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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, Dec 03, 11:00 am at Okeechobee Boulevard Branch
Wed, Dec 17, 10:00 am 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.

Tue, Nov 25, 8:30 am at Okeechobee Boulevard Branch
Tue, Dec 02, 10:30 am at Gardens Branch
Wed, Dec 03, 10:00 am at Greenacres Branch
Thu, Dec 04, 10:00 am at Lantana Road Branch
Thu, Dec 11, 9:00 am at West Boynton Branch
Tue, Dec 16, 8:30 am at Okeechobee Boulevard Branch
Tue, Dec 16, 2:15 pm at Royal Palm Beach Branch
Wed, Dec 17, 10:00 am at Jupiter Branch

Buying a Computer (Lecture)

This class will provide you with a plan of action, break down the process into easy steps, and teach you the important terms and concepts you will run into along the way. Some computer experience is necessary. (60 min.-2 hr.) Preregister.

Fri, Dec 05, 10:00 am at Jupiter 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, Dec 02, 10:00 am at Lantana Road Branch
Tue, Dec 02, 10:00 am at Main Library

Computers - Beginning (Hands-on)

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

Fri, Nov 21, 10:00 am at Belle Glade Branch

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.

Mon, Nov 24, 2:30 pm at Greenacres Branch (Kindle)
Wed, Nov 26, 10:00 am at Greenacres Branch (Nook,iPad,Sony)
Tue, Dec 23, 6:00 pm at Greenacres Branch (Nook, Sony, iPad)
Mon, Dec 29, 2:30 pm at Greenacres Branch (Kindle)

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.

Sat, Nov 22, 10:00 am 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.

Wed, Nov 26, 2:30 pm at Jupiter Branch
Thu, Dec 11, 10:00 am at Greenacres Branch
Tue, Dec 16, 2:30 pm at Main Library

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.

Tue, Nov 25, 10:30 am at Gardens Branch
Tue, Nov 25, 2:30 pm at Jupiter Branch
Mon, Dec 08, 12:00 pm at Clarence E. Anthony Branch
Tue, Dec 09, 2:00 pm at Jupiter Branch
Tue, Dec 09, 6:00 pm at Greenacres Branch
Thu, Dec 11, 2:30 pm at Main Library

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.)

Thu, Dec 11, 2:30 pm at Wellington 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, Dec 03, 1:00 pm at Main Library
Wed, Dec 10, 10:00 am at Jupiter Branch
Wed, Dec 17, 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, Dec 04, 10:30 am at Gardens Branch
Tue, Dec 16, 10:00 am at Jupiter Branch
Wed, Dec 17, 10:15 am at Royal Palm Beach Branch
Fri, Dec 19, 10:00 am at Greenacres 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.

Thu, Dec 04, 2:00 pm at Main Library
Sat, Dec 13, 10:30 am at West Boca Branch

Mousing (Hands-on)

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

Mon, Dec 01, 10:00 am at Lantana Road Branch
Mon, Dec 01, 2:30 pm at Greenacres Branch
Tue, Dec 02, 2:15 pm at Royal Palm Beach Branch
Tue, Dec 09, 8:30 am at Okeechobee Boulevard Branch

PowerPoint - Basic (Hands-on)

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

Wed, Dec 03, 2:30 pm at Main Library
Tue, Dec 16, 10:30 am at Gardens Branch

PowerPoint - Intermediate (Hands-on)

Prerequisite: PowerPoint - Basic
Expand on the basics to learn design themes, changing color themes, custom animation, automatic advancement, and adding sound. (2 hr.) Preregister.

Mon, Dec 01, 5:00 pm at Jupiter 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.

Thu, Dec 18, 11:00 am 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.

Thu, Dec 04, 10:00 am at Main Library
Wed, Dec 10, 2:30 pm at Greenacres Branch

Savvy Online Shopping (Lecture)

Learn important issues relating to online shopping, including finding product reviews, comparison shopping, and ordering items through the Internet. Some computer knowledge is necessary. (75 min.) Preregister.

Thu, Dec 04, 11:30 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.

Tue, Dec 09, 10:30 am at Gardens Branch (Facebook)

Windows - Basic (Hands-on)

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

Wed, Dec 03, 10:15 am at Royal Palm Beach Branch
Thu, Dec 04, 9:00 am at West Boynton Branch
Mon, Dec 08, 10:00 am at Lantana Road 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.

Mon, Nov 24, 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.

Mon, Dec 01, 6:00 pm at Royal Palm Beach Branch
Wed, Dec 03, 10:00 am at Jupiter Branch
Wed, Dec 10, 10:30 am at Gardens Branch
Mon, Dec 15, 10:00 am at Lantana Road Branch
Wed, Dec 17, 2:00 pm at Main Library
Thu, Dec 18, 9:00 am at West Boynton 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.

Fri, Nov 21, 2:30 pm at Greenacres Branch
Thu, Dec 11, 10:30 am at Gardens Branch
Mon, Dec 15, 6:00 pm at Royal Palm Beach Branch
Tue, Dec 16, 10:00 am at Lantana Road Branch

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.)

Wed, Dec 03, 10:30 am at Gardens Branch
Fri, Dec 05, 2:30 pm at Greenacres Branch

Publisher - Intermediate (Hands-on)

Prerequisite: Publisher – Basic, plus solid Word & mousing skills.
Learn to create a publication from scratch. Special attention will be paid to linking text boxes, using the Design Gallery WordArt, and more. (2 hr.) Preregister.

Tue, Dec 02, 10:00 am at Jupiter 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.)

Tue, Dec 09, 10:30 am at Okeechobee Boulevard Branch (Kindle, I-Pad)

PowerPoint - Advanced (Hands-on)

Prerequisite: Intermediate PowerPoint.
Learn how to create a photo album in PowerPoint using pictures on your hard drive or other storage media. (2 hr.)

Mon, Dec 08, 5:00 pm at Jupiter Branch

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, Dec 09, 11:30 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.

Mon, Dec 15, 2:30 pm at Greenacres Branch (Facebook Basics )

Résumé Basics An Kreyol (Hands-on)

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

Sat, Dec 20, 10:00 am at Lantana Road Branch

Freegal - Introduction (Lecture)

Learn more about the new library service that lets you download music for free using your library card. (60 min.) Preregister.

Wed, Dec 17, 2:30 pm at Wellington Branch

Daktilografi - Intèmedia (Pratik)

(Keyboarding - Intermediate, in Creole)

Apre klas sa, patispan yo ap kapab konnen kote tout touch yo ye sou klavye a, konnen pozisyon pou met dwét yo kan yap tape epi fé egzésis sou Number Pad la tou. (60-90 min.) Preregister.

Tue, Dec 09, 3:00 pm 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.

Fri, Dec 19, 10:00 am at Jupiter Branch

Photoshop - Basic (Lecture)

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, Nov 25, 10:00 am at Main Library
Tue, Dec 16, 10:00 am at Main Library
Thu, Dec 18, 2:00 pm at Main Library

Create Your Own Website (Hands-on)

Learn how to create a quick and easy customizable website with text, images, background and layout. (60 min.)

Tue, Dec 09, 10:00 am at Main Library (WIX)

iPad - Basic (Hands On)

Learn the basic features of your iPad like how to use the onscreen keyboard, browse the Internet for information, go directly to websites, close apps, and connect to Wi-Fi. Bring your own fully charged iPad. You will also need to know your Apple ID and password. For beginners. (60-90 min.) Preregister.

Fri, Nov 21, 2:00 pm at Tequesta Branch
Fri, Dec 12, 2:00 pm at Jupiter Branch

Video Editing Basics (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.

Sat, Nov 22, 10:00 am at Main Library