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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, Sep 03, 10:00 am at Main Library

Access - Intermediate (Hands-on)

Prerequisite: Access - Basics
This class will cover data integrity, relationships and queries. (60-90 min.) Preregister.

Thu, Sep 04, 10:00 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, Sep 09, 10:00 am 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.

Wed, Sep 10, 2:30 pm at Main Library

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, Sep 03, 2:30 pm at Main Library

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, Sep 10, 1:00 pm at Main Library

Herramientas de Búsqueda en el Internet (Hands-on)

(Search Tools, in Spanish)
Prerequisito: Internet Básico
Aprenda a utilizar un directorio web, herramientas de búsqueda, un meta buscador y otras herramientas especializadas para navegar por el Internet. (90 min.-2 hr.) Se requiere registrarse.

Thu, Sep 25, 11:00 am at Main Library

Mousing (Hands-on)

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

Tue, Sep 02, 10:00 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, Sep 24, 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, Sep 24, 1:00 pm 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.

Thu, Sep 11, 10:00 am 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, Sep 18, 2:30 pm at Main Library

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, Sep 23, 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, Sep 16, 10:00 am at Main Library
Tue, Sep 30, 10:00 am at Main Library

Podcasting - Basic (Lecture)

In this workshop, you'll learn how podcasting works, discover where to find podcasts and how to listen to them. You'll also find out what tools you need to create your own podcast. Class size limited. (60 min.) Preregister.

Thu, Sep 18, 4:00 pm at Main Library

Video Editing Basics (Hands-On)

This basic workshop offers 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, Sep 11, 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 min.) Preregister.

Wed, Sep 17, 2:30 pm at Main Library