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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.

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 28, 10:30 am at Belle Glade Branch

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, Apr 23, 2:30 pm at Greenacres Branch (iPad, Android)
Thu, Apr 26, 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.

Fri, Apr 20, 2:30 pm at Greenacres Branch

Evernote - Introduction

Keep track of your ideas and access your information from any device. Learn fun and productive ways to utilize this popular and powerful productivity tool. (60 min.) Preregister.

Tue, Apr 24, 10:00 am at Main Library (Remember Everything with Evernote)

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 23, 10:00 am at Lantana Road Branch
Wed, Apr 25, 1:00 pm at Main Library (Learn Loan Calculations)
Thu, Apr 26, 6:30 pm at Wellington Branch

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.

Wed, Apr 25, 10:00 am at Lantana Road Branch

Excel: Introduction to Charting

Create and interpret simple charts using Microsoft Excel. Some computer experience is necessary. (90 min.) Preregister.

Mon, Apr 30, 10:00 am at Lantana Road Branch

Freegal - Basic (Lecture)

Learn more about this library service that lets you download music for free using your library card. (60 min.) Preregister.

Mon, Apr 30, 2:00 pm at West Boynton Branch

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.

Mon, Apr 23, 5:30 pm at Jupiter Branch (Internet Security)

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 26, 9:00 am at West Boynton Branch

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, Apr 25, 2:30 pm at Greenacres Branch

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.

Tue, Apr 24, 10:30 am at Gardens Branch (Facebook Basics, Part 1 )

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, Apr 24, 2:30 pm at Jupiter Branch