Internet and Computer Classes
COMPUTER, INTERNET, EMAIL, AND WINDOWS CLASSES
AND DIGITAL MEDIA CLASSES (FOR BEGINNERS)
FREE HANDS-ON COMPUTER CLASSES FOR BEGINNERS ARE OFFERED MONTHLY AT THE LIBRARY FOR AGES 18 AND UP.
SPACE IS LIMITED TO THE FIRST 14 PEOPLE WHO SIGN IN AT THE TERRACE LEVEL LOBBY UP TO 30 MINUTES PRIOR TO THE START OF THE CLASS. EACH CLASS IS ONE AND A HALF HOURS LONG WITH A HALF HOUR OF OPEN LAB TIME AFTERWARDS FOR EXTRA PRACTICE.
Thursday, July 9, from 2:00-3:30 p.m.
Tuesday, August 4, from 10:30 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
Learn basic computer parts, how to use a mouse and keyboard, and about Microsoft Windows.
Thursday, July 16, from 2:00-3:30 p.m.
Tuesday, August 11, from 10:30 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
Learn the basics of malware and how to stay safe while online.
INTRO TO GMAIL
Thursday, July 23, from 2:00-3:30 p.m.
Tuesday, August 18, from 10:30 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
Learn how to create, send, organize, and attach files to emails.
Prerequisite: Computer Essentials or experience using a mouse.
HOW TO NAVIGATE GOVERNMENT WEBSITES
Thursday, July 30, from 2:00-3:30 p.m.
Tuesday, August 25, from 10:30 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
Learn how to navigate various government websites, find and complete online forms. Prerequisite: Computer Essentials or experience using a mouse.
DIGITAL MEDIA CLASSES (in our Digital Media Studio!)
INTRODUCTION TO DIGITAL CAMERA - CANON REBEL EDITION
Tuesday, July 7, from 6:00-7:30 p.m.
This class will cover the basic functions of the Canon Rebel (available for use in our Digital Media Studio!), its settings, including the buttons, battery, and memory card.
CREATING STUNNING PORTRAITS
Tuesday, July 14, from 6:00-7:30 p.m.
This class will cover how to properly position people and objects to capture stunning portraits. Composition theory will be discussed, as will shot types and picture formats that work best in video projects.
DIGITAL PHOTO ENHANCEMENT
Tuesday, July 21, from 6:00-7:30 p.m.
The picture-perfect shot doesn’t stop with your camera. In this class you’ll get hands-on experience with Apple’s iPhoto, a versatile photo editing software program, so you can retouch, crop, and color balance your digital photos before showing them to the world.
The Library is participating in a new technology training program to help community members learn computer skills through classes and one-on-one assistance. The Library is currently hosting AmeriCorps Volunteer Faith Barrow-Waheed, who provides free computer and internet training at the Library.
Faith is serving with AmeriCorps as part of Guiding Ohio Online, a statewide initiative to provide hands-on help with learning computer and internet skills. Guiding Ohio Online is a statewide partnership between AmeriCorps, Serve Ohio, and the State Library of Ohio, which seeks to help everyone “participate in online government, search and apply for jobs online, understand the risks and benefits of internet finance, connect with family online, and protect personal information in the digital age.” The Sandusky Library participates in Guiding Ohio Online thanks to a grant awarded by the State Library of Ohio.
A lot of information is out there. Let us be your personal guide! This service, available to Sandusky Library cardholders, allows you to receive personal assistance from a librarian for 30 minutes (twice per month). Requests for specific times depend on staff availability. To schedule a session, call the Library.