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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, Sep 03, 10:00 am at Main Library

Access - Intermediate (Hands-on)

Prerequisite: Access - Basics
This class will cover data integrity, relationships and queries. (60-90 min.) Preregister.

Thu, Sep 04, 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.

Fri, Sep 05, 10:00 am at Greenacres Branch
Tue, Sep 09, 10:30 am at Gardens Branch
Thu, Sep 11, 9:00 am at West Boynton Branch
Thu, Sep 11, 10:30 am at Jupiter Branch
Tue, Sep 16, 8:30 am at Okeechobee Boulevard Branch
Tue, Sep 16, 2:15 pm at Royal Palm Beach Branch
Tue, Sep 23, 10:00 am at Lantana Road 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.)

Mon, Sep 08, 10:00 am at Lantana Road Branch
Tue, Sep 09, 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, Sep 12, 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, Sep 17, 2:30 pm at Greenacres 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, Sep 03, 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.

Tue, Sep 09, 2:15 pm at Royal Palm Beach Branch
Tue, Sep 23, 6:00 pm at Greenacres Branch (Kindle)
Wed, Sep 24, 10:30 am at Gardens Branch (Tablets)
Thu, Sep 25, 2:30 pm at Greenacres Branch (Nook, Sony, iPad)
Tue, Sep 30, 10:30 am at Gardens Branch (Nooks)

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, Sep 10, 2:30 pm at Main Library
Fri, Sep 12, 2:30 pm at Greenacres Branch
Tue, Sep 23, 2:30 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.

Wed, Sep 03, 2:30 pm at Main Library
Tue, Sep 09, 2:30 pm at West Boynton Branch
Thu, Sep 11, 10:00 am at Greenacres Branch
Thu, Sep 11, 10:30 am at Gardens Branch
Thu, Sep 11, 2:00 pm at Hagen Ranch Road Branch
Fri, Sep 12, 10:30 am at Jupiter Branch
Wed, Sep 17, 8:30 am at Wellington Branch
Fri, Sep 19, 2:00 pm at Tequesta Branch
Sat, Sep 20, 10:00 am at Belle Glade Branch

Excel - Advanced (Hands-on)

Prerequisite: Excel - Intermediate
In this advanced class we’ll 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.)

Mon, Sep 29, 6:00 pm 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.

Wed, Sep 10, 1:00 pm at Main Library
Mon, Sep 15, 6:00 pm at Jupiter Branch
Mon, Sep 15, 6:00 pm at Royal Palm Beach Branch
Tue, Sep 16, 2:30 pm at Greenacres Branch
Wed, Sep 17, 10:30 am at Gardens Branch
Thu, Sep 25, 9:00 am at West Boynton Branch

Excel - Intermediate (Hands-on)

Prerequisite: Excel - Basic
This class reviews the skills learned in Excel – Basics, and adds formatting, advanced formulas and more. (2 hr.)

Mon, Sep 22, 6:00 pm at Jupiter Branch
Mon, Sep 22, 6:00 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.

Mon, Sep 15, 10:00 am at Lantana Road Branch
Tue, Sep 16, 10:30 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.

Thu, Sep 25, 11:00 am at Main Library

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, Sep 10, 10:00 am at Lantana Road Branch
Sat, Sep 13, 10:30 am at West Boca Branch

Internet - Basic (Hands-on)

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

Wed, Sep 03, 8:30 am at Wellington Branch
Sat, Sep 06, 10:00 am at Belle Glade Branch
Thu, Sep 11, 10:00 am 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, Sep 08, 6:00 pm at Jupiter Branch

Mousing (Hands-on)

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

Tue, Sep 02, 10:00 am at Lantana Road Branch
Tue, Sep 02, 10:00 am at Main Library
Tue, Sep 02, 6:00 pm at Greenacres Branch
Wed, Sep 03, 10:30 am at Gardens Branch
Mon, Sep 08, 9:30 am at Hagen Ranch Road Branch
Mon, Sep 08, 11:00 am at Hagen Ranch Road Branch
Mon, Sep 08, 2:00 pm at Clarence E. Anthony Branch
Tue, Sep 09, 8:30 am at Okeechobee Boulevard Branch
Wed, Sep 10, 10:15 am at Royal Palm Beach Branch
Wed, Sep 10, 10:30 am at Jupiter Branch

PowerPoint - Basic (Hands-on)

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

Thu, Sep 25, 10:30 am at Gardens 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.

Wed, Sep 10, 10:30 am at Wellington 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.

Thu, Sep 18, 6:00 pm at Acreage Branch
Wed, Sep 24, 2:30 pm at Main Library

Résumé Basics (Hands-on)

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

Wed, Sep 24, 1:00 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.

Tue, Sep 23, 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, Sep 13, 10:00 am at Lantana Road Branch

Windows - Basic (Hands-on)

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

Thu, Sep 04, 9:00 am at West Boynton Branch
Thu, Sep 04, 10:30 am at Gardens Branch
Tue, Sep 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.

Thu, Sep 04, 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, Sep 02, 2:30 pm at Jupiter Branch
Thu, Sep 11, 10:00 am at Main Library
Tue, Sep 16, 10:30 am at Gardens Branch
Wed, Sep 17, 10:15 am at Royal Palm Beach Branch
Thu, Sep 18, 9:00 am at West Boynton Branch
Wed, Sep 24, 2:30 pm at Wellington Branch
Thu, Sep 25, 10:00 am at Lantana Road Branch
Sat, Sep 27, 1:30 pm at Okeechobee Boulevard 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, Sep 03, 2:30 pm at Jupiter Branch
Thu, Sep 18, 10:30 am at Gardens Branch
Thu, Sep 18, 2:30 pm at Main Library
Wed, Sep 24, 10:15 am at Royal Palm Beach 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, Sep 10, 10:00 am at Greenacres Branch
Wed, Sep 10, 10:30 am at Gardens Branch
Mon, Sep 15, 2:00 pm at Hagen Ranch Road 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, Sep 03, 3:30 pm at Okeechobee Boulevard Branch (Kindle, I-Pad)
Tue, Sep 16, 2:00 pm at Belle Glade Branch
Wed, Sep 17, 10:00 am at Acreage Branch
Mon, Sep 22, 2:00 pm at Wellington 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, Sep 23, 10:00 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. (2 hr.) Preregister.

Thu, Sep 25, 2:30 pm at Jupiter Branch

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, Sep 22, 10:00 am at Lantana Road 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, Sep 16, 10:00 am at Main Library
Tue, Sep 30, 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. (60 min.) Preregister.

Thu, Sep 18, 4:00 pm at Main Library

Video Editing Basics (Hands-On)

This basic workshop offers 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, Sep 11, 4:00 pm at Main Library

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, Sep 17, 2:30 pm at Main Library