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All Palm Beach County Library System locations will close at 5:00 pm on Wed, Nov 27 and remain closed on Thu, Nov 28 & Fri, Nov 29, for Thanksgiving. No materials will be due on these days.
 

Technology Training

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 versions 2007 through 2016. Each program offers skill level training from Basic to Intermediate through Advanced instruction. There are also tutorials to learn Graphics programs like Illustrator and Photoshop, and for instruction on using Windows 7, 8, and 10.

These tutorials require speakers or headphones for following along with the instruction.

Android - Basic (Hands-on)

Prerequisites: Your own fully charged Android device with Google user ID and password
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. For beginners. (60-90 min.) Preregister.
Thu, Nov 21, 3:00 pm Tequesta Branch (Part 2) (561) 746-5970
Thu, Dec 19, 3:00 pm Tequesta Branch (Part III) (561) 746-5970

Browsers - Basic (Hands-on)

Learn the basics of using a web browser to access and the search the internet. Some computer experience is necessary. (60 min.-2 hr.) Preregister.
Thu, Dec 05, 10:00 am Greenacres Branch (561) 641-9100
Thu, Dec 12, 2:30 pm Jupiter Branch (561) 744-2301

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.
Mon, Dec 02, 2:00 pm Lantana Road Branch (561) 304-4500

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.
Tue, Nov 26, 10:00 am Glades Road Branch (561) 482-4554
Mon, Dec 02, 2:30 pm Greenacres Branch (561) 641-9100
Tue, Dec 03, 1:00 pm Greenacres Branch (561) 641-9100
Tue, Dec 03, 3:00 pm Greenacres Branch (561) 641-9100
Thu, Dec 05, 10:00 am Glades Road Branch (561) 482-4554
Tue, Dec 10, 1:00 pm Greenacres Branch (561) 641-9100
Tue, Dec 10, 3:00 pm Greenacres Branch (561) 641-9100
Thu, Dec 12, 10:00 am Glades Road Branch (561) 482-4554
Fri, Dec 13, 10:00 am Greenacres Branch (561) 641-9100
Tue, Dec 17, 1:00 pm Greenacres Branch (561) 641-9100
Tue, Dec 17, 3:00 pm Greenacres Branch (561) 641-9100
Thu, Dec 19, 10:00 am Glades Road Branch (561) 482-4554
Fri, Dec 27, 10:00 am Greenacres Branch (561) 641-9100

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.
Tue, Dec 03, 2:00 pm Lantana Road Branch (561) 304-4500
Wed, Dec 11, 10:30 am Jupiter Branch (561) 744-2301

Cyber Security (Lecture)

Learn more about securing your computer, protecting your identity and other threats. (60 min.) Preregister.
Thu, Nov 21, 2:00 pm Main Library (Browser Privacy & Security) (561) 233-2600
Wed, Dec 18, 10:30 am Jupiter Branch (561) 744-2301

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 and your account information for assistance. (30 min.-2 hr.) Preregister.
Thu, Nov 21, 10:00 am Glades Road Branch (561) 482-4554
Thu, Nov 21, 2:30 pm Belle Glade Branch (561) 996-3453
Mon, Dec 16, 2:30 pm Greenacres Branch (Kindle) (561) 641-9100
Thu, Dec 26, 2:00 pm Belle Glade Branch (561) 996-3453

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, Dec 11, 10:00 am Greenacres Branch (561) 641-9100
Tue, Dec 17, 2:00 pm Acreage Branch (561) 681-4100

Email - Intermediate (Hands-on)

Current email users will learn advanced functions like creating an address or contact list, organizing messages and sending attachments. Email experience is necessary. Email account required. (60 min.-2 hr.) Preregister.
Thu, Dec 12, 10:00 am Greenacres Branch (561) 641-9100

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, Nov 20, 10:00 am Main Library (Formulas & Functions) (561) 233-2600
Tue, Dec 03, 10:30 am Gardens Branch (561) 626-6133
Thu, Dec 05, 6:30 pm Lantana Road Branch (561) 304-4500
Thu, Dec 19, 10:00 am Main Library (Budgets) (561) 233-2600
Thu, Dec 19, 10:00 am Greenacres Branch (561) 641-9100

Excel - Intermediate (Hands-on)

Prerequisite: Excel - Basic.
Build on the the skills learned in Excel - Basic to manipulate data in spreadsheets. Contact your branch for class specifics. (60-90 min.) Preregister.
Wed, Nov 20, 10:30 am Jupiter Branch (561) 744-2301
Sat, Nov 23, 10:00 am Lantana Road Branch (Fun With Charts & Graphs) (561) 304-4500
Mon, Nov 25, 2:00 pm Royal Palm Beach Branch (Formulas & Functions) (561) 790-6030
Wed, Dec 04, 10:30 am Gardens Branch (561) 626-6133

Files - Basic (Hands-on)

Learn how to create, name, move and organize files and folders on your computer. (60 min.-2 hr.) Preregister.
Tue, Nov 26, 10:30 am Gardens Branch (Windows 10 ) (561) 626-6133

Freegal - Basic (Lecture)

Learn more about this library service that lets you download music for free using your library card. (60 min.) Preregister.

GarageBand - Basic (Hands-on)

Learn to record and mix your own original music creations using Apple's popular GarageBand software. (60 min.) Preregister.
Wed, Nov 20, 10:00 am Main Library (561) 233-2600

Google Apps (Hands-on)

Prerequisite: Your own Google user ID and password.
Google offers a number of free web-based apps for productivity and leisure. Learn about one of these apps in our classes. (60-90 min.) Preregister.
Mon, Dec 02, 10:00 am Royal Palm Beach Branch (Google Drive) (561) 790-6030
Mon, Dec 16, 10:00 am Royal Palm Beach Branch (Google Calendar) (561) 790-6030

Hour of Coding (Hands-on)

A one-hour introduction to computer science, designed to demystify code and show that anybody can learn the basics. (60-90 min.) Preregister.
Thu, Dec 05, 9:00 am West Boynton Branch (HTML and CSS) (561) 734-5556
Tue, Dec 10, 10:00 am Gardens Branch (HTML5) (561) 626-6133
Wed, Dec 11, 10:00 am Gardens Branch (CSS3) (561) 626-6133

iMovie - Basic (Hands-on)

Learn how to create movies with Apple iMovie software. Participants will learn how to import video, add music and put it all together. (60 min.) Preregister.
Cancelled Wed, Dec 04, 10:00 am Main Library (Make Viral Videos) (561) 233-2600

Instagram Basics (Hands-on)

Prerequisites: An email account and basic typing skills.
What's a filter? How do #hashtags work? Learn all of this and more with a tour of one of the most popular social media sites to date! (60 min.) Space is limited. Preregister.
Thu, Dec 19, 11:00 am Wellington Branch (561) 790-6070

Internet Search Basics (Hands-on)

Learn how to use internet browser software and search engines to find information on the internet. (60-90 min.) Preregister.
Fri, Dec 13, 10:30 am Belle Glade Branch (561) 996-3453

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, Apple ID and password. For beginners. (60-90 min.) Preregister.
Thu, Nov 21, 9:00 am West Boynton Branch (561) 734-5556
Thu, Dec 19, 9:00 am West Boynton Branch (561) 734-5556
Thu, Dec 19, 2:00 pm Glades Road Branch (561) 482-4554

iPhone - Basic (Hands-on)

Learn basic features of your iPhone, like how to connect to Wi-Fi, add contacts, send messages, get apps, take photos and browse the internet. Bring your own fully charged iPhone, Apple ID and password. For beginners. (60-90 min.) Preregister.
Thu, Dec 12, 9:00 am West Boynton Branch (561) 734-5556

Library Apps (Hands-on)

Learn how to stream and download items from the Library’s digital collection of books, audiobooks, music, magazines and videos. (60-90 min.) Preregister.
Sat, Nov 23, 3:00 pm West Boca Branch (561) 470-1600

Photoshop Elements - Basic (Hands-on)

Discover how to use Adobe Photoshop Elements to edit images. Learn about layers, how to resize and retouch photos and how to add special effects to your images. (60 min.) Preregister.
Thu, Dec 05, 10:00 am Main Library (561) 233-2600

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, Dec 17, 10:00 am Main Library (561) 233-2600

PowerPoint - Advanced (Hands-on)

Prerequisite: PowerPoint - Basic.
Expand on the basics: learn to design themes, change color themes, create custom animation, automatic advancement and add sound. (60 min.-2 hr.) Preregister.
Mon, Dec 16, 6:00 pm Jupiter Branch (561) 744-2301
Sat, Dec 21, 10:00 am Lantana Road Branch (561) 304-4500

PowerPoint - Basic (Hands-on)

Learn to compose slides and add eye-catching effects to your presentations. (60 min.) Preregister.
Mon, Dec 02, 6:00 pm Jupiter Branch (561) 744-2301
Mon, Dec 09, 6:00 pm Jupiter Branch (Part 2) (561) 744-2301
Tue, Dec 10, 10:00 am Main Library (Fun Animations) (561) 233-2600
Mon, Dec 16, 10:00 am Lantana Road Branch (561) 304-4500

PowerPoint - básico (Incluye ejercicios de práctica)

(PowerPoint, in Spanish)
Programa para crear presentaciones. (60 min.-2 hr.) Se requiere registrarse.
Wed, Dec 04, 2:30 pm Miércoles, 04 de diciembre,  2:30 pm - Greenacres Branch (561) 641-9100

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.

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.
Wed, Dec 18, 2:30 pm Miércoles, 18 de diciembre,  2:30 pm - Greenacres Branch (561) 641-9100

Résumé - Basic (Hands-on)

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

SoundCloud: Share Your Audio (Lecture)

Learn how to create your own free SoundCloud account to share audio content with friends, family and fans. (60 min.) Preregister.
Cancelled Thu, Dec 26, 10:00 am Main Library (561) 233-2600

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.) Preregister.
Tue, Dec 03, 10:00 am Glades Road Branch (561) 482-4554
Tue, Dec 03, 11:00 am Royal Palm Beach Branch (561) 790-6030
Tue, Dec 10, 10:00 am Glades Road Branch (561) 482-4554
Tue, Dec 17, 10:00 am Glades Road Branch (561) 482-4554
Tue, Dec 17, 11:00 am Royal Palm Beach Branch (561) 790-6030

Train Your Brain with Apps (Hands-on)

Learn about apps that sharpen and maintain cognitive skills. We'll show you how to download and use the Lumosity, Elevate, Peak and Fit Brain Trainer apps. iOS and Android devices required. (90 min.) Preregister.
Tue, Dec 03, 2:00 pm Hagen Ranch Road Branch (Participants need to bring their own iOS or Android device.) (561) 894-7500

Windows 10 (Hands-on)

Prerequisite: Proficiency in using a computer mouse.
Learn how to use and navigate the Windows 10 operating system. (60-90 min.) Preregister.
Wed, Nov 27, 10:30 am Gardens Branch (Browser Basics) (561) 626-6133
Wed, Dec 11, 2:00 pm Hagen Ranch Road Branch (Participants are encouraged to bring their own device.) (561) 894-7500

Word en español (Incluye ejercicios de práctica)

(Microsoft Word - Basic, in Spanish)
Aprenda a utilizar el procesador de textos para redactar documentos. (90 min.)  Se requiere registrarse.
Wed, Nov 20, 2:30 pm Miércoles, 20 de noviembre,  2:30 pm - Greenacres Branch (561) 641-9100

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.
Wed, Dec 18, 10:00 am Main Library (60 min.) (561) 233-2600

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.
Thu, Nov 21, 10:00 am Greenacres Branch (561) 641-9100
Tue, Dec 03, 10:00 am Main Library (60 min.) (561) 233-2600
Mon, Dec 09, 10:00 am Lantana Road Branch (561) 304-4500
Tue, Dec 17, 10:30 am Gardens Branch (561) 626-6133

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.
Sat, Dec 14, 10:00 am Lantana Road Branch (561) 304-4500
Wed, Dec 18, 10:30 am Gardens Branch (561) 626-6133

YouTube: Start a Channel (Lecture)

Learn how to start your own free YouTube channel to share video content with friends, family and subscribers. (60 min.) Preregister.
Wed, Dec 11, 10:00 am Main Library (561) 233-2600