Internet and Computer Classes
COMPUTER/INTERNET, AND MS OFFICE 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.
Friday, January 17 / 10:30 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
Thursday, March 6 / 10:30 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
Wednesday, May 7 / 2:00-3:30 p.m.
Learn basic computer parts, how to use a mouse and keyboard, and about Microsoft Windows.
Friday, January 24 / 10:30 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
Thursday, March 13 / 10:30 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
Wednesday, May 14 / 2:00-3:30 p.m.
Learn how to find what you’re looking for on the internet and make sure it’s from a trusted source.
EMAIL WITH GMAIL
Friday, January 31 / 10:30 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
Thursday, March 20 / 10:30 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
Wednesday, May 21 / 2:00-3:30 p.m.
Learn how to create, send, organize, and attach files to emails. Prerequisite: Computer Essentials or experience using a mouse.
Tuesday, February 11 / 2:00-3:30 p.m.
Tuesday, April 22 / 6:00-7:30 p.m.
Learn the fundamentals of Excel 2007, how to make spreadsheets, and other tips and tricks. Prerequisite: Experience using a mouse.
Wednesday, February 12 / 2:00-3:30 p.m.
Wednesday, April 23 / 6:00-7:30 p.m.
Learn the fundamentals of Word 2007, how to enter and format text, change margins and line spacing, and save and print. Prerequisite: Experience using a mouse.
WORD MAIL MERGE
Wednesday, February 19 / 2:00-3:30 p.m.
Wednesday, April 30 / 6:00-7:30 p.m.
Learn how to use lists of names and addresses to create letters and mailing labels in Microsoft Word. Prerequisite: Word 2007 Essentials or Excel 2007 Essentials.
Tuesday, February 18 / 2:00-3:30 p.m.
Tuesday, April 29 / 6:00-7:30 p.m.
Learn how to manage and manipulate large amounts of data in Microsoft Excel 2007. Prerequisite: Word 2007 Essentials or some experience using Excel.
SOCIAL MEDIA CLASSES:
Tuesday, January 28 / 6:30-8:00 p.m.
Tuesday, March 18 / 2:00-3:30 p.m.
Thursday, April 24 / 2:00-3:30 p.m.
Learn how to create an account, manage your privacy and account settings, edit your profile, search for people you know, and make friends. Recommended: comfortable with the web and have an email address.
SOCIAL MEDIA BOOT CAMP FOR SMALL BUSINESSES & NONPROFITS
Saturday, March 8 / 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
Guide to Social Media
Saturday, March 8 / 2:00-4:00 p.m.
Facebook & Twitter
Saturday, April 12 / 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
LinkedIn & Blogging
Saturday, May 10 / 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
Pinterest & Instagram
This social media series includes hands-on computer courses designed to optimize various social media outlets for small businesses and nonprofits.
At the end of this training series, you will have set up and begun managing a Facebook Business Page, Twitter account, LinkedIn Company Profile, a blog, Pinterest Account, and Instagram Account.
You will also be introduced to tools and learn tips for building audiences and engagement, investigating paid marketing campaigns, and measuring interactions through analytics and tools. You may attend any one of the sessions, but attending the series is recommended.
DIGITAL PHOTOGRAPHY/MOBILE TECH:
INTRO TO DIGITAL PHOTOGRAPHY - PART 1
Tuesday, March 11 / 6:00-7:30 p.m.
Learn the most effective ways to use your digital camera’s auto and scenes modes, zoom, and different lenses, camera care, composition, print, storing, and more! Please bring your own digital camera fully charged, with plenty of battery power and available memory, to the class.
INTRO TO DIGITAL PHOTOGRAPHY - PART 2
Tuesday, March 18 / 6:00-7:30 p.m.
Learn how to transfer photos from your digital camera or SD card to a computer and keep them organized. We’ll also explore various free photo editor web applications used to enhance digital photos. Please bring your own digital camera fully charged, with plenty of battery power and available memory, to the class.
INTRO TO DIGITAL PHOTOGRAPHY - SMARTPHONE/TABLE EDITION
Wednesday, March 19 / 6:00-7:30 p.m.
Learn the most effective way to use your mobile device as a digital camera! We’ll explore various composition options that may be available as well as storage solutions. Please bring your own mobile device fully charged, with plenty of battery power, to the class.
BUILD YOUR OWN APP
Saturday, April 12 / 2:00-4:00 p.m.
Attendees will learn about various FREE web applications that will assist them in building an app without being some kind of tech genius. Attendees will also spend some time exploring MIT’s App Inventor that runs completely in your web browser!
INTRO TO SHORT FORM VIDEO
Saturday, May 10 / 2:30-4:00 p.m.
Learn how to use your mobile device to make compelling short form videos - and how to show them to the world on YouTube, Vimeo, and more.