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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, Apr 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.

Wed, Apr 01, 8:30 am at Wellington Branch
Thu, Apr 02, 10:30 am at Gardens Branch
Thu, Apr 09, 9:00 am at West Boynton Branch
Thu, Apr 16, 10:00 am at Lantana Road Branch
Tue, Apr 21, 8:30 am at Okeechobee Boulevard Branch
Wed, Apr 22, 10:15 am at Royal Palm Beach 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, Apr 09, 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.)

Tue, Apr 07, 9:30 am at Main Library
Thu, Apr 09, 10:00 am at Lantana Road Branch

Computers - Beginning (Hands-on)

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

Fri, Apr 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.

Sat, Apr 04, 2:30 pm at Belle Glade Branch

Cyber Security (Lecture)

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

Mon, Apr 06, 5:30 pm at Jupiter Branch
Mon, Apr 20, 10:00 am at Clarence E. Anthony Branch
Mon, Apr 20, 12:00 pm at Clarence E. Anthony Branch
Fri, Apr 24, 2:00 pm at Tequesta 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, Apr 27, 2:30 pm at Greenacres Branch (Nook, iPad, Sony)
Thu, Apr 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.)

Tue, Apr 07, 11:00 am at Main Library
Wed, Apr 22, 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.

Mon, Apr 13, 5:15 pm at Royal Palm Beach Branch
Wed, Apr 15, 2:30 pm at Greenacres Branch
Fri, Apr 17, 10:00 am 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.

Mon, Apr 06, 5:15 pm at Royal Palm Beach Branch
Wed, Apr 08, 8:30 am at Wellington Branch
Wed, Apr 08, 10:30 am at Gardens Branch
Thu, Apr 09, 10:00 am at Greenacres Branch
Wed, Apr 15, 2:30 pm at Main Library
Thu, Apr 16, 10:00 am at Jupiter Branch
Thu, Apr 23, 2:00 pm at Hagen Ranch Road Branch

Entwodiksyon a Microsoft PowerPoint (Hands-on)

(PowerPoint, in Creole)
Vini aprann konnen koman pou nou itilize lojisyel sa ke yo rele Microsoft PowerPoint. (90 min). Anrejistre alavans.

Thu, Apr 30, 1:00 pm at Lantana Road 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.)

Tue, Mar 31, 10:00 am at Jupiter Branch
Fri, Apr 10, 2:00 pm at Jupiter Branch
Thu, Apr 23, 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, Apr 08, 1:00 pm at Main Library
Wed, Apr 08, 2:00 pm at Jupiter Branch
Wed, Apr 15, 10:30 am at Gardens Branch
Mon, Apr 27, 10:00 am at Lantana Road Branch
Thu, Apr 30, 9:00 am at West Boynton 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, Mar 31, 6:00 pm at Greenacres Branch
Tue, Apr 14, 10:00 am at Jupiter Branch
Tue, Apr 28, 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.

Sat, Apr 11, 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.)

Thu, Apr 23, 10:00 am at Hagen Ranch Road Branch

Mousing (Hands-on)

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

Thu, Apr 02, 10:00 am at Greenacres Branch
Mon, Apr 06, 10:00 am at Lantana Road Branch
Tue, Apr 07, 8:30 am at Okeechobee Boulevard Branch
Wed, Apr 08, 10:15 am at Royal Palm Beach Branch
Mon, Apr 13, 9:30 am at Hagen Ranch Road Branch
Mon, Apr 13, 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.

Wed, Apr 22, 2:30 pm at Wellington Branch
Thu, Apr 23, 9:00 am at West Boynton Branch
Thu, Apr 23, 10:30 am at Gardens Branch
Fri, Apr 24, 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.

Tue, Apr 14, 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, Apr 16, 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, Apr 21, 10:30 am at Gardens Branch (Facebook)
Mon, Apr 27, 2:30 pm at Wellington Branch

Windows - Basic (Hands-on)

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

Thu, Apr 02, 9:00 am at West Boynton Branch
Mon, Apr 13, 10:00 am at Lantana Road Branch
Wed, Apr 15, 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.

Thu, Apr 09, 10:30 am at Gardens Branch
Wed, Apr 15, 2:30 pm at Wellington Branch
Mon, Apr 27, 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.

Tue, Apr 07, 2:15 pm at Royal Palm Beach Branch
Thu, Apr 09, 1:00 pm at Main Library
Mon, Apr 13, 5:30 pm at Jupiter Branch
Thu, Apr 16, 9:00 am at West Boynton Branch
Fri, Apr 17, 10:00 am at Greenacres Branch
Mon, Apr 20, 10:00 am at Lantana Road Branch
Tue, Apr 28, 12:30 pm at Okeechobee Boulevard 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, Mar 30, 10:00 am at Lantana Road Branch
Tue, Apr 07, 10:30 am at Gardens Branch
Tue, Apr 14, 2:15 pm at Royal Palm Beach Branch
Thu, Apr 16, 10:00 am at Main Library
Mon, Apr 20, 5:30 pm at Jupiter Branch
Thu, Apr 23, 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.)

Tue, Apr 07, 6:00 pm at Greenacres Branch
Wed, Apr 29, 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.)

Mon, Apr 13, 2:30 pm at Wellington Branch
Thu, Apr 16, 2:00 pm at Belle Glade Branch
Mon, Apr 27, 12:30 pm at Okeechobee Boulevard Branch (Kindle,I-Pad)

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, Apr 01, 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, Apr 29, 2:00 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, Apr 14, 9:30 am at Main Library

Freegal - Introduction (Lecture)

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

Fri, Apr 17, 11:00 am at Belle Glade 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.

Tue, Apr 07, 2:00 pm at Belle Glade Branch
Tue, Apr 21, 10:00 am at Jupiter Branch
Thu, Apr 23, 9:00 am at West Boynton Branch
Sat, Apr 25, 10:00 am at Royal Palm Beach 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.

Mon, Mar 30, 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, Mar 31, 10:00 am at Main Library
Tue, Apr 21, 10:00 am at Main Library
Tue, Apr 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, Apr 11, 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.

Wed, Apr 01, 10:00 am at Jupiter Branch
Mon, Apr 20, 2:30 pm at Wellington 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, Apr 02, 10:00 am at Jupiter Branch

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, Apr 30, 2:30 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, Apr 16, 1:00 pm at Main Library