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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, May 10, 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.

Thu, May 11, 10:00 am at Greenacres Branch
Tue, May 23, 8:30 am at Okeechobee Boulevard 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.

Tue, May 02, 10:00 am at Main Library
Tue, May 02, 10:00 am at Lantana Road Branch
Mon, May 08, 2:00 pm 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, May 25, 10:00 am at Main Library

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, Apr 27, 4:00 pm at Main Library (GarageBand.)
Thu, May 04, 3:00 pm at Main Library (Introduction to iMovie)
Thu, May 11, 3:00 pm at Main Library (Recording Audio in Audacity)
Thu, May 18, 3:00 pm at Main Library (Lynda.com)
Thu, May 25, 3:00 pm at Main Library (Drawing Tablet and Manga Studio)

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, Apr 24, 2:00 pm at Okeechobee Boulevard Branch
Thu, Apr 27, 2:00 pm at Belle Glade Branch
Mon, May 22, 2:30 pm at Greenacres Branch (Kindle)
Mon, May 22, 6:00 pm at Okeechobee Boulevard Branch
Wed, May 24, 2:00 pm at Wellington Branch
Thu, May 25, 2:30 pm at Greenacres Branch (iPad, Android)

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. Se requiere registrarse. (60 min.)

Wed, May 10, 2:30 pm at Greenacres Branch
CANCELLED - Tue, May 16, 9:00 am at West Boynton 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, Apr 27, 10:00 am at Greenacres Branch
Fri, May 19, 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 26, 10:00 am at Greenacres Branch
Thu, Apr 27, 9:00 am at West Boynton Branch
Thu, May 11, 2:00 pm at Hagen Ranch Road Branch
Tue, May 16, 6:00 pm at Greenacres Branch
Wed, May 17, 2:30 pm at Wellington 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, May 13, 10:00 am at Lantana 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, May 06, 10:00 am at Lantana Road Branch
Sat, May 06, 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, May 20, 10:00 am at Lantana Road Branch (Resume)

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.

Wed, May 17, 10:15 am at Royal Palm Beach 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.

Mon, Apr 24, 10:00 am at Lantana Road Branch
Wed, May 03, 10:15 am at Royal Palm Beach Branch
Wed, May 03, 1:00 pm at Main Library
Wed, May 17, 10:30 am at Gardens Branch
Mon, May 22, 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.

Wed, May 10, 2:30 pm 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.

Thu, Apr 27, 10:00 am at Lantana Road Branch
Wed, May 10, 10:15 am at Royal Palm Beach Branch
Thu, May 11, 6:30 pm at Wellington Branch
Tue, May 23, 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.

Mon, May 15, 2:15 pm at Royal Palm Beach 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, Apr 27, 10:30 am at Gardens Branch
Thu, May 25, 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, May 09, 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, May 11, 10:00 am 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.

Wed, May 24, 2:30 pm at Greenacres 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.

Wed, May 03, 2:30 pm at Wellington Branch
Thu, May 18, 9:00 am at West Boynton 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

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

Lynda.com (Hands-on)

Prerequisite: Proficiency using a computer mouse.
Learn about the many self-paced video tutorials on Lynda.com for Microsoft Office, video and sound editing, business, computer programming, and much more. Participants must bring a valid Palm Beach County Library System card. (60 min.) Preregister.

Thu, May 18, 6:30 pm at Wellington Branch

Mousing - Basic (Hands-on)

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

Wed, May 03, 10:00 am at Greenacres Branch
Tue, May 09, 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, May 16, 10:00 am at Main Library
Thu, May 18, 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, Apr 25, 10:00 am at Main Library
Tue, May 23, 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.

Mon, May 15, 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.

Tue, May 16, 10:00 am 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
Thu, May 25, 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, May 11, 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, May 04, 10:00 am at Main Library

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.

Fri, May 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.

Thu, May 18, 12:30 pm at Main Library

Social Networking (Hands-on)

Prerequisite: An email account and basic typing skills.
Learn how to get started with social networking, from posting to locating people with similar interests. (60 min.) Preregister.

Thu, May 18, 10:00 am at Hagen Ranch Road Branch (Pinterest Basics )

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, May 04, 9:00 am at West Boynton Branch
Mon, May 08, 2:30 pm at Wellington 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.)

Thu, May 04, 10:30 am at Gardens Branch
Mon, May 08, 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, May 11, 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.

Tue, May 09, 10:00 am at Lantana Road Branch
Wed, May 10, 10:30 am at Gardens Branch
Mon, May 15, 2:30 pm at Greenacres Branch
Mon, May 15, 6:00 pm at Okeechobee Boulevard Branch
Tue, May 16, 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.

Wed, Apr 26, 6:30 pm at Gardens Branch
Wed, Apr 26, 6:30 pm at Gardens Branch
Thu, May 11, 2:00 pm at Lantana Road Branch
Wed, May 24, 10:30 am at Gardens Branch
Wed, May 24, 1:00 pm at Main Library
Thu, May 25, 9:00 am at West Boynton Branch