Get the Skills You Need

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.

Library Training

Type of Classes
Browser Coding Computer Excel Files Google Keyboard Mousing Movie Music Phone Photoshop Powerpoint Resume Security Tablet Windows Word

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.
Tue, Jan 21, 11:00 am Wellington Branch (561) 790-6070

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, Jan 21, 10:00 am Glades Road Branch (561) 482-4554
Tue, Jan 21, 1:00 pm Greenacres Branch (561) 641-9100
Tue, Jan 21, 3:00 pm Greenacres Branch (561) 641-9100
Mon, Jan 27, 2:30 pm Greenacres Branch (561) 641-9100
Tue, Jan 28, 10:00 am Glades Road Branch (561) 482-4554
Tue, Jan 28, 1:00 pm Greenacres Branch (561) 641-9100
Tue, Jan 28, 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, Jan 23, 2:00 pm (Browser Privacy & Security) Main Library (561) 233-2600

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.
Tue, Jan 21, 2:00 pm (CloudLibrary) Hagen Ranch Road Branch (561) 894-7500
Thu, Jan 23, 10:00 am Glades Road Branch (561) 482-4554
Thu, Jan 30, 10:00 am Glades Road Branch (561) 482-4554
Thu, Jan 30, 2:00 pm Belle Glade Branch (561) 996-3453
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, Jan 23, 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.
Thu, Jan 23, 3:00 pm Wellington Branch (561) 790-6070
Thu, Jan 30, 9:30 am West Boynton Branch (561) 734-5556

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, Jan 23, 6:30 pm Lantana Road Branch (561) 304-4500
Prerequisites: An email account and basic typing skills.
Join the 1 billion people on Facebook! Share stories, join conversations, upload media and find and "friend" folks you know who are already online! (60 min.) Space is limited. Preregister.

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, Jan 21, 2:30 pm Jupiter Branch (561) 744-2301
Tue, Jan 28, 10:15 am (HTML5) Gardens Branch (561) 626-6133
Wed, Jan 29, 10:15 am (CSS3) Gardens Branch (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.
Tue, Jan 28, 2:00 pm Main Library (561) 233-2600

Internet - básico (Incluye ejercicios de práctica)

(Internet - Basic, in Spanish)
Aprenda lo básico en esta clase de internet para principiantes. (90 min.-2 hr.) Se requiere registrarse.
Wed, Jan 29, 2:30 pm Miércoles, 29 de enero,  2:30 pm - Greenacres Branch (561) 641-9100

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 creating a simple project with this fun tool. (60 min.) Preregister.
Wed, Jan 29, 10:00 am (Making Greeting Cards) 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, Apple ID and password. For beginners. (60-90 min.) Preregister.
Thu, Jan 23, 9:30 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.
Tue, Jan 21, 2:00 pm Glades Road Branch (561) 482-4554

Microsoft OneDrive - Basic (Hands-On)

OneDrive is an online file storage service and more. Learn how to save and organize files from your computer online to your OneDrive account and even have access to free versions of Word, Excel and PowerPoint. (60-90 min.) Preregister.
Mon, Jan 27, 10:00 am Royal Palm Beach Branch (561) 790-6030

PowerPoint - Basic (Hands-on)

Learn to compose slides and add eye-catching effects to your presentations. (60 min.) Preregister.
Mon, Jan 27, 10:00 am 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.

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.

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, Jan 22, 10:30 am 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.
Thu, Jan 30, 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.
Sat, Jan 25, 2:00 pm Lantana Road Branch (561) 304-4500