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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, Jan 21, 10:00 am at Main Library

Archivos y Carpetas - Básico (Hands-on)

(File Basics, in Spanish)
Aprenda a crear, nombrar, mover y organizar archivos y carpetas en su computadora. Prerrequisito: saber utilizar el ratón y el teclado. (60 min.-2 hr.) Se requiere registrarse.

Tue, Jan 20, 11:00 am 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.

Tue, Jan 06, 10:30 am at Gardens Branch
Tue, Jan 06, 6:00 pm at Greenacres Branch
Wed, Jan 07, 8:30 am at Wellington Branch
Thu, Jan 08, 9:00 am at West Boynton Branch
Wed, Jan 14, 10:15 am at Royal Palm Beach Branch
Tue, Jan 20, 8:30 am at Okeechobee Boulevard Branch
Thu, Jan 22, 10:30 am at Jupiter 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.

Tue, Jan 13, 11:00 am 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, Jan 06, 10:00 am at Main Library
Tue, Jan 06, 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, Jan 16, 10:00 am at Belle Glade Branch

Correo Electrónico Avanzado (Hands-on)

(Email - Advanced, in Spanish)
Aprenda cómo crear carpetas, adjuntar archivos, y usar la libreta de contactos en su cuenta de correo electrónico en el Internet. (90 min.-2 hr.) Se requiere registrarse.

Wed, Jan 21, 11:30 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, Jan 15, 2:00 pm at Main Library

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.

Tue, Dec 23, 6:00 pm at Greenacres Branch (Nook, Sony, iPad)
Mon, Dec 29, 2:30 pm at Greenacres Branch (Kindle)
Mon, Jan 26, 2:30 pm at Greenacres Branch (Kindle)
Wed, Jan 28, 2:30 pm at Greenacres Branch (Sony; iPad; Nook)

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, Jan 07, 2:30 pm at Greenacres Branch
Thu, Jan 08, 11:00 am at Main Library
Tue, Jan 13, 10:00 am at Lantana Road Branch

Elektronik Mesaj (Hands-on)

(Email, in Creole)
Aprann koman pou w itilize intenet la epi Yahoo pou w kapab voye e resevwa mesaj elektronik. (90 min.) Anregistre alavans.

Sat, Jan 10, 10:00 am at Lantana Road Branch (Avanse (advanced))

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.

Thu, Jan 15, 10:00 am at Greenacres Branch
Wed, Jan 28, 10:30 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.

Thu, Jan 08, 10:30 am at Gardens Branch
Sat, Jan 10, 10:00 am at Belle Glade Branch
Tue, Jan 13, 6:00 pm at Greenacres Branch
Wed, Jan 14, 10:30 am at Jupiter Branch
Wed, Jan 21, 10:15 am at Royal Palm Beach Branch
Thu, Jan 29, 9:30 am at Main Library

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.

Tue, Jan 27, 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.)

CANCELLED - Fri, Jan 09, 10:30 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, Jan 05, 5:15 pm at Royal Palm Beach Branch
Wed, Jan 07, 10:30 am at Jupiter Branch
Wed, Jan 07, 1:00 pm at Main Library
Mon, Jan 12, 3:00 pm at Okeechobee Boulevard Branch
Wed, Jan 14, 10:30 am at Gardens Branch
Thu, Jan 22, 2:30 pm at Wellington Branch
Thu, Jan 29, 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.)

Thu, Jan 08, 10:30 am at Jupiter Branch
Mon, Jan 12, 5:15 pm 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, Jan 20, 10:00 am at Lantana Road Branch
Wed, Jan 21, 10:30 am at Jupiter Branch
Wed, Jan 28, 10:30 am at Gardens 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, Jan 10, 10:30 am at West Boca Branch
Wed, Jan 21, 2:30 pm at Greenacres Branch
Sat, Jan 24, 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, Jan 05, 9:30 am at Hagen Ranch Road Branch
Mon, Jan 05, 10:00 am at Lantana Road Branch
Mon, Jan 05, 11:00 am at Hagen Ranch Road Branch
Mon, Jan 05, 2:30 pm at Greenacres Branch
Tue, Jan 06, 8:30 am at Okeechobee Boulevard Branch
Wed, Jan 07, 10:15 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.

Wed, Jan 14, 10:00 am at Main Library
Thu, Jan 15, 3:00 pm at West Boca Branch
Tue, Jan 20, 10:30 am at Wellington Branch
Thu, Jan 22, 9:00 am at West Boynton Branch
Thu, Jan 29, 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.

Tue, Jan 27, 2:00 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, Jan 08, 2:30 pm at Main Library
Mon, Jan 12, 5:30 pm at Jupiter Branch

Résumé Basics (Hands-on)

Learn tips for creating a better résumé. Word processing experience is required. (60 min.) Preregister.

Wed, Jan 28, 2:30 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.

Thu, Jan 08, 10:00 am at Hagen Ranch Road Branch (Facebook Basics)
Tue, Jan 27, 10:30 am at Gardens Branch (Facebook)

Windows - Basic (Hands-on)

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

Mon, Jan 12, 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.

Thu, Jan 15, 10:30 am at Wellington Branch
Tue, Jan 27, 2:30 pm 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.

Tue, Jan 06, 2:15 pm at Royal Palm Beach Branch
Tue, Jan 13, 10:30 am at Gardens Branch
Tue, Jan 13, 2:30 pm at Jupiter Branch
Thu, Jan 15, 10:00 am at Main Library
Tue, Jan 20, 1:00 pm at Okeechobee Boulevard Branch
Mon, Jan 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.

Tue, Jan 13, 2:15 pm at Royal Palm Beach Branch
Tue, Jan 20, 2:30 pm at Jupiter Branch
Wed, Jan 21, 1:00 pm at Main Library
Thu, Jan 22, 10:30 am at Gardens Branch
Thu, Jan 29, 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, Jan 07, 10:30 am at Gardens Branch
Wed, Jan 07, 10:30 am at Gardens Branch
Thu, Jan 08, 10:00 am at Greenacres 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, Jan 05, 3:30 pm at Okeechobee Boulevard Branch (Kindle,I-pad)
Tue, Jan 06, 2:00 pm at Belle Glade Branch
Wed, Jan 07, 10:30 am at Wellington Branch
Thu, Jan 08, 3:00 pm at Main Library

Publisher en Español (Hands-on)

(Publisher in, Spanish)
Aprenderá como usar el programa de Microsoft Publisher para crear publicaciones para su uso personal o profesional. (2 hr.) Se requiere registrarse.

Thu, Jan 29, 11:00 am at Main Library

Digital Photography (Lecture)

Learn how to transfer photos from your camera to your PC. Uploading, organizing, saving, editing and popular photo sharing sites will also be covered. Prerequisite: Basic computer skills and camera operation. (2 hr)

Mon, Jan 05, 5:30 pm at Jupiter Branch
Fri, Jan 30, 2:00 pm at Tequesta 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, Jan 13, 9:30 am at Main Library

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.

Tue, Jan 06, 2:30 pm at West Boynton Branch
Wed, Jan 14, 6:00 pm at Royal Palm Beach Branch
Thu, Jan 15, 10:15 am at Royal Palm Beach Branch
Thu, Jan 22, 10:30 am at West Boca Branch
Fri, Jan 23, 10:30 am at Jupiter Branch
Fri, Jan 23, 2:30 pm at Greenacres 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, Jan 20, 9:30 am at Main Library (Photoshop Elements)
Tue, Jan 27, 10:00 am at Main Library (Photoshop Elements)

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, Jan 26, 5:30 pm at Jupiter Branch

Video Editing Basics (Hands-On)

An introduction to video editing techniques. Class will include an overview of editing software available in the Main Library CreationStation, including Final Cut Pro and iMovie. (60 min.) Preregister.

Thu, Jan 22, 3:00 pm 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.)

Tue, Jan 27, 2:15 pm at Royal Palm Beach Branch

Archivos y Carpetas - Avanzado (Hands-on)

Aprenda a guardar fotos y documentos en archivos y carpetas. Prerrequisito: saber utilizar el ratón y el teclado. (60 min.) Se requiere registrarse.

Thu, Jan 22, 11:00 am at Main Library