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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, Oct 15, 1:00 pm at Main Library

Access - Intermediate (Hands-on)

Prerequisite: Access - Basics
This class will cover data integrity, relationships and queries. (60-90 min.) Preregister.

Wed, Oct 29, 2:30 pm at Main Library

Archivos y Carpetas - Básico (Hands-on)

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

Thu, Oct 30, 11:00 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.

Thu, Oct 02, 8:30 am at Wellington Branch
Thu, Oct 02, 10:00 am at Jupiter Branch
Fri, Oct 03, 10:00 am at Greenacres Branch
Mon, Oct 06, 10:00 am at Lantana Road Branch
Tue, Oct 14, 2:15 pm at Royal Palm Beach Branch
Tue, Oct 21, 8:30 am at Okeechobee Boulevard 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, Oct 16, 11:00 am at Main Library

Computer Keyboard & Typing - Basic (Hands-on)

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

Thu, Oct 02, 10:00 am at Lantana Road Branch
Tue, Oct 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, Oct 10, 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, Oct 23, 11:00 am at Main Library

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.

Tue, Oct 28, 6:00 pm at Greenacres Branch (Nook, iPad, Sony)
Thu, Oct 30, 2:30 pm at Greenacres Branch (Kindle)

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.)

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

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.

Fri, Oct 10, 10:00 am at Jupiter Branch
Wed, Oct 15, 2:30 pm at Greenacres Branch
Sat, Oct 18, 11:00 am at Belle Glade Branch
Wed, Oct 22, 10:15 am at Royal Palm Beach Branch
Tue, Oct 28, 8:30 am at Wellington 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.

Sat, Oct 04, 11:00 am at Belle Glade Branch
Tue, Oct 07, 6:00 pm at Greenacres Branch
Thu, Oct 09, 2:00 pm at Hagen Ranch Road Branch
Thu, Oct 09, 2:00 pm at Jupiter Branch
Wed, Oct 15, 10:15 am at Royal Palm Beach 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.)

Thu, Oct 23, 2:00 pm 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.

Wed, Oct 08, 10:30 am at Gardens Branch
Wed, Oct 15, 10:00 am at Jupiter Branch
Wed, Oct 15, 12:30 pm at Okeechobee Boulevard Branch
Thu, Oct 23, 9:00 am at West Boynton Branch

Excel - Intermediate (Hands-on)

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

Fri, Oct 17, 10:00 am at Jupiter Branch

Files - Basic (Hands-on)

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

Fri, Oct 03, 10:00 am 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.

Sat, Oct 11, 10:30 am at West Boca Branch
Wed, Oct 22, 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, Oct 09, 9:00 am at West Boynton Branch
Thu, Oct 09, 10:00 am at Hagen Ranch Road Branch
Thu, Oct 09, 10:00 am at Main Library

Look It Up! (Hands-on)

Learn how to access your Library account from home, renew your materials, locate items, place books on hold, find book reviews, and discover what else the Library has to offer on its website, free, with your library card. Contact your branch for class specifics. (60-90 min.) Preregister.

Sat, Oct 11, 10:30 am at Wellington Branch (Databases)

Mousing (Hands-on)

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

Mon, Oct 06, 9:30 am at Hagen Ranch Road Branch
Mon, Oct 06, 11:00 am at Hagen Ranch Road Branch
Tue, Oct 07, 8:30 am at Okeechobee Boulevard Branch
Tue, Oct 07, 2:15 pm at Royal Palm Beach Branch

PowerPoint - Basic (Hands-on)

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

Wed, Oct 08, 10:30 am at Wellington Branch
Wed, Oct 08, 2:30 pm at Main Library
Mon, Oct 20, 10:00 am at Clarence E. Anthony Branch
Thu, Oct 23, 2:30 pm at Greenacres Branch
Tue, Oct 28, 10:00 am at Jupiter Branch
Wed, Oct 29, 6:00 pm at Royal Palm Beach Branch
Thu, Oct 30, 9:00 am at West Boynton Branch

PowerPoint en Español (Hands-on)

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

Wed, Oct 22, 2:30 pm at Greenacres 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, Oct 08, 2:30 pm at Greenacres 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, Oct 15, 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.

Thu, Oct 23, 2:00 pm at Hagen Ranch Road Branch (LinkedIn)

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, Oct 18, 10:00 am at Lantana Road Branch (Intèmedia)

Windows - Basic (Hands-on)

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

Thu, Oct 02, 9:00 am at West Boynton Branch
Thu, Oct 02, 2:00 pm at Lantana Road Branch
Wed, Oct 08, 10:15 am at Royal Palm Beach 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.

Tue, Oct 21, 2:00 pm at Jupiter Branch
Wed, Oct 22, 2:30 pm at Wellington Branch
Wed, Oct 29, 1:00 pm at Main Library (Working with Images in MS Word)

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.

Thu, Oct 02, 10:30 am at Gardens Branch
Mon, Oct 06, 6:00 pm at Royal Palm Beach Branch
Tue, Oct 07, 2:00 pm at Jupiter Branch
Wed, Oct 08, 1:00 pm at Main Library
Thu, Oct 09, 10:00 am at Lantana Road Branch
Thu, Oct 16, 9:00 am at West Boynton Branch
Thu, Oct 16, 10:00 am at Greenacres Branch
Tue, Oct 28, 12:30 pm at Okeechobee Boulevard Branch
Fri, Oct 31, 2:00 pm at Tequesta 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.

Thu, Oct 09, 10:30 am at Gardens Branch
Tue, Oct 14, 10:00 am at Jupiter Branch
Mon, Oct 20, 6:00 pm at Royal Palm Beach Branch
Wed, Oct 22, 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.)

Mon, Oct 06, 2:30 pm 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.)

Thu, Oct 02, 3:30 pm at Okeechobee Boulevard Branch (Kindle,I-Pad)
Thu, Oct 16, 11:00 am at Acreage Branch
Thu, Oct 16, 2:00 pm at Belle Glade 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, Oct 14, 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.

Wed, Oct 08, 10:30 am at Gardens 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. (2 hr.) Preregister.

Mon, Oct 06, 5:30 pm 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, Oct 21, 10:00 am at Main Library
Tue, Oct 28, 10:00 am at Main Library

Podcasting - Basic (Lecture)

Learn how podcasting works, discover where to find podcasts, and how to listen to them. You'll also find out what tools you need to create your own podcast. Class size limited. (60 min.) Preregister.

Thu, Oct 30, 4:00 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.)

Thu, Oct 23, 2:30 pm 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.

Mon, Oct 27, 5:30 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.

Thu, Oct 23, 4:00 pm at Main Library

eBay Basics (Lecture)

Learn the basics including how to open a seller account, create listings, set prices, monitor listings, and complete transactions. You'll also learn about opening and using a PayPal account for online payments and packing, and shipping inventory. (60 min.) Preregister.

Wed, Oct 22, 10:00 am at Main Library

Content on the Go (Lecture)

You'll learn how to easily access your content on a tablet, smart phone or via a computer browser. (60 min.)

Sat, Oct 18, 10:00 am at Main Library (Streaming movies, TV, music and audiobooks using Hoopla)