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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)

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, Apr 11, 2:30 pm Jupiter Branch (Part 1) (561) 744-2301
Tue, Apr 16, 2:30 pm Jupiter Branch (Part 2) (561) 744-2301

Audacity for Podcasting

Learn to use the free software Audacity to record and edit your voice for podcasting. (60 min.) Preregister.
Wed, Apr 24, 10:00 am Main Library (561) 233-2600

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.
Thu, Apr 04, 10:00 am Greenacres Branch (561) 641-9100
Fri, Apr 05, 10:30 am Belle Glade Branch (561) 996-3453
Mon, Apr 22, 6:00 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, Apr 01, 10:00 am Lantana Road Branch (561) 304-4500

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.
Wed, Apr 03, 10:00 am Lantana Road Branch (561) 304-4500
Tue, Apr 09, 10:00 am Hagen Ranch Road Branch (561) 894-7500
Wed, Apr 10, 8:30 am Wellington Branch (561) 790-6070
Wed, Apr 10, 2:00 pm Acreage Branch (561) 681-4100
Thu, Apr 18, 3:00 pm Tequesta Branch (Bringing your own Windows laptop encouraged.) (561) 746-5970

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.
Thu, Apr 11, 10:00 am Jueves, 11 de abril,  10:00 am - Main Library (561) 233-2600

Cyber Security (Lecture)

Learn more about securing your computer, protecting your identity and other threats. (60 min.) Preregister.

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.
Mon, Mar 25, 2:30 pm Greenacres Branch (Kindle) (561) 641-9100
Thu, Mar 28, 10:00 am Glades Road Branch (561) 482-4554
Thu, Mar 28, 2:00 pm Belle Glade Branch (561) 996-3453
Thu, Apr 04, 10:00 am Glades Road Branch (561) 482-4554
Thu, Apr 11, 10:00 am Glades Road Branch (561) 482-4554
Thu, Apr 18, 10:00 am Glades Road Branch (561) 482-4554
Fri, Apr 19, 2:30 pm Greenacres Branch (iPad; Android) (561) 641-9100
Mon, Apr 22, 2:30 pm Greenacres Branch (Kindle) (561) 641-9100
Thu, Apr 25, 10:00 am Glades Road Branch (561) 482-4554
Thu, Apr 25, 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.
Thu, Apr 18, 10:00 am Greenacres Branch (561) 641-9100
Wed, Apr 24, 11:00 am Main Library (60 min.) (561) 233-2600

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, Mar 27, 10:00 am Greenacres Branch (561) 641-9100
Wed, Apr 24, 10:00 am Greenacres Branch (561) 641-9100

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.
Wed, Mar 27, 10:30 am Jupiter Branch (561) 744-2301

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.
Thu, Mar 28, 10:00 am Greenacres Branch (561) 641-9100
Tue, Apr 02, 6:00 pm Lantana Road Branch (561) 304-4500
Wed, Apr 17, 2:30 pm Lantana Road Branch (561) 304-4500
Thu, Apr 18, 10:00 am Main Library (561) 233-2600
Sat, Apr 20, 10:00 am Lantana Road Branch (561) 304-4500
Thu, Apr 25, 6:30 pm Wellington Branch (561) 790-6070

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, Apr 16, 6:00 pm Lantana Road Branch (561) 304-4500

Excel Formulas & Functions (Hands-on)

Prerequisite: Excel - Basic.
Learn how to do common formulas and functions of Microsoft Excel. (60-90 min.)  Preregister.

Excel: Sorting, Graphs & Tables (Hands-on)

Prerequisite: Excel - Basic.
Learn how to sort data and visually display your data using graphs, tables and pivot tables. (60-90 min.) Preregister.

Files - Basic (Hands-on)

Learn how to create, name, move and organize files and folders on your computer. (60 min.-2 hr.) Preregister.
Mon, Apr 15, 6:00 pm Jupiter Branch (561) 744-2301
Thu, Apr 18, 9:00 am West Boynton Branch (561) 734-5556

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.

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.
Mon, Apr 22, 2:30 pm Wellington Branch (561) 790-6070

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.
Sun, Mar 24, 2:30 pm Jupiter Branch (561) 744-2301

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 min.) Preregister.
Mon, Mar 25, 2:30 pm Wellington Branch (561) 790-6070
Thu, Mar 28, 6:30 pm Wellington Branch (561) 790-6070
Tue, Apr 16, 10:30 am Gardens Branch (561) 626-6133
Tue, Apr 23, 2:30 pm Jupiter Branch (561) 744-2301

Internet - Basic (Hands-on)

Learn how to use a web directory, search engines and other specialized search tools. (60-90 min.) Preregister.
Thu, Apr 11, 9:00 am West Boynton Branch (561) 734-5556
Wed, Apr 17, 11:00 am Main Library (561) 233-2600

Introduction to Coding with Scratch (programming language)

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.
Thu, Mar 28, 10:00 am Main Library (561) 233-2600

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, Apr 11, 10:00 am Hagen Ranch Road Branch (561) 894-7500
Thu, Apr 11, 10:00 am Greenacres Branch (561) 641-9100

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.
Wed, Apr 10, 10:30 am Jupiter Branch (561) 744-2301

iPad, Part 2 - Basic (Lecture)

Prerequisite: iPad, Part 1 - Basic.
Learn more about the iPad. In this lecture, we'll cover apps and the Safari web browser. For beginners. (60-90 min.) Preregister.
Wed, Apr 24, 10:30 am Jupiter Branch (561) 744-2301

Job Searching through Social Media

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.
Wed, Mar 27, 10:00 am Main Library (561) 233-2600

Library Apps (Hands-on)

Basic familiarity with an internet connected device.
Learn how to stream and download items from the Library’s digital collection of books, audiobooks, music, magazines and videos. (60 min.) Preregister.
Thu, Apr 18, 10:00 am Hagen Ranch Road Branch (Getting Started with cloudLibrary (ebooks and e-audiobooks)) (561) 894-7500

Look It Up! (Lecture)

Learn how to access valuable information for free through the Library’s website. Explore our online resources and then use our catalog to locate items, find book reviews and renew your materials. For beginners. (60 min.) Preregister.
Fri, Apr 26, 10:30 am Glades Road Branch (561) 482-4554

Lynda.com (Hands-on)

Prerequisite: Proficiency using a computer mouse.
Learn about the many self-paced video tutorials on Lynda.com for Microsoft Office, video and sound editing, business, computer programming and much more. Participants must bring a valid Palm Beach County Library System card. (60 min.) Preregister.
Thu, Mar 28, 10:30 am Gardens Branch (561) 626-6133

Mousing - Basic (Hands-on)

Practice using a mouse in a self-paced setting. For beginners. (60 min.) Preregister.
Tue, Apr 09, 10:00 am Main Library (561) 233-2600

Photoshop Elements - Basic (Hands-on)

Discover how to use Adobe Photoshop Elements to edit images. You'll learn about layers, how to resize and retouch photos and how to add special effects to your images. (60 min.) Preregister.
Wed, Apr 10, 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.
Wed, Apr 17, 10:00 am Main Library (561) 233-2600

PowerPoint - Basic (Hands-on)

Learn to compose slides and add eye-catching effects to your presentations. (60 min.) Preregister.
Mon, Apr 22, 10:00 am Lantana Road Branch (561) 304-4500
Tue, Apr 23, 10:00 am Main Library ("Pitch It with PowerPoint") (561) 233-2600
Thu, Apr 25, 9:00 am West Boynton Branch (561) 734-5556

PowerPoint - básico (Incluye ejercicios de práctica)

(PowerPoint, in Spanish)
Programa para presentaciones. (60 min.-2 hr.) Se requiere registrarse.
Wed, Apr 03, 2:30 pm Miércoles, 03 de abril,  2:30 pm - Greenacres Branch (561) 641-9100
Sat, Apr 13, 10:00 am Sábado, 13 de abril,  10:00 am - Lantana Road Branch (561) 304-4500

PowerPoint - Intermediate (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, Mar 25, 10:00 am Lantana Road Branch (561) 304-4500

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, Apr 04, 2:30 pm Jueves, 04 de abril,  2:30 pm - Lantana Road Branch (561) 304-4500

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.
Sat, Mar 30, 10:00 am Sábado, 30 de marzo,  10:00 am - Lantana Road Branch (561) 304-4500

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.
Thu, Apr 25, 10:00 am Main Library ("Designing a Flyer" 60 min.) (561) 233-2600

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, Apr 17, 2:30 pm Miércoles, 17 de abril,  2:30 pm - Greenacres Branch (561) 641-9100

Recursos gratis para aprender inglés (Conferencia)

(Free Resources for Learning English, in Spanish)
Prerequisito: Se require saber como usar el ratón.
Aprenda como utilizar Transparent Languages y recursos gratuitos en el Internet, para adquirir destrezas del idioma inglés en la biblioteca o desde su hogar. Se requiere tener una cuenta de correo electrónico. (90 min.)  Se requiere registrarse.
Sat, Apr 27, 2:00 pm Sábado, 27 de abril,  2:00 pm - Lantana Road Branch (561) 304-4500

Résumé - Basic (Hands-on)

Learn tips for creating a better résumé. Word processing experience is required. (60 min.)  Preregister.
Thu, Apr 11, 2:30 pm Wellington Branch (561) 790-6070

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.
Wed, Apr 10, 10:00 am Greenacres Branch (561) 641-9100

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.

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, Mar 26, 10:00 am Glades Road Branch (561) 482-4554
Tue, Apr 02, 10:00 am Glades Road Branch (561) 482-4554
Tue, Apr 09, 10:00 am Glades Road Branch (561) 482-4554
Tue, Apr 16, 10:00 am Glades Road Branch (561) 482-4554
Tue, Apr 23, 10:00 am Glades Road Branch (561) 482-4554
Tue, Apr 30, 10:00 am Glades Road Branch (561) 482-4554

Tidy Up Your Inbox

Is your email inbox overflowing? Learn how to organize your email and be more productive. Based on the book “Getting Things Done,” by David Allen. Forty-five-minute lecture followed by a hands-on opportunity. 90 min. Preregister.
Wed, Apr 24, 2:30 pm Wellington Branch (561) 790-6070

Windows - Basic (Hands-on)

Learn the basics of moving around in the Windows environment and practice using a mouse. (60 min.) Preregister.
Thu, Apr 04, 9:00 am West Boynton Branch (561) 734-5556

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.) Preregister.
Wed, Apr 03, 10:30 am Gardens Branch (561) 626-6133
Mon, Apr 08, 6:00 pm Jupiter Branch (561) 744-2301

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.) Preregister.
Mon, Apr 08, 2:00 pm Lantana Road Branch (561) 304-4500
Wed, Apr 10, 10:30 am Gardens Branch (561) 626-6133

Windows 10 File - Basic (Hands-on)

Prerequisite: Proficiency in using a computer mouse.
Learn about the Windows 10 File Explorer, and using files and folders on Windows 10. (60 min.) Preregister.
Wed, Apr 17, 10:30 am Gardens Branch (561) 626-6133

Windows 10 File - Basic (Lecture)

Learn about the Windows 10 File Explorer and using files and folders on Windows 10. (60 min.) Preregister.
Tue, Mar 26, 10:30 am Gardens Branch (561) 626-6133

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.
Mon, Mar 25, 2:30 pm Jupiter Branch (561) 744-2301

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, Apr 10, 10:00 am Lantana Road Branch (561) 304-4500
Tue, Apr 16, 10:00 am Main Library (60 min.) (561) 233-2600
Wed, Apr 17, 2:30 pm Wellington Branch (561) 790-6070
Thu, Apr 25, 10:00 am Greenacres Branch (561) 641-9100

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, Mar 27, 10:30 am Gardens Branch (561) 626-6133
Mon, Apr 15, 10:00 am Lantana Road Branch (561) 304-4500