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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, Feb 11, 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.

Tue, Feb 03, 10:30 am at Gardens Branch
Wed, Feb 04, 10:15 am at Royal Palm Beach Branch
Thu, Feb 05, 10:00 am at Greenacres Branch
Thu, Feb 12, 10:00 am at Lantana Road Branch
Wed, Feb 18, 12:00 pm at Clarence E. Anthony Branch
Sat, Feb 21, 9:15 am at Loula V. York Branch
Tue, Feb 24, 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.

Tue, Feb 10, 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.)

Mon, Feb 02, 2:00 pm at Lantana Road Branch
Tue, Feb 03, 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, Feb 13, 10:00 am at Belle Glade Branch

Computers - Beginning (Lecture)

Beginners will learn the basics about computers, including hardware, software, files, networks, and associated devices. (90 min.) Preregister.

Mon, Feb 02, 5:00 pm at Jupiter 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. (90 min.-2 hr.) Se requiere registrarse.

Wed, Feb 18, 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, Feb 04, 2:30 pm at Greenacres Branch
Wed, Feb 11, 11:00 am at Main Library
Sat, Feb 21, 10:00 am at Belle Glade Branch
CANCELLED - Sat, Feb 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, Jan 26, 2:30 pm at Greenacres Branch (Kindle)
Wed, Jan 28, 2:30 pm at Greenacres Branch (Sony; iPad; Nook)
Mon, Feb 23, 2:30 pm at Greenacres Branch (Kindle)
Tue, Feb 24, 2:15 pm at Royal Palm Beach Branch
Thu, Feb 26, 2:30 pm at Greenacres Branch (Nook, iPad, Sony)

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, Feb 05, 11:00 am at Main Library
Fri, Feb 06, 10:00 am at Belle Glade 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, Jan 28, 10:30 am at Jupiter Branch
Fri, Feb 13, 2:30 pm at Greenacres Branch
Wed, Feb 18, 10:15 am at Royal Palm Beach Branch
Wed, Feb 18, 2:00 pm at Jupiter 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, Jan 29, 9:30 am at Main Library
Wed, Feb 04, 2:30 pm at Main Library
Thu, Feb 05, 10:30 am at Gardens Branch
Wed, Feb 11, 10:00 am at Greenacres Branch
Wed, Feb 11, 10:15 am at Royal Palm Beach Branch
Tue, Feb 17, 2:00 pm at Jupiter Branch
Wed, Feb 18, 8:30 am at Wellington Branch
Thu, Feb 26, 2:00 pm at Hagen Ranch Road 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.

Tue, Jan 27, 1:00 pm at Lantana Road 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.

Thu, Jan 29, 9:00 am at West Boynton Branch
Wed, Feb 04, 1:00 pm at Main Library
Wed, Feb 11, 10:30 am at Gardens Branch
Tue, Feb 24, 10:00 am at Jupiter Branch
Wed, Feb 25, 2:30 pm at Greenacres Branch
Thu, Feb 26, 10:00 am at Lantana Road Branch
Thu, Feb 26, 2:30 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.

Wed, Jan 28, 10:30 am at Gardens Branch
Fri, Feb 13, 10:00 am at Jupiter Branch
Tue, Feb 17, 2:15 pm at Royal Palm Beach Branch
Wed, Feb 25, 10:30 am at Gardens Branch
Wed, Feb 25, 10:30 am at Gardens 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.

Tue, Feb 10, 7:00 pm at Main Library
Sat, Feb 14, 10:30 am at West Boca Branch

Internet - Basic (Hands-on)

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

Wed, Feb 11, 8:30 am at Wellington Branch
Thu, Feb 12, 9:00 am at West Boynton Branch
Thu, Feb 26, 10:00 am at Hagen Ranch Road Branch

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.

Thu, Feb 19, 2:00 pm at Hagen Ranch Road Branch (Databases)

Mouse Practice an Kreyol (Hands-on)

(Mousing, in Creole)
Apran-n kóman pou ou itilize yon odinatè epi kóman pou manivre yon komputè souri. (60 min.)
Anregistre alalvans.

Thu, Feb 26, 2:00 pm at Lantana Road Branch

Mousing (Hands-on)

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

Mon, Feb 02, 10:00 am at Lantana Road Branch
Mon, Feb 02, 2:30 pm at Greenacres Branch
Tue, Feb 03, 10:00 am at Jupiter Branch
Tue, Feb 03, 2:15 pm at Royal Palm Beach Branch
Tue, Feb 10, 8:30 am at Okeechobee Boulevard Branch
Mon, Feb 23, 9:30 am at Hagen Ranch Road Branch
Mon, Feb 23, 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.

Thu, Jan 29, 10:30 am at Gardens Branch
Thu, Feb 12, 11:30 am at Main Library
Thu, Feb 26, 9:00 am at West Boynton Branch
Thu, Feb 26, 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, Feb 23, 2:00 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.

Tue, Jan 27, 2:00 pm at Main Library
Wed, Feb 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.

Wed, Feb 25, 2:30 pm at Main Library

Résumé Basics (Hands-on)

Learn tips for creating a better résumé. Word processing experience is required. (60 min.) Preregister.

Wed, Jan 28, 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, Jan 27, 10:30 am at Gardens Branch (Facebook)
Tue, Feb 24, 10:30 am at Gardens Branch (Facebook)

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, Feb 14, 10:00 am 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.

Thu, Feb 05, 9:00 am at West Boynton Branch
Mon, Feb 09, 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.

Tue, Jan 27, 2:30 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, Jan 26, 10:00 am at Lantana Road Branch
Mon, Feb 02, 5:15 pm at Royal Palm Beach Branch
Tue, Feb 03, 1:00 pm at Okeechobee Boulevard Branch
Tue, Feb 10, 10:30 am at Gardens Branch
Thu, Feb 12, 10:00 am at Jupiter Branch
Thu, Feb 19, 9:00 am at West Boynton Branch
Thu, Feb 19, 10:00 am at Lantana Road Branch
Thu, Feb 19, 10:00 am at Main Library
Thu, Feb 19, 2:30 pm at Wellington Branch
Mon, Feb 23, 10:00 am at Lantana Road 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, Jan 29, 10:00 am at Lantana Road Branch
Mon, Feb 09, 5:15 pm at Royal Palm Beach Branch
Thu, Feb 12, 10:30 am at Gardens Branch
Thu, Feb 26, 10:00 am at Jupiter Branch
Thu, Feb 26, 10:00 am 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, Feb 04, 10:30 am at Gardens Branch
Tue, Feb 10, 6:00 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.)

Tue, Feb 17, 12:30 pm at Okeechobee Boulevard Branch (kindle, I-Pad)
Tue, Feb 24, 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.

Thu, Jan 29, 11:00 am at Main Library

Digital Photography (Lecture)

Learn how to transfer photos from your camera to your PC. Uploading, organizing, saving, editing and popular photo sharing sites will also be covered. Prerequisite: Basic computer skills and camera operation. (2 hr)

Fri, Jan 30, 2:00 pm at Tequesta 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, Feb 10, 9:30 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.

Wed, Feb 04, 10:00 am at Jupiter Branch
Tue, Feb 17, 2:00 pm at Belle Glade Branch
Thu, Feb 19, 2:15 pm at Royal Palm Beach Branch

Windows 8 Browser Basics - (Lecture)

Prerequisite: Basic computer and mousing skills. Students will learn about the two versions of Internet Explorer (IE) that come with Windows 8 (tile and desktop). While IE offers many of the same features you would expect to find in any browser, the simplified interface may be a little confusing at first. Learn how to use the address bar, open and move between tabs, save favorite websites for quick access and how to clear the browsing history. (2 hr.)

Fri, Feb 06, 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, Jan 27, 10:00 am at Main Library (Photoshop Elements)
Tue, Feb 17, 10:00 am at Main Library
Tue, Feb 24, 10:00 am at Main Library

Video Editing Basics (Lecture)

This basic workshop offers an introduction to video editing techniques. Class will also include an overview of editing software available in the Main Library CreationStation, including Final Cut Pro and iMovie. (60 min.) Preregister.

Wed, Feb 18, 4:00 pm at West Boca 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, Jan 26, 5:30 pm at Jupiter Branch
Mon, Feb 09, 5:00 pm at Jupiter Branch
Thu, Feb 12, 10:30 am at Wellington 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, Feb 26, 2:00 pm at Main Library

Cloud Computing (Lecture)

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

Tue, Jan 27, 2:15 pm at Royal Palm Beach Branch