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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.

Access - Basic (Hands-on)

Learn how to use Microsoft Access to create a database for compiling and sorting data. Some computer experience is necessary. (60 min.) Preregister.

Wed, Sep 09, 1:00 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.

Thu, Sep 03, 9:00 am at West Boynton Branch
Wed, Sep 09, 12:00 pm at Clarence E. Anthony Branch
Thu, Sep 10, 10:00 am at Greenacres Branch
Tue, Sep 15, 8:30 am at Okeechobee Boulevard Branch
Wed, Sep 23, 9:15 am at Royal Palm Beach 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.)

Tue, Sep 01, 10:00 am at Main Library
Thu, Sep 03, 10:00 am at Lantana Road Branch

Computers - Beginning (Hands-on)

Prerequisite: Mousing
Learn the basics about computers including hardware, software, files and networks. (60 min.-2 hr.)

Fri, Sep 11, 10:00 am at Belle Glade 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.

Wed, Sep 16, 2:30 pm at Greenacres Branch

Correo Electrónico Básico (Hands-on)

(Email - Basic, in Spanish)
Aprenda lo básico para crear y usar una cuenta de correo electrónico en esta conferencia que se dictará en español. (90 min.) Se requiere registrarse.

Wed, Sep 02, 2:30 pm at Greenacres Branch
Thu, Sep 24, 2:30 pm at Main Library

Ejercitando el Ratón (Hands-on)

(Mousing, in Spanish)
Aprenda a utilizar el ratón mediante un programa que se permite hacerlo a su paso. Para principiantes. Se requiere registrarse. (60 min.)

Wed, Sep 09, 2:00 pm at Lantana Road Branch

Elektronik Mesaj (Hands-on)

(Email, in Creole)
Aprann koman pou w itilize intenet la epi Yahoo pou w kapab voye e resevwa mesaj elektronik. (90 min.) Anregistre alavans.

Thu, Sep 24, 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, Sep 29, 6:00 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, Sep 16, 9:30 am at Main Library
Thu, Sep 17, 10:00 am at Hagen Ranch Road Branch (How to Set Up an Email Address)
Thu, Sep 17, 10:00 am at Jupiter Branch
Thu, Sep 17, 2:00 pm at Hagen Ranch Road Branch (How to Set Up an Email Address)
Thu, Sep 24, 10:00 am at Hagen Ranch Road Branch
Mon, Sep 28, 2:30 pm at Greenacres Branch

Entwodiksyon a Entenet (Hands-on)

(Internet - Beginning, in Creole)
Cheche konnen koman pou fè rechech sou Entènèt browsers. Ou pa bezwen konnen odinate deja pou kapab paticipe. (60 min.) Anregistre alavans.

Sat, Sep 12, 10:00 am at Lantana Road Branch

Excel - Advanced (Hands-on)

Prerequisite: Excel - Intermediate
Explore Excel’s database features, take an in-depth look at creating charts with dynamic data, and analyze data with pivot tables. Introduces linking to worksheets, hiding data, advanced formulas, charts, saving, and printing. (90 min.-2 hr.)

Tue, Sep 22, 10:00 am at Jupiter 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.

Tue, Sep 01, 10:00 am at Jupiter Branch
Wed, Sep 02, 1:00 pm at Main Library
Mon, Sep 14, 10:00 am at Lantana Road Branch
Mon, Sep 14, 2:15 pm at Royal Palm Beach Branch
Tue, Sep 22, 1:00 pm at Okeechobee Boulevard Branch
Thu, Sep 24, 6:30 pm at Wellington Branch
Wed, Sep 30, 10:30 am at Gardens Branch

Excel - Intermediate (Hands-on)

Prerequisite: Excel - Basic
Review the skills learned in Excel – Basics, and add formatting, advanced formulas and more. (2 hr.)

Tue, Sep 15, 10:00 am at Jupiter Branch
Mon, Sep 21, 2:15 pm at Royal Palm Beach Branch

Files - Basic (Hands-on)

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

Wed, Sep 02, 10:30 am at Gardens Branch
Thu, Sep 24, 10:00 am at Jupiter Branch
Tue, Sep 29, 9:15 am at Royal Palm Beach Branch

Internet Básico (Hands-on)

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

Sat, Sep 12, 10:30 am at West Boca Branch
Thu, Sep 17, 2:30 pm at Main Library
Sat, Sep 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, Sep 24, 2:00 pm at Hagen Ranch Road Branch

Mousing (Hands-on)

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

Tue, Sep 01, 10:00 am at Lantana Road Branch
Fri, Sep 04, 10:00 am at Greenacres Branch
Tue, Sep 08, 8:30 am at Okeechobee Boulevard Branch
Tue, Sep 15, 9:15 am at Royal Palm Beach Branch
Mon, Sep 21, 9:30 am at Hagen Ranch Road Branch
Mon, Sep 21, 11:00 am at Hagen Ranch Road Branch

PowerPoint - Basic (Hands-on)

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

Mon, Aug 31, 11:30 am at Okeechobee Boulevard Branch
Wed, Sep 09, 9:30 am at Main Library
Mon, Sep 14, 12:30 pm at Okeechobee Boulevard Branch
Mon, Sep 21, 10:00 am at Lantana Road Branch
Mon, Sep 28, 6:30 pm at Wellington Branch

Procesamiento de Textos (Hands-on)

(Word Processing, in Spanish)
Aprenda cómo utilizar el procesador de textos para redactar documentos. (90 min.-2 hr.) Se requiere registrarse.

Wed, Sep 16, 2:30 pm at Main Library

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, Sep 02, 9:30 am at Main Library

Social Networking (Hands-on)

Prerequisite: An email account and basic typing skills are required for this class.
Learn how to get started with social networking, from posting to locating people with similar interests. (60 min.) Preregister.

Thu, Sep 10, 10:30 am at Gardens Branch (Facebook Part 1)
Thu, Sep 17, 10:30 am at Gardens Branch (Facebook Part 2)

Windows - Basic (Hands-on)

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

Sat, Sep 05, 10:00 am at Belle Glade Branch
Wed, Sep 16, 9:15 am at Royal Palm Beach Branch
Thu, Sep 24, 9:00 am at West Boynton Branch

Word Processing - Advanced (Hands-on)

Prerequisite: Word Processing - Intermediate
Continue exploring the more advanced features of Word to create professional looking documents. Contact your branch for class specifics. (60 min.-2 hr.) Preregister.

Thu, Sep 24, 10:30 am at Gardens Branch
Mon, Sep 28, 5:30 pm at Jupiter 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, Sep 09, 10:30 am at Gardens Branch
Thu, Sep 10, 10:00 am at Lantana Road Branch
Mon, Sep 14, 5:30 pm at Jupiter Branch
Wed, Sep 16, 3:00 pm at Okeechobee Boulevard Branch
Wed, Sep 23, 9:30 am at Main Library

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.

Thu, Sep 10, 9:00 am at West Boynton Branch
Wed, Sep 16, 10:30 am at Gardens Branch
Mon, Sep 21, 5:30 pm at Jupiter Branch
Wed, Sep 30, 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.)

Thu, Sep 17, 10:00 am at Greenacres Branch
Wed, Sep 23, 10:30 am at Gardens 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.)

Thu, Sep 03, 3:30 pm at Okeechobee Boulevard Branch (Kindle, iPad)
Sat, Sep 12, 2:30 pm at Greenacres Branch (Nook, Sony, iPad)
Tue, Sep 15, 6:30 pm at Wellington Branch
Thu, Sep 17, 2:00 pm at Belle Glade Branch
Thu, Sep 24, 2:30 pm at Greenacres Branch (Kindle)

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.)

Thu, Sep 03, 2:30 pm at Main Library (Facebook)

Image Editing Basic (Hands-on)

Learn how to edit and manage photographs. Upload and edit images, add elements and text, and then save the modified images. This workshop requires some experience with computers. (90 min.). Preregister.

Tue, Sep 08, 10:00 am at Main Library

Social Networking (Lecture)

Learn how to get started with social networking, from posting to locating people with similar interests. (60 min.) Preregister.

Fri, Sep 11, 2:30 pm at Greenacres Branch (Facebook)

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.

Wed, Sep 02, 10:00 am at Jupiter Branch
Thu, Sep 03, 10:00 am at Greenacres Branch

Photoshop Elements (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, Sep 15, 10:00 am at Main Library
Tue, Sep 22, 10:00 am at Main Library

iPad Intermediate: Photos (Hands-on)

Prerequisite: Understanding of basic iPad operation. Learn the difference between Camera Roll, Albums and Photo Streams. Edit, crop and add interesting effects to your pictures. Explore Fotor and Adobe Photoshop Express, two free apps you can download to your iPad or smartphone. Learn to share your creations by uploading to Instagram, email or text. Bring your Apple ID and password. Have your iPad fully charged. (90 min.) Preregister.

Fri, Sep 18, 2:00 pm at Tequesta Branch

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.)

Mon, Sep 21, 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.

Thu, Sep 10, 10:00 am at Main Library

iPad - Basic (Lecture)

In this lecture, you'll learn about 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.

Thu, Sep 03, 10:00 am at Jupiter Branch
Tue, Sep 29, 2:00 pm at Jupiter Branch

iPad - Basic, Part 2 (Lecture)

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

Fri, Sep 04, 10:00 am at Jupiter Branch
Wed, Sep 30, 2:00 pm at Jupiter Branch

Windows 10 - Basic (Lecture)

This class is designed for prospective and current Windows 10 users. Learn about the Windows 10 expanded start menu, the Microsoft Edge browser, the new Windows Store and the Cortana digital assistant. There will also be instructions on how to upgrade from earlier operating systems. (60 min.-2 hr.) Preregister.

Tue, Sep 01, 2:00 pm at West Boynton Branch
Thu, Sep 17, 2:30 pm at Wellington 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, Sep 10, 11:00 am at Main Library