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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.
Mon, Sep 23, 6:00 pm Jupiter Branch (Part 2) (561) 744-2301

Audacity for Sound Recording (Hands-on)

Learn to use this free software to record and edit your vocal projects. (60 min.) Preregister.
Wed, Sep 18, 10:00 am Main Library (561) 233-2600

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, Sep 19, 9:00 am West Boynton Branch (561) 734-5556

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, Sep 17, 10:00 am Glades Road Branch (561) 482-4554
Fri, Sep 20, 10:00 am Greenacres Branch (561) 641-9100
Fri, Sep 20, 11:00 am Greenacres Branch (561) 641-9100
Tue, Sep 24, 10:00 am Glades Road Branch (561) 482-4554
Tue, Sep 24, 1:00 pm Greenacres Branch (561) 641-9100
Tue, Sep 24, 3:00 pm Greenacres Branch (561) 641-9100

Cyber Security (Lecture)

Learn more about securing your computer, protecting your identity and other threats. (60 min.) Preregister.
Thu, Sep 26, 2:30 pm Jupiter Branch (90 min) (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, Sep 19, 10:00 am Glades Road Branch (561) 482-4554
Mon, Sep 23, 2:30 pm Greenacres Branch (Kindle) (561) 641-9100
Thu, Sep 26, 10:00 am Glades Road Branch (561) 482-4554

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 18, 10:00 am Greenacres Branch (561) 641-9100

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.
Wed, Sep 25, 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, Sep 18, 10:00 am Lantana Road Branch (561) 304-4500
Thu, Sep 26, 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.
Thu, Sep 19, 10:00 am Main Library (Charts & Tables. 60 min.) (561) 233-2600
Mon, Sep 23, 10:00 am Lantana Road Branch (561) 304-4500
Thu, Sep 26, 10:00 am Main Library (Pivot Tables. 60 min.) (561) 233-2600

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 26, 9:00 am West Boynton Branch (561) 734-5556

Google Calendar (Hands-on)

Prerequisite: Your own Google user ID and password.
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.

Google Docs (Hands-on)

Prerequisite: Your own Google user ID and password.
Learn about Google Docs, a free online word processing service. You'll create documents and edit and share them with your contacts. (60 min.) Preregister.
Wed, Sep 18, 10:00 am Main Library (561) 233-2600

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.
Tue, Sep 24, 2:30 pm Jupiter Branch (561) 744-2301

Introduction to Coding With Scratch (Programming Language) (Hands-on)

Prerequisite: Proficiency with a computer mouse.
Scratch is an online visual programming language. Learn to build code and increase your digital literacy by making a short game with this fun tool. (60 min.) Preregister.
Wed, Sep 25, 10:00 am Main Library (561) 233-2600

Job Searching Through Social Media (Hands-on)

Use your favorite social media pages you already use to connect with family and friends in order to easily find your next job. (60 min.) Preregister.
Tue, Sep 24, 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.
Thu, Sep 19, 2:00 pm 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, Sep 19, 3:00 pm Wellington Branch (561) 790-6070