Computer Classes


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Program Descriptions

Computer Basics 

Teaches the most basic skills needed to operate a Library computer:

  • Using a mouse
  • Knowing certain terminology like Desktop, Icons, Menu, Taskbar, Toolbar, etc.
  • Opening a program
  • Saving a document

This class is intended for beginners and assumes no prior knowledge of computer use. It is a good introduction to other computer classes offered by the Library.

Facebook 101

Introduces the basic layout and functions in Facebook:

  • Signing up
  • Adding Friends
  • Making status updates
  • Adding pictures
  • Privacy settings

Before participating in this class, trainees should be able to use a mouse, follow a link, type an Internet address into the Address Bar, and type information into a Text Box. 

Gadget Lab

Bring your tabelt or smart device and receive one-on-one assistance in accessing the Library’s digital services.

  • Located in the main lobby near the entrance to the Children’s department
  • Ensure device is charged
  • Have you account usernames and passwords with you

Getting Started with Microsoft© Word

Explains the basic functions of word processing via Microsoft Word 2010:

  • Formatting text
  • Aligning paragraphs and changing line spacing
  • Cut, Copy, & Paste and Undo/Redo
  • Saving documents

Before participating in this class, trainees should be able to use a mouse.

Getting Started with Microsoft Excel

Participants will learn the basic functions available in Microsoft Excel 2010, including:

  • Learn to create, open, and save workbooks
  • Learn to enter values into cells
  • Learn how to edit and format values
  • Learn how to format spreadsheets
  • Learn how to sort data
  • Learn to utilize basic formulas

Learning with Lynda.com

Lynda.com is a technology and business learning database with over 5,ooo complete, high quality, online video courses taught by leading experts in their respective fields. Lynda.com allows learners to work independently, either in the library or at home, simply by using your library card. In this course you will learn how to:

  • Create an account
  • Search the learning database
  • Utilize the player and transcript features
  • Create and access playlists
  • Earn Certificates
  • Manage your course history

Before participating in this class, trainees should be able to use a mouse, follow a link, type an Internet address into the Address Bar, and type information into a Text Box.

Searching the Internet with Google Chrome©

Explains how to find information on the World Wide Web:

  • Typing an Internet address into the Address Bar
  • Clicking on and following links
  • Using the Google search engine for basic searches
  • Understanding the layout of a search engine results page
  • Evaluating information found on the Internet

Before participating in this class, trainees should be able to use a mouse.

Techy Seniors – Android Tablet Basics

Learn the basic functions of tablets using the Android operating system. Participants will explore settings, and learn the following basic functions:

  • Connect to wi-fi
  • Browse the Internet
  • Add and delete apps
  • Organize the home screen
  • Use the camera

Techy Seniors – iPad Tablet Basics

Learn the basic functions of tablets using the iOS operating system. Participants will explore settings, and learn the following basic functions:

  • Connect to wi-fi
  • Browse the Internet
  • Add and delete apps
  • Organize the home screen
  • Use the camera

Working with Online E-Mail

Introduces the basic concepts behind Web-based e-mail:

  • Composing an e-mail
  • Typing an e-mail address
  • Replying, Forwarding, or Deleting e-mail messages
  • Reviewing a typical sign-up process

Before participating in this class, trainees should be able to use a mouse, follow a link, type an Internet address into the Address Bar, and type information into a Text Box.