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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.

  • 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.

  • Basic Internet
    Wednesday, November 12, 2014 - 2:00pm
    Interactive Classroom

    Learn the fundamentals of navigating and searching on the Internet.

  • Introduction to the iPad
    Thursday, November 13, 2014 - 10:00am
    Interactive Classroom

    New class, different teacher! 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.

  • Essentials of Google Docs
    Thursday, November 13, 2014 - 2:00pm
    Interactive Classroom

    Learn tips on how to create and share your work using a free web-based word processing program. A Google account is required. If you do not have a Google account, please come to the class 15 minutes before the class to create one.

  • Intermediate Excel 2013
    Saturday, November 15, 2014 - 10:00am
    Interactive Classroom

    Learn how to insert charts into spreadsheets,validate formulas and functions, change chart types, and review Excel templates.

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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