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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, May 06, 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, May 07, 9:00 am at West Boynton Branch
Fri, May 08, 10:00 am at Greenacres Branch
Mon, May 11, 5:15 pm at Royal Palm Beach Branch
Thu, May 14, 10:00 am at Lantana Road Branch
Tue, May 19, 8:30 am at Okeechobee Boulevard Branch

Teclado Básico (Hands-on)

(Computer Keyboarding & Typing - Basic, in Spanish)
Aprenda a utilizar el teclado de la computadora con un programa que se permite practicar paso a paso. Para principiantes. (60-90 min.) Se requiere registrarse.

Thu, May 14, 2:00 pm at Main Library

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, May 05, 10:00 am at Main Library
Thu, May 07, 10:00 am at Lantana Road Branch
Wed, May 13, 2:15 pm at Royal Palm Beach Branch

Computers - Beginning (Hands-on)

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

Fri, May 08, 10:00 am at Belle Glade Branch

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.

Wed, May 20, 2:30 pm at Greenacres 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, Apr 27, 2:30 pm at Greenacres Branch (Nook, iPad, Sony)
Thu, Apr 30, 2:30 pm at Greenacres Branch (Kindle)
Thu, May 14, 10:30 am at Gardens Branch (Axis360)
Tue, May 26, 6:00 pm at Greenacres Branch (Nook,iPad,Sony)
Thu, May 28, 10:00 am at Greenacres Branch (Kindle)

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.)

Thu, May 07, 1:00 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.

Tue, May 19, 10:00 am at Jupiter Branch
Tue, May 19, 10:00 am at Jupiter Branch
Wed, May 27, 10:00 am at Greenacres 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, May 06, 9:30 am at Main Library
Thu, May 07, 10:30 am at Gardens Branch
Thu, May 14, 10:00 am at Hagen Ranch Road Branch
Thu, May 14, 10:00 am at Greenacres Branch

Entwodiksyon a Entenet (Hands-on)

(Internet - Beginning, in Creole)
Cheche konnen koman pou fè rechech sou Entènèt browsers. Ou pa bezwen konnen odinate deja pou kapab paticipe. (60 min.) Anregistre alavans.

Thu, May 14, 1:00 pm at Lantana Road Branch

Entwodiksyon a Microsoft PowerPoint (Hands-on)

(PowerPoint, in Creole)
Vini aprann konnen koman pou nou itilize lojisyel sa ke yo rele Microsoft PowerPoint. (90 min). Anrejistre alavans.

Thu, Apr 30, 1:00 pm at Lantana 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, May 26, 9:15 am at Royal Palm Beach 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, Apr 27, 10:00 am at Lantana Road Branch
Thu, Apr 30, 9:00 am at West Boynton Branch
Tue, May 05, 9:15 am at Royal Palm Beach Branch
Tue, May 05, 2:00 pm at West Boca Branch
Thu, May 07, 10:00 am at Jupiter Branch
Wed, May 13, 1:00 pm at Main Library
Wed, May 20, 11:30 am at Okeechobee Boulevard Branch
Thu, May 21, 10:00 am at Greenacres Branch
Tue, May 26, 10:00 am at Lantana Road Branch
Wed, May 27, 10:30 am at Gardens Branch

Excel - Intermediate (Hands-on)

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

Tue, May 12, 9:15 am at Royal Palm Beach Branch

Files - Basic (Hands-on)

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

Tue, Apr 28, 10:30 am at Gardens Branch
Tue, May 12, 10:00 am at Jupiter Branch
Thu, May 28, 10:30 am at Gardens Branch

Hot Technology Topics (Lecture)

An overview of the latest technologies including Digital Cameras, MP3 Players, Voice-Over-Internet, Blogs/Twitter, Social Networking, Wikis and more. (2 hr.)

Fri, May 15, 10:00 am at Jupiter Branch
Fri, May 29, 2:00 pm at Tequesta 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.

Wed, May 06, 2:30 pm at Greenacres Branch
Sat, May 09, 10:30 am at West Boca Branch
Thu, May 21, 2:00 pm 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, May 14, 2:00 pm at Hagen Ranch Road 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.

Mon, May 11, 2:00 pm at Hagen Ranch Road Branch (Databases)

Mousing (Hands-on)

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

Mon, May 04, 9:30 am at Hagen Ranch Road Branch
Mon, May 04, 10:00 am at Lantana Road Branch
Mon, May 04, 11:00 am at Hagen Ranch Road Branch
Mon, May 04, 2:30 pm at Greenacres Branch
Tue, May 05, 8:30 am at Okeechobee Boulevard Branch
Wed, May 06, 9:15 am at Royal Palm Beach Branch

PowerPoint - Basic (Hands-on)

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

Thu, May 07, 2:30 pm at Main Library
Wed, May 27, 10:00 am at Jupiter Branch
Thu, May 28, 10:00 am at Lantana Road 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, May 21, 10:30 am at Gardens 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, May 20, 2:00 pm 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.

Mon, Apr 27, 2:30 pm at Wellington Branch
Tue, May 05, 10:30 am at Gardens Branch (Facebook - Basic Pt. 1)
Mon, May 11, 12:00 pm at Clarence E. Anthony Branch
Tue, May 19, 10:30 am at Gardens Branch (Facebook - Basic Pt. 2)

Windows - Basic (Hands-on)

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

Mon, May 11, 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.

Mon, Apr 27, 5:30 pm at Jupiter Branch
Tue, May 12, 10:30 am at Gardens Branch
Thu, May 21, 9:00 am at West Boynton 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.

Tue, Apr 28, 12:30 pm at Okeechobee Boulevard Branch
Mon, May 04, 5:15 pm at Royal Palm Beach Branch
Wed, May 06, 10:00 am at Jupiter Branch
Wed, May 06, 12:30 pm at Okeechobee Boulevard Branch
Wed, May 06, 2:30 pm at Main Library
Thu, May 07, 2:30 pm at Wellington Branch
Thu, May 14, 9:00 am at West Boynton Branch
Mon, May 18, 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.

Wed, May 06, 10:30 am at Gardens Branch
Wed, May 13, 2:30 pm at Main Library
Tue, May 19, 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.)

Wed, Apr 29, 10:30 am at Gardens Branch
Wed, May 13, 2:30 pm at Greenacres Branch
Wed, May 20, 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.)

Mon, Apr 27, 12:30 pm at Okeechobee Boulevard Branch (Kindle,I-Pad)
Wed, May 13, 12:30 pm at Okeechobee Boulevard Branch
Thu, May 21, 2:00 pm at Belle Glade Branch

PowerPoint - Advanced (Hands-on)

Prerequisite: Intermediate PowerPoint.
Learn how to create a photo album in PowerPoint using pictures on your hard drive or other storage media. (2 hr.)

Wed, Apr 29, 2:00 pm at Jupiter Branch

Image Editing Basic (Hands-on)

Learn how to edit and manage photographs. Upload and edit images, add elements and text, and then save the modified images. This workshop requires some experience with computers. (90 min.). Preregister.

Tue, May 12, 10:00 am at Main Library

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, May 28, 2:00 pm at Main Library

Résumé Basics An Kreyol (Hands-on)

Vini aprann teknik ki pou ede ou kreye yon pi bon rézimé (60 minit). Rejistre an avans.

Sat, May 30, 10:00 am at Lantana Road Branch

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.

Sat, Apr 25, 10:00 am at Royal Palm Beach Branch
Tue, May 05, 2:00 pm at West Boynton Branch
Thu, May 28, 10:00 am 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, Apr 28, 10:00 am at Main Library
Tue, May 12, 10:00 am at Main Library
Tue, May 19, 10:00 am at Main Library

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, May 04, 2:30 pm at Wellington Branch
Mon, May 11, 5:30 pm at Jupiter Branch
Thu, May 14, 10:00 am at Jupiter 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, May 13, 11:00 am at Main Library

iPad Intermediate: Photos (Hands-on)

Prerequisite: Understanding of basic iPad operation. Learn the difference between Camera Roll, Albums and Photo Streams. Edit, crop and add interesting effects to your pictures. Explore Fotor and Adobe Photoshop Express, two free apps you can download to your iPad or smartphone. Learn to share your creations by uploading to Instagram, email or text. Bring your Apple ID and password. Have your iPad fully charged. (90 min.) Preregister.

Mon, May 18, 5:30 pm at Jupiter Branch
Thu, May 21, 10:00 am at Jupiter Branch

Android - Basic (Hands-on)

Prerequisites: Your own fully charged Samsung Galaxy or other Android tablet, along with your Google ID and password. Learn basic Android commands so that you can reserve and download books, music and videos anytime and anywhere! For beginners. (60-90 min.)

Thu, Apr 30, 2:30 pm at Wellington Branch
Thu, May 21, 2:30 pm at Wellington Branch

iMovie Básico (Hands-on)

(iMovie - Basic, in Spanish)
Apprenda como crear películas con el program de Apple iMovie. Los participantes aprenderán como editar un video, crear y editar música de fondo y poner todo junto en una película. (60 min.) Se requiere registrarse.

Thu, May 14, 10:00 am at Main Library