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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, Mar 11, 1:00 pm at Main Library

Consejos y Trucos para el Internet (Lecture)

(Internet Tips & Tricks, in Spanish)
Aprenda cómo usar diferentes herramientas de búsqueda en la Web y trucos para usar el buscador y proteger su seguridad. (90 min.-2 hr.) Se requiere registrarse.

Wed, Mar 25, 10:00 am 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.

Thu, Mar 19, 2:00 pm at Main Library

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, Mar 18, 10:00 am at Main Library

PowerPoint - Basic (Hands-on)

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

Sat, Mar 14, 2:30 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.

Wed, Mar 11, 7:00 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, Mar 12, 10:00 am at Main Library

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.

Wed, Mar 18, 1:00 pm at Main Library

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, Mar 26, 10:00 am at Main Library

Redes Sociales - (Lecture)

(Social Networking, in Spanish)
Prerrequisito: Para inscribirse en esta clase, se requiere tener una cuenta de correo electrónico y la competencia básica en usar el teclado. Aprende cómo comenzar a usar las redes sociales, a partir de publicar los pensamientos hasta conectarse con otras personas con intereses similares. (60 min.)

Thu, Mar 26, 2:30 pm at Main Library (Facebook)

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, Mar 19, 10:00 am at Main Library

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 17, 10:00 am at Main Library
Tue, Mar 31, 10:00 am at Main Library

Podcasting - Basic (Hands-on)

Learn how podcasting works and everything you need to start your own Internet radio show. Learn how to record a podcast, get it hosted, and let people find it and start listening. Space is limited. (60 min.) Preregister.

Thu, Mar 26, 4:00 pm at Main Library