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Computer Training at the Library

Learn the basics about computers at one of the many computer classes offered at the Library. Hands-on and lecture classes are offered so you can learn how to browse the internet, use word processing software, and download eBooks. Find out what’s going on at your Library below. Seating is limited and preregistration may be required. Check with your branch for more information.

Learn Computer Skills from Home

If you can't visit the library to attend one of our hands-on training sessions, try the online Learning Express Computer Skills training modules.

Follow this link and enter your library card number for access to several different self-paced, interactive courses on Microsoft Access, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, and Word in both 2003 and 2007 versions. Each program offers skill level training from Basic to Intermediate through Advanced instruction. There are also tutorials to learn Corel WordPerfect X3, Windows Vista, XP, and Mac OS X.

These tutorials use Adobe Flash and require speakers or headphones for following along with the instruction.

Additional Online Tutorials

The Computer Tutorials page links to other online tutorials for additional training. The Palm Beach County Library is not responsible for these sites, but includes them as other informational sources where you can learn about computers and software.

Access - Basic (Hands-on)

Learn how to use Microsoft Access to create a database for compiling and sorting data. Some computer experience is necessary. (60 min.) Preregister.

Wed, Aug 09, 1:00 pm at Main Library

Android - Mobile Library - Intermediate (Hands-on)

Prerequisite: Android - Basic. You must have a Google (Gmail) user ID/password - class participation requires a working password. Bring your own fully-charged tablet or smartphone that uses the current version of the Android operating system.
Learn to download and install apps for common tasks such as BookMyne for checking library holds, fines and due dates, Google Maps for navigating, File Manager to organize the files on your Android device, and Microsoft Word for writing. Take a tour of the PBCLS "mobile library" through apps like OverDrive (e-books and audiobooks), Freegal (music), Flipster (magazines), and hoopla (videos, music and e-books). (60-90 min.)

Mon, Aug 07, 2:30 pm at Wellington Branch

Browsers - Basic (Hands-on)

A browser is the name for the software used to access the internet. Learn the basics of using the Microsoft Internet Explorer browser. Some computer experience is necessary. (60 min.-2 hr.) Preregister.

Fri, Aug 04, 10:00 am at Greenacres Branch

Computer Keyboard & Typing - Basic (Hands-on)

Learn the basics about the keys on the computer keyboard and practice typing using online tutorials. (60 min.) Preregister.

Mon, Aug 14, 10:00 am at Hagen Ranch Road Branch

Computer Lab (Hands-on)

Fine tune your computer skills or further develop those acquired in one of our classes. Schedule time with professional staff who will assist you and direct you to the best library resources. (15 min.-2 hr.) Preregister.

Thu, Jul 27, 10:00 am at Main Library

Computers - Basic (Hands-on)

Learn the basics of using computers. Students will be introduced to the components of the computer, including how to turn a computer on; how to use a keyboard and mouse; and how to create, save, close and reopen a file. (60 min.-2 hr.) Preregister.

Fri, Aug 11, 10:30 am at Belle Glade Branch
Thu, Aug 24, 8:30 am at Wellington Branch

Correo electrónico - avanzado (Incluye ejercicios de práctica)

(Email - Advanced, in Spanish)
Aprenda cómo organizar mensajes, adjuntar archivos, y usar la libreta de contactos en su cuenta de correo electrónico en el internet. Correo electrónico requerido. (60 min.-2 hr.) Se requiere registrarse.

Fri, Aug 18, 10:30 am at Belle Glade Branch
Wed, Aug 23, 2:30 pm at Main Library

Correo electrónico - básico (Incluye ejercicios de práctica)

(Email - Basic, in Spanish)
Aprenda lo básico para crear y usar una cuenta de correo electrónico. (90 min.) Se requiere registrarse.

Fri, Aug 04, 10:30 am at Belle Glade Branch

CreationStation Demonstration (Lecture)

Learn about the CreationStation digital media lab. Library staff will demonstrate one way that CreationStation can be used to create multimedia projects. (30 min.) Preregister.

Thu, Jul 20, 3:00 pm at Main Library (Introduction to iMovie)
Thu, Aug 03, 3:00 pm at Main Library (Drawing Tablet)
Thu, Aug 10, 3:00 pm at Main Library (Green Screen)
Thu, Aug 17, 3:00 pm at Main Library (Podcasting with Audacity)
Thu, Aug 24, 3:00 pm at Main Library (GarageBand/ Making Music)

E-books (Hands-on)

Learn about the Library's e-book service, how to get e-books, and what is needed to transfer an e-book to a reader. Bring your device (see what the various branches are offering below) and your account information for assistance. (30 min.-2 hr.) Preregister.

Mon, Aug 07, 2:30 pm at Greenacres Branch (Kindle)
Mon, Aug 14, 6:00 pm at Okeechobee Boulevard Branch
Mon, Aug 28, 2:30 pm at Greenacres Branch (iPad, Android)
Thu, Aug 31, 2:00 pm at Belle Glade Branch
Thu, Jul 27, 2:00 pm at Belle Glade Branch

Email - Intermediate (Hands-on)

Current email users will learn advanced functions like creating an address or contact list, organizing messages, and sending attachments. Contact your branch for class specifics. Email experience is necessary. Email account required. (60 min.-2 hr.) Preregister.

Tue, Jul 25, 6:00 pm at Greenacres Branch
Thu, Aug 24, 10:00 am at Greenacres Branch
Thu, Aug 31, 10:00 am at Main Library

Email - Basic (Hands-on)

Learn how to use free, Web-based, email programs, such as Yahoo!, Gmail or Hotmail. Contact your branch for class specifics. Some computer experience is necessary. (60 min.-2 hr.) Preregister.

Thu, Jul 20, 10:00 am at Greenacres Branch
Thu, Aug 10, 10:00 am at Hagen Ranch Road Branch
Tue, Aug 22, 6:00 pm at Greenacres Branch

Excel - Advanced (Hands-on)

Prerequisite: Excel - Intermediate.
Explore Excel’s database features, take an in-depth look at creating charts with dynamic data, and analyze data with pivot tables. Introduces linking to worksheets, hiding data, advanced formulas, charts, saving and printing. (90 min.-2 hr.) Preregister.

Thu, Jul 20, 3:00 pm at Jupiter Branch

Excel - Basic (Hands-on)

Learn how to create a basic spreadsheet and make simple charts and graphs. Some computer experience is necessary. (60 min.) Preregister.

Thu, Jul 20, 6:30 pm at Wellington Branch
Thu, Jul 27, 9:00 am at West Boynton Branch
Mon, Jul 31, 2:00 pm at Royal Palm Beach Branch
Wed, Aug 02, 1:00 pm at Main Library
Mon, Aug 21, 10:00 am at Lantana Road Branch
Wed, Aug 23, 10:30 am at Gardens Branch

Excel - básico (Incluye ejercicios de práctica)

(Excel - Basic, in Spanish)
Aprenda a crear una hoja de cálculo (“spreadsheet”) y hacer tablas y gráficos básicos. Es necesario traer algún nivel de experiencia en usar las computadoras. (60 min.) Se requiere registrarse.

Thu, Aug 10, 10:00 am at Main Library

Excel - Intermediate (Hands-on)

Prerequisite: Excel - Basic.
Review the skills learned in Excel - Basic, and add formatting, advanced formulas and more. (60-90 min.) Preregister.

Thu, Aug 17, 6:30 pm at Wellington Branch
Sat, Aug 26, 10:00 am at Lantana Road Branch

Excel Formulas & Functions (Hands-on)

Prerequisite: Excel - Basic.
Learn how to do common formulas and functions of Microsoft Excel. (60-90 min.) Preregister.

Mon, Aug 14, 2:00 pm at Royal Palm Beach Branch

Excel: Sorting, Graphs & Tables (Hands-on)

Prerequisite: Excel - Basic.
Learn how to sort data and visually display your data using graphs, tables and pivot tables. (60-90 min.) Preregister.

Mon, Aug 07, 2:00 pm at Royal Palm Beach Branch

Hour of Coding (Hands-on)

A one-hour introduction to computer science, designed to demystify code and show that anybody can learn the basics. (60 min.) Preregister.

Tue, Aug 08, 1:00 pm at Main Library

Internet - Basic (Hands-on)

Learn how to use a Web Directory, search engines and other specialized search tools. (60-90 min.) Preregister.

Thu, Aug 10, 2:00 pm at Hagen Ranch Road Branch
Tue, Aug 15, 8:30 am at Okeechobee Boulevard Branch

iPad - Basic (Hands-on)

Learn the basic features of your iPad like how to use the onscreen keyboard, browse the internet for information, go directly to websites, close apps, and connect to Wi-Fi. Bring your own fully charged iPad. You will also need to know your Apple ID and password. For beginners. (60-90 min.) Preregister.

Thu, Aug 17, 9:00 am at West Boynton Branch
Thu, Aug 17, 10:00 am at Hagen Ranch Road Branch
Thu, Aug 24, 9:00 am at West Boynton Branch

iPad, Part 2 - Basic (Lecture)

Prerequisite: iPad, Part 1 - Basic.
Learn more about the iPad. In this lecture, we'll cover apps and the Safari web browser. For beginners. (60-90 min.) Preregister.

Wed, Jul 26, 9:30 am at Jupiter Branch

Mobile Apps (Lecture)

Get your information on the go! Explore how your mobile device can connect you with the information you want in and outside of the library. (60-90 min.) Preregister.

Mon, Aug 28, 2:00 pm at West Boynton Branch

Mousing - Basic (Hands-on)

Practice using a mouse in a self-paced setting. For beginners. (60 min.) Preregister.

Wed, Aug 02, 10:00 am at Greenacres Branch
Tue, Aug 08, 8:30 am at Okeechobee Boulevard Branch

Photoshop Elements - Basic (Hands-on)

Discover how to use Adobe Photoshop Elements to edit images. You'll learn about Photoshop layers, how to resize and retouch photos, and how to add special effects to your images. (60 min.) Preregister.

Tue, Aug 22, 10:00 am at Main Library
Thu, Aug 31, 2:00 pm at Main Library

Photoshop Elements - Intermediate (Hands-on)

Prerequisite: Photoshop Elements - Basic.
Learn more in-depth techniques with Adobe Photoshop Elements such as making and refining selections, working with layers to create composite images, applying effects, simulating reflections, creating a slideshow, and applying watermarks in order to secure your images. (60 min.) Preregister.

Tue, Jul 25, 10:00 am at Main Library
Tue, Aug 29, 10:00 am at Main Library

PowerPoint - Basic (Hands-on)

Learn to compose slides and add eye-catching effects to your presentations. (60 min.) Preregister.

Wed, Aug 30, 10:30 am at Gardens Branch
Wed, Aug 30, 2:30 pm at Main Library
Thu, Aug 31, 9:00 am at West Boynton Branch

PowerPoint - básico (Incluye ejercicios de práctica)

(PowerPoint, in Spanish)
Programa para presentaciones. (90 min.-2 hr.) Se requiere registrarse.

Wed, Jul 26, 10:00 am at Greenacres Branch

Práctica en la computadora (Práctica)

El salón de computadoras estará disponible para que usted practique y desarrolle sus destrezas en la computadora. Bibliotecarias estarán disponibles para asistirle. (15 min.-2 hr.) Se requiere registrarse.

Thu, Jul 27, 10:00 am at Main Library

Procesamiento de texto - básico (Incluye ejercicios de práctica)

(Word Processing - Basic, in Spanish)
Aprenda a utilizar el procesador de textos para redactar documentos. (60-90 min.) Se requiere registrarse.

Thu, Aug 03, 10:00 am at Main Library

Procesamiento de texto - intermedio (Incluye ejercicios de práctica)

(Word Processing - Intermediate, in Spanish)
Prerrequisito: Procesamiento de texto - básico.
Construir sobre los fundamentos para aprender más características para modificar documentos para requisitos particulares. (60-90 min.) Se requiere registrarse.

Thu, Aug 24, 10:00 am at Main Library

Publisher - básico (Incluye ejercicios de práctica)

(Publisher - Basic, in Spanish)
Aprenderá como usar el programa de Microsoft Publisher para crear publicaciones para su uso personal o profesional. (60-120 min.) Se requiere registrarse.

Wed, Aug 09, 2:30 pm at Greenacres Branch

Résumé - Basic (Hands-on)

Learn tips for creating a better résumé. Word processing experience is required. (60 min.) Preregister.

Thu, Aug 03, 2:00 pm at Okeechobee Boulevard Branch

Search Tools (Hands-on)

Prerequisite: Internet - Basic.
Learn how to use search engines, web directories and meta-search engines to find information on the internet. (60 min.) Preregister.

Thu, Aug 17, 10:00 am at Greenacres Branch

Social Networking (Lecture)

Learn how to get started with social networking, from posting to locating people with similar interests. (60 min.) Preregister.

Thu, Jul 27, 10:00 am at Greenacres Branch (Facebook )

Tech-Talk: One-On-One (Hands-on)

Need help using the Library from your laptop, smartphone, or tablet? If a group class isn't offered, maybe we can still help. Call or stop at the research services desk to schedule your own half-hour session. One session per person, per month. (30 min.) Pre-register.

Thu, Jul 20, 2:00 pm at Wellington Branch
Thu, Jul 27, 2:00 pm at Wellington Branch
Thu, Aug 03, 2:00 pm at Wellington Branch
Thu, Aug 10, 2:00 pm at Wellington Branch
Thu, Aug 17, 2:00 pm at Wellington Branch
Thu, Aug 24, 2:00 pm at Wellington Branch
Thu, Aug 31, 2:00 pm at Wellington Branch

Windows 10 - Introduction (Hands-on)

Prerequisite: Proficiency in using a computer mouse.
Learn about the Windows 10 start menu, task bar, file explore, action center and notification area. (60 min.)

Thu, Aug 03, 9:00 am at West Boynton Branch

Windows 10 Browser - Basic (Hands-on)

Prerequisite: Proficiency in using a computer mouse.
Learn how to use the features of the Windows 10 Edge web browser. (60 min.)

Wed, Aug 02, 10:00 am at Lantana Road Branch

Windows 10 File - Basic (Hands-on)

Prerequisite: Proficiency in using a computer mouse.
Learn about the Windows 10 File Explorer, and using files and folders on Windows 10. (60 min.) Preregister.

Thu, Aug 10, 9:00 am at West Boynton Branch

Word Processing - Basic (Hands-on)

Learn the basics of using Microsoft Word to create and edit documents. Some computer experience is necessary. (60 min.-2 hr.) Preregister.

Thu, Jul 20, 9:00 am at West Boynton Branch
Mon, Jul 24, 6:00 pm at Okeechobee Boulevard Branch
Wed, Jul 26, 10:30 am at Gardens Branch
Mon, Aug 07, 10:00 am at Lantana Road Branch
Wed, Aug 09, 10:00 am at Royal Palm Beach Branch
Mon, Aug 21, 6:00 pm at Okeechobee Boulevard Branch
Wed, Aug 23, 1:00 pm at Main Library

Word Processing - Intermediate (Hands-on)

Prerequisite: Word Processing - Basic.
Build on the basics to learn more features to customize documents. Contact your branch for class specifics. (60 min.-2 hr.) Preregister.

Thu, Jul 20, 2:30 pm at Wellington Branch
Wed, Jul 26, 10:00 am at Main Library
Tue, Aug 08, 10:00 am at Lantana Road Branch
Wed, Aug 16, 10:00 am at Royal Palm Beach Branch
Wed, Aug 30, 10:00 am at Main Library