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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, Mar 08, 1:00 pm at Main Library

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, Mar 09, 9:30 am at Jupiter Branch
Tue, Mar 14, 6:00 pm at Greenacres Branch
Wed, Mar 22, 10:15 am at Royal Palm Beach 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.

Thu, Mar 02, 10:00 am at Lantana Road Branch
Mon, Mar 06, 10:00 am at Hagen Ranch 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, Mar 10, 10:30 am at Belle Glade Branch
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.

Tue, Feb 28, 12:30 pm at Main Library
Fri, Mar 17, 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 02, 4:00 pm at Main Library (Learn about Lynda.com)
Thu, Mar 09, 4:00 pm at Main Library (Microphotography (Photography for eBay))
Thu, Mar 16, 4:00 pm at Main Library (Recording Audio in Audacity)
Thu, Mar 23, 4:00 pm at Main Library (Introduction to iMovie)
Thu, Mar 30, 4:00 pm at Main Library (Converting VHS to Digital Format)

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, Feb 27, 2:30 pm at Greenacres Branch (iPad, Android)
Tue, Feb 28, 10:30 am at Okeechobee Boulevard Branch
Wed, Mar 08, 2:00 pm at Wellington Branch
Mon, Mar 20, 2:30 pm at Greenacres Branch (Kindle)
Mon, Mar 27, 2:30 pm at Greenacres Branch (iPad; Android)
Thu, Mar 30, 2:00 pm at Belle Glade Branch

Elektronik Mesaj (Hands-on)

(Email, in Creole)
Aprann koman pou w itilize intenet la epi Yahoo pou w kapab voye e resevwa mesaj elektronik. (90 min.) Anregistre alavans.

Sat, Mar 04, 10:00 am at Lantana Road 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.

Fri, Mar 24, 9:30 am at Jupiter Branch
Thu, Mar 30, 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.

Thu, Mar 16, 2:00 pm at Hagen Ranch Road Branch
Fri, Mar 17, 9:30 am at Jupiter Branch
Thu, Mar 23, 10:00 am at Greenacres Branch
Wed, Apr 19, 2:30 pm at Jupiter Branch
Wed, Apr 26, 10:00 am at Greenacres 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, Mar 11, 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.

Mon, Feb 27, 10:00 am at Lantana Road Branch
Wed, Mar 01, 1:00 pm at Main Library
Mon, Mar 13, 2:15 pm at Royal Palm Beach Branch
Mon, Mar 13, 5:00 pm at Jupiter Branch
Tue, Mar 14, 10:00 am at Lantana Road Branch
Mon, Mar 20, 6:00 pm at Okeechobee Boulevard Branch
Thu, Mar 23, 9:00 am at West Boynton Branch
Thu, Apr 13, 6:30 pm at Wellington 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.

Tue, Feb 28, 10:00 am at Lantana Road Branch
Thu, Mar 16, 10:00 am at Lantana Road Branch
Mon, Mar 20, 5:00 pm at Jupiter Branch
Mon, Mar 27, 2:15 pm at Royal Palm Beach 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, Mar 09, 9:00 am at West Boynton Branch
Thu, Mar 16, 9:30 am at Jupiter Branch
Wed, Mar 29, 2:30 pm at Greenacres 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

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, Mar 07, 10:00 am at Main Library
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.

Tue, Mar 14, 8:30 am at Wellington Branch
Tue, Mar 14, 8:30 am at Okeechobee Boulevard Branch
Thu, Mar 16, 10:00 am at Hagen Ranch Road 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.

Thu, Mar 16, 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 2 - Basic (Lecture)

Prerequisite: iPad, Part 1 - Basic.
Learn more about the iPad. In this lecture, we'll cover apps and the Safari web browser. For beginners. (60-90 min.) Preregister.

Tue, Feb 28, 2:30 pm at Jupiter Branch
Mon, Mar 20, 2:30 pm at Wellington 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, Feb 27, 5:00 pm at Jupiter 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.

Tue, Mar 07, 2:30 pm at Jupiter Branch
Fri, Mar 31, 2:00 pm at Tequesta Branch

iPad: Microsoft Word (Hands-on)

Prerequisite: Intermediate to advanced iPad skills.

Learn how to use the Microsoft Word free app on your iPad. This class will cover the ribbons, creating a document, formatting, saving to either your iPad or OneDrive account, and printing. Bring your iPad and your Apple iTunes password. (60 min.)

Mon, Apr 03, 5:00 pm at Jupiter Branch

Mousing - Basic (Hands-on)

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

Thu, Mar 02, 10:00 am at Greenacres Branch
Tue, Mar 07, 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, Mar 14, 10:00 am at Main Library
Thu, Mar 16, 2:00 pm 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, Feb 28, 10:00 am at Main Library
Tue, Mar 28, 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.

Sat, Mar 11, 2:00 pm at Lantana Road Branch
Thu, Mar 16, 6:30 pm at Wellington Branch
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.

Wed, Mar 01, 9:30 am at Jupiter Branch
Mon, Mar 13, 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.

Wed, Mar 22, 2:30 pm at Greenacres Branch

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, Mar 09, 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, Mar 02, 10:00 am at Main Library
Wed, Mar 08, 2:30 pm at Greenacres Branch

Publisher - Basic (Hands-on)

Prerequisite: Word Processing - Basic.
Learn how to create and personalize a wide range of professional-quality publications using Microsoft Publisher. (60 min.- 2 hr.) Preregister.

Thu, Mar 23, 6:30 pm at Wellington Branch

Publisher - Intermediate (Hands-on)

Prerequisite: Publisher - Basic, plus solid Word & mousing skills.
Learn to create a publication from scratch. Special attention will be paid to linking text boxes, using the Design Gallery WordArt, and more. (2 hr.) Preregister.

Thu, Mar 02, 9:30 am at Jupiter 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.

Thu, Mar 16, 10:00 am at Greenacres Branch

Servicios Gratis para Descargar Libros, Películas y Canciones: hoopla, Freegal, OverDrive y axis 360 (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, 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.)

Mon, Feb 27, 2:30 pm at Wellington Branch (Preregister.)
Thu, Mar 02, 9:00 am at West Boynton Branch
Wed, Mar 08, 10:15 am at Royal Palm Beach Branch

Windows 10 File - Basic (Lecture)

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

Wed, Mar 08, 9:30 am at Jupiter 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, Mar 07, 10:00 am at Lantana Road Branch
Mon, Mar 13, 6:00 pm at Okeechobee Boulevard Branch
Wed, Mar 15, 1:00 pm at Main Library
Wed, Mar 22, 2:30 pm at Jupiter 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, Mar 09, 10:00 am at Lantana Road Branch
Wed, Mar 29, 1:00 pm at Main Library
Wed, Mar 29, 2:30 pm at Jupiter Branch