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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.

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.

Wed, Jan 14, 10:15 am at Royal Palm Beach 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.

Wed, Jan 21, 10:15 am at Royal Palm Beach 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.

Mon, Jan 05, 5:15 pm at Royal Palm Beach Branch

Excel - Intermediate (Hands-on)

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

Mon, Jan 12, 5:15 pm at Royal Palm Beach Branch

Mousing (Hands-on)

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

Wed, Jan 07, 10:15 am at Royal Palm Beach 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, Jan 06, 2:15 pm at Royal Palm Beach 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, Jan 13, 2:15 pm at Royal Palm Beach Branch

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.

Wed, Jan 14, 6:00 pm at Royal Palm Beach Branch
Thu, Jan 15, 10:15 am at Royal Palm Beach Branch

Cloud Computing (Lecture)

Learn about Google Drive and Microsoft OneDrive, free Web-based applications for creating documents, spreadsheets and more. (60 min.-2 hr.)

Tue, Jan 27, 2:15 pm at Royal Palm Beach Branch