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.
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.
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.
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.
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. (60-90 min.) Preregister.
Excel: Introduction to Charting
Create and interpret simple charts using Microsoft Excel. Some computer experience is necessary. (90 min.) Preregister.
Freegal - Basic (Lecture)
Learn more about this library service that lets you download music for free using your library card. (60 min.) Preregister.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.