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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Excel - Intermediate (Hands-on)
Prerequisite: Excel - Basic.
Review the skills learned in Excel - Basic, and add formatting, advanced formulas and more. (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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
PowerPoint - Basic (Hands-on)
Learn to compose slides and add eye-catching effects to your presentations. (60 min.) Preregister.
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.
PowerPoint en Español (Incluye Ejercicios de Práctica)
(PowerPoint, in Spanish)
Programa para presentaciones. (90 min.-2 hr.) Se requiere registrarse.
Social Networking (Lecture)
Learn how to get started with social networking, from posting to locating people with similar interests. (60 min.) Preregister.
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.
Windows - Basic (Hands-on)
Learn the basics of moving around in the Windows environment and practice using a mouse. (60 min.) Preregister.
Windows 10 Browser - Basic (Lecture)
Learn how to use the features of the Windows 10 Edge web browser. (60 min.) Preregister.
Windows 10 File - Basic (Lecture)
Learn about the Windows 10 File Explorer, and using files and folders on Windows 10. (60 min.) Preregister.
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.
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.