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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, Nov 05, 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.

Wed, Oct 29, 2:30 pm 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.

Thu, Oct 30, 11:00 am at Main Library

Buying a Computer (Lecture)

This class will provide you with a plan of action, break down the process into easy steps, and teach you the important terms and concepts you will run into along the way. Some computer experience is necessary. (60 min.-2 hr.) Preregister.

Sat, Nov 08, 10:00 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.

Thu, Nov 13, 11:00 am at Main Library

Comprando una Computadora (Lecture)

(Buying a Computer, in Spanish)
Aprenda lo que necesita saber para adquirir una computadora. (90 min.-2 hr.) Se requiere registrarse.

Sat, Nov 15, 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, Nov 04, 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.

Thu, Nov 20, 11:00 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, Oct 23, 11:00 am at Main Library
Wed, Nov 19, 2:30 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, Nov 06, 1:00 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, Nov 19, 1:00 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, Oct 22, 2:30 pm at Main Library

Internet - Basic (Hands-on)

Learn how to use a Web Directory, search engines and other specialized search tools. (60-90 min.)

Tue, Nov 04, 11:00 am at Main Library

PowerPoint - Basic (Hands-on)

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

Thu, Nov 06, 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.

Thu, Nov 20, 2:30 pm at Main Library

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.

Wed, Oct 29, 1:00 pm at Main Library (Working with Images in MS Word)

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, Nov 05, 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.

Wed, Oct 22, 1:00 pm at Main Library
Thu, Nov 20, 1:00 pm 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.

Wed, Nov 12, 2:00 pm 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.

Wed, Nov 12, 11:00 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, Oct 21, 10:00 am at Main Library
Tue, Oct 28, 10:00 am at Main Library
Tue, Nov 18, 10:00 am at Main Library
Tue, Nov 25, 10:00 am at Main Library

Podcasting - Basic (Lecture)

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, Oct 30, 4:00 pm at Main Library

Create Your Own Website (Hands-on)

Learn how to create a quick and easy customizable website with text, images, background and layout. (60 min.)

Thu, Oct 23, 2:30 pm at Main Library (WIX)

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, Oct 23, 4:00 pm at Main Library
Sat, Nov 22, 10:00 am 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, Oct 22, 10:00 am at Main Library
Wed, Nov 19, 10:00 am at Main Library