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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 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.

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.

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, Aug 20, 2:30 pm Greenacres Branch (iPad; Android) (561) 641-9100
Thu, Aug 23, 2:00 pm Hagen Ranch Road Branch (Getting Started with Axis 360) (561) 894-7500
Thu, Aug 30, 1:00 pm Main Library (iPad & Android ) (561) 233-2600
Thu, Aug 30, 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, Aug 29, 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.
Sat, Aug 18, 10:30 am Belle Glade Branch (561) 996-3453
Thu, Aug 30, 10:00 am Greenacres Branch (561) 641-9100

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.
Tue, Aug 28, 10:00 am Main Library (561) 233-2600

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.
Thu, Aug 23, 6:30 pm Wellington Branch (561) 790-6070

Files - Basic (Hands-on)

Learn how to create, name, move and organize files and folders on your computer. (60 min.-2 hr.) Preregister.
Thu, Aug 30, 9:00 am West Boynton Branch (561) 734-5556

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.
Thu, Aug 30, 3:00 pm Main Library (Learn to use Scratch.) (561) 233-2600

Internet - Basic (Hands-on)

Learn how to use a Web Directory, search engines and other specialized search tools. (60-90 min.) Preregister.
Thu, Aug 23, 9:00 am West Boynton Branch (561) 734-5556

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.
Wed, Aug 22, 10:30 am Wellington Branch (561) 790-6070
Thu, Aug 23, 10:00 am Hagen Ranch Road Branch (561) 894-7500

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.
Tue, Aug 28, 10:30 am Gardens Branch (561) 626-6133

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, Aug 21, 10:00 am Main Library (561) 233-2600

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.
Tue, Aug 28, 6:30 pm Wellington Branch (561) 790-6070

Recursos para Crear una Hoja de Vida – Curriculum Vitae

Use Library Tools to Create Your Resume
Aprenda a utilizar recursos gratis para crear una hoja de vida (résumé). Incluye ejercicios de práctica. (60 min.) Se requiere registrarse.
Thu, Aug 23, 1:00 pm Jueves, 23 de agosto,  1:00 pm - Main Library (561) 233-2600