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All Palm Beach County Library System locations will be closed on Sun, Apr 20, for Easter. 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.

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

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.

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 Main Library

Cyber Security (Lecture)

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

Thu, May 01, 2:30 pm at Main Library

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, May 14, 1:00 pm 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.

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

PowerPoint - Basic (Hands-on)

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

Wed, May 14, 2:30 pm at Main Library

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

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, May 08, 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.

Thu, Apr 24, 10:00 am at Main Library

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

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, 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.

Wed, May 21, 7:00 pm at Main Library