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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, Nov 05, 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.

Wed, Oct 29, 2:30 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.

Thu, Oct 30, 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, Nov 04, 6:00 pm at Greenacres Branch
Wed, Nov 05, 8:30 am at Wellington Branch
Wed, Nov 05, 8:30 am at Wellington Branch
Fri, Nov 07, 10:30 am at Jupiter Branch
Tue, Nov 18, 2:15 pm at Royal Palm Beach Branch
Tue, Nov 25, 8:30 am at Okeechobee Boulevard 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.

Sat, Nov 08, 10:00 am at Main Library

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, Nov 13, 11:00 am at Main Library

Comprando una Computadora (Lecture)

(Buying a Computer, in Spanish)
Aprenda lo que necesita saber para adquirir una computadora. (90 min.-2 hr.) Se requiere registrarse.

Sat, Nov 15, 10:00 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, Nov 04, 10:00 am at Main Library
Wed, Nov 12, 2:15 pm at Royal Palm Beach Branch
Thu, Nov 13, 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, Nov 21, 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.

Thu, Nov 20, 11:00 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.

Wed, Nov 19, 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.

Tue, Oct 28, 6:00 pm at Greenacres Branch (Nook, iPad, Sony)
Thu, Oct 30, 2:30 pm at Greenacres Branch (Kindle)
Mon, Nov 24, 2:30 pm at Greenacres Branch (Kindle)
Wed, Nov 26, 10:00 am 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.)

Thu, Nov 06, 10:00 am at Lantana Road Branch
Thu, Nov 06, 1:00 pm at Main Library

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, Nov 22, 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.

Tue, Oct 28, 8:30 am at Wellington Branch
Mon, Nov 17, 2:30 pm at Greenacres Branch
Wed, Nov 26, 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.

Mon, Nov 03, 12:00 pm at Clarence E. Anthony Branch
Thu, Nov 13, 10:00 am at Hagen Ranch Road Branch
Thu, Nov 13, 10:00 am at Greenacres Branch
Tue, Nov 18, 8:30 am at Wellington Branch
Tue, Nov 25, 10:30 am at Gardens Branch
Tue, Nov 25, 2:30 pm at Jupiter 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.)

Thu, Nov 20, 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, Nov 10, 2:15 pm at Royal Palm Beach Branch
Thu, Nov 13, 10:30 am at Wellington Branch
Tue, Nov 18, 10:30 am at Jupiter Branch
Wed, Nov 19, 1:00 pm at Main Library
Thu, Nov 20, 11:00 am at Okeechobee Boulevard 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, Nov 17, 2:15 pm at Royal Palm Beach Branch
Wed, Nov 19, 10:30 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.

Fri, Nov 14, 10:30 am at Jupiter Branch
Wed, Nov 19, 10:15 am at Royal Palm Beach 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.)

Wed, Nov 12, 10:30 am at Jupiter 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, Nov 08, 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.)

Tue, Nov 04, 11:00 am at Main Library
Thu, Nov 13, 2:00 pm at Hagen Ranch Road Branch

Mousing (Hands-on)

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

Mon, Nov 03, 9:30 am at Hagen Ranch Road Branch
Mon, Nov 03, 11:00 am at Hagen Ranch Road Branch
Mon, Nov 03, 2:30 pm at Greenacres Branch
Wed, Nov 05, 10:15 am at Royal Palm Beach Branch
Mon, Nov 10, 10:00 am at Lantana Road Branch
Tue, Nov 18, 8:30 am at Okeechobee Boulevard Branch

PowerPoint - Basic (Hands-on)

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

Tue, Oct 28, 10:00 am at Jupiter Branch
Thu, Oct 30, 9:00 am at West Boynton Branch
Wed, Nov 05, 6:00 pm at Royal Palm Beach Branch
Thu, Nov 06, 10:00 am at Main Library
Wed, Nov 19, 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.

Thu, Nov 20, 10:30 am at Wellington Branch
Thu, Nov 20, 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, Nov 13, 10:30 am at Jupiter Branch
Thu, Nov 20, 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.

Tue, Nov 18, 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, Nov 17, 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.

Wed, Oct 29, 1:00 pm at Main Library (Working with Images in MS Word)
Mon, Nov 24, 5:30 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, Oct 28, 12:30 pm at Okeechobee Boulevard Branch
Fri, Oct 31, 2:00 pm at Tequesta Branch
Wed, Nov 05, 1:00 pm at Main Library
Mon, Nov 10, 5:30 pm at Jupiter Branch
Wed, Nov 12, 2:30 pm at Wellington Branch
Tue, Nov 18, 12:30 pm at Okeechobee Boulevard Branch
Wed, Nov 19, 10:00 am at Greenacres Branch
Thu, Nov 20, 10:35 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.

Mon, Nov 17, 5:30 pm at Jupiter Branch
Thu, Nov 20, 1:00 pm at Main Library
Fri, Nov 21, 2:30 pm at Greenacres 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, Nov 12, 10:00 am at Greenacres Branch
Thu, Nov 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.)

Thu, Nov 06, 10:30 am at Okeechobee Boulevard Branch (Kindle, I-Pad)
Thu, Nov 13, 2:00 pm at Belle Glade Branch

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.

Wed, Nov 05, 2:30 pm at Greenacres 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.

Wed, Nov 12, 2:00 pm 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.

Wed, Nov 12, 11:00 am at Main Library

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, Oct 28, 10:00 am at Main Library
Tue, Nov 18, 10:00 am at Main Library
Tue, Nov 25, 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.

Thu, Oct 30, 4:00 pm 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, Oct 27, 5:30 pm at Jupiter Branch
Fri, Nov 21, 2:00 pm at Tequesta 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.

Sat, Nov 22, 10:00 am 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, Nov 19, 10:00 am at Main Library