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Technology Classes

Signup for classes begins 30 days before the class date. To sign up, click "Register" and enter your library card number without spaces.

  • Basic Word 2013
    Friday, September 4, 2015 - 10:00am
    Interactive Classroom

    Reviews the basics of word processing: how to type, spell check and correct text, highlight and change a document's appearance, print, save and re-open a document.

  • Basic Excel 2013
    Friday, September 4, 2015 - 1:30pm
    Interactive Classroom

    Covers the fundamentals of using Microsoft's spreadsheet program: how to create a spreadsheet and enter and format data and formulas, print, save and retrieve spreadsheets.

  • Digital Photography
    Tuesday, September 8, 2015 - 10:00am
    Interactive Classroom

    Organize, edit, and enhance your photos.  Create a slide show.  Participants must bring their own cameras and memory cards containing photos. The first 15 minutes will be spent uploading photos.

  • Beginner iPad
    Thursday, September 10, 2015 - 10:00am
    Interactive Classroom

    We'll go over only the most basic features in using your iPad: customizing your homescreen; locking screen orientation; downloading, opening, and closing apps; connecting to a Wi-Fi network, and more. Your iPad must be set up with iOS8. Bring your Apple ID and password.

  • Basic Internet
    Thursday, September 10, 2015 - 1:30pm
    Interactive Classroom

    Learn the fundamentals of navigating and searching on the World Wide Web.

  • Ancestry Library Edition
    Thursday, September 17, 2015 - 10:00am
    Interactive Classroom

    Discover the new Ancestry Library Edition and learn about the new features that will help you discover all the secrets of your ancestors. There will be hands-on practice during the last part of the class.

  • Introduction to Files & Folders (I)
    Thursday, September 17, 2015 - 1:30pm
    Interactive Classroom

    Organize your Files and Folders: Learn to save, create, sort, copy, move, and delete files and folders on the PC.

  • Introduction to Craigslist
    Thursday, September 17, 2015 - 7:00pm
    Interactive Classroom

    Learn how to use Craigslist, a popular website where you can view or post classified ads for free. Basic computer, Internet and email skills are required.

  • Meet the Computer
    Friday, September 18, 2015 - 10:00am
    Interactive Classroom

    Learn to operate the essential tools for using the computer: the mouse and the keyboard. This class also introduces basic navigation functions such as opening and closing windows. No experience needed.

  • 3D Printing for Beginners
    Saturday, September 19, 2015 - 2:00pm
    Interactive Classroom

    For adults. Geared toward absolute beginners who have never tried CAD software; meet the printer and get started with basic software.

Unable to attend our classes?  The Jewish Vocational Service and the Goodwill Community Foundation offer free computer training programs.  For more information, follow these links:

Free Computer Training from JVS

Free Online Learning from Goodwill


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