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Computer Training at the Library

Learn the basics about computers at one of the many computer classes offered at the Library. Hands-on and lecture classes are offered so you can learn how to browse the Internet, use word processing software, and download eBooks. Find out what’s going on at your Library below. Seating is limited and preregistration may be required. Check with your branch for more information.

Learn Computer Skills from Home

If you can't visit the library to attend one of our hands-on training sessions, try the online Learning Express Computer Skills training modules.

Follow this link and enter your library card number for access to several different self-paced, interactive courses on Microsoft Access, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, and Word in both 2003 and 2007 versions. Each program offers skill level training from Basic to Intermediate through Advanced instruction. There are also tutorials to learn Corel WordPerfect X3, Windows Vista, XP, and Mac OS X.

These tutorials use Adobe Flash and require speakers or headphones for following along with the instruction.

Additional Online Tutorials

The Computer Tutorials page links to other online tutorials for additional training. The Palm Beach County Library is not responsible for these sites, but includes them as other informational sources where you can learn about computers and software.

Access - Basic (Hands-on)

Learn how to use Microsoft Access to create a database for compiling and sorting data. Some computer experience is necessary. (60 min.) Preregister.

Wed, Mar 11, 1:00 pm at Main Library

Browsers - Basic (Hands-on)

A browser is the name for the software used to access the Internet. Learn the basics of using the Microsoft Internet Explorer browser. Some computer experience is necessary. (60 min.-2 hr.) Preregister.

Thu, Mar 05, 10:00 am at Greenacres Branch
Wed, Mar 11, 10:30 am at Gardens Branch
Thu, Mar 12, 9:00 am at West Boynton Branch
Thu, Mar 12, 10:00 am at Lantana Road Branch
Tue, Mar 17, 8:30 am at Okeechobee Boulevard Branch
Wed, Mar 18, 8:30 am at Wellington Branch
Tue, Mar 24, 10:00 am at Jupiter Branch

Computer Keyboard & Typing - Basic (Hands-on)

Learn the basics about the keys on the computer keyboard and practice typing using online tutorials. (60 min.)

Tue, Mar 03, 10:00 am at Main Library
Tue, Mar 03, 10:00 am at Lantana Road Branch

Computers - Beginning (Hands-on)

Prerequisite: Mousing
Learn the basics about computers including hardware, software, files and networks. (60 min.-2 hr.)

Fri, Mar 13, 10:00 am at Belle Glade Branch
Fri, Mar 27, 10:00 am at Belle Glade Branch

Consejos y Trucos para el Internet (Lecture)

(Internet Tips & Tricks, in Spanish)
Aprenda cómo usar diferentes herramientas de búsqueda en la Web y trucos para usar el buscador y proteger su seguridad. (90 min.-2 hr.) Se requiere registrarse.

Wed, Mar 25, 10:00 am at Main Library

Correo Electrónico Básico (Hands-on)

(Email - Basic, in Spanish)
Aprenda lo básico para crear y usar una cuenta de correo electrónico en esta conferencia que se dictará en español. (90 min.) Se requiere registrarse.

Thu, Mar 19, 2:00 pm at Main Library

Daktilografi (Hands-on)

(Keyboarding in Creole)
Vini apran-n daktilografi oubyen koman pou ou tape epi fé ekzésis avek tou dwét ou yo. Pou moun ki fek a debite. (60 min.) Anregistre alavans.

Thu, Mar 12, 1:00 pm at Lantana Road Branch

eBooks - Basic (Lecture)

Learn about the Library’s eBook service, how to borrow eBooks, and what’s needed to transfer an eBook to a portable device. (60 min.) Preregister.

Mon, Mar 23, 2:30 pm at Greenacres Branch (Kindle)
Fri, Mar 27, 2:30 pm at Greenacres Branch (Nook, Sony, iPad)

Ejercitando el Ratón (Hands-on)

(Mousing, in Spanish)
Aprenda a utilizar el ratón mediante un programa que se permite hacerlo a su paso. Para principiantes. Se requiere registrarse. (60 min.)

Wed, Mar 04, 2:30 pm at Main Library

Email - Advanced (Hands-on)

Current email users will learn advanced functions like creating an address or contact list, moving messages to a folder, and sending attachments. Contact your branch for class specifics. Email experience is necessary. (60 min.-2 hr.) Preregister.

Wed, Mar 04, 8:30 am at Wellington Branch
Thu, Mar 12, 10:00 am at Greenacres Branch
Wed, Mar 25, 10:00 am at Jupiter Branch

Email - Basic (Hands-on)

Learn how to use free, web-based, email programs, such as Yahoo!, Gmail or Hotmail. Contact your branch for class specifics. Some computer experience is necessary. (60 min.-2 hr.) Preregister.

Wed, Mar 11, 10:00 am at Greenacres Branch
Wed, Mar 11, 2:00 pm at Jupiter Branch
Thu, Mar 12, 10:30 am at Gardens Branch
Thu, Mar 26, 10:00 am at Hagen Ranch Road Branch

Excel - Advanced (Hands-on)

Prerequisite: Excel - Intermediate
Explore Excel’s database features, take an in-depth look at creating charts with dynamic data, and analyze data with pivot tables. Introduces linking to worksheets, hiding data, advanced formulas, charts, saving, and printing. (90 min.-2 hr.)

Tue, Mar 31, 10:00 am at Jupiter Branch

Excel - Basic (Hands-on)

Learn how to create a basic spreadsheet and make simple charts and graphs. Some computer experience is necessary. (60 min.) Preregister.

Mon, Mar 02, 5:15 pm at Royal Palm Beach Branch
Wed, Mar 04, 1:00 pm at Main Library
Tue, Mar 24, 3:00 am at Okeechobee Boulevard Branch
Tue, Mar 24, 10:30 am at Gardens Branch
Thu, Mar 26, 9:00 am at West Boynton Branch

Excel - Intermediate (Hands-on)

Prerequisite: Excel - Basic
Review the skills learned in Excel – Basics, and add formatting, advanced formulas and more. (2 hr.)

Mon, Mar 09, 5:15 pm at Royal Palm Beach Branch
Tue, Mar 17, 10:00 am at Jupiter Branch

Files - Basic (Hands-on)

Learn how to create, name, move and organize files and folders on your computer. (60 min.-2 hr.) Preregister.

Wed, Mar 11, 2:15 pm at Royal Palm Beach Branch
Wed, Mar 18, 10:00 am at Jupiter Branch
Thu, Mar 19, 10:30 am at Gardens Branch
Mon, Mar 23, 10:00 am at Lantana Road Branch
Tue, Mar 31, 6:00 pm at Greenacres Branch

Internet Básico (Hands-on)

(Internet - Beginning, in Spanish)
Aprenda lo básico en esta clase de Internet para principiantes. (90 min.-2 hr.) Se requiere registrarse.

Sat, Mar 14, 10:30 am at West Boca Branch
Wed, Mar 18, 10:00 am at Main Library

Internet - Basic (Hands-on)

Learn how to use a Web Directory, search engines and other specialized search tools. (60-90 min.)

Thu, Mar 26, 2:00 pm at Hagen Ranch Road Branch

Internet Tips & Tricks (Lecture)

Learn how to use different Web search tools and helpful tips and tricks for using your browser. Some computer knowledge is necessary. (2 hr.) Preregister.

Mon, Mar 09, 5:30 pm at Jupiter Branch

Look It Up! (Hands-on)

Learn how to access your Library account from home, renew your materials, locate items, place books on hold, find book reviews, and discover what else the Library has to offer on its website, free, with your library card. Contact your branch for class specifics. (60-90 min.) Preregister.

Fri, Mar 06, 10:00 am at Belle Glade Branch

Mousing (Hands-on)

Practice using a mouse in a self-paced setting. For beginners. (60 min.) Preregister.

Mon, Mar 02, 10:00 am at Lantana Road Branch
Mon, Mar 02, 2:30 pm at Greenacres Branch
Tue, Mar 03, 10:15 am at Royal Palm Beach Branch
Tue, Mar 03, 10:30 am at Gardens Branch
Mon, Mar 09, 9:30 am at Hagen Ranch Road Branch
Mon, Mar 09, 11:00 am at Hagen Ranch Road Branch
Tue, Mar 10, 8:30 am at Okeechobee Boulevard Branch
Wed, Mar 18, 12:00 pm at Clarence E. Anthony Branch
Mon, Apr 13, 9:30 am at Hagen Ranch Road Branch
Mon, Apr 13, 11:00 am at Hagen Ranch Road Branch

PowerPoint - Basic (Hands-on)

Learn to compose slides and to add eye-catching effects to your presentations. (60 min.) Preregister.

Tue, Mar 03, 2:00 pm at West Boca Branch
Tue, Mar 03, 2:00 pm at West Boca Branch
Tue, Mar 03, 2:00 pm at West Boca Branch
Sat, Mar 14, 9:00 am at Royal Palm Beach Branch
Sat, Mar 14, 2:30 pm at Main Library
Thu, Mar 26, 10:30 am at Gardens Branch
Thu, Apr 23, 9:00 am at West Boynton Branch

PowerPoint en Español (Hands-on)

(Powerpoint, in Spanish)
Programa para presentaciones. (90 min.-2 hr.) Se requiere registrarse.

Wed, Mar 18, 2:30 pm at Greenacres Branch

PowerPoint - Intermediate (Hands-on)

Prerequisite: PowerPoint - Basic
Expand on the basics to learn design themes, changing color themes, custom animation, automatic advancement, and adding sound. (2 hr.) Preregister.

Thu, Mar 12, 10:00 am at Jupiter Branch
Sat, Mar 28, 9:00 am at Royal Palm Beach Branch

Procesamiento de Textos (Hands-on)

(Word Processing, in Spanish)
Aprenda cómo utilizar el procesador de textos para redactar documentos. (90 min.-2 hr.) Se requiere registrarse.

Wed, Mar 04, 2:30 pm at Greenacres Branch
Wed, Mar 11, 7:00 pm at Main Library

Publisher - Basic (Hands-on)

Prerequisite: Word Processing - Basic
Learn how to create and personalize a wide range of professional-quality publications using Microsoft Publisher. (60 min.- 2 hr.) Preregister.

Thu, Mar 12, 10:00 am at Main Library

Social Networking (Hands-on)

Prerequisite: An email account and basic typing skills are required for this class.
Learn how to get started with social networking, from posting to locating people with similar interests. (60 min.) Preregister.

Tue, Mar 17, 10:30 am at Gardens Branch (Facebook)

Entwodiksyon a Microsoft Word (Hands-on)

(Word Processing, in Creole)
Apran koman pou w itilize Microsoft Word, pou ekri, ouvri, femen, dokiman, let, resume, epi koman pou fe chanjman nan yon dokiman epi konsevation etc. (60 min.) Anregistre alavans.

Sat, Mar 28, 10:00 am at Lantana Road Branch (entèmedyè)

Windows - Basic (Hands-on)

Learn the basics of moving around in the Windows environment and practice using a mouse. (60 min.) Preregister.

Wed, Mar 04, 2:15 pm at Royal Palm Beach Branch
Thu, Mar 05, 9:00 am at West Boynton Branch
Mon, Mar 09, 10:00 am at Lantana Road Branch

Word Processing - Advanced (Hands-on)

Prerequisite: Word Processing - Intermediate
Continue exploring the more advanced features of Word to create professional looking documents. Contact your branch for class specifics. (60 min.-2 hr.) Preregister.

Fri, Mar 06, 10:00 am at Jupiter Branch

Word Processing - Basic (Hands-on)

Learn the basics of using Microsoft Word to create and edit documents. Some computer experience is necessary. (60 min.-2 hr.) Preregister.

Wed, Mar 04, 10:00 am at Jupiter Branch
Wed, Mar 04, 10:30 am at Gardens Branch
Tue, Mar 10, 11:30 am at Okeechobee Boulevard Branch
Wed, Mar 11, 2:00 pm at Wellington Branch
Wed, Mar 18, 1:00 pm at Main Library
Thu, Mar 19, 9:00 am at West Boynton Branch
Thu, Mar 26, 10:00 am at Lantana Road Branch

Word Processing - Intermediate (Hands-on)

Prerequisite: Word Processing - Basic
Build on the basics to learn more features to customize documents. Contact your branch for class specifics. (60 min.-2 hr.) Preregister.

Thu, Mar 05, 10:00 am at Jupiter Branch
Tue, Mar 10, 10:30 am at Gardens Branch
Thu, Mar 26, 10:00 am at Main Library
Mon, Mar 30, 10:00 am at Lantana Road Branch

Search Tools (Hands-on)

Prerequisite: Internet - Beginning
Learn how to use search engines, web directories and meta-search engines to find information on the Internet. (60 min.)

Tue, Mar 10, 6:00 pm at Greenacres Branch
Mon, Mar 16, 2:00 pm at Hagen Ranch Road Branch
Wed, Mar 18, 10:30 am at Gardens Branch

eBooks (Hands-on)

Learn about the Library's eBook service, how to get eBooks, and what is needed to transfer an eBook to a reader. Bring your device (see what the various branches are offering below) and your account information for assistance. (30 min.-2 hr.)

Wed, Mar 04, 11:00 am at Okeechobee Boulevard Branch (kindle, I-Pad)
Thu, Mar 26, 2:00 pm at Belle Glade Branch

Redes Sociales - (Lecture)

(Social Networking, in Spanish)
Prerrequisito: Para inscribirse en esta clase, se requiere tener una cuenta de correo electrónico y la competencia básica en usar el teclado. Aprende cómo comenzar a usar las redes sociales, a partir de publicar los pensamientos hasta conectarse con otras personas con intereses similares. (60 min.)

Thu, Mar 26, 2:30 pm at Main Library (Facebook)

Excel Básico (Hands-on)

Aprenda a crear una hoja de cálculo (“spreadsheet”) y hacer tablas y gráficos básicos. Es necesario traer algún nivel de experiencia en usar las computadoras. (60 min.) Se requiere registrarse.

Thu, Mar 19, 10:00 am at Main Library

Acceso Total (Lecture)

(Look It Up, in Spanish)
Aprenda a utilizar su tarjeta de la biblioteca desde su casa, renovar y reservar materiales, localizar libros, peliculas, musica, traductores y mucho más! (90 min.) Preregister.

Sat, Mar 21, 10:00 am at Belle Glade Branch

Social Networking (Lecture)

Learn how to get started with social networking, from posting to locating people with similar interests. (60 min.) Preregister.

Thu, Mar 19, 10:00 am at Greenacres Branch (Facebook Basics)

Windows 8 Introduction - (Lecture)

This class is designed for students that are new to Windows 8. Learn to navigate the new Operating System and see how Windows has changed, take a tour of the Start screen and experiment with Live tiles and the Charm Bar. You will also learn how to shut down the computer. (60 min.-2 hr.) Preregister.

Mon, Mar 16, 5:30 pm at Jupiter Branch
Thu, Mar 19, 2:00 pm at Belle Glade Branch

Windows 8 Intermediate - (Lecture)

Prerequisite: Basic computer and mousing skills.This class is design for students new to Windows 8 and File Explorer. Students will discover how to access the desktop, how to use files, folders and libraries, and how to jump to files quickly. Students will learn how to use the Desktop app, and how to pin apps to the Desktop taskbar to make them easier to use. (2 hr.) Preregister.

Mon, Mar 30, 5:30 pm at Jupiter Branch

Windows 8 Browser Basics - (Lecture)

Prerequisite: Basic computer and mousing skills. Students will learn about the two versions of Internet Explorer (IE) that come with Windows 8 (tile and desktop). While IE offers many of the same features you would expect to find in any browser, the simplified interface may be a little confusing at first. Learn how to use the address bar, open and move between tabs, save favorite websites for quick access and how to clear the browsing history. (2 hr.)

Mon, Mar 23, 5:30 pm at Jupiter Branch

Photoshop - Basic (Lecture)

Discover how to use Adobe Photoshop Elements to edit images. You'll learn about Photoshop layers, how to resize and retouch photos, and how to add special effects to your images. (60 min.) Preregister.

Tue, Mar 17, 10:00 am at Main Library
Tue, Mar 31, 10:00 am at Main Library

Podcasting - Basic (Lecture)

Learn how podcasting works, discover where to find podcasts, and how to listen to them. You'll also find out what tools you need to create your own podcast. Class size limited. (60 min.) Preregister.

Wed, Mar 11, 4:00 pm at West Boca Branch

iPad - Basic (Hands On)

Learn the basic features of your iPad like how to use the onscreen keyboard, browse the Internet for information, go directly to websites, close apps, and connect to Wi-Fi. Bring your own fully charged iPad. You will also need to know your Apple ID and password. For beginners. (60-90 min.) Preregister.

Mon, Mar 09, 2:00 pm at Wellington Branch
Mon, Mar 09, 2:00 pm at Wellington Branch
Fri, Mar 13, 2:00 pm at Jupiter Branch
Fri, Mar 27, 2:00 pm at Tequesta Branch

eBay Basics (Lecture)

Learn the basics including how to open a seller account, create listings, set prices, monitor listings, and complete transactions. You'll also learn about opening and using a PayPal account for online payments and packing, and shipping inventory. (60 min.) Preregister.

Wed, Mar 04, 11:00 am at Main Library

Cloud Computing (Lecture)

Learn about Google Drive and Microsoft OneDrive, free Web-based applications for creating documents, spreadsheets and more. (60 min.-2 hr.)

Wed, Mar 25, 2:15 pm at Royal Palm Beach Branch

Podcasting - Basic (Hands-on)

Learn how podcasting works and everything you need to start your own Internet radio show. Learn how to record a podcast, get it hosted, and let people find it and start listening. Space is limited. (60 min.) Preregister.

Thu, Mar 26, 4:00 pm at Main Library