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Computer classes

The Library now offers various computer classes to the public free of charge. However, we do sometimes require a small deposit to hold a spot in the class. If a deposit is required, participants who attend the scheduled class will receive the deposit back. Also, participants who sign up for the class but are unable to make it will receive the deposit back ONLY if they call at least an hour before the scheduled class to cancel.
Each class is 1½ hours long. Class space is limited, so registration is required.

A list of the classes offered is below. Please let us know if there is a topic of interest not listed.


Basic Computer Skills
Participants will become familiar with the basics of working on a computer, including how to turn the machine on and off. This class is perfect for absolute beginners.

Intermediate Computer Skills
This class is designed primarily for those who have used a computer but want to expand their knowledge. We will discuss and explore CDS and flash drives, file formats, Control Panel functions, Task Manager and how to back up a pc.

 Microsoft Word
In addition to learning the basics of how to create a document, participants can learn more complex features of the program such as creating columns and tables, adding and editing images, and setting up a personal resume.

Introductory Internet
Beginners will explore the Internet by searching, using links, visiting specific websites and learning how to safely shop online.

 Intermediate Internet
 For more experienced Internet users, learn about using tabs, running updates, malware, antivirus protection, and take a peek at Facebook.

 Participants will set up a free web-based email account and learn how to use it.

What to do with Your Digital Photos
In this 2 hour class, participants will take a picture with their camera, upload it to a computer and edit it. We will also learn about web-based photo storage sites.
Please note, participants will get a lot more out of this class if they bring their own digital camera, the USB cord that came with it (or you may purchase a memory card reader instead) and the software disk that came with their camera.


These classes are scheduled at times agreed upon by class participants and the instructor from October through April each year. Classes shut down during the summer months due to high demand for computers as well as to prepare for the summer reading program.


Class space is limited, so if you're interested in any of these classes, please contact the Library staff for more information.


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