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Computer Security
Excel
PowerPoint
Word

The library is pleased to offer FREE introductory computer classes on popular topics.  There is no fee and no registration is required, but classes are limited to 9 students per session.  Classes are held in the library’s second floor conference room on laptops provided by us – no need to bring your own computer.

DECEMBER 2017 - MARCH 2018 CLASSES

Basic Computer Skills
All offered 10:00-11:30 a.m.

Tuesday, January 2
Tuesday, February 6
Tuesday, March 6

This 1½-hour class will introduce people who have little or no experience with computers to the parts and uses of a personal computer.  The intention is to help people get over any fears they may have of using a computer.  Topics include using the mouse and keyboard, and working with Windows menus, files, and toolbars.


Introduction to Microsoft Excel

Thursday, January 25
9:30-11:30 a.m.

Saturday, February 24
9:30-11:30 a.m.

Thursday, March 29
5:30-7:30 p.m.

In this 2-hour class, we will cover the basics of Microsoft Excel: how to move around in Excel; create,modify, and manage worksheets and workbooks; work with basic calculations; and insert graphs and charts.

Prerequisites: Participants should be familiar with how to use a computer and Microsoft Word.


Basic Computer Security
All offered 10:00-11:30 a.m.

Monday, December 18
Monday, January 15
Tuesday, January 23
Monday, February 5
Monday, February 19
Monday, March 5
Monday, March 19

In this 1½ hour class, we will learn about the basics of computer security.  Some topics that will be covered are: What is malware and how can I prevent it?  What exactly is hacking and how do they do it?  How can I protect my identity online?

Prerequisites: Participants should have basic to intermediate knowledge of computers, the Internet, and mobile devices.


Introduction to Microsoft Word

Monday, October 16
6:00-7:30 p.m.

Thursday, November 16
1:00-2:30 p.m.

Saturday, December 9
1:00-2:30 p.m.

In this 1½ hour class, we will cover the basics of word processing in MS Word: creating, editing, and saving documents; changing layouts, fonts, and margins; adding headers and footers; using templates to quickly create resumes and other documents; and printing options.

Prerequisites: Participants should be familiar with how to use a computer and mouse.


Introduction to Microsoft PowerPoint

Saturday, January 27
9:30-11:00 a.m.

Wednesday, February 21
6:00-7:30 p.m.

Thursday, March 29
1:30-3:00 p.m.

In this 1½ hour class, we will cover the basics of creating a PowerPoint presentation from start to finish: how to move around in PowerPoint; create a new presentation; add a theme, text, pictures, sounds, and videos; include easy animations and transitions; and run the presentation.

Prerequisites: Participants should be familiar with how to use a computer and Microsoft Word.


Digital Learn

ONLINE HELP: If you're new to computers and would like to start learning right away, check out Digital Learn, a free website sponsored by the Public Library Association.  It's a collection of self-directed tutorials to increase your technology skills.  Among the many topics covered are Getting Started on a Computer, Using Windows 10, Intro to Email, Online Scams, Creating Resumes, and more.