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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, Apr 23, 1:00 pm at Main Library
Wed, May 07, 1:00 pm 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.

Sat, Apr 26, 10:00 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.

Mon, Apr 21, 8:30 am at Okeechobee Boulevard Branch
Mon, May 05, 2:30 pm at Greenacres Branch
Thu, May 08, 9:00 am at West Boynton Branch
Thu, May 08, 10:30 am at Gardens Branch
Tue, May 13, 10:15 am at Royal Palm Beach Branch
Mon, May 19, 8:30 am at Okeechobee Boulevard Branch
Mon, May 19, 10:00 am at Lantana Road Branch
Tue, May 27, 10:00 am at Jupiter Branch

Buying a Computer (Lecture)

This class will provide you with a plan of action, break down the process into easy steps, and teach you the important terms and concepts you will run into along the way. Some computer experience is necessary. (60 min.-2 hr.) Preregister.

Mon, May 19, 5:00 pm 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, Apr 22, 2:30 pm at Royal Palm Beach Branch
Wed, Apr 30, 7:00 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, Apr 22, 10:00 am at Main Library
Tue, May 06, 10:00 am at Lantana Road Branch
Tue, May 06, 10:00 am at Main Library

Computers - Beginning (Hands-on)

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

Fri, May 09, 10:00 am at Belle Glade Branch
Thu, May 22, 2:00 pm at Jupiter 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.

Tue, Apr 29, 2:30 pm at Royal Palm Beach Branch
Mon, May 19, 6:00 pm at Greenacres Branch

Cyber Security (Lecture)

Learn more about securing your computer, protecting your identity, and other threats. (60 min.) Preregister.

Fri, Apr 25, 2:00 pm at Tequesta Branch
Wed, Apr 30, 10:00 am at Jupiter Branch
Thu, May 01, 2:30 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.

Wed, Apr 23, 2:30 pm at Greenacres Branch (Nook; Sony; iPad)
Thu, Apr 24, 10:30 am at Gardens Branch (Nooks)
Thu, Apr 24, 3:30 pm at Okeechobee Boulevard Branch (eBook Assistance (Kindle, iPad))
Tue, Apr 29, 10:30 am at Gardens Branch (Tablets)
Wed, Apr 30, 2:30 pm at Greenacres Branch (Kindle)
Thu, May 08, 10:30 am at Okeechobee Boulevard Branch
Wed, May 28, 10:30 am at Gardens Branch (Kindles)
Wed, May 28, 2:30 pm at Greenacres Branch (Kindle)
Thu, May 29, 10:30 am at Gardens Branch (Tablets)
Thu, May 29, 2:30 pm at Greenacres Branch (Nook, iPad, Sony)

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.)

Mon, Apr 21, 6:00 pm at Greenacres 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, Apr 19, 10:00 am at Lantana Road Branch

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, Apr 23, 10:30 am at Wellington Branch
Mon, Apr 28, 2:30 pm at Greenacres Branch
Sat, May 17, 10:00 am at Belle Glade Branch
Wed, May 21, 10:00 am at Greenacres Branch
Fri, May 23, 2:00 pm 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.

Sat, Apr 19, 10:00 am at Loula V. York Branch
Tue, Apr 22, 10:30 am at Gardens Branch
Mon, Apr 28, 10:00 am at Lantana Road Branch (Yahoo)
Sat, May 03, 10:00 am at Belle Glade Branch
Thu, May 08, 2:00 pm at Hagen Ranch Road Branch
Wed, May 14, 10:15 am at Royal Palm Beach Branch
Wed, May 14, 10:30 am at Gardens Branch
Wed, May 14, 2:30 pm at Greenacres Branch
Thu, May 15, 6:00 pm at Acreage Branch
Fri, May 16, 10:00 am at Jupiter Branch
Wed, May 21, 10:30 am at Wellington 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.

Wed, Apr 23, 10:00 am at Lantana Road Branch
Thu, Apr 24, 9:00 am at West Boynton Branch
Mon, May 05, 6:00 pm at Royal Palm Beach Branch
Tue, May 06, 2:00 pm at Jupiter Branch
Thu, May 08, 6:00 pm at Acreage Branch
Wed, May 14, 1:00 pm at Main Library
Tue, May 20, 10:30 am at Gardens Branch
Thu, May 22, 9:00 am at West Boynton Branch

Files - Basic (Hands-on)

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

Thu, May 15, 10:00 am at Lantana Road Branch
Wed, May 21, 10:15 am at Royal Palm Beach Branch
Thu, May 29, 10:00 am at Jupiter Branch

Herramientas de Búsqueda en el Internet (Hands-on)

(Search Tools, in Spanish)
Prerequisito: Internet Básico
Aprenda a utilizar un directorio web, herramientas de búsqueda, un meta buscador y otras herramientas especializadas para navegar por el Internet. (90 min.-2 hr.) Se requiere registrarse.

Wed, Apr 23, 2:30 pm at Royal Palm Beach 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.

Mon, May 05, 6:00 pm at Greenacres Branch
Tue, May 06, 7:00 pm at Main Library

Internet - Basic (Hands-on)

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

Thu, May 01, 10:00 am at Main Library
Sat, May 03, 8:30 am at Wellington Branch
Thu, May 08, 10:00 am at Hagen Ranch Road Branch
Wed, May 14, 2:00 pm at Glades 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.

Fri, May 30, 2:00 pm at Tequesta Branch

Mousing (Hands-on)

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

Sat, May 03, 10:00 am at Greenacres Branch
Mon, May 05, 8:30 am at Okeechobee Boulevard Branch
Mon, May 05, 9:30 am at Hagen Ranch Road Branch
Mon, May 05, 10:00 am at Lantana Road Branch
Mon, May 05, 11:00 am at Hagen Ranch Road Branch
Tue, May 06, 10:30 am at Gardens Branch
Tue, May 06, 2:15 pm at Royal Palm Beach Branch
Tue, May 20, 2:00 pm at Jupiter Branch

PowerPoint - Basic (Hands-on)

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

Wed, May 07, 2:00 pm at Jupiter Branch
Wed, May 14, 2:30 pm at Main Library
Thu, May 22, 10:30 am at Gardens Branch

PowerPoint en Español (Hands-on)

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

Sat, May 24, 10:00 am at Main Library

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.

Wed, May 07, 10:30 am at Wellington 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, Apr 30, 2:30 pm at Royal Palm Beach Branch
Wed, May 14, 10:00 am at Lantana Road Branch

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.

Fri, May 09, 2:00 pm at Jupiter Branch

Résumé Basics (Hands-on)

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

Thu, Apr 17, 6:00 pm at Acreage Branch
Wed, Apr 30, 6:30 pm at West Boca Branch

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.

Fri, Apr 18, 10:30 am at West Boca Branch (Facebook)
Mon, May 05, 2:00 pm at Hagen Ranch Road Branch (Facebook Basics)
Tue, May 06, 10:30 am at West Boca Branch (Twitter)

Windows - Basic (Hands-on)

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

Thu, May 01, 9:00 am at West Boynton Branch (Windows 7)
Mon, May 05, 12:00 pm at Clarence E. Anthony Branch
Wed, May 07, 10:30 am at Gardens Branch
Wed, May 07, 2:15 pm at Royal Palm Beach Branch
Mon, May 12, 10:00 am at Lantana Road 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.

Thu, Apr 17, 9:00 am at West Boynton Branch
Thu, Apr 17, 10:00 am at Main Library
Mon, Apr 21, 6:00 pm at Royal Palm Beach Branch
Tue, Apr 22, 10:00 am at Jupiter Branch
Thu, Apr 24, 10:00 am at Lantana Road Branch
Thu, May 08, 10:00 am at Main Library
Tue, May 13, 10:00 am at Jupiter Branch
Thu, May 15, 9:00 am at West Boynton Branch
Thu, May 15, 10:30 am at Gardens Branch
Tue, May 20, 10:15 am at Royal Palm Beach Branch
Tue, May 20, 11:30 am at Okeechobee Boulevard Branch
Thu, May 22, 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, Apr 23, 10:30 am at Gardens Branch
Thu, Apr 24, 10:00 am at Main Library
Thu, Apr 24, 2:00 pm at Jupiter Branch
Wed, May 21, 10:30 am at Gardens 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.)

Thu, Apr 17, 10:30 am at Gardens Branch
Wed, May 07, 10:00 am at Greenacres Branch
Tue, May 13, 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 21, 2:00 pm at Acreage Branch
Fri, May 09, 8:30 am at Glades Road Branch (Kindle Paperwhite)
Thu, May 15, 2:00 pm at Belle Glade Branch
Thu, May 22, 2:00 pm at Acreage Branch
Fri, May 30, 8:30 am at Glades Road Branch (Kindle Fire)

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, May 12, 5:00 pm at Jupiter 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.)

Fri, Apr 18, 10:00 am at Jupiter Branch

Image Editing Basic (Hands-on)

Learn how to edit and manage photographs. We will upload and edit images, add elements and text and then save the modified images. This workshop requires some experience with computers. (90 min.). Pre-register.

Tue, May 13, 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 15, 2:00 pm 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.

Wed, May 28, 10:00 am 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 10, 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. (2 hr.) Preregister.

Thu, May 01, 10:00 am at Jupiter Branch
Thu, May 01, 2:30 pm at Greenacres 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, Apr 28, 5:00 pm at Jupiter Branch
Thu, May 15, 10:00 am at Jupiter Branch (File Explorer)

Craigslist (Hands-on)

Craigslist is a free community-moderated website for posting local classifieds and forums. Learn how to post ads, search to find local deals, and discover information about local events. (60 min.) Preregister.

Mon, Apr 21, 10:00 am at Lantana Road Branch
Thu, May 08, 10:00 am at Lantana Road 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, Apr 21, 5:00 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.)

Tue, Apr 29, 10:00 am at Main Library
Tue, May 20, 10:00 am at Main Library

Podcasting -- Basic (Lecture)

In this workshop, you'll 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.

Wed, Apr 23, 2:30 pm at Main Library
Thu, May 22, 10:00 am at Main Library

iMovie Basics (Lecture)

Learn how to create movies with Apple iMovie software. Participants will learn how to use video equipment, create and edit background music, and put it all together into a movie. (60 min.) Preregister.

Sat, Apr 19, 11:00 am at Main Library
Wed, May 21, 7:00 pm at Main Library