Internet and Computer Classes
COMPUTER 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, October 8, 10:30-12:00 p.m.
Tuesday, November 10, 2:00-3:30 p.m.
Learn basic computer parts, how to use a mouse and keyboard, and
about Microsoft Windows.
EMAIL WITH GMAIL
Thursday, October 15, 10:30-12:00 p.m.
Tuesday, November 17, 2:00-3:30 p.m.
Learn how to create, send, organize, and attach files to emails.
Prerequisite: Computer Basics or experience using a mouse.
DIGITAL MEDIA STUDIO CLASSES
** Registration is required for ALL DMS classes.
SOUND RECORDING STUDIO ORIENTATION (18 years and up)
Equipment for use in the Sound Recording Studio includes audio and instrumental microphones, a pop screen, and an iMac with GarageBand installed. An orientation is required prior to scheduling time to use the Sound Recording Studio and familiarize you with the Studio guidelines. Call the Library at 419- 625-3834 to schedule an orientation.
VIDEO RECORDING STUDIO ORIENTATION (18 years and up)
Equipment for use in the Video Recording Studio includes audio and instrumental microphones, a
portable lighting kit, a Canon Rebel camera with HD video recording, portable Flip Video UltraHD camera, and green screen with backgrounds. An orientation is required prior to scheduling time to use the Video Recording Studio. Call the Library at 419-625-3834 to schedule an orientation.
INTRODUCTION TO IMAC
Wednesday, September 23, 2:00-3:30 p.m.
Tuesday, October 6, 10:30-12:00 p.m.
Saturday, November 21, 10:30 -12:00 p.m.
Learn how to use the new iMacs in the Digital Media Studio. This class will help you understand the basics of using Apple software and hardware. Some experience with computers is necessary. This class will be using OS X Yosemite.
GETTING TO KNOW IMOVIE
Monday, October 12, 2:00-3:30 p.m.
Monday, November 2, 6:00-7:30 p.m.
Tuesday, December 8, 10:30-12:00 p.m.
Learn the basics of using Apple’s entry-level video editing program, iMovie, by working through a simple project. Class is conducted on iMac computers. Basic experience with Mac computers is recommended before taking this class.
GETTING TO KNOW GARAGEBAND
Wednesday, October 14, 2:00-3:30 p.m.
Wednesday , November 4, 6:00-7:30 p.m.
Thursday, December 10, 10:30 -12:00 p.m.
Learn the basics of GarageBand, the audio recording and editing software from Apple. Basic experience with Mac computers is recommended before taking this class.
GARAGEBAND ROCK OUT (9-16 years)
Saturday, October 24, at 10:00 a.m. and 11:00 a.m.
Learn about GarageBand using our iMac computers, then have a jam session recording
your own tracks and ringtones. Registration is required as the registration limit is set at 15.
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.