My Account   |   Español   |   Contact Us

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.
Sun, Jul 21, 2:30 pm Jupiter Branch (Part 2) (561) 744-2301
Thu, Aug 08, 9:00 am West Boynton Branch (561) 734-5556

Audacity for Podcasting (Hands-on)

Learn to use this free software to record and edit a podcast. (60 min.) Preregister.
Thu, Aug 22, 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, Aug 08, 10:00 am Greenacres Branch (561) 641-9100

Build Your Own Client List! (Hands-On)

Prerequisites: Word Processing Basic and Excel Basic.
Businesses need to maintain current client lists to remain competitive. Use our library tools to research potential clients and then build and organize that information in a spreadsheet. Create a powerful flyer and generate personalized publicity.  Preregister.
Fri, Aug 02, 2:30 pm Wellington Branch (561) 790-6070

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.
Sat, Aug 03, 10:00 am 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, Jul 23, 10:00 am Glades Road Branch (561) 482-4554
Tue, Jul 30, 10:00 am Glades Road Branch (561) 482-4554
Tue, Aug 06, 10:00 am Glades Road Branch (561) 482-4554
Tue, Aug 13, 10:00 am Glades Road Branch (561) 482-4554
Tue, Aug 20, 10:00 am Glades Road Branch (561) 482-4554
Tue, Aug 27, 10:00 am Glades Road Branch (561) 482-4554

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, Aug 07, 10:00 am Lantana Road Branch (561) 304-4500

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, Jul 22, 2:30 pm Greenacres Branch (Kindle) (561) 641-9100
Thu, Jul 25, 10:00 am Glades Road Branch (561) 482-4554
Thu, Jul 25, 2:00 pm Belle Glade Branch (561) 996-3453
Thu, Aug 01, 10:00 am Glades Road Branch (561) 482-4554
Mon, Aug 05, 2:30 pm Greenacres Branch (iPad & Android) (561) 641-9100
Thu, Aug 08, 10:00 am Glades Road Branch (561) 482-4554
Thu, Aug 15, 10:00 am Glades Road Branch (561) 482-4554
Mon, Aug 19, 2:30 pm Greenacres Branch (Kindle) (561) 641-9100
Thu, Aug 22, 10:00 am Glades Road Branch (561) 482-4554
Thu, Aug 29, 10:00 am Glades Road Branch (561) 482-4554
Thu, Aug 29, 2:00 pm Belle Glade Branch (561) 996-3453

eBay - Basic (Lecture)

Learn how to open a seller account, create listings, set prices, monitor listings and complete transactions. You'll also learn about opening and using a PayPal account for online payments and packing and shipping inventory. (60-90 min.) Preregister.
Tue, Jul 23, 2:00 pm Acreage Branch (561) 681-4100

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, Jul 24, 10:00 am Greenacres Branch (561) 641-9100
Thu, Aug 15, 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.
Thu, Jul 25, 10:00 am Greenacres Branch (561) 641-9100
Wed, Aug 28, 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.
Sat, Jul 20, 10:00 am Lantana Road Branch (561) 304-4500
Sat, Aug 10, 10:00 am Lantana Road Branch (561) 304-4500
Tue, Aug 13, 10:30 am Gardens Branch (561) 626-6133
Sat, Aug 17, 10:00 am Lantana Road Branch (561) 304-4500
Mon, Aug 26, 2:30 pm Jupiter Branch (561) 744-2301
Wed, Aug 28, 10:00 am Main Library (Learn to Create Budgets) (561) 233-2600
Thu, Aug 29, 10:00 am Greenacres Branch (561) 641-9100

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, Jul 25, 10:00 am Main Library (Charts & Tables. 60 min.) (561) 233-2600
Tue, Jul 30, 10:00 am Main Library (Pivot Tables. 60 min.) (561) 233-2600
Wed, Aug 14, 10:30 am Gardens Branch (561) 626-6133
Thu, Aug 22, 6:30 pm Wellington Branch (561) 790-6070
Thu, Aug 29, 2:30 pm Jupiter Branch (561) 744-2301

Excel Formulas & Functions (Hands-on)

Prerequisite: Excel - Basic.
Learn how to do common formulas and functions of Microsoft Excel. (60-90 min.)  Preregister.
Sat, Jul 27, 10:00 am Lantana Road Branch (561) 304-4500
Sat, Aug 24, 10:00 am Lantana Road Branch (561) 304-4500

Excel: Introduction to Charting (Hands-on)

Create and interpret simple charts using Microsoft Excel. Some computer experience is necessary. (90 min.) Preregister.
Wed, Jul 31, 10:00 am Lantana Road Branch (561) 304-4500

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.

Freegal - Basic (Lecture)

Learn more about this library service that lets you download music for free using your library card. (60 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.
Thu, Aug 29, 6:30 pm Wellington Branch (561) 790-6070

Google Forms Surveys for Business & Organizations (Hands-on)

A survey can be a powerful tool for businesses and organizations. Learn to create a survey using Google Forms. (60 min.) Preregister.
Wed, Jul 24, 10:00 am Main Library (561) 233-2600

Google Slides (Hands-on)

Prerequisite: A working Gmail account is required.
A free service offered by Google. Learn how to compose, edit and share a presentation. (60 min.) Preregister.
Thu, Jul 25, 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. (60-90 min.) Preregister.
Mon, Jul 22, 6:30 pm Wellington Branch (561) 790-6070
Tue, Jul 23, 10:30 am Gardens Branch (Intermediate) (561) 626-6133
Tue, Jul 30, 2:30 pm Jupiter Branch (Practice with HTML5 and CSS (90 min.)) (561) 744-2301
Mon, Aug 05, 6:30 pm Wellington Branch (561) 790-6070
Tue, Aug 06, 10:30 am Gardens Branch (561) 626-6133
Mon, Aug 12, 2:30 pm Wellington Branch (561) 790-6070
Tue, Aug 27, 2:30 pm Jupiter Branch (561) 744-2301
Thu, Aug 29, 9:00 am West Boynton Branch (561) 734-5556

Internet - Basic (Hands-on)

Learn how to use internet browser software and search engines to find information on the internet. (60-90 min.) Preregister.
Fri, Aug 09, 10:30 am Belle Glade Branch (561) 996-3453

Introducción a Programación con Scratch (un lenguaje visual) (Práctica)

Introduction to Coding with Scratch
Prerrequisito: Saber utilizar el ratón y el teclado.
Scratch es un programa visual de programación por internet. Aprende a construir código y aumenta tu destreza digital creando un juego corto con esta herramienta divertida. (60 min.) Se requiere registrarse.
Wed, Aug 21, 10:00 am Miércoles, 21 de agosto,  10:00 am - Main Library (561) 233-2600

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, Aug 14, 10:00 am Main Library (for Seniors) (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, Aug 15, 9:00 am West Boynton Branch (561) 734-5556

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. You will also need to know your Apple ID and password. For beginners. (60-90 min.) Preregister.
Mon, Aug 05, 6:00 pm Jupiter Branch (Part 1) (561) 744-2301
Tue, Aug 06, 2:00 pm Acreage Branch (561) 681-4100
Mon, Aug 12, 6:00 pm Jupiter Branch (Part 2) (561) 744-2301
Thu, Aug 22, 9:00 am West Boynton Branch (561) 734-5556

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.
Wed, Jul 24, 6:00 pm Main Library (561) 233-2600

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 PBC Library System card. (60 min.) Preregister.
Wed, Aug 07, 10:30 am Gardens Branch (561) 626-6133

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.
Thu, Aug 08, 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.
Thu, Aug 15, 10:00 am Main Library (561) 233-2600

Photoshop Elements – Básico (Incluye ejercicios de práctica)

Photoshop Elements I
Descubre cómo utilizar Adobe Photoshop Elements para editar imágenes. Aprenderás a incluir efectos especiales a tus imágenes, modificarlas y más. (60 min.) Se requiere registrarse.
Wed, Aug 07, 10:00 am Miércoles, 07 de agosto,  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, Jul 22, 10:00 am Lantana Road Branch (561) 304-4500
Tue, Aug 20, 10:30 am Gardens Branch (561) 626-6133
Wed, Aug 21, 10:00 am Lantana Road Branch (561) 304-4500

PowerPoint - básico (Incluye ejercicios de práctica)

(PowerPoint, in Spanish)
Programa para presentaciones. (60 min.-2 hr.) Se requiere registrarse.
Wed, Aug 07, 2:30 pm Miércoles, 07 de agosto,  2:30 pm - Greenacres Branch (561) 641-9100

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.
Wed, Aug 21, 10:30 am Gardens Branch (561) 626-6133

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, Aug 21, 2:30 pm Miércoles, 21 de agosto,  2:30 pm - Greenacres Branch (561) 641-9100

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, Aug 14, 10:00 am Greenacres Branch (561) 641-9100

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, Aug 14, 2:00 pm Gardens Branch (561) 626-6133

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.
Thu, Jul 25, 6:30 pm Wellington Branch (561) 790-6070

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.
Wed, Jul 24, 10:30 am Gardens Branch (561) 626-6133

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.
Sat, Aug 03, 2:30 pm Sábado, 03 de agosto,  2:30 pm - Lantana Road Branch (561) 304-4500

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, Jul 22, 6:00 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, Jul 31, 10:00 am Main Library (561) 233-2600
Mon, Aug 12, 10:00 am Lantana Road Branch (561) 304-4500
Tue, Aug 27, 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.
Tue, Aug 06, 10:00 am Main Library (Design Your Own eBook Cover and Promotional Flyer (60 min.)) (561) 233-2600
Mon, Aug 19, 10:00 am Lantana Road Branch (561) 304-4500
Wed, Aug 28, 10:30 am Gardens Branch (561) 626-6133