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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, Aug 20, 1:00 pm at Main Library

Access - Intermediate (Hands-on)

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

Thu, Aug 28, 10:00 am 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.

Wed, Jul 23, 11:00 am at Main Library
Thu, Aug 21, 2:00 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, Aug 12, 10:00 am 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. (90 min.-2 hr.) Se requiere registrarse.

Wed, Jul 30, 11:00 am 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, Aug 06, 1:00 pm at Main Library

Internet - Basic (Hands-on)

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

Wed, Aug 06, 2:30 pm at Main Library

Mobile Apps (Lecture)

Get your information on-the-go! Explore how your mobile device can connect you with the information you want in and outside of the library. (60-90 min.) Preregister.

Thu, Aug 07, 1:00 pm at Main Library

Mousing (Hands-on)

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

Tue, Aug 05, 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, Aug 13, 2:30 pm at Main Library

PowerPoint en Español (Hands-on)

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

Tue, Aug 19, 7:00 pm at Main Library

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.

Tue, Aug 12, 7:00 pm 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, Aug 13, 1:00 pm 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, Aug 20, 2:30 pm 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, Aug 19, 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, Jul 24, 2:30 pm 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, Jul 29, 10:00 am at Main Library
Tue, Aug 26, 10:00 am at Main Library

Video Editing Basics (Lecture)

This basic workshop offers an introduction to video editing techniques. Class will also include an overview of editing software available in the Main Library CreationStation, including Final Cut Pro and iMovie. (60 min.) Preregister.

Sat, Aug 16, 2:30 pm at Main Library