with fundamentals of Excel.

Word Basics- Tuesday, July 12 from 6:30-8:30 pm. Class size: 8
Learn the fundamentals of Microsoft's word-processing software. Includes the ribbon, text editing, font groups, paragraph formats, tables, page layout, and document proofing.

Mobile

Hello, Android- Monday, July 11 from 2-4 pm. Class size: 10
Bring your device to discover more about your Android smartphone or tablet. Learn what makes Androids unique and how to get more done and have more fun!

August

Registration begins on Wednesday, July 20th via phone, online, or in person.

Basics

Mousercise- Monday, August 1 from 2-3:30 pm. Class size: 6
Learn how to use a standard two-button mouse. If you do not know how to copy and paste, we recommend taking this class before any other.

Introduction to PCs- Wednesday , August 3 from 2-4 pm. Class size: 8
Teaches the fundamentals of personal computing; designed for beginning computer users.

Introduction to Email- Wednesday , August 17 from 10 am-noon. Class size: 6
Register for and learn the basics of a Gmail account.

Beginner's Internet- Monday, August 15 from 2-4 pm. Class size: 6
Learn how to find and evaluate info on the Web.

Beyond the Basics

Organize Your Digital Files, Folders, & Photos- Monday, August 22 from 10 am-noon. Class size: 8
Learn strategies to organize your files, folders, and pictures on your computer, as well as the advantages of Internet cloud services for storage and sharing.

Do Better Research- Saturday, August 27 from 2-4 pm. Class size: 10
Learn tips to improve the efficiency of your personal, business, or school research, explore better resources, and see how our librarians can help.

Digital Media

Lights! Camera! Action!- Thursday, August 18 from 6:30-8:30 pm. Class size: 4
Star in a library video production! This hands-on class will teach how to record, edit, and share videos you create in our Digital Media Studio with green screen technology.

Job Search

Online Job Searching- Thursday, August 25 from 10 am-noon. Class size: 6
Learn how to look for and apply for jobs online and how to use Microsoft Word for resumes and cover letters.

Microsoft

Windows 10 Basics-Friday, August 12 from 2-4 pm. Class size: 10
This hands-on class is for those who are comfortable with a personal computer and wish to familiarize themselves with Microsoft's newest operating system.

Excel Basics: Operations and Formatting-Tuesday, August 16 from 6:30-8:30 pm. Class size: 8
Learn the fundamentals of Microsoft's spreadsheet application.

Excel Intermediate: Functions & Charts- Friday, August 19 from 10 am-noon. Class size: 8
Learn intermediate level functions and how to apply limits to cells. Also covers importing data into Excel and making charts or graphs.

Outlook Basics- Friday, August 26 from 2-3 pm. Class size: 10
This lecture-style class introduces you to the basics of Microsoft Outlook's email, calendar, and more.

PowerPoint Basics- Wednesday , August 24 from 2-4 pm. Class size: 6
Learn how to create Microsoft PowerPoint slideshows with dynamic features to spice up your presentations.

Word Basics- Thursday, August 18 from 10 am-noon. Class size: 8
Learn the fundamentals of Microsoft's word-processing software. Includes the ribbon, text editing, font groups, paragraph formats, tables, page layout, and document proofing.

Mobile

You & iOS- Friday, August 5 from 2-4 pm. Class size: 10
Learn to organize, customize, back up, and secure your iPad, iPhone, or iPod touch. Please bring your device to class. Several iPad 2s will be available.

More Technology Help Options:

  • Lynda.com
  • Search our catalog for DVDs, ebooks, physical books, and more about computers
  • Ask a Librarian online, call 708.532.0160, x.1, or stop by to speak with a Librarian or Computer Assistant