Computer Classes

**Current Schedule**

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.

Word Basics

Explains the basic functions of word processing via Microsoft Word:

  • 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.

Internet Basics 

Explains how to find information on the World Wide Web:

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

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

iPads for Seniors & Android Tablet Classes

Provides an introduction iPads or Android tablets:

  • Basics such as powering/charging, connecting to wi-fi, navigating
  • Taking & sharing photos/videos
  • Intro to Apps such as setting up the App Store, downloading/installing
  • Accessing/Browsing the Internet
  • Intro to the Library’s eBook/eAudio collection
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. 

E-mail Basics 

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.

The 24 Hour Library 

Provides an in-depth look at the round-the-clock services offered at the Library’s Web site:

  • Using the Internet Reference Database
  • Searching the Book Catalog
  • Accessing Library Databases
  • Searching the LINC Community Information Database

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.

Genealogy on the Web 

Gives an introduction to the Web’s best genealogy sites to help you extend your family history research onto the Internet.

Registration: History Dept. 415-2742

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.

Health Info on the Web 

Introduces participants to high-quality health sites. Find information on doctors, prescription drugs, illnesses, nutrition, and healthy lifestyles.

Registration: Business/Science Dept. 415-2734

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.

Job Searching on the Web 

Provides information for online classifieds and databases, as well as other sites that provide information on career assessment and resume development.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.