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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.

Thu, Aug 14, 11:00 am at Okeechobee Boulevard Branch
Wed, Aug 20, 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.

Thu, Aug 28, 10:00 am 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, Aug 21, 2:00 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, Aug 04, 2:30 pm at Greenacres Branch
Wed, Aug 06, 10:15 am at Royal Palm Beach Branch
Tue, Aug 19, 8:30 am at Okeechobee Boulevard 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, Aug 12, 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, Aug 01, 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. (90 min.-2 hr.) Se requiere registrarse.

Wed, Jul 30, 11:00 am at Main Library

Daktilografi (Hands-on)

(Keyboarding in Creole)
Vini apran-n daktilografi oubyen koman pou ou tape epi fé ekzésis avek tou dwét ou yo. Pou moun ki fek a debite. (60 min.) Anregistre alavans.

Sat, Aug 16, 10:00 am at Lantana 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, Aug 25, 2:30 pm at Greenacres Branch (Kindle)
Wed, Aug 27, 10:00 am 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.)

Wed, Aug 06, 2:30 pm at Greenacres 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, Aug 13, 2:30 pm at Greenacres Branch
Wed, Aug 20, 10:30 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.

Wed, Aug 06, 5:00 pm at Clarence E. Anthony Branch
Tue, Aug 12, 10:15 am at Royal Palm Beach Branch
Tue, Aug 12, 6:00 pm at Greenacres Branch
Thu, Aug 14, 2:00 pm at Hagen Ranch 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.

Wed, Aug 06, 1:00 pm at Main Library
Tue, Aug 19, 11:30 am at Okeechobee Boulevard 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, Aug 13, 10:15 am at Royal Palm Beach Branch

Hot Technology Topics (Lecture)

An overview of the latest technologies including Digital Cameras, MP3 Players, Voice-Over-Internet, Blogs/Twitter, Social Networking, Wikis and more. (2 hr.)

Thu, Jul 31, 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.

Wed, Aug 20, 2:30 pm at Greenacres Branch

Internet - Basic (Hands-on)

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

Wed, Aug 06, 2:30 pm at Main Library
Thu, Aug 14, 9:00 am at West Boynton Branch
Thu, Aug 14, 10:00 am at Hagen Ranch Road Branch
Wed, Aug 20, 2:00 pm at Glades Road Branch

Mobile Apps (Lecture)

Get your information on-the-go! Explore how your mobile device can connect you with the information you want in and outside of the library. (60-90 min.) Preregister.

Thu, Aug 07, 1:00 pm at Main Library

Mousing (Hands-on)

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

Fri, Aug 01, 10:00 am at Greenacres Branch
Tue, Aug 05, 10:00 am at Main Library
Tue, Aug 05, 2:15 pm at Royal Palm Beach Branch
Mon, Aug 11, 9:30 am at Hagen Ranch Road Branch
Mon, Aug 11, 11:00 am at Hagen Ranch Road Branch
Tue, Aug 12, 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.

Thu, Jul 31, 9:00 am at West Boynton Branch
Wed, Aug 13, 10:30 am at Wellington Branch
Wed, Aug 13, 2:30 pm at Main Library
Thu, Aug 28, 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.

Tue, Aug 19, 7:00 pm at Main Library

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, Aug 12, 7:00 pm at Main Library

Windows - Basic (Hands-on)

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

Thu, Aug 07, 9:00 am at West Boynton Branch
Mon, Aug 11, 11:30 am at Okeechobee Boulevard 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.

Thu, Jul 31, 2:00 pm at Lantana Road Branch
Thu, Jul 31, 6:00 pm at Acreage Branch
Mon, Aug 04, 6:00 pm at Royal Palm Beach Branch
Tue, Aug 05, 12:30 pm at Okeechobee Boulevard Branch
Wed, Aug 13, 1:00 pm at Main Library
Thu, Aug 21, 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.

Mon, Aug 11, 6:00 pm at Royal Palm Beach Branch
Wed, Aug 20, 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.)

Tue, Jul 29, 8:30 am at Wellington Branch
Fri, Aug 08, 10:00 am 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, Jul 29, 2:00 pm 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, Aug 12, 11:30 am at Okeechobee Boulevard Branch
Thu, Aug 14, 2:00 pm at Belle Glade Branch

Image Editing Basic (Hands-on)

Learn how to edit and manage photographs. We will upload and edit images, add elements and text, and then save the modified images. This workshop requires some experience with computers. (90 min.). Pre-register.

Tue, Aug 19, 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.

Mon, Aug 18, 2:30 pm at Greenacres Branch (Facebook)

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, Jul 29, 10:00 am at Main Library
Tue, Aug 26, 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.

Sat, Aug 16, 2:30 pm at Main Library