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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, Apr 12, 1:00 pm at Main Library

Android - Basic (Hands-on)

Prerequisites: Your own fully charged Samsung Galaxy or other Android tablet, along with your Google ID and password.
Learn basic Android commands so that you can reserve and download books, music and videos anytime and anywhere! For beginners. (60-90 min.) Preregister.

Thu, Apr 27, 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, Apr 07, 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, Apr 03, 10:00 am at Hagen Ranch Road Branch
Tue, Apr 04, 10:00 am at Main Library
Tue, Apr 04, 10:00 am at Lantana Road Branch

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, Apr 07, 10:30 am at Belle Glade Branch

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.

Sat, Apr 22, 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, Mar 30, 4:00 pm at Main Library (Converting VHS to Digital Format)
Thu, Apr 06, 4:00 pm at Main Library (Video camera and green screen.)
Thu, Apr 13, 4:00 pm at Main Library (Drawing tablet.)
Thu, Apr 20, 4:00 pm at Main Library (Transferring VHS to digital format.)
Thu, Apr 27, 4:00 pm at Main Library (GarageBand.)

eBooks (Hands-on)

Learn about the Library's eBook service, how to get eBooks, and what is needed to transfer an eBook 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, Mar 27, 2:30 pm at Greenacres Branch (iPad; Android)
Thu, Mar 30, 2:00 pm at Belle Glade Branch
Mon, Apr 17, 2:30 pm at Greenacres Branch (Kindle)
Mon, Apr 24, 2:00 pm at Okeechobee Boulevard Branch
Thu, Apr 27, 2:00 pm at Belle Glade Branch

Email - Advanced (Hands-on)

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

Thu, Mar 30, 10:00 am at Greenacres Branch
Thu, Apr 27, 10:00 am at Greenacres Branch

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.

Wed, Apr 12, 10:15 am at Royal Palm Beach Branch
Wed, Apr 12, 2:30 pm at Wellington Branch
Thu, Apr 20, 10:00 am at Hagen Ranch Road Branch
Wed, Apr 26, 10:00 am at Greenacres Branch
Thu, Apr 27, 9:00 am at West Boynton Branch

Entwodiksyon a Entenet (Hands-on)

(Internet - Basic, in Creole)
Cheche konnen koman pou fè rechech sou Entènèt browsers. Ou pa bezwen konnen odinate deja pou kapab paticipe. (60 min.) Anregistre alavans.

Sat, Apr 15, 10:00 am at Lantana Road Branch

Entwodiksyon a Microsoft Excel (Hands-on)

(Excel, in Creole)
Vini aprann konnen koman pou nou itilize lojisyel sa ke yo rele Microsoft Excel. (90 min.) Anregistre alavans.

Sat, Apr 08, 10:00 am at Lantana Road Branch

Entwodiksyon a Microsoft Word (Hands-on)

(Word Processing, in Creole)
Apran koman pou w itilize Microsoft Word, pou ekri, ouvri, femen, dokiman, let, resume, epi koman pou fe chanjman nan yon dokiman epi konsevation etc. (60 min.) Anregistre alavans.

Sat, Apr 22, 10:00 am at Lantana Road 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.

Mon, Mar 27, 5:00 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.

Wed, Apr 05, 1:00 pm at Main Library
Tue, Apr 11, 6:00 pm at Greenacres Branch
Thu, Apr 13, 6:30 pm at Wellington Branch
Mon, Apr 17, 6:30 pm at Okeechobee Boulevard Branch
Wed, Apr 19, 6:30 pm at Gardens Branch
Mon, Apr 24, 10:00 am at Lantana Road 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, Mar 30, 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. (2 hr.) Preregister.

Mon, Mar 27, 2:15 pm at Royal Palm Beach Branch
Thu, Apr 27, 10:00 am at Lantana Road Branch

Files - Basic (Hands-on)

Learn how to create, name, move and organize files and folders on your computer. (60 min.-2 hr.) Preregister.

Wed, Mar 29, 2:30 pm at Greenacres Branch

Google Docs - Basic (Hands-on)

Prerequisite: Proficiency with a computer mouse.
Learn about Google Docs, a free service offered by Google. You'll learn how to create documents, edit, and share them with your contacts. (60 min.) Preregister.

Wed, Apr 19, 10:15 am at Royal Palm Beach Branch

Google Drive - Basic (Hands-on)

Learn how to use Google Drive to store, edit and share files to the cloud. Explore how it can help you collaborate on projects and organize your life. Prerequisite: A working Gmail account is required. (60 min.) Preregister.

Thu, Mar 30, 9:00 am at West Boynton Branch

Hour of Code (Hands-on)

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

Thu, Mar 30, 10:30 am at Gardens Branch
Thu, Apr 27, 10:30 am at Gardens Branch

Image Editing - Basic (Hands-on)

Learn how to edit and manage photographs. Upload and edit images, add elements and text, and then save the modified images. This workshop requires some experience with computers. (90 min.)Preregister.

Tue, Apr 11, 10:00 am 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, Apr 20, 2:00 pm at Hagen Ranch Road Branch

Internet - Básico (Incluye Ejercicios de Práctica)

(Internet - Basic, in Spanish)
Aprenda lo básico en esta clase de Internet para principiantes. (90 min.-2 hr.) Se requiere registrarse.

Thu, Apr 20, 10:00 am at Main Library

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, Apr 06, 10:00 am at Hagen Ranch Road Branch
Thu, Apr 20, 9:00 am at West Boynton Branch

iPad, Part 1 - Basic (Lecture)

Learn the basic features of an iPad. Discover how to use an onscreen keyboard, browse the Internet for information, go directly to websites, close apps, and connect to Wi-Fi. For beginners. (60-90 min.) Preregister.

Thu, Mar 30, 2:30 pm at Jupiter Branch

iPad, Part 1: Photography - Intermediate (Lecture)

Prerequisite: Solid iPad skills.
This class will focus on using the camera app; learn how to manually adjust the focus and exposure, how to use AF/AE (auto focus and automatic exposure), what HDR is and how to use it, and more. (60-90 min.) Preregister.

Fri, Apr 28, 2:00 pm at Tequesta Branch

iPad, Part 3: Beyond the Basics - Basic (Lecture)

Prerequisite: iPad, Part 1 & 2 - Basic.
Once you have mastered the basics of using your iPad, learn about some lesser known, but equally important apps. In this class we’ll learn about other pre-installed apps like: Notes, Calendar, Map, Clock, and learn some fun iPad tips. (60-90 min.) Preregister.

Fri, Mar 31, 2:00 pm at Tequesta Branch

Look It Up! (Hands-on)

Learn how to access your Library account from home, renew your materials, locate items, place books on hold, find book reviews, and discover what else the Library has to offer on its website, free, with your library card. Contact your branch for class specifics. (60-90 min.) Preregister.

Wed, Apr 26, 2:00 pm at Wellington Branch

Mousing - Basic (Hands-on)

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

Mon, Apr 03, 10:00 am at Lantana Road Branch
Mon, Apr 03, 2:30 pm at Greenacres Branch
Sat, Apr 08, 10:30 am at Belle Glade Branch
Tue, Apr 11, 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, Apr 18, 10:00 am at Main Library
Thu, Apr 20, 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, Mar 28, 10:00 am at Main Library
Tue, Apr 25, 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, Mar 29, 10:30 am at Gardens Branch
Mon, Apr 17, 10:00 am at Lantana Road Branch

PowerPoint - Intermediate (Hands-on)

Prerequisite: PowerPoint - Basic.
Expand on the basics, learn to design themes, change color themes, create custom animation, automatic advancement, and to add sound. (60 min.-2 hr.) Preregister.

Thu, Apr 20, 2:00 pm at Lantana Road 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, Apr 27, 10:00 am at Main Library

Procesamiento de Texto - Avanzado (Incluye Ejercicios de Práctica)

(Word Processing - Advanced, in Spanish)
Prerrequisito: Procesamiento de Texto - Básico.
Aprenda a utilizar el menú de opciones, modificar su documento, incluir imágenes y corregir errores. (60-90 min.) Se requiere registrarse.

Thu, Apr 13, 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, Apr 06, 10:00 am at Main Library

Publisher en Español (Incluye Ejercicios de Práctica)

(Publisher, 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, Apr 05, 2:30 pm at Greenacres Branch

Search Tools (Hands-on)

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

Wed, Apr 12, 10:00 am at Greenacres Branch

Servicios Gratis para Descargar Libros, Películas y Canciones (Conferencia)

Conozca los servicios para acceder y descargar libros, películas, canciones y audio-libros gratis con su tarjeta de la biblioteca. (60 min.) Se requiere registrarse.

Tue, Apr 18, 12:30 pm at Main Library
Thu, Mar 30, 12:30 pm at Main Library

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, Apr 06, 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, Apr 05, 6:30 pm at Gardens Branch
Mon, Apr 10, 10:00 am at Lantana Road 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.

Mon, Apr 03, 2:00 pm at Okeechobee Boulevard Branch
Tue, Apr 11, 10:00 am at Lantana Road Branch
Wed, Apr 12, 10:00 am at Main Library
Wed, Apr 12, 6:30 pm at Gardens Branch
Wed, Apr 19, 2:30 pm at Wellington Branch

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.

Wed, Mar 29, 1:00 pm at Main Library
Wed, Mar 29, 2:30 pm at Jupiter Branch
Thu, Apr 13, 1:30 pm at Lantana Road Branch
Wed, Apr 19, 10:00 am at Main Library
Wed, Apr 26, 6:30 pm at Gardens Branch
Wed, Apr 26, 6:30 pm at Gardens Branch