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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 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)

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.
Thu, Nov 21, 3:00 pm Tequesta Branch (Part 2) (561) 746-5970

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.
Thu, Nov 07, 10:00 am Greenacres Branch (561) 641-9100

Build Your Own Client List! (Hands-On)

Prerequisites: Word Processing Basic and Excel Basic.
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. (60-90 min.) Preregister.
Thu, Oct 24, 6:30 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.
Mon, Oct 21, 10:00 am Royal Palm Beach Branch (561) 790-6030
Sat, Nov 02, 2:00 pm 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, Oct 22, 10:00 am Glades Road Branch (561) 482-4554
Tue, Oct 22, 1:00 pm Greenacres Branch (561) 641-9100
Tue, Oct 22, 3:00 pm Greenacres Branch (561) 641-9100
Tue, Oct 29, 10:00 am Glades Road Branch (561) 482-4554
Fri, Nov 01, 10:00 am Greenacres Branch (561) 641-9100
Mon, Nov 04, 2:30 pm Greenacres Branch (561) 641-9100
Tue, Nov 05, 10:00 am Glades Road Branch (561) 482-4554
Tue, Nov 05, 1:00 pm Greenacres Branch (561) 641-9100
Tue, Nov 05, 3:00 pm Greenacres Branch (561) 641-9100
Tue, Nov 12, 10:00 am Glades Road Branch (561) 482-4554
Tue, Nov 12, 1:00 pm Greenacres Branch (561) 641-9100
Tue, Nov 12, 3:00 pm Greenacres Branch (561) 641-9100
Fri, Nov 15, 10:00 am Greenacres Branch (561) 641-9100
Mon, Nov 18, 2:30 pm Greenacres Branch (561) 641-9100
Tue, Nov 19, 10:00 am Glades Road Branch (561) 482-4554
Tue, Nov 19, 1:00 pm Greenacres Branch (561) 641-9100
Tue, Nov 19, 3:00 pm Greenacres Branch (561) 641-9100
Tue, Nov 26, 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.
Tue, Oct 29, 2:00 pm Acreage Branch (561) 681-4100
Tue, Nov 05, 10:00 am Main Library (60 min.) (561) 233-2600
Tue, Nov 19, 10:00 am Hagen Ranch Road Branch (561) 894-7500

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, Nov 06, 2:30 pm Miércoles, 06 de noviembre,  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.
Wed, Oct 23, 2:30 pm Miércoles, 23 de octubre,  2:30 pm - Greenacres Branch (561) 641-9100

Cyber Security (Lecture)

Learn more about securing your computer, protecting your identity and other threats. (60 min.) Preregister.
Wed, Oct 23, 2:00 pm West Boca Branch (Passwords & Password Managers) (561) 470-1600
Thu, Oct 31, 2:00 pm Main Library (Browser Privacy & Security) (561) 233-2600
Thu, Nov 14, 2:00 pm Main Library (Passwords & Password Managers) (561) 233-2600
Thu, Nov 21, 2:00 pm Main Library (Browser Privacy & Security) (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.
Mon, Oct 21, 2:30 pm Greenacres Branch (Kindle) (561) 641-9100
Thu, Oct 24, 10:00 am Glades Road Branch (561) 482-4554
Thu, Oct 31, 10:00 am Glades Road Branch (561) 482-4554
Thu, Nov 07, 10:00 am Glades Road Branch (561) 482-4554
Thu, Nov 14, 10:00 am Glades Road Branch (561) 482-4554
Thu, Nov 21, 10:00 am Glades Road Branch (561) 482-4554
Thu, Nov 21, 2:30 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.
Thu, Nov 14, 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, Oct 24, 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, Oct 31, 9:00 am West Boynton Branch (561) 734-5556
Thu, Nov 07, 6:30 pm Lantana Road Branch (561) 304-4500
Wed, Nov 13, 10:00 am Main Library (561) 233-2600
Wed, Nov 13, 10:30 am Jupiter Branch (561) 744-2301
Thu, Nov 14, 6:30 pm Wellington Branch (561) 790-6070
Wed, Nov 20, 10:00 am Main Library (Formulas & Functions) (561) 233-2600

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.
Sat, Oct 19, 10:00 am Lantana Road Branch (formulas & Functions) (561) 304-4500
Tue, Oct 22, 10:00 am Main Library (Budgets) (561) 233-2600
Sat, Nov 16, 10:00 am Lantana Road Branch (561) 304-4500
Mon, Nov 18, 2:00 pm Royal Palm Beach Branch (Sorting, Tables & Graphs) (561) 790-6030
Wed, Nov 20, 10:30 am Jupiter Branch (561) 744-2301
Sat, Nov 23, 10:00 am Lantana Road Branch (Fun With Charts & Graphs) (561) 304-4500
Mon, Nov 25, 2:00 pm Royal Palm Beach Branch (Formulas & Functions) (561) 790-6030

Facebook Basics (Hands-on)

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.
Tue, Nov 19, 2:00 pm Glades Road Branch (561) 482-4554

Files - Basic (Hands-on)

Learn how to create, name, move and organize files and folders on your computer. (60 min.-2 hr.) Preregister.
Wed, Oct 30, 10:30 am Jupiter Branch (561) 744-2301
Tue, Nov 26, 10:30 am Gardens Branch (Windows 10 ) (561) 626-6133

Freegal - Basic (Lecture)

Learn more about this library service that lets you download music for free using your library card. (60 min.) Preregister.
Tue, Nov 05, 10:30 am Gardens Branch (561) 626-6133

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.
Mon, Oct 28, 2:30 pm Wellington Branch (Google Docs) (561) 790-6070
Wed, Oct 30, 3:00 pm Okeechobee Boulevard Branch (Google Keep) (561) 233-1880
Wed, Nov 06, 4:00 pm Okeechobee Boulevard Branch (Google Sheets) (561) 233-1880

Google Calendar (Hands-on)

Prerequisite: Your own Google user ID and password.
Learn what a Google Calendar is and what you need to use it, including how to create an event how to delete an event, how to edit an event and how to change default settings. Basic mousing skills required. (60-90 min.) Preregister.
Mon, Oct 28, 6:00 pm Okeechobee Boulevard Branch (Google Calendar) (561) 233-1880

Google Sheets (Hands-on)

Prerequisite: Your own Google user ID and password.
A free service offered by Google. Learn how to create, edit and share a spreadsheet. (60 min.) Preregister.
Wed, Oct 23, 11:00 am Okeechobee Boulevard Branch (Google Sheets) (561) 233-1880

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, Oct 29, 2:30 pm Jupiter Branch (HTML Cont.) (561) 744-2301
Tue, Nov 12, 10:30 am Gardens Branch (HTML5) (561) 626-6133
Wed, Nov 13, 10:30 am Gardens Branch (CSS3) (561) 626-6133
Tue, Nov 19, 2:30 pm Jupiter Branch (561) 744-2301

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, Nov 06, 10:00 am Main Library (561) 233-2600
Thu, Nov 07, 10:00 am Main Library (Vlogging With iMovie (macOS)) (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.
Wed, Oct 23, 10:00 am Main Library (561) 233-2600
Tue, Nov 05, 10:00 am Hagen Ranch Road Branch (561) 894-7500

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.
Thu, Nov 14, 10:00 am 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.
Mon, Oct 21, 6:00 pm Jupiter Branch (Part 2) (561) 744-2301
Thu, Oct 24, 2:00 pm Glades Road Branch (561) 482-4554
Thu, Nov 21, 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, Apple ID and password. For beginners. (60-90 min.) Preregister.
Thu, Oct 24, 9:00 am West Boynton Branch (561) 734-5556
Thu, Nov 14, 9:00 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.
Wed, Nov 06, 10:30 am Gardens Branch (Hoopla) (561) 626-6133
Tue, Nov 19, 10:30 am Gardens Branch (Transparent Language Online) (561) 626-6133
Sat, Nov 23, 3:00 pm West Boca Branch (561) 470-1600

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, Oct 28, 10:00 am Royal Palm Beach Branch (561) 790-6030

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.
Tue, Nov 05, 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.
Tue, Nov 12, 10:00 am Main Library (561) 233-2600

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, Oct 23, 10:30 am Gardens Branch (561) 626-6133
Thu, Oct 24, 6:30 pm Lantana Road Branch (561) 304-4500
Mon, Nov 18, 2:00 pm Lantana Road Branch (561) 304-4500

PowerPoint - Basic (Hands-on)

Learn to compose slides and add eye-catching effects to your presentations. (60 min.) Preregister.
Mon, Oct 21, 2:00 pm Lantana Road Branch (561) 304-4500
Tue, Oct 22, 10:30 am Gardens Branch (561) 626-6133
Wed, Nov 13, 10:00 am Lantana Road Branch (561) 304-4500

Servicios gratis para descargar libros, películas, y música (Charla)

(Free Services to Download Books, Movies & Songs)
Conozca los servicios para acceder y descargar libros, películas, música y audio-libros gratis con su tarjeta de la biblioteca. (60 min.)  Se requiere registrarse.
Sat, Oct 26, 2:30 pm Sábado, 26 de octubre,  2:30 pm - Lantana Road Branch (561) 304-4500

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.
Wed, Oct 23, 10:30 am Jupiter Branch (561) 744-2301
Wed, Nov 27, 10:30 am Gardens Branch (Browser Basics) (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, Nov 13, 10:00 am Miércoles, 13 de noviembre,  10:00 am - Greenacres Branch (561) 641-9100
Thu, Nov 14, 6:00 pm Jueves, 14 de noviembre,  6:00 pm - West Boca Branch (561) 470-1600
Wed, Nov 20, 2:30 pm Miércoles, 20 de noviembre,  2:30 pm - Greenacres Branch (561) 641-9100

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.
Tue, Oct 22, 2:30 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.
Tue, Oct 29, 10:30 am Gardens Branch (561) 626-6133
Mon, Nov 04, 2:00 pm Lantana Road Branch (561) 304-4500
Wed, Nov 06, 3:00 pm Wellington Branch (561) 790-6070
Thu, Nov 21, 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, Oct 30, 10:30 am Gardens Branch (561) 626-6133