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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.

  • Intermediate Word 2013
    Tuesday, October 6, 2015 - 10:00am
    Interactive Classroom

    Covers formatting features including margins, alignment and page numbering, copy/cut and paste, inserting graphics and photos, and reviewing Word templates.

  • PowerPoint 2013
    Wednesday, October 7, 2015 - 10:00am
    Interactive Classroom

    Learn the fundamentals of using the PowerPoint presentation software.

  • Intermediate iPad
    Thursday, October 8, 2015 - 10:00am
    Interactive Classroom

    We'll go over some intermediate topics: the iCloud, using Find Your iPad, creating bookmarks in Safari, and taking screenshots and attaching photos to emails. Your iPad must be set up with at least iOS8. Bring your Apple ID and password.

  • Investment Resources
    Monday, October 12, 2015 - 10:00am
    Interactive Classroom

    Sharpen your investing skills by learning to use the online resources Morningstar, Value Line, and S&P Capital IQ NetAdvantage. This class does not offer advice on investing.

  • Basic Excel 2013
    Tuesday, October 13, 2015 - 10:00am
    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.

  • Raspberry Pi: RetroPie
    Tuesday, October 13, 2015 - 7:00pm
    Interactive Classroom

    Ages 10 and up.Raspberry Pi is an inexpensive, credit-card sized computer that you can plug into your tv or monitor and program! Get into Pi with this basic class on using the fun retro gaming console, RetroPie. Requires intermediate computer skills.

  • Your Library Account
    Friday, October 16, 2015 - 10:00am
    Interactive Classroom

    Enterprise, Hoopla, Zinio

  • 3D Printing for Beginners
    Saturday, October 17, 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.

  • Intermediate Excel 2013
    Tuesday, October 20, 2015 - 10:00am
    Interactive Classroom

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

  • Turn Signal Gloves
    Tuesday, October 20, 2015 - 7:00pm
    Civic Room

    10 and older. Bring your basic sewing skills and a pair of knit gloves and we'll show you how to create your own turn signal gloves that light up when you close your hand. Registration required.

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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