Classes

  • Appy Hour: With millions of apps available for smart phone and tablet users, choosing the best apps for your purposes can be overwhelming. The best way to discover a great app is from a friend's recommendation. So, we are inviting new smartphone and tablet users and pros to join us for an Apple and Android app mixer. Bring your device and your favorite apps! Library staff will share their favorite reading apps, as well as apps for daily fun and practical use.
  • Create a Business Card: Create a basic business card with Microsoft Publisher. Learn how to customize a business card for personal and business use to make yourself stand out from the crowd. Basic knowledge of Microsoft Word and mousing required.
  • Editing Digital Photographs: Learn basic digital photograph terminology, uploading and downloading, editing tips and tricks and explore the free online photo editor PicMonkey. Be sure to bring your digital camera and connector, or a USB or CD with photographs so that you have something to practice with during the class.
  • Facebook Privacy Settings Review: Learn where to find your privacy settings and review how to set them up to your own preference. Attendees must have a Facebook account and be able to log in to their account to participate. Basic knowledge of mousing and typing required.
  • Fancy Flyers: Create a basic flier from a Microsoft Publisher template plus learn how to jazz it up with fonts and images to make it even more visually appealing. Basic knowledge of Microsoft Word and mousing required.
  • Gadget Zoo: Terrified of technology? Baffled by BYOT? Get ready to conquer your technology fears at our Gadget Zoo! We will introduce you to some of the most commonly used devices or you can bring your own.
  • Google Drive 101: Take part in an interactive class to get to know the new Google suite of programs. We will cover Gmail, Google Drive, and Google search. We’ll also discuss the very basics of Google's suite of products, like Docs, Sheets and Slides. Learn to have your information anywhere you need it as long as you have a computer or smart phone handy. Google username and password are required.
  • i 101: Do you have or are you thinking about getting an iPad or iPhone? Come learn some of the basics. This round-table will cover searching, installing and removing apps, creating folders and more.
  • Introduction to Ancestry.com: Ancestry.com is one of the most powerful and user-friendly genealogy tools available, and patrons can access it free with a library card in the library or at one of our branches. This guided introduction will cover the basics of using Ancestry.com to search through census and other records to find your ancestors, as well a few tips to help get more accurate results from your searches. Basic experience using a computer and mouse is needed. If using a computer is new to you, please contact the Reference Department for Introduction to Computer classes.
  • Introduction to the Computer: Can't tell your hardware from your software or your mouse from your monitor? Beginners can learn about the parts of computers and the Windows operating system – the basics needed to start using a computer. This class is for those with very limited or no experience with computers. It is not a typing or keyboarding class.
  • Introduction to Facebook Profiles: This class is for those with little or no experience using Facebook. It covers basic Facebook features such as setting up a profile, creating a status update, uploading photos, and privacy settings.
  • Introduction to Gmail: We'll cover folders, address book, and email terminology and etiquette. Prerequisites include Introduction to the Computer and Surfing the Web 101 classes or equivalent skills. Learn how to do the following on your email:
    • Compose
    • Delete
    • Forward
    • Read
    • Reply to
    • Compose
  • Introduction to Libby: Come find out how to download eBooks and eAudiobooks on your smart phone or tablet using the new Libby app. Libby is a simplified version of the original OverDrive app. Bring your device and your library card with you for a hands-on demonstration of the setup and downloading process.
  • Introduction to Microsoft Excel Basics I: This class is an introduction to Excel for those with little or no experience using spreadsheets. Participants will create a basic spreadsheet, perform simple formatting (alignment, numbers, font style and size), sort, print, and save a spreadsheet. Prerequisites include Introduction to the Computer class or equivalent skills; experience with Microsoft Word is preferred.
  • Introduction to Microsoft Excel Basics II: This class is for participants with some experience with basic spreadsheets. This class offers an introduction to simple formulas as well as cell references. Prerequisites include Introduction to Microsoft Excel I class or equivalent skills; experience with Microsoft Word.
  • Introduction to Microsoft PowerPoint: Do you have a public speaking engagement or presentation? Learn how you can use PowerPoint to enhance it. This class will show participants the basics in creating a PowerPoint slide show, from changing the slide background and colors to adding clip art and sounds. Prerequisites include Introduction to the Computer class or equivalent skills; experience with Microsoft Word or equivalent skills.
  • Introduction to Microsoft Publisher: Microsoft Publisher is a software program used to create a variety of promotional materials, such as brochures, invitations and business cards. We will identify and navigate the basic features and elements of the Microsoft Publisher program. Participants will create and format text boxes; insert WordArt and other graphics; and design a flier and business card. Prerequisites include Introduction to the Computer class or equivalent skills; experience with Microsoft Word or equivalent skills.
  • Introduction to Microsoft Word I: This class is for people with limited experience using word processing software.  Participants will learn multiple ways of completing particular tasks using Microsoft Word. This is not a typing or keyboarding class. Prerequisites include Introduction to the Computer class or the equivalent skills. Participants will learn:
    • Basic formatting commands including setting margins, selecting and modifying text, cutting and pasting text, and how to open and save documents.
    • Basic Microsoft Word tools
    • How to save documents to a disc
    • How to type a paper or letter using Word
  • Introduction to Microsoft Word II: This class is for people with some experience using word processing software. This is not a typing or keyboarding class. Prerequisites include Introduction to Microsoft Word I class or the equivalent skills. Participants will learn how to:
    • Create lists
    • Create tables
    • Format paragraphs
    •  Insert clip art
    • Make columns
  • Introduction to Pinterest: Learn about and gain hands-on experience with Pinterest the increasingly popular image-based online community. Pinterest is a photo sharing website that allows users to create theme-based collections related to their personal interests by "pinning" images to "boards." You can use "boards" to plan events like weddings, decorate your home and dream home, and visually organize your favorite recipes, crafts, and more!
  • Introduction to Twitter: Learn about Twitter, what it is, how it works, and how you can use it to your advantage personally, or for your business. Class includes step-by-step site navigation and account set up and maintenance.
  • R.E.A.D.S. eBooks: APP 101: Thousands of eBooks can be borrowed from the library with the R.E.A.D.S. database app for free! Library staff will introduce you to the free OverDrive Media Console app and show you how to download it and use it. Bring your tablet or smart phone and your library card.
  • R.E.A.D.S. eBooks: eREADER101: There are thousands of eBooks available for you to borrow from the library through our R.E.A.D.S database for free! Library staff will introduce you to R.E.A.D.S. and show you how to download books to your Kindle, Paperwhite, Nook or other eReader. Be sure to bring your eReader if you have one.
  • Surfing the Web 101: Don't be overwhelmed by the Internet! Come to this class to learn the basics of navigating the web. We will introduce you to web browsers and search engines, teach you how to search online, and how to evaluate what you find online. Prerequisites include Introduction to the Computer class or the equivalent skills.
  • Uploading Photos on Facebook: Learn how to upload photos, create albums, and more! Attendees must have a Facebook account and be able to log in to their account to participate. Please bring photos on a thumb drive to use during the class. Basic knowledge of mousing and typing required.
  • What is Hootsuite: Learn about one of the most popular scheduling tools for Twitter and social media accounts. Discover the free resources available in this online service. Participants must have a Twitter account or another social media account to participate.