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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.

eBooks - Basic (Lecture)

Learn about the Library’s eBook service, how to borrow eBooks, and what’s needed to transfer an eBook to a portable device. (60 min.) Preregister.

Thu, May 28, 10:00 am at Greenacres Branch (Kindle)

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.

Wed, May 27, 10:00 am at Greenacres Branch

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.

Wed, May 27, 10:30 am at Gardens 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, May 28, 10:30 am at Gardens Branch

Hot Technology Topics (Lecture)

An overview of the latest technologies including Digital Cameras, MP3 Players, Voice-Over-Internet, Blogs/Twitter, Social Networking, Wikis and more. (2 hr.)

Fri, May 29, 2:00 pm at Tequesta Branch

PowerPoint - Basic (Hands-on)

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

Wed, May 27, 10:00 am at Jupiter Branch
Thu, May 28, 10:00 am at Lantana Road Branch

Excel Básico (Hands-on)

Aprenda a crear una hoja de cálculo (“spreadsheet”) y hacer tablas y gráficos básicos. Es necesario traer algún nivel de experiencia en usar las computadoras. (60 min.) Se requiere registrarse.

Thu, May 28, 2:00 pm at Main Library

Résumé Basics An Kreyol (Hands-on)

Vini aprann teknik ki pou ede ou kreye yon pi bon rézimé (60 minit). Rejistre an avans.

Sat, May 30, 10:00 am at Lantana Road Branch

Windows 8 Introduction - (Lecture)

This class is 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, May 28, 10:00 am at Jupiter Branch