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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, Aug 12, 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.

Fri, Aug 07, 10:00 am at Greenacres Branch
Mon, Aug 10, 5:15 pm at Royal Palm Beach Branch
Thu, Aug 13, 9:00 am at West Boynton Branch
Mon, Aug 17, 10:00 am 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.)

Tue, Aug 04, 10:00 am at Lantana Road Branch
Tue, Aug 04, 10:00 am at Main Library
Wed, Aug 19, 12:00 pm at Clarence E. Anthony Branch

Computers - Beginning (Hands-on)

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

Fri, Aug 14, 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. (60 min.-2 hr.) Se requiere registrarse.

Thu, Aug 13, 2:30 pm at Main Library

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, Aug 08, 10:30 am at Belle Glade Branch

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 05, 2:30 pm at Greenacres Branch
Thu, Aug 06, 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.

Thu, Aug 13, 10:00 am at Greenacres 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, Aug 06, 9:30 am at Main Library
Wed, Aug 12, 10:00 am at Greenacres Branch
Wed, Aug 12, 10:30 am at Gardens Branch
Mon, Aug 17, 5:15 pm at Royal Palm Beach Branch
Sat, Aug 22, 10:30 am at Belle Glade Branch
Thu, Aug 27, 2:00 pm at Hagen Ranch 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.)

Wed, Aug 19, 6:30 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, Aug 05, 1:00 pm at Main Library
Wed, Aug 12, 9:15 am at Royal Palm Beach Branch
Thu, Aug 20, 10:00 am at Greenacres Branch
Thu, Aug 20, 10:30 am at Gardens Branch
Mon, Aug 24, 11:30 am at Okeechobee Boulevard Branch

Excel - Intermediate (Hands-on)

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

Thu, Aug 06, 9:00 am at West Boynton Branch
Wed, Aug 19, 9:15 am at Royal Palm Beach Branch

Files - Basic (Hands-on)

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

Thu, Aug 06, 10:00 am at Greenacres Branch
Mon, Aug 24, 5:15 pm at Royal Palm Beach 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 19, 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.) Preregister.

Thu, Aug 27, 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.

Mon, Aug 03, 10:00 am at Lantana Road Branch
Mon, Aug 03, 2:30 pm at Greenacres Branch
Tue, Aug 04, 9:15 am at Royal Palm Beach Branch
Mon, Aug 10, 9:30 am at Hagen Ranch Road Branch
Mon, Aug 10, 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, Aug 27, 10:00 am at Lantana Road Branch
Mon, Aug 31, 11:30 am at Okeechobee Boulevard 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. (60 min.-2 hr.) Preregister.

Thu, Aug 13, 10:30 am at Gardens Branch
Mon, Aug 24, 6:30 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.

Wed, Aug 19, 2:30 pm 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, Aug 13, 9:30 am at Main Library

Résumé Basics (Hands-on)

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

Sat, Aug 01, 10:30 am at Belle Glade Branch

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, Aug 20, 10:00 am at Hagen Ranch Road Branch (Facebook Basics)

Windows - Basic (Hands-on)

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

Mon, Aug 10, 10:00 am at Lantana Road Branch
Thu, Aug 27, 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.

Tue, Aug 25, 10:00 am at Lantana Road Branch
Tue, Aug 25, 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.

Tue, Aug 11, 2:30 pm at Okeechobee Boulevard Branch
Tue, Aug 18, 2:15 pm at Royal Palm Beach Branch
Thu, Aug 20, 9:30 am at Main Library
Thu, Aug 20, 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.

Tue, Aug 25, 2:15 pm at Royal Palm Beach Branch
Thu, Aug 27, 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.)

Tue, Aug 11, 6:00 pm at Greenacres Branch
Wed, Aug 26, 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.)

Wed, Aug 05, 2:30 pm at Wellington Branch
Mon, Aug 17, 2:30 pm at Greenacres Branch (Kindle)
Thu, Aug 20, 10:30 am at Okeechobee Boulevard Branch ((Kindle, I-Pad)
Thu, Aug 20, 10:30 am at Okeechobee Boulevard Branch ((Kindle, I-Pad)
Thu, Aug 20, 10:30 am at Okeechobee Boulevard Branch ((Kindle, I-Pad)
Thu, Aug 20, 2:00 pm at Belle Glade Branch
Wed, Aug 26, 2:30 pm at Greenacres Branch (Nook, iPad, Sony)

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, Aug 11, 10:00 am at Main Library

Excel Básico (Hands-on)

Aprenda a crear una hoja de cálculo (“spreadsheet”) y hacer tablas y gráficos básicos. Es necesario traer algún nivel de experiencia en usar las computadoras. (60 min.) Se requiere registrarse.

Thu, Aug 20, 2:30 pm 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.

Tue, Aug 04, 2:00 pm at West Boynton Branch
Thu, Aug 13, 2:00 pm at Belle Glade Branch

Photoshop Elements (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, Aug 18, 10:00 am at Main Library
Tue, Aug 25, 10:00 am at Main Library

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.

Fri, Jul 31, 2:00 pm at Tequesta Branch
Mon, Aug 10, 6:30 pm 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, Aug 27, 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. (60-90 min.) Preregister.

Wed, Aug 19, 10:00 am 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, Aug 20, 2:30 pm at Wellington Branch