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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.

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.

Mon, May 05, 2:30 pm at Greenacres Branch

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.

Mon, May 19, 6:00 pm 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.

Wed, Apr 23, 2:30 pm at Greenacres Branch (Nook; Sony; iPad)
Wed, Apr 30, 2:30 pm at Greenacres Branch (Kindle)
Wed, May 28, 2:30 pm at Greenacres Branch (Kindle)
Thu, May 29, 2:30 pm 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.)

Mon, Apr 21, 6:00 pm at Greenacres 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.

Mon, Apr 28, 2:30 pm at Greenacres Branch
Wed, May 21, 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.

Wed, May 14, 2:30 pm at Greenacres 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.

Mon, May 05, 6:00 pm at Greenacres Branch

Mousing (Hands-on)

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

Sat, May 03, 10:00 am 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, May 07, 10:00 am at Greenacres Branch

Windows 8 Introduction - (Lecture)

This class is designed for students that are new to Windows 8. Learn to navigate the new Operating System and see how Windows has changed, take a tour of the Start screen and experiment with Live tiles and the Charm Bar. You will also learn how to shut down the computer. (2 hr.) Preregister.

Thu, May 01, 2:30 pm at Greenacres Branch