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All libraries will close at 5:00 pm on Wed, Dec 31, 2014 and will remain closed on Thu, Jan 01, 2015 for New Year's Day.
No materials are due on these days.
 

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, Jan 21, 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.

Tue, Jan 20, 11:00 am at Main Library

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.

Tue, Jan 13, 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, Jan 06, 10:00 am at Main Library

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, Jan 21, 11:30 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, Jan 15, 2:00 pm at Main Library

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.)

Thu, Jan 08, 11:00 am 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.

Thu, Jan 29, 9:30 am 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, Jan 07, 1:00 pm at Main Library

PowerPoint - Basic (Hands-on)

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

Wed, Jan 14, 10:00 am 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.

Thu, Dec 18, 11:00 am at Main Library
Tue, Jan 27, 2:00 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, Jan 08, 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, Jan 28, 2:30 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, Jan 15, 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.

Wed, Jan 21, 1:00 pm at Main Library

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.)

Thu, Jan 08, 3:00 pm at Main Library

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.

Thu, Jan 29, 11:00 am at Main Library

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, Jan 13, 9:30 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.

Thu, Dec 18, 2:00 pm at Main Library
Tue, Jan 20, 9:30 am at Main Library (Photoshop Elements)
Tue, Jan 27, 10:00 am at Main Library (Photoshop Elements)

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, Jan 22, 3:00 pm at Main Library

Archivos y Carpetas - Avanzado (Hands-on)

Aprenda a guardar fotos y documentos en archivos y carpetas. Prerrequisito: saber utilizar el ratón y el teclado. (60 min.) Se requiere registrarse.

Thu, Jan 22, 11:00 am at Main Library