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Computer Training at the Library

Learn the basics about computers at one of the many computer classes offered at the Library. Hands-on and lecture classes are offered so you can learn how to browse the Internet, use word processing software, and download eBooks. Find out what’s going on at your Library below. Seating is limited and preregistration may be required. Check with your branch for more information.

Learn Computer Skills from Home

If you can't visit the library to attend one of our hands-on training sessions, try the online Learning Express Computer Skills training modules.

Follow this link and enter your library card number for access to several different self-paced, interactive courses on Microsoft Access, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, and Word in both 2003 and 2007 versions. Each program offers skill level training from Basic to Intermediate through Advanced instruction. There are also tutorials to learn Corel WordPerfect X3, Windows Vista, XP, and Mac OS X.

These tutorials use Adobe Flash and require speakers or headphones for following along with the instruction.

Additional Online Tutorials

The Computer Tutorials page links to other online tutorials for additional training. The Palm Beach County Library is not responsible for these sites, but includes them as other informational sources where you can learn about computers and software.

Archivos y Carpetas - Básico (Hands-on)

(Files - Basic, in Spanish)
Prerrequisito: Saber utilizar el ratón y el teclado.
Aprenda a crear, nombrar, mover y organizar archivos y carpetas en su computadora. (60 min.-2 hr.) Se requiere registrarse.

Tue, Feb 16, 12:30 pm at Main Library

Browsers - Basic (Hands-on)

A browser is the name for the software used to access the Internet. Learn the basics of using the Microsoft Internet Explorer browser. Some computer experience is necessary. (60 min.-2 hr.) Preregister.

Fri, Feb 12, 10:00 am at Belle Glade Branch

Computer Keyboard & Typing - Basic (Hands-on)

Learn the basics about the keys on the computer keyboard and practice typing using online tutorials. (60 min.) Preregister.

Wed, Feb 10, 10:30 am at Gardens Branch

Correo Electrónico - Avanzado (Hands-on)

(Email - Advanced, in Spanish)
Aprenda cómo crear carpetas, adjuntar archivos, y usar la libreta de contactos en su cuenta de correo electrónico en el Internet. (60 min.-2 hr.) Se requiere registrarse.

Thu, Feb 11, 10:00 am at Main Library
Wed, Feb 17, 2:30 pm at Greenacres Branch

Daktilografi (Hands-on)

(Keyboarding, in Creole)
Vini apran-n daktilografi oubyen koman pou ou tape epi fé ekzésis avek tou dwét ou yo. Pou moun ki fek a debite. (60 min.) Anregistre alavans.

Thu, Feb 25, 1:00 pm at Lantana Road Branch

Email - Advanced (Hands-on)

Current email users will learn advanced functions like creating an address or contact list, moving messages to a folder, and sending attachments. Contact your branch for class specifics. Email experience is necessary. (60 min.-2 hr.) Preregister.

Tue, Feb 16, 9:30 am at Jupiter Branch
Wed, Feb 24, 2:30 pm at Greenacres Branch

Email - Basic (Hands-on)

Learn how to use free, Web-based, email programs, such as Yahoo!, Gmail or Hotmail. Contact your branch for class specifics. Some computer experience is necessary. (60 min.-2 hr.) Preregister.

Wed, Feb 10, 10:15 am at Royal Palm Beach Branch
Thu, Feb 11, 10:00 am at Belle Glade Branch
Thu, Feb 11, 2:00 pm at Hagen Ranch Road Branch
Thu, Feb 18, 10:00 am at Greenacres Branch
Thu, Feb 25, 9:00 am at West Boynton Branch
Thu, Feb 25, 10:00 am at Hagen Ranch Road Branch (How to Set up an Email Address)

Excel - Basic (Hands-on)

Learn how to create a basic spreadsheet and make simple charts and graphs. Some computer experience is necessary. (60 min.) Preregister.

Thu, Feb 11, 2:30 pm at Wellington Branch
Tue, Feb 23, 12:30 pm at Okeechobee Boulevard Branch
Thu, Feb 25, 10:30 am at Lantana Road Branch

Files - Basic (Hands-on)

Learn how to create, name, move and organize files and folders on your computer. (60 min.-2 hr.) Preregister.

Thu, Feb 11, 10:00 am at Lantana Road Branch
Wed, Feb 24, 2:15 pm at Royal Palm Beach Branch
Fri, Feb 26, 10:00 am at Greenacres Branch

Hot Technology Topics (Lecture)

An overview of the latest technologies including digital cameras, MP3 players, Voice over Internet Protocol, blogs, social networking, wikis and more. (2 hr.) Preregister.

Mon, Feb 22, 3:30 pm at Jupiter Branch

Internet - Básico (Hands-on)

(Internet - Basic, in Spanish)
Aprenda lo básico en esta clase de Internet para principiantes. (90 min.-2 hr.) Se requiere registrarse.

Sat, Feb 13, 10:30 am at West Boca Branch
Fri, Feb 19, 10:00 am at Belle Glade Branch

Internet - Basic (Hands-on)

Learn how to use a Web Directory, search engines and other specialized search tools. (60-90 min.) Preregister.

Thu, Feb 11, 10:00 am at Hagen Ranch Road Branch
Thu, Feb 18, 9:00 am at West Boynton Branch
Wed, Feb 24, 10:30 am at Gardens Branch

Mousing - Basic (Hands-on)

Practice using a mouse in a self-paced setting. For beginners. (60 min.) Preregister.

Tue, Feb 16, 8:30 am at Okeechobee Boulevard Branch

PowerPoint - Basic (Hands-on)

Learn to compose slides and add eye-catching effects to your presentations. (60 min.) Preregister.

Fri, Feb 19, 9:30 am at Jupiter Branch
Thu, Feb 25, 9:30 am at Main Library
Sat, Feb 27, 10:00 am at Royal Palm Beach Branch

PowerPoint en Español (Hands-on)

(PowerPoint, in Spanish)
Programa para presentaciones. (90 min.-2 hr.) Se requiere registrarse.

Thu, Feb 18, 10:00 am at Main Library

PowerPoint - Intermediate (Hands-on)

Prerequisite: PowerPoint - Basic.
Expand on the basics, learn to design themes, change color themes, create custom animation, automatic advancement, and to add sound. (60 min.-2 hr.) Preregister.

Sat, Feb 13, 2:30 pm at Lantana Road Branch

Publisher - Basic (Hands-on)

Prerequisite: Word Processing - Basic.
Learn how to create and personalize a wide range of professional-quality publications using Microsoft Publisher. (60 min.- 2 hr.) Preregister.

Wed, Feb 24, 9:30 am at Jupiter Branch

Entwodiksyon a Microsoft Word (Hands-on)

(Word Processing, in Creole)
Apran koman pou w itilize Microsoft Word, pou ekri, ouvri, femen, dokiman, let, resume, epi koman pou fe chanjman nan yon dokiman epi konsevation etc. (60 min.) Anregistre alavans.

Sat, Feb 13, 11:00 am at Lantana Road Branch (Nivo entèmedyè)

Windows - Basic (Hands-on)

Learn the basics of moving around in the Windows environment and practice using a mouse. (60 min.) Preregister.

Thu, Feb 11, 9:00 am at West Boynton Branch
Wed, Feb 17, 10:30 am at Gardens Branch

Word Processing - Basic (Hands-on)

Learn the basics of using Microsoft Word to create and edit documents. Some computer experience is necessary. (60 min.-2 hr.) Preregister.

Wed, Feb 10, 10:00 am at Main Library
Wed, Feb 17, 3:30 pm at Okeechobee Boulevard Branch
Tue, Feb 23, 2:15 pm at Royal Palm Beach Branch

Word Processing - Intermediate (Hands-on)

Prerequisite: Word Processing - Basic.
Build on the basics to learn more features to customize documents. Contact your branch for class specifics. (60 min.-2 hr.) Preregister.

Wed, Feb 17, 1:00 pm at Main Library

Search Tools (Hands-on)

Prerequisite: Internet - Beginning.
Learn how to use search engines, web directories and meta-search engines to find information on the Internet. (60 min.) Preregister.

Wed, Feb 10, 10:00 am at Greenacres Branch

eBooks (Hands-on)

Learn about the Library's eBook service, how to get eBooks, and what is needed to transfer an eBook to a reader. Bring your device (see what the various branches are offering below) and your account information for assistance. (30 min.-2 hr.) Preregister.

Mon, Feb 22, 2:30 pm at Greenacres Branch (Kindle)
Wed, Feb 24, 2:30 pm at Wellington Branch
Thu, Feb 25, 2:00 pm at Belle Glade Branch

Redes Sociales (Lecture)

(Social Networking, in Spanish)
Prerrequisito: Para inscribirse en esta clase, se requiere tener una cuenta de correo electrónico y la competencia básica en usar el teclado.
Aprende cómo comenzar a usar las redes sociales, a partir de publicar los pensamientos hasta conectarse con otras personas con intereses similares. (60 min.) Se requiere registrarse.

Wed, Feb 24, 2:30 pm at Main Library (Facebook)

Windows 8 - Basic (Lecture)

Designed for students that are new to Windows 8. Learn to navigate the new Operating System and see how Windows has changed, take a tour of the Start screen and experiment with Live tiles and the Charm Bar. You will also learn how to shut down the computer. (60 min.-2 hr.) Preregister.

Thu, Feb 25, 10:30 am at Gardens Branch

Photoshop Elements - Basic (Hands-on)

Discover how to use Adobe Photoshop Elements to edit images. You'll learn about Photoshop layers, how to resize and retouch photos, and how to add special effects to your images. (60 min.) Preregister.

Tue, Feb 16, 10:00 am at Main Library

Video Editing - Basic (Hands-on)

An introduction to video editing techniques. Class will include an overview of editing software available in the Main Library CreationStation, including Final Cut Pro and iMovie. (60 min.) Preregister.

Tue, Feb 16, 2:00 pm at Main Library

Android - Basic (Hands-on)

Prerequisites: Your own fully charged Samsung Galaxy or other Android tablet, along with your Google ID and password.
Learn basic Android commands so that you can reserve and download books, music and videos anytime and anywhere! For beginners. (60-90 min.) Preregister.

Thu, Feb 25, 2:30 pm at Wellington Branch

iMovie - Básico (Hands-on)

(iMovie - Basic, in Spanish)
Apprenda como crear películas con el program de Apple iMovie. Los participantes aprenderán como editar un video, crear y editar música de fondo y poner todo junto en una película. (60 min.) Se requiere registrarse.

Wed, Feb 17, 1:00 pm at Main Library

iPad, Part 1 - Basic (Lecture)

Learn the basic features of an iPad. Discover how to use an onscreen keyboard, browse the Internet for information, go directly to websites, close apps, and connect to Wi-Fi. For beginners. (60-90 min.) Preregister.

Tue, Feb 23, 10:30 am at Gardens Branch

iPad, Part 2 - Basic (Lecture)

Prerequisite: iPad, Part 1 - Basic.
Learn more about the iPad. In this lecture, we'll cover apps and the Safari web browser. For beginners. (60-90 min.) Preregister.

Thu, Feb 11, 9:30 am at Jupiter Branch

Hour of Code (Hands-on)

A one-hour introduction to computer science, designed to demystify code and show that anybody can learn the basics. (60 min.) Preregister.

Thu, Feb 18, 10:30 am at Gardens Branch

iPad, Part 3: Beyond the Basics - Basic (Lecture)

Prerequisite: iPad, Part 1 & 2 - Basic.
Once you have mastered the basics of using your iPad, learn about some lesser known, but equally important apps. In this class we’ll learn about other pre-installed apps like: Notes, Calendar, Map, Clock, and learn some fun iPad tips. (60-90 min.) Preregister.

Thu, Feb 18, 9:30 am at Jupiter Branch

iPad, Part 2: Editing, Sharing and Albums - Intermediate (Lecture)

Prerequisite: Solid iPad skills and completion of iPad, Part 1: Photography - Intermediate.
Learn about the photos app and how to access your pictures and videos quickly and easily. Learn how your photos are automatically sorted into Moments, Collections, and Years. This class will cover how you can edit and share your photos, and about Adobe Photoshop Express. (60-90 min.) Preregister.

Tue, Feb 23, 9:30 am at Jupiter Branch

Procesamiento de Texto - Avanzado (Hands-on)

(Word Processing - Advanced, in Spanish)
Prerrequisito: Procesamiento de Texto - Básico.
Aprenda a utilizar el menú de opciones, modificar su documento, incluir imágenes y corregir errores. (60-90 min.) Se requiere registrarse.

Tue, Feb 23, 12:30 pm at Main Library

Photoshop Elements - Intermediate (Hands-on)

Prerequisite: Photoshop Elements - Basic.
Learn more in-depth techniques with Adobe Photoshop Elements such as making and refining selections, working with layers to create composite images, applying effects, simulating reflections, creating a slideshow, and applying watermarks in order to secure your images. (60 min.) Preregister.

Tue, Feb 23, 10:00 am at Main Library