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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.

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.

Mon, Jan 23, 10:00 am at Lantana Road 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, Jan 21, 2:30 pm at Belle Glade Branch

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.

Thu, Jan 26, 2:00 pm at Belle Glade Branch
Thu, Jan 26, 2:30 pm at Greenacres Branch (iPad, Android)
Mon, Jan 30, 2:30 pm at Greenacres Branch (Kindle)

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, Jan 26, 2:00 pm at Hagen Ranch Road Branch

Entwodiksyon a Microsoft PowerPoint (Hands-on)

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

Sat, Jan 28, 10:30 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, Jan 21, 10:00 am at Lantana Road 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, Jan 26, 9:00 am at West Boynton Branch
Mon, Jan 30, 10:00 am at Lantana Road Branch

Excel - Intermediate (Hands-on)

Prerequisite: Excel - Basic.
Review the skills learned in Excel - Basic, and add formatting, advanced formulas and more. (2 hr.) Preregister.

Thu, Jan 19, 6:30 pm at Wellington Branch
Tue, Jan 31, 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.

Thu, Jan 19, 9:00 am at West Boynton Branch

Google Calendar - Basic (Hands-on)

Learn what a Google Calendar is and what you need to use it, including how to create an event, how to delete an event, how to edit an event, and how to change default settings. Basic mousing skills required. (60-90 min.) Preregister.

Tue, Jan 24, 10:15 am at Royal Palm Beach 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.

Wed, Jan 25, 2:30 pm at Greenacres Branch

Internet Tips & Tricks (Lecture)

Learn how to use different Web search tools and helpful tips and tricks for using your browser. Some computer knowledge is necessary. (2 hr.) Preregister.

Mon, Jan 30, 3:30 pm at Jupiter 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.

Fri, Jan 27, 2:00 pm at Tequesta Branch

iPad, Part 2: Editing, Sharing and Albums - Intermediate (Lecture)

Prerequisite: Solid iPad skills and completion of iPad, Part 1: Photography - Intermediate.
Learn about the photos app and how to access your pictures and videos quickly and easily. Learn how your photos are automatically sorted into Moments, Collections, and Years. This class will cover how you can edit and share your photos, and about Adobe Photoshop Express. (60-90 min.) Preregister.

Mon, Jan 23, 3:30 pm at Jupiter 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, Jan 24, 10:00 am 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, Jan 31, 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, Jan 25, 10:30 am at Gardens Branch
Wed, Jan 25, 1:00 pm at Main Library

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, Jan 19, 10:00 am at Lantana Road Branch

PowerPoint en Español (Incluye Ejercicios de Práctica)

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

Thu, Jan 19, 10:00 am at Main Library

Social Networking (Lecture)

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

Fri, Jan 20, 2:30 pm at Greenacres Branch (Facebook Basics)

Teclado - Básico (Incluye Ejercicios de Práctica)

(Computer Keyboarding & Typing - Basic, in Spanish)
Aprenda a utilizar el teclado de la computadora con un programa que se permite practicar paso a paso. Para principiantes. (60-90 min.) Se requiere registrarse.

Thu, Jan 26, 12:30 pm at Main Library

Windows - Basic (Hands-on)

Learn the basics of moving around in the Windows environment and practice using a mouse. (60 min.) Preregister.

Tue, Jan 24, 10:30 am at Gardens Branch

Windows 10 Browser - Basic (Lecture)

Learn how to use the features of the Windows 10 Edge web browser. (60 min.) Preregister.

Thu, Jan 26, 10:30 pm at Gardens Branch

Windows 10 File - Basic (Lecture)

Learn about the Windows 10 File Explorer, and using files and folders on Windows 10. (60 min.) Preregister.

Tue, Jan 31, 10:30 am at Gardens 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.

Wed, Jan 18, 9:30 am at Main Library
Wed, Jan 18, 2:30 pm at Jupiter Branch
Tue, Jan 24, 2:00 pm at Lantana Road 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.

Thu, Jan 19, 2:30 pm at Jupiter Branch
Thu, Jan 26, 10:00 am at Lantana Road Branch
Thu, Jan 26, 10:00 am at Main Library