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All Palm Beach County Library System locations will close at 5:00 pm on Wed, Nov 21 and remain closed on Thu, Nov 22 & Fri, Nov 23, for Thanksgiving. No materials will be due on this day.
 

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.

Access - Basic (Hands-on)

Learn how to use Microsoft Access to create a database for compiling and sorting data. Some computer experience is necessary. (60 min.) Preregister.
Thu, Nov 29, 6:30 pm Wellington Branch (561) 790-6070

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.
Mon, Nov 19, 2:30 pm Jupiter Branch (Android Basics Part 1) (561) 744-2301
Mon, Nov 26, 2:30 pm Jupiter Branch (Android Basics Part 2) (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.
Mon, Nov 26, 2:30 pm Greenacres Branch (iPad; Android) (561) 641-9100
Thu, Nov 29, 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.
Tue, Nov 27, 2:00 pm Acreage Branch (561) 681-4100

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, Nov 29, 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.
Sun, Nov 18, 2:30 pm Jupiter Branch (561) 744-2301
Tue, Nov 20, 6:30 pm Lantana Road Branch (561) 304-4500

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.
Wed, Nov 21, 10:00 am Lantana Road Branch (561) 304-4500
Sun, Nov 25, 2:30 pm Jupiter Branch (561) 744-2301

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.
Tue, Nov 20, 10:30 am Jupiter Branch (iPhone Basics Part 2) (561) 744-2301
Thu, Nov 29, 9:00 am West Boynton Branch (561) 734-5556

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, Nov 27, 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.
Wed, Nov 28, 10:30 am Jupiter Branch (561) 744-2301

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.
Wed, Nov 28, 2:30 pm Miércoles, 28 de noviembre,  2:30 pm - Greenacres Branch (561) 641-9100