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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.

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.

Wed, Dec 03, 10:00 am 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.

Mon, Nov 24, 2:30 pm at Greenacres Branch (Kindle)
Wed, Nov 26, 10:00 am at Greenacres Branch (Nook,iPad,Sony)
Tue, Dec 23, 6:00 pm at Greenacres Branch (Nook, Sony, iPad)
Mon, Dec 29, 2:30 pm at Greenacres Branch (Kindle)

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.

Thu, Dec 11, 10:00 am at Greenacres 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.

Tue, Dec 09, 6:00 pm at Greenacres 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, Dec 19, 10:00 am at Greenacres Branch

Mousing (Hands-on)

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

Mon, Dec 01, 2:30 pm at Greenacres 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.

Wed, Dec 10, 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.)

Fri, Dec 05, 2:30 pm at Greenacres Branch

Social Networking (Lecture)

Learn how to get started with social networking, from posting to locating people with similar interests. (60 min.) Preregister.

Mon, Dec 15, 2:30 pm at Greenacres Branch (Facebook Basics )