Computer Classes

More technology help options, including our 2 video streaming instruction sites:

January

Registration begins on Sunday, December 20th via phone, online, or in person.

Computing Basics

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

Introduction to PCs - Wednesday, January 6 from 2-4pm. Class size: 8
Teaches the fundamentals of personal computing, covering the desktop, files, folders, and applications (apps). This class is designed for beginning computer users.

Beginners Internet - Thursday, January 7 from 6:30-8:30pm. Class size: 6
Learn how to find and evaluate information on the World Wide Web.

Do Better Research - Saturday, January 9, from 2-4pm. Class size: 12
You probably do research every single day, whether at work or in your personal life. Learn tips to improve your efficiency, explore better resources, and see how the librarians here can help.

Introduction to Email - Tuesday, January 19 from 2-4pm. Class size: 6
Learn how to register for a Gmail account, check your inbox, create an address book, and open attachments.

Organize Your Digital Files, Folders, & Photos - Tuesday, January 26 from 10am - noon. Class size: 8
Learn strategies to organize your files, folders & pictures on your computer. Discover methods for sharing and storing your files on the Internet using cloud services.

Microsoft

Excel Basics: Operations & Formatting - Monday, January 11 from 6:30-8:30pm. Class size: 8
Learn the fundamentals of Microsoft's spreadsheet application.

PowerPoint Basics - Tuesday, January 12 from 6:30-8:30pm. Class size: 6
Learn how to create Microsoft PowerPoint slideshows with dynamic features to spice up your presentation.

Excel Pivot Tables - Friday January 15 from Noon-12:45pm. Class size: 8
Learn how to use pivot tables to summarize key data from a larger spreadsheet. Registrants should be familiar with Excel basics.

Word Basics - Monday, January 18 from 2-4pm. Class size: 8
Learn the fundamentals of Microsoft's word-processing software.

Excel: Functions & Charts - Wednesday, January 20 from 10am-noon. Class size: 8
Learn intermediate level functions, and applying limits to cells. Also covers, importing data into Excel and making charts or graphs.Registrants should be familiar with fundamentals of Excel.

Excel: Simple Financial Report - Monday, January 25 from 6:30-8:30pm. 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.

Windows 8.1 Basics - Tuesday, January 12 from 6:30-8:30pm. Class size: 6
This hands-on class is for those who are comfortable with a personal computer and wish to familiarize themselves with the Windows 8.1 operating system. Those who have Windows 10 will see similarities, and some features of Windows 10 will be mentioned. Keyboard and mouse skills required.

Job Search

Online Job Searching - Thursday, January 14 from 2-4pm. Class size: 6
Learn how to look for and apply for jobs online and how to use Microsoft Word to create resumes and cover letters.

Mobile

You&iOS - Wednesday, January 13 from 10am-noon. Class size: 10
Learn to organize, customize, back up, and secure your iPad, iPhone, or iPod touch. Discover some fun and practical apps to get started. Please bring your device to class. Several iPad 2s will be available for those who do not bring one.

 

February

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

Computing Basics

Introduction to PCs - Tuesday, Feb 9 from 10am- noon. Class size: 8
Teaches the fundamentals of personal computing, covering the desktop, files, folders, and applications (apps). This class is designed for beginning computer users.

Beginners Internet - Thursday, Feb 11 from 2-4pm. Class size: 6
Learn how to find and evaluate information on the World Wide Web.

Password Management - Wednesday, Feb 24 from 6:30-8:30pm. Class size:8
Protect your digital life by learning new ways to create passwords that are harder to hack. Discover online and offline methods of storing your many passwords.

 

Microsoft

Windows 8.1 Basics - Thursday, Feb 4 from 2-4pm. Class size: 8
This hands-on class is for those who are comfortable with a personal computer and wish to familiarize themselves with the Windows 8.1 operating system. Those who have Windows 10 will see similarities, and some features of Windows 10 will be mentioned. Keyboard and mouse skills required.

Word Basics - Thursday, Feb 11 from 2-4pm. Class size: 6
Learn the fundamentals of Microsoft's word-processing software.

Excel Basics*  - Monday, Feb 12 from 10-Noon. Class size: 8
Learn the fundamentals of Microsoft's spreadsheet application.

PowerPoint Basics - Tuesday, Feb 16 from 6:30-8:30pm. Class size: 6
Learn how to create Microsoft PowerPoint slideshows with dynamic features to spice up your presentation.

Excel Basics: Operations & Formatting - Wednesday, Feb 17 from 2-4pm. Class size: 8
Learn the fundamentals of Microsoft's spreadsheet application.

Word: Tables, Templates, & Macros - Thursday, Feb 18 from 10-Noon. Class size: 8
Learn the fundamentals of Microsoft's word-processing software.

Excel: Simple Financial Report - Wednesday, Feb 24 from 2-4pm. 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.

Excel Tables for Large Speadsheets* - Thursday Feb 25 from 6:30-8:30pm. Class size: 8
Learn how to use pivot tables to summarize key data from a larger spreadsheet. Registrants should be familiar with Excel basics.

 

Job Search

Introduction to LInkedIn - Friday, Feb 26 from 2-4pm. Class size: 6
Learn how to look for and apply for jobs online and how to use Microsoft Word to create resumes and cover letters.

Web Design

HTML Basics - Monday, Feb 29 from 10am-noon. Class size: 8
If you have ever wanted to learn one of the fundamental building blocks of the Web, this class is for you. Designed for people who blog or use content management software (Squarespace, Wordpress, etc.), this class will teach you how to change your writing into valid web-friendly markup.

 

Tech Training Options for Subjects we are Not Able to Cover at this Time

ATOMIC TRAINING: -OR- LEARNING EXPRESS LIBRARY (Popular Software Tutorials module)

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