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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.

  • 3D Printing for Beginners
    Friday, October 24, 2014 - 2:00pm
    Interactive Classroom

    Geared toward absolute beginners who have never tried 3D modeling or CAD software. We'll show you how to use free CAD software to design a very small, simple object that can be printed during class. Class size is limited and registration required.

  • Meet the 3D Printer
    Monday, October 27, 2014 - 7:00pm
    Youth Services Activity Room

    A short introduction to the fundamentals of using the Library's new 3D printer. We'll go over how prints are made and what software must be used to generate the proper files. No registration required.

  • Holiday Letter How-To
    Wednesday, October 29, 2014 - 2:00pm
    Interactive Classroom

    Create a family newsletter for the holidays. Use Microsoft Word to insert pictures, work with text boxes, format borders and backgrounds, and use WordArt.

  • Advanced Excel 2013
    Thursday, October 30, 2014 - 10:00am
    Interactive Classroom

    Explains autofill, absolute addressing, NOW and IF functions, conditional formatting and data bars. Also explores pivot tables.

  • Digital Photography and Web Albums
    Thursday, November 6, 2014 - 10:00am
    Interactive Classroom

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

  • Basic Word 2013
    Saturday, November 8, 2014 - 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
    Saturday, November 8, 2014 - 1:00pm
    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.

  • Introduction to Craigslist
    Monday, November 10, 2014 - 10:00am
    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.

  • Introduction to Dropbox
    Monday, November 10, 2014 - 3:00pm
    Interactive Classroom

    Learn how to use Dropbox, an online cloud storage utility that allows you to make your files accessible from almost anywhere. An e-mail account, as well as a general understanding of computers and the internet, is required.

  • Zinio Digital Magazines for Tablets and Smartphones
    Tuesday, November 11, 2014 - 10:00am
    Interactive Classroom

    Learn how to download and read over 60 popular digital magazines free through the Library’s Zinio collection. Bring your tablet or smartphone. Requires basic internet/mouse skills and a working email account.

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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