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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, Jul 15, 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.

Mon, Jul 06, 2:30 pm at Greenacres Branch
Mon, Jul 13, 10:00 am at Lantana Road Branch
Wed, Jul 15, 9:15 am at Royal Palm Beach Branch
Tue, Jul 28, 9:30 am at Jupiter Branch
Wed, Jul 29, 10:30 am at Gardens 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.

Mon, Jul 06, 3:30 pm at Jupiter Branch

Teclado Básico (Hands-on)

(Computer Keyboarding & Typing - Basic, in Spanish)
Aprenda a utilizar el teclado de la computadora con un programa que se permite practicar paso a paso. Para principiantes. (60-90 min.) Se requiere registrarse.

Thu, Jul 16, 2:30 pm at Main Library
Tue, Jul 28, 2:00 pm at Lantana Road 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.)

Mon, Jul 06, 10:00 am at Lantana Road Branch
Tue, Jul 07, 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, Jul 17, 10:00 am at Belle Glade 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.

Thu, Jul 09, 1:00 pm at Main Library

Cyber Security (Lecture)

Learn more about securing your computer, protecting your identity, and other threats. (60 min.) Preregister.

Thu, Jul 23, 2:00 pm at Hagen Ranch Road 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, Jul 27, 2:30 pm at Greenacres Branch (Kindle)
Thu, Jul 30, 2:30 pm at Greenacres Branch (Nook, iPad, Sony)

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.

Thu, Jul 02, 9:30 am at Jupiter Branch
Thu, Jul 16, 10:00 am at Greenacres Branch
Wed, Jul 29, 9:30 am at Main Library
Wed, Jul 29, 2:15 pm at Royal Palm Beach 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.

Thu, Jul 09, 10:00 am at Hagen Ranch Road Branch
Tue, Jul 14, 6:00 pm at Greenacres Branch
Wed, Jul 15, 9:30 am at Main Library
Wed, Jul 22, 2:15 pm at Royal Palm Beach Branch
Thu, Jul 30, 10:00 am at Hagen Ranch Road Branch (How to set up an Email Address)
Thu, Jul 30, 2:00 pm 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.

Wed, Jul 08, 1:00 pm at Main Library
Mon, Jul 13, 11:30 am at Okeechobee Boulevard Branch
Wed, Jul 15, 10:30 am at Gardens Branch
Wed, Jul 15, 7:00 pm at West Boca Branch
Thu, Jul 16, 9:00 am at West Boynton Branch
Mon, Jul 20, 10:00 am at Lantana Road Branch

Excel - Intermediate (Hands-on)

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

Wed, Jul 08, 9:30 am at Jupiter Branch
Wed, Jul 15, 6:30 pm at Wellington Branch

Files - Basic (Hands-on)

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

Tue, Jul 21, 2:30 pm at Jupiter 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.

Fri, Jul 10, 10:00 am at Belle Glade Branch
Sat, Jul 11, 10:30 am at West Boca Branch
Thu, Jul 23, 2:30 pm at Main Library

Internet - Basic (Hands-on)

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

Thu, Jul 09, 2:00 pm at Hagen Ranch Road Branch
Mon, Jul 13, 12:00 pm at Clarence E. Anthony Branch

Mousing (Hands-on)

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

Thu, Jul 02, 10:00 am at Greenacres Branch
Thu, Jul 02, 10:00 am at Lantana Road Branch
Mon, Jul 06, 9:30 am at Hagen Ranch Road Branch
Mon, Jul 06, 11:00 am at Hagen Ranch Road Branch
Tue, Jul 07, 8:30 am at Okeechobee Boulevard Branch
Tue, Jul 07, 9:15 am at Royal Palm Beach Branch
Tue, Jul 07, 9:30 am at Jupiter Branch

PowerPoint - Basic (Hands-on)

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

Mon, Jul 06, 12:00 pm at Okeechobee Boulevard Branch
Thu, Jul 16, 10:30 am at Gardens Branch
Thu, Jul 23, 10:00 am at Lantana Road Branch
Thu, Jul 23, 2:30 pm at Greenacres Branch
Thu, Jul 30, 9:00 am at West Boynton 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.

Tue, Jul 28, 10:30 am at Gardens 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, Jul 22, 2:30 pm 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, Jul 07, 10:30 am at Gardens Branch (Facebook Part. 1)
Thu, Jul 09, 10:30 am at Gardens Branch (YouTube)
Tue, Jul 21, 10:30 am at Gardens Branch (Facebook Part 2)
Thu, Jul 23, 10:30 am at Gardens Branch (Twitter)

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.

Thu, Jul 30, 1:00 pm at Lantana Road Branch

Windows - Basic (Hands-on)

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

Wed, Jul 08, 9:15 am at Royal Palm Beach Branch
Thu, Jul 09, 10:00 am at Lantana Road Branch (Windows 7)
Thu, Jul 23, 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.

Wed, Jul 08, 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, Jul 08, 2:30 pm at Main Library
Thu, Jul 09, 9:00 am at West Boynton Branch
Tue, Jul 14, 9:15 am at Royal Palm Beach Branch
Tue, Jul 14, 10:00 am at Lantana Road Branch
Tue, Jul 14, 2:30 pm at Okeechobee Boulevard Branch
Wed, Jul 22, 10:00 am at Greenacres 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, Jul 15, 9:30 am at Jupiter Branch
Thu, Jul 16, 10:00 am at Lantana Road Branch
Tue, Jul 21, 9:15 am at Royal Palm Beach Branch
Wed, Jul 29, 2:30 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.)

Wed, Jul 08, 2:30 pm at Greenacres Branch
Wed, Jul 22, 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, Jul 09, 10:00 am at Greenacres Branch (Kindle)
Thu, Jul 16, 10:30 am at Okeechobee Boulevard Branch (Kindle, I-Pad)
Thu, Jul 23, 2:00 pm at Belle Glade Branch

Publisher en Español (Hands-on)

(Publisher in, Spanish)
Aprenderá como usar el programa de Microsoft Publisher para crear publicaciones para su uso personal o profesional. (2 hr.) Se requiere registrarse.

Wed, Jul 15, 2:30 pm at Greenacres Branch

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.)

Wed, Jul 29, 9:30 am 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, Jul 14, 10:00 am at Main Library

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, Jul 02, 9:00 am at West Boynton Branch
Mon, Jul 13, 3:30 pm at Jupiter Branch

Windows 8 Intermediate - (Lecture)

Prerequisite: Basic computer and mousing skills.This class is design for students new to Windows 8 and File Explorer. Students will discover how to access the desktop, how to use files, folders and libraries, and how to jump to files quickly. Students will learn how to use the Desktop app, and how to pin apps to the Desktop taskbar to make them easier to use. (2 hr.) Preregister.

Wed, Jul 29, 3:00 pm at Belle Glade Branch

Photoshop - 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, Jul 21, 10:00 am at Main Library
Tue, Jul 28, 10:00 am at Main Library

Chache’l! (Hands-on)

(Look It Up! in Creole)
Aprann kijan antre sou kont ou genyen ak PBCLS la, renouvle materyél, lokalize materyél, mete liv/DVD/CD an resév, etsetera. (90 min.) Rejistre an avans.

Sat, Jul 18, 10:00 am at Lantana Road Branch

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.

Mon, Jul 06, 6:30 pm at Wellington Branch
Fri, Jul 17, 9:30 am at Jupiter Branch
Mon, Jul 20, 3:30 pm at Jupiter Branch
Fri, Jul 31, 2:00 pm at Tequesta Branch

Cloud Computing (Lecture)

Learn about Google Drive and Microsoft OneDrive, free Web-based applications for creating documents, spreadsheets and more. (60 min.-2 hr.)

Mon, Jul 13, 5:15 pm at Royal Palm Beach Branch

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.

Thu, Jul 23, 2:30 pm at Jupiter Branch

Podcasting - Basic (Hands-on)

Learn how podcasting works and everything you need to start your own Internet radio show. Learn how to record a podcast, get it hosted, and let people find it and start listening. Space is limited. (60 min.) Preregister.

Thu, Jul 30, 3:00 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.)

Thu, Jul 23, 6:30 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, Jul 16, 10:00 am at Main Library