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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, Jun 14, 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.

Mon, Jun 05, 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.

Fri, Jun 09, 10:00 am at Greenacres Branch
Fri, Jun 09, 10:30 am at Belle Glade Branch
Tue, Jun 27, 9:30 am 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, Jun 06, 10:00 am at Main Library

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, Jun 29, 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, Jun 02, 10:30 am at Belle Glade Branch

Correo Electrónico - Avanzado (Incluye Ejercicios de Práctica)

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

Wed, Jun 21, 10:00 am 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, Jun 07, 10:00 am at Greenacres Branch
Fri, Jun 23, 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, Jun 08, 3:00 pm at Main Library (VHS to Digital)
Thu, Jun 15, 3:00 pm at Main Library (Final Cut Pro)
Thu, Jun 22, 3:00 pm at Main Library (GarageBand)
Thu, Jun 29, 3:00 pm at Main Library (Drawing Table)

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.

Tue, Jun 20, 6:00 pm at Greenacres Branch (Kindle)
Mon, Jun 26, 6:00 pm at Okeechobee Boulevard Branch
Tue, Jun 27, 6:00 pm at Greenacres Branch (iPad, Android)
Thu, Jun 29, 2:00 pm at Belle Glade 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, Jun 16, 10:00 am at Greenacres Branch
Wed, Jun 21, 2:30 pm at Wellington 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, Jun 15, 10:00 am at Greenacres Branch
Mon, Jun 26, 10:00 am at Lantana Road Branch

Estrategias de búsqueda en el internet (Conferencia)

(Internet Search Strategies, in Spanish)
Aprenda cómo hacer búsquedas más efectivas y eficientes en el internet utilizando buscadores. (60 min.) Se requiere registrarse.

Thu, Jun 22, 10:00 am at Main Library (Google)

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, Jun 22, 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.

Wed, Jun 07, 1:00 pm at Main Library
Tue, Jun 13, 10:30 am at Gardens Branch
Mon, Jun 19, 10:00 pm at Lantana Road Branch
Thu, Jun 29, 9:00 am at West Boynton 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, Jun 14, 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.

Tue, Jun 20, 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, Jun 08, 9:00 am at West Boynton Branch

Google Docs - Basic (Hands-on)

Prerequisite: Proficiency with a computer mouse.
Learn about Google Docs, a free service offered by Google. You'll learn how to create documents, edit, and share them with your contacts. (60 min.) Preregister.

Wed, Jun 07, 6:30 pm at Wellington 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, Jun 15, 9:00 am 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.

Tue, Jun 13, 3:00 pm at Jupiter 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, Jun 13, 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, Jun 20, 8:30 am at Okeechobee Boulevard 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, Jun 22, 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, Jun 23, 9:30 am at Jupiter Branch

Mousing - Basic (Hands-on)

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

Tue, Jun 06, 8:30 am at Okeechobee Boulevard Branch
Wed, Jun 07, 10:00 am at Royal Palm Beach Branch
Thu, Jun 08, 10:00 am at Greenacres 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, Jun 20, 10:00 am at Main Library
Thu, Jun 22, 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, Jun 27, 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, Jun 12, 10:00 am at Lantana Road Branch
Tue, Jun 20, 1:00 pm at Main Library
Thu, Jun 29, 10:00 am at Greenacres 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, Jun 13, 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, Jun 29, 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, Jun 08, 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, Jun 01, 10:00 am at Main Library

Recursos Gratis para Aprender Inglés (Conferencia)

Prerequisito: Se require saber cómo usar el ratón.
Aprenda cómo utilizar las siguientes herramients, Basic ESL y Transparent Language, para adquirir destrezas del idioma inglés en la biblioteca o desde su hoar. Cuenta de email requerido. (90 min.) Se requiere registrarse.

Thu, Jun 15, 10:00 am at Main Library (Resources to Learn English for Spanish Speakers)

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.

Tue, Jun 13, 6:00 pm at Greenacres Branch

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, Jun 01, 2:00 pm at Wellington Branch
Thu, Jun 08, 2:00 pm at Wellington Branch
Thu, Jun 15, 2:00 pm at Wellington Branch
Thu, Jun 22, 2:00 pm at Wellington Branch
Thu, Jun 29, 2:00 pm at Wellington 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.)

Thu, Jun 01, 9:00 am at West Boynton Branch
Wed, Jun 14, 10:00 am at Royal Palm Beach 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.)

Mon, Jun 05, 10:00 am at Lantana Road Branch
Wed, Jun 07, 10:30 am at Gardens Branch
Wed, Jun 21, 10:00 am at Royal Palm Beach Branch

Word Processing - Advanced (Hands-on)

Prerequisite: Word Processing - Intermediate.
Continue exploring the more advanced features of Word to create professional looking documents. Contact your branch for class specifics. (60 min.-2 hr.) Preregister.

Sat, Jun 10, 10:00 am at Lantana Road Branch
Wed, Jun 28, 9:00 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, Jun 06, 10:00 am at Lantana Road Branch
Mon, Jun 12, 6:00 pm at Okeechobee Boulevard Branch
Wed, Jun 14, 9:00 am at Jupiter Branch
Wed, Jun 14, 10:00 am at Main Library
Wed, Jun 14, 2:30 pm at Wellington 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, Jun 07, 2:00 pm at Lantana Road Branch
Wed, Jun 21, 9:00 am at Jupiter Branch
Wed, Jun 28, 10:00 am at Main Library
Wed, Jun 28, 2:30 pm at Wellington Branch