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April

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

Basics

Google Like a Guru-Wednesday, April 5 from 10 am-noon. Class size: 6
Learn how to find and evaluate info on the Web.

Mousercise-Thursday, April 6 from 6:30-8 pm. Class size: 6
In our most basic computer class, you learn how to use a two-button mouse to select, click, drag, highlight, cut, and paste.

Introduction to Email-Friday, April 7 from 10 am-noon. Class size: 6
Register for and learn the basics of a Gmail account.

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

Beyond the Basics

Online Privacy and Security-Monday, April 3 from 10 am-noon. Class size: 8
Learn strategies for organizing your files, folders, and pictures on your computer and online cloud services.

Do Better Research-Wednesday, April 5 from 6:30-8:30 pm. Class size: 10
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 our librarians can help.

So You Wanna Blog?-Wednesday, April 12 from 10 am-noon. Class size: 10
Discover several popular blogging websites to contribute to the conversation on the Web.

Password Management-Tuesday, April 18 from 2-4 pm. Class size: 8
Protect your digital life by learning how to create hard-to-hack passwords and store them online and offline.

Job Search

Introduction to LinkedIn-Tuesday, April 4 from 6:30-8:30 pm. Class size: 6
How to join LinkedIn, build your profile, make connections, add recommendations, and maintain and enhance your LinkedIn page. This class is for those without existing LinkedIn accounts.

Mobile

Hello, Android-Friday, April 7 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!

Digital Media

Lights! Camera! Action!-Saturday, April 22 from 2-4 pm. Class size: 4
Star in a library video production! This hands-on class teaches you how to record, edit, and share videos you create with green screen technology in our Digital Media Studio.

Adobe Illustrator: Icons and Logos-Friday, April 28 from 6:30-8:30 pm. Class size: 4
In this intermediate class, learn to create basic vector graphics in the form of unique icons and logos

Microsoft

Word Basics-Wednesday, April 5 from 2-4 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.

Word: Tables, Templates, and Macros-Friday, April 21 from 10 am-noon. Class size: 6
Learn how to format tables and work with document templates, images, and graphics. Mail merge and macros are also covered. Registrants should be familiar with fundamentals of Microsoft Word.

Excel Basics: Operations and Formatting-Monday, April 17 from 6:30-8:30 pm. Class size: 8
Covers working with tables, large datasets, conditional formatting, outlines, and intermediate formulas and functions.

Excel Pivot Tables-Wednesday, April 19 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.

Excel: Simple Financial Report-Monday, April 24 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.

PowerPoint Basics-Tuesday, April 18 from 6:30-8:30 pm. Class size: 6
Learn how to create Microsoft PowerPoint slideshows with dynamic features to spice up your presentations.

Windows 10 Basics-Tuesday, April 4 from 10 am-noon. 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.

May

Registration begins on Thursday, April 20th via phone, online, or in person.

Basics

Mousercise-Tuesday, May 2 from 2-4 pm. Class size: 6
In our most basic computer class, you learn how to use a two-button mouse to select, click, drag, highlight, cut, and paste.

Introduction to PCs-Tuesday, May 9 from 10 am-noon. Class size: 8
Teaches the fundamentals of personal computing; designed for beginning computer users.

Google Like a Guru-Wednesday, May 17 from 2-4 pm. Class size: 6
Learn how to find and evaluate info on the Web.

Introduction to Email-Friday, May 19 from 6:30-8:30 pm. Class size: 6
Register for and learn the basics of a Gmail account.

Beyond the Basics

Online Privacy and Security-Tuesday, May 30 from 2-4 pm. Class size: 8
Learn strategies for keeping your digital belongings private. This is an intermediate-to-advanced level class.

Job Search

Online Job Searching-Thursday, May 11 from 2-4 pm. 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 and iOS-Thursday, May 25 from 10 am-noon. Class size: 12
Learn to organize, customize, back up, and secure your iPad, iPhone, or iPod touch. Please bring your device to class. Several iPads will be available.

Digital Media

Digitize It! Photos and Slides-Monday, May 1 from 2-4 pm. Class size: 4
Preserve your past! Learn to use the Library's Conversion Station to scan photographs and slides.This class will include a lecture-style presentation and hands-on tour of the Conversion Station. No experience necessary.

Cut It Out! Scrapbooking and DIY Decor-Thursday, May 18 from 6:30-8:30 pm. Class size: 6
Get creative! Learn to design and cut unique stickers, labels, and other decorative pieces using the Digital Media Studio's Silhouette CAMEO. Materials will be provided, and registrants are also welcome to bring their own compatible materials. Registrants should be comfortable using a computer.

Digitize It! Vinyl Audio Restoration-Wednesday, May 24 from 2-4 pm. Class size: 4
Digitize your vinyl records and cassette tape, and make them sound like new! Learn how to use the audio preseravtion equipment on our Conversion Station, then learn how to restore your audio using Izotope RX.

Microsoft

Word Basics-Tuesday, May 30 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.

Word: Tables, Templates, and Macros-Wednesday, May 31 from 6:30-8:30 pm. Class size: 6
Learn how to format tables and work with document templates, images, and graphics. Mail merge and macros are also covered. Registrants should be familiar with fundamentals of Microsoft Word.

Excel Basics: Operations and Formatting-Monday, May 15 from 6:30-8:30 pm. Class size: 8
Covers working with tables, large datasets, conditional formatting, outlines, and intermediate formulas and functions.

Excel for Home Budgeting-Tuesday, May 16 from 6:30-8:30 pm. Class size: 8
Learn how to use Excel to create a budget and track family expenses. Registrants should be familiar with Excel fundamentals.

Excel Intermediate: Functions and Charts-Thursday, May 18 from 10 am-noon. Class size: 8
Learn intermediate level functions, and applying limits to cells. Also covers, importing data into Excel and making charts or graphs.

Windows 10 Basics-Wednesday, May 3 from 6:30-8:30 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.

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