The library offers many types of computer classes. Below is a list of descriptions of the classes we offer. Please check the Events Calendar to see the locations and dates of our computer classes.
Using a Mouse and Learning Computers
Students will work on a mouse tutorial and learn the basic parts of the computer and laptop.
Students will get help opening a new Gmail account. If students have an alternate email, I'll be happy to show them how it works, but the emphasis will be on Gmail.
Beginning Internet / Searching
Students will learn simple searching tips to help with Google searching. Basic computer functions and questions will be answered (where is the power button, how to use a mouse...)
Advanced Internet / Searching
Students learn advanced searching tips using Bill Walker's fantastic Google handout. This class is designed for students familiar with using the internet but would like to learn more.
Beginning Microsoft Word
Students learn basic document writing on Microsoft Word and other useful tips (how to save on a flash drive, save in a different version of Word, simple formatting skills) to help them with their word processing.
Beginning Microsoft Excel
Students will learn to make a basic spreadsheet in Microsoft Word. Terms and examples are integrated into the lesson so the students can learn and practice the new skill at the same time.
This class will help students learn to make a basic presentation. Students will learn basic terminology and functions.
Digital Photography Storage and Sharing
This class is designed to help students learn how to take pictures off of their camera and organize them onto their computers. Various online photo sharing sites will be previewed to show students how to share their work with friends and family. If time permits, I can show students how to send a picture using email or to add pictures onto Facebook.
Note: this is NOT a Photoshop/Photo manipulation class
Social Media for Beginners
Interested students do not have to have a Facebook account to attend class. In this class, I primarily cover Facebook, but can answer questions about other social media (Twitter, G+, MySpace, etc.)
Overdrive (Nook, other e-reader devices, MP3 and iPad/iPod products ONLY)
This new class for 2012-2013 will show students how to use the e-book/e-audiobook service. Patrons will learn how to setup, search, checkout and download items to their devices. Kindle devices will not be covered in this class
Note: Patrons are encouraged to bring their e-book device and/or laptops.
Overdrive (Kindle ONLY)
This new class for 2012-2013 will show students how to use the e-book/e-audiobook service. Patrons will learn how to setup, search, checkout and download items to their devices. Nook and other e-reader devices will not be covered in this class.
Note: Patrons are encouraged to bring their e-book devices (with cords) and/or laptops.