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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, Oct 11, 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, Oct 12, 10:00 am at Hagen Ranch Road Branch

Android - Basic (Hands-on)

Learn basic features such as: navigating the home screen, using the built-in apps, accessing the Internet and gestures for interacting with your Android device. Bring your own fully charged device. You will also need to know your Google account and password. For beginners. (60-90 min.) Preregister.

Thu, Oct 19, 9:00 am at West Boynton 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.

Wed, Sep 20, 10:00 am at Royal Palm Beach Branch
Wed, Oct 11, 2:30 pm at Greenacres Branch

Cloud Computing (Lecture)

Learn about Google Drive and Microsoft OneDrive, free Web-based applications for creating documents, spreadsheets and more. (60 min.-2 hr.) Preregister.

Tue, Oct 31, 2:30 pm at Jupiter 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, Oct 03, 10:00 am at Main Library
Tue, Oct 03, 2:00 pm at Lantana Road Branch
Mon, Oct 16, 10:00 am 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, Sep 28, 10:00 am at Main Library

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, Oct 06, 10:30 am at Belle Glade Branch

Correo electrónico - avanzado (Incluye ejercicios de práctica)

(Email - Advanced, in Spanish)
Aprenda cómo organizar mensajes, adjuntar archivos, y usar la libreta de contactos en su cuenta de correo electrónico en el internet. Correo electrónico requerido. (60 min.-2 hr.) Se requiere registrarse.

Wed, Oct 18, 2:30 pm at Greenacres 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.

Wed, Oct 04, 2:30 pm at Greenacres 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, Sep 21, 3:00 pm at Main Library (Drawing Tablet)
Thu, Sep 28, 3:00 pm at Main Library (MIDI Keyboard)
Thu, Oct 05, 3:00 pm at Main Library (Audacity)
Thu, Oct 12, 3:00 pm at Main Library (GarageBand)
Thu, Oct 19, 3:00 pm at Main Library (Introduction to Final Cut Pro)
Thu, Oct 26, 3:00 pm at Main Library (Transferring VHS to Digital Format)

E-books & Audiobooks (Lecture)

Learn how to access and download items from the Library’s electronic collection of e-books and audiobooks. (60 min.) Preregister.

Wed, Oct 04, 2:30 pm at Acreage Branch (Overdrive, Axis 360, Hoopla)

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.

Thu, Sep 28, 2:00 pm at Belle Glade Branch
Mon, Oct 02, 6:00 pm at Okeechobee Boulevard Branch
Mon, Oct 23, 2:30 pm at Greenacres Branch (iPad, Android)
Thu, Oct 26, 2:30 pm at Belle Glade Branch
Mon, Oct 30, 2:30 pm at Greenacres Branch (Kindle)

eBay - Basic (Lecture)

Learn how to open a seller account, create listings, set prices, monitor listings, and complete transactions. You'll also learn about opening and using a PayPal account for online payments and packing, and shipping inventory. (60-90 min.) Preregister.

Fri, Sep 29, 10:30 am at Belle Glade 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, Sep 20, 2:30 pm at Wellington Branch
Wed, Sep 27, 10:00 am at Royal Palm Beach Branch
Wed, Sep 27, 10:00 am at Greenacres Branch
Thu, Oct 12, 10:00 am at Greenacres Branch
Thu, Oct 19, 2:00 pm at Hagen Ranch Road 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.

Wed, Sep 20, 2:30 pm at Main Library (Working with Attachments)
Thu, Sep 28, 10:00 am at Greenacres Branch
Wed, Oct 11, 2:30 pm at Wellington Branch
Thu, Oct 26, 10:00 am at Greenacres 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.

Thu, Sep 21, 6:30 pm at Wellington 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, Sep 25, 10:00 am at Lantana Road Branch
Wed, Oct 04, 1:00 pm at Main Library
Thu, Oct 12, 9:00 am at West Boynton Branch
Thu, Oct 12, 6:30 pm at Wellington Branch
Wed, Oct 18, 10:00 am at Royal Palm Beach Branch
Tue, Oct 24, 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. (60-90 min.) Preregister.

Tue, Sep 26, 10:00 am at Lantana Road Branch
Wed, Oct 25, 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, Sep 21, 9:00 am at West Boynton Branch
Mon, Oct 30, 1:00 pm at Royal Palm Beach 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.

Wed, Oct 25, 10:00 am at Royal Palm Beach Branch

Google Drive - Basic (Hands-on)

Prerequisite: A working Gmail account is required.
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. (60 min.) Preregister.

Mon, Oct 23, 1:00 pm at Royal Palm Beach 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, Oct 10, 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, Oct 17, 8:30 am at Okeechobee Boulevard Branch
Thu, Oct 19, 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, Sep 20, 2:30 pm at Greenacres Branch
Fri, Oct 13, 10:30 am at Belle Glade 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.

Mon, Sep 25, 2:00 pm at Hagen Ranch Road Branch
Thu, Sep 28, 9:00 am at West Boynton Branch
Tue, Oct 24, 2:00 pm at West Boynton Branch
Thu, Oct 26, 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.

Fri, Oct 27, 9:30 am 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.

Thu, Sep 21, 9:30 am at Jupiter Branch

Mousing - Basic (Hands-on)

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

Fri, Oct 06, 10:00 am at Greenacres Branch
Tue, Oct 10, 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.

Thu, Sep 21, 2:00 pm at Main Library
Tue, Oct 17, 10:00 am at Main Library
Thu, Oct 19, 1:30 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, Sep 26, 10:00 am at Main Library
Tue, Oct 24, 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.

Thu, Sep 28, 10:30 am at Gardens Branch
Sat, Oct 21, 2:00 pm at Lantana Road Branch
Fri, Oct 27, 2:30 pm at Jupiter Branch

PowerPoint - básico (Incluye ejercicios de práctica)

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

Wed, Sep 27, 2:30 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.

Mon, Oct 23, 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, Sep 28, 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, Oct 05, 10:00 am at Main Library (Word Processing Basic in Spanish)

Procesamiento de texto - intermedio (Incluye ejercicios de práctica)

(Word Processing - Intermediate, in Spanish)
Prerrequisito: Procesamiento de texto - básico.
Aprenda destrezas adicionales para personalizar sus documentos. Llame a su sucursal para obtener mas detalles. (60-90 min.) Se requiere registrarse.

Thu, Oct 12, 10:00 am at Main Library (Word Processing Intermediate in Spanish)

Résumé - Basic (Hands-on)

Learn tips for creating a better résumé. Word processing experience is required. (60 min.) Preregister.

Mon, Sep 25, 6:00 pm at Okeechobee Boulevard Branch
Wed, Sep 27, 3:00 pm at Jupiter Branch
Thu, Oct 26, 2:00 pm at Okeechobee Boulevard Branch

Search Tools (Hands-on)

Prerequisite: Internet - Basic.
Learn how to use search engines, web directories and meta-search engines to find information on the internet. (60 min.) Preregister.

Thu, Oct 19, 10:00 am 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.

Fri, Oct 27, 10:30 am at Belle Glade Branch

Social Networking (Lecture)

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

Tue, Oct 17, 6:00 pm at Greenacres Branch (Facebook Basics)

Tech-Talk: One-On-One (Hands-on)

Need help using the Library from your laptop, smartphone, or tablet? If a group class isn't offered, maybe we can still help. Call or stop at the research services desk to schedule your own half-hour session. One session per person, per month. (30 min.) Pre-register.

Thu, Sep 21, 2:00 pm at Wellington Branch
Thu, Sep 28, 2:00 pm at Wellington Branch
Thu, Oct 05, 2:00 pm at Wellington Branch (Remove date)
Thu, Oct 12, 2:00 pm at Wellington Branch (Remove date)
Thu, Oct 19, 2:00 pm at Wellington Branch (Remove date)
Thu, Oct 26, 2:00 pm at Wellington Branch (Remove date)

Windows - Basic (Hands-on)

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

Thu, Oct 05, 9:00 am at West Boynton Branch

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, Oct 16, 2:30 pm at Wellington Branch (Preregister)

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.)

Wed, Oct 04, 10:00 am at Lantana Road 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, Sep 20, 1:00 pm at Main Library
Wed, Oct 04, 10:30 am at Gardens Branch
Wed, Oct 11, 2:30 pm at Jupiter Branch
Mon, Oct 16, 10:00 am at Lantana Road Branch
Wed, Oct 18, 10:30 am at Main Library
Thu, Oct 19, 6:30 pm at Wellington Branch
Mon, Oct 23, 6:00 pm at Okeechobee Boulevard 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.

Wed, Sep 27, 1:00 pm at Main Library
Wed, Sep 27, 2:30 pm at Wellington Branch
Tue, Oct 17, 10:00 am at Lantana Road Branch
Wed, Oct 25, 10:00 am at Main Library
Wed, Oct 25, 10:30 am at Gardens Branch