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All Palm Beach County Library System locations will be closed Mon, Feb 15, for Presidents' Day. No materials will be due on this day.
 

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.

Archivos y Carpetas - Básico (Hands-on)

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

Tue, Feb 16, 12:30 pm at Main Library

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. (60 min.-2 hr.) Se requiere registrarse.

Thu, Feb 11, 10:00 am at Main Library

PowerPoint - Basic (Hands-on)

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

Thu, Feb 25, 9:30 am at Main Library

PowerPoint en Español (Hands-on)

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

Thu, Feb 18, 10:00 am at Main Library

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.

Wed, Feb 10, 10:00 am at Main Library

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, Feb 17, 1:00 pm at Main Library

Redes Sociales (Lecture)

(Social Networking, in Spanish)
Prerrequisito: Para inscribirse en esta clase, se requiere tener una cuenta de correo electrónico y la competencia básica en usar el teclado.
Aprende cómo comenzar a usar las redes sociales, a partir de publicar los pensamientos hasta conectarse con otras personas con intereses similares. (60 min.) Se requiere registrarse.

Wed, Feb 24, 2:30 pm at Main Library (Facebook)

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, Feb 09, 10:00 am at Main Library

Photoshop Elements - Basic (Hands-on)

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, Feb 16, 10:00 am at Main Library

Video Editing - Basic (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.

Tue, Feb 16, 2:00 pm at Main Library

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.

Wed, Feb 17, 1:00 pm at Main Library

Procesamiento de Texto - Avanzado (Hands-on)

(Word Processing - Advanced, in Spanish)
Prerrequisito: Procesamiento de Texto - Básico.
Aprenda a utilizar el menú de opciones, modificar su documento, incluir imágenes y corregir errores. (60-90 min.) Se requiere registrarse.

Tue, Feb 23, 12:30 pm at Main Library

Photoshop Elements - Intermediate (Hands-on)

Prerequisite: Photoshop Elements - Basic.
Learn more in-depth techniques with Adobe Photoshop Elements such as making and refining selections, working with layers to create composite images, applying effects, simulating reflections, creating a slideshow, and applying watermarks in order to secure your images. (60 min.) Preregister.

Tue, Feb 23, 10:00 am at Main Library