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.
Android - Basic (Hands-on)
Learn basic features such as: navigating the home screen, using the built-in apps, accessing the Internet and gestures for interacting with your Android device. Bring your own fully charged device. You will also need to know your Google account and password. For beginners. (60-90 min.) Preregister.
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.
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.
Ejercitando el ratón (Incluye ejercicios de práctica)
(Mousing, in Spanish)
Aprenda a utilizar el ratón mediante un programa que se permite hacerlo a su paso. Para principiantes. (60 min.) Se requiere registrarse.
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.
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.
Files - Basic (Hands-on)
Learn how to create, name, move and organize files and folders on your computer. (60 min.-2 hr.) Preregister.
Hot Technology Topics (Lecture)
An overview of the latest technologies including digital cameras, MP3 players, voice over internet protocol, blogs, social networking, wikis and more. (2 hr.) Preregister.
Microsoft OneDrive - Basic (Hands-On)
OneDrive is an online file storage service and more. Learn how to save and organize files from your computer online to your OneDrive account and even have access to free versions of Word, Excel and PowerPoint. (60-90 min.) Preregister.
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.
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.