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.

Additional Online Tutorials

Try Our Free Online Mouse Tutorial

In English In Spanish In Creole

Library Training

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

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.
Wed, Mar 04, 10:30 am (Part 1) Jupiter Branch (561) 744-2301
Wed, Mar 11, 10:30 am (Part 2) Jupiter Branch (561) 744-2301
Thu, Mar 12, 9:30 am West Boynton Branch (561) 734-5556
Wed, Mar 18, 10:30 am (Part 3) Jupiter Branch (561) 744-2301

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, Feb 25, 11:00 am Wellington Branch (561) 790-6070
Tue, Mar 24, 2:30 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, Mar 02, 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, Feb 25, 10:00 am Glades Road Branch (561) 482-4554
Tue, Feb 25, 10:00 am Glades Road Branch (561) 482-4554
Tue, Mar 03, 10:00 am Glades Road Branch (561) 482-4554
Tue, Mar 10, 10:00 am Glades Road Branch (561) 482-4554
Tue, Mar 17, 10:00 am Glades Road Branch (561) 482-4554
Tue, Mar 24, 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.
Fri, Mar 06, 10:30 am Belle Glade Branch (561) 996-3453
Thu, Mar 12, 2:00 pm (60 min.) Main Library (561) 233-2600
Correo electrónico - avanzado (Incluye ejercicios de práctica)
(Email - Advanced, in Spanish)
Aprenda cómo organizar mensajes, adjuntar archivos, y usar la libreta de contactos en su cuenta de correo electrónico en el internet. Correo electrónico requerido. (60 min.-2 hr.) Se requiere registrarse.
Wed, Feb 26, 2:30 pm Miércoles, 26 de febrero,  2:30 pm - Greenacres Branch (561) 641-9100
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.
Fri, Mar 13, 10:30 am Viernes, 13 de marzo,  10:30 am - Belle Glade Branch (561) 996-3453

Cyber Security (Lecture)

Learn more about securing your computer, protecting your identity and other threats. (60 min.) Preregister.
Wed, Feb 26, 10:30 am Jupiter Branch (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, Feb 27, 10:00 am Glades Road Branch (561) 482-4554
Thu, Feb 27, 2:00 pm Belle Glade Branch (561) 996-3453
Thu, Mar 05, 10:00 am Glades Road Branch (561) 482-4554
Thu, Mar 12, 10:00 am Glades Road Branch (561) 482-4554
Mon, Mar 16, 2:30 pm (Kindle) Greenacres Branch (561) 641-9100
Thu, Mar 19, 10:00 am Glades Road Branch (561) 482-4554
Thu, Mar 26, 10:00 am Glades Road Branch (561) 482-4554
Thu, Mar 26, 2:00 pm Belle Glade Branch (561) 996-3453
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, Mar 12, 10:00 am Greenacres Branch (561) 641-9100
Mon, Mar 16, 2:00 pm (Using Gmail on a mobile device) Royal Palm Beach Branch (561) 790-6030
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, Mar 19, 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, Feb 27, 10:00 am Greenacres Branch (561) 641-9100
Sat, Mar 07, 10:00 am Lantana Road Branch (561) 304-4500
Wed, Mar 11, 10:00 am Main Library (561) 233-2600
Tue, Mar 17, 10:00 am (Functions.) Main Library (561) 233-2600
Wed, Mar 25, 10:00 am (Charts and Graphs.) Main Library (561) 233-2600
Thu, Mar 26, 3:00 pm Wellington Branch (561) 790-6070
Tue, Mar 31, 10:30 am Gardens Branch (561) 626-6133
Excel - básico (Incluye ejercicios de práctica)
(Excel - Basic, in Spanish)
Aprenda a crear una hoja de cálculo (“spreadsheet”) y hacer tablas y gráficos básicos. Es necesario traer algún nivel de experiencia en usar las computadoras. (60 min.) Se requiere registrarse.
Thu, Mar 05, 10:00 am Jueves, 05 de marzo,  10:00 am - Main Library (561) 233-2600
Sat, Mar 14, 10:00 am Sábado, 14 de marzo,  10:00 am - Lantana Road Branch (561) 304-4500

Files - Basic (Hands-on)

Learn how to create, name, move and organize files and folders on your computer. (60 min.-2 hr.) Preregister.
Thu, Feb 27, 9:30 am (Windows Operating System only) West Boynton Branch (561) 734-5556
Thu, Mar 26, 2:30 pm Jupiter Branch (561) 744-2301

Google Apps (Hands-on)

Prerequisite: Your own Google user ID and password.
Google offers a number of free web-based apps for productivity and leisure. Learn about one of these apps in our classes. (60-90 min.) Preregister.
Wed, Mar 04, 11:00 am (Google Drive) Okeechobee Boulevard Branch (561) 233-1880
Tue, Mar 10, 10:00 am (Google Docs. 60 min.) Main Library (561) 233-2600
Wed, Mar 11, 12:00 pm (Google Sheets) Okeechobee Boulevard Branch (561) 233-1880
Wed, Mar 18, 10:00 am (Google Sheets. 60 min.) Main Library (561) 233-2600
Tue, Mar 31, 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. (60-90 min.) Preregister.
Tue, Mar 10, 2:30 pm Jupiter Branch (561) 744-2301
Tue, Mar 17, 10:15 am (Scratch) 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.
Wed, Mar 11, 2:00 pm (macOS.) Main Library (561) 233-2600
Thu, Mar 26, 2:00 pm (macOS.) Main Library (561) 233-2600

Internet Search Basics (Hands-on)

Learn how to use internet browser software and search engines to find information on the internet. (60-90 min.) Preregister.
Thu, Mar 05, 10:00 am Greenacres Branch (561) 641-9100

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, Mar 26, 9:30 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, Apple ID and password. For beginners. (60-90 min.) Preregister.
Thu, Mar 19, 9:30 am West Boynton Branch (561) 734-5556
Thu, Mar 19, 3:00 pm Tequesta Branch (561) 746-5970

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.
Wed, Mar 25, 10:30 am Jupiter Branch (561) 744-2301

Mousing - Basic (Hands-on)

Practice using a mouse in a self-paced setting. For beginners. (60 min.) Preregister.

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.
Wed, Feb 26, 10:00 am Lantana Road Branch (561) 304-4500
Wed, Mar 11, 10:30 am Gardens Branch (561) 626-6133

PowerPoint - Basic (Hands-on)

Learn to compose slides and add eye-catching effects to your presentations. (60 min.) Preregister.
Tue, Mar 10, 10:30 am Gardens Branch (561) 626-6133
Thu, Mar 19, 2:00 pm (Timing and Transitions.) Main Library (561) 233-2600
Sat, Mar 21, 10:00 am Lantana Road Branch (561) 304-4500

PowerPoint en español (Incluye ejercicios de práctica)

(PowerPoint, in Spanish)
Programa para crear presentaciones. (60 min.-2 hr.) Se requiere registrarse.
Wed, Mar 25, 2:30 pm Miércoles, 25 de marzo,  2:30 pm - Greenacres Branch (561) 641-9100
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.

Résumé An Kreyol - Basic (Hands-on)

(Résumé - Basic, in Creole)
Vini aprann teknik ki pou ede ou kreye yon pi bon rézimé (60 min.) Anrejistre alavans.
Fri, Mar 27, 10:30 am Vandredi, 27 Mas,  10:30 am - Belle Glade Branch (561) 996-3453

Windows 10 (Hands-on)

Prerequisite: Proficiency in using a computer mouse.
Learn how to use and navigate the Windows 10 operating system. (60-90 min.) Preregister.
Thu, Mar 12, 2:30 pm Jupiter Branch (561) 744-2301
Wed, Mar 18, 10:30 am (File Basics) Gardens Branch (561) 626-6133
Tue, Mar 24, 10:30 am (Browser Basics) 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.
Wed, Mar 11, 2:30 pm Miércoles, 11 de marzo,  2:30 pm - Greenacres Branch (561) 641-9100

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.
Tue, Mar 03, 10:30 am Gardens Branch (561) 626-6133
Wed, Mar 04, 10:00 am Lantana Road Branch (561) 304-4500
Tue, Mar 24, 10:00 am (60 min.) Main Library (561) 233-2600
Tue, Mar 24, 2:00 pm Glades Road Branch (561) 482-4554
Thu, Mar 26, 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 04, 10:30 am Gardens Branch (561) 626-6133