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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.
Tue, Sep 10, 10:30 am Gardens Branch (561) 626-6133
Mon, Sep 16, 6:00 pm Jupiter Branch (Part 1) (561) 744-2301
Mon, Sep 23, 6:00 pm Jupiter Branch (Part 2) (561) 744-2301

Audacity for Sound Recording (Hands-on)

Learn to use this free software to record and edit your vocal projects. (60 min.) Preregister.
Thu, Aug 22, 10:00 am Main Library (561) 233-2600
Wed, Sep 18, 10:00 am Main Library (561) 233-2600

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, Sep 19, 9:00 am West Boynton Branch (561) 734-5556

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.
Wed, Sep 04, 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, Aug 27, 10:00 am Glades Road Branch (561) 482-4554
Tue, Sep 03, 10:00 am Glades Road Branch (561) 482-4554
Fri, Sep 06, 10:00 am Greenacres Branch (561) 641-9100
Fri, Sep 06, 11:00 am Greenacres Branch (561) 641-9100
Tue, Sep 10, 10:00 am Glades Road Branch (561) 482-4554
Tue, Sep 10, 1:00 pm Greenacres Branch (561) 641-9100
Tue, Sep 10, 3:00 pm Greenacres Branch (561) 641-9100
Tue, Sep 17, 10:00 am Glades Road Branch (561) 482-4554
Fri, Sep 20, 10:00 am Greenacres Branch (561) 641-9100
Fri, Sep 20, 11:00 am Greenacres Branch (561) 641-9100
Tue, Sep 24, 10:00 am Glades Road Branch (561) 482-4554
Tue, Sep 24, 1:00 pm Greenacres Branch (561) 641-9100
Tue, Sep 24, 3:00 pm Greenacres Branch (561) 641-9100

Cyber Security (Lecture)

Learn more about securing your computer, protecting your identity and other threats. (60 min.) Preregister.
Thu, Sep 26, 2:30 pm Jupiter Branch (90 min) (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, 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
Thu, Sep 05, 10:00 am Glades Road Branch (561) 482-4554
Thu, Sep 12, 10:00 am Glades Road Branch (561) 482-4554
Mon, Sep 16, 2:30 pm Greenacres Branch (iPad; Android) (561) 641-9100
Thu, Sep 19, 10:00 am Glades Road Branch (561) 482-4554
Mon, Sep 23, 2:30 pm Greenacres Branch (Kindle) (561) 641-9100
Thu, Sep 26, 10:00 am Glades Road Branch (561) 482-4554

Ejercitando el ratón (Incluye ejercicios de práctica)

(Mousing, in Spanish)
Aprenda a utilizar el ratón mediante un programa que se permite hacerlo a su paso. Para principiantes. (60 min.) Se requiere registrarse.
Wed, Sep 11, 2:30 pm Miércoles, 11 de septiembre,  2:30 pm - Greenacres Branch (561) 641-9100

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, Sep 18, 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.
Wed, Aug 28, 10:00 am Greenacres Branch (561) 641-9100
Wed, Sep 25, 10:00 am Greenacres Branch (561) 641-9100

Excel - Advanced (Hands-on)

Prerequisite: Excel - Intermediate.
Explore more advanced features when working with Excel spreadsheets. Contact your branch for class specifics. (90 min.-2 hr.) Preregister.
Thu, Sep 05, 2:30 pm Jupiter Branch (561) 744-2301

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.
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
Wed, Sep 04, 10:00 am Main Library (561) 233-2600
Wed, Sep 18, 10:00 am Lantana Road Branch (561) 304-4500
Thu, Sep 26, 10:00 am Greenacres Branch (561) 641-9100

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.
Thu, Aug 22, 6:30 pm Wellington Branch (561) 790-6070
Thu, Aug 29, 2:30 pm Jupiter Branch (561) 744-2301
Thu, Sep 19, 10:00 am Main Library (Charts & Tables. 60 min.) (561) 233-2600
Mon, Sep 23, 10:00 am Lantana Road Branch (561) 304-4500
Thu, Sep 26, 10:00 am Main Library (Pivot Tables. 60 min.) (561) 233-2600

Excel: Formulas & Functions (Hands-on)

Prerequisite: Excel - Basic.
Learn how to do common formulas and functions of Microsoft Excel. (60-90 min.) Preregister.
Sat, Aug 24, 10:00 am Lantana Road Branch (561) 304-4500
Tue, Sep 10, 2:00 pm Main Library (561) 233-2600

Files - Basic (Hands-on)

Learn how to create, name, move and organize files and folders on your computer. (60 min.-2 hr.) Preregister.
Thu, Sep 05, 10:00 am Lantana Road Branch (561) 304-4500
Thu, Sep 26, 9:00 am West Boynton Branch (561) 734-5556

Freegal - Basic (Lecture)

Learn more about this library service that lets you download music for free using your library card. (60 min.) Preregister.

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.

Google Docs (Hands-on)

Prerequisite: Your own Google user ID and password.
Learn about Google Docs, a free online word processing service. You'll create documents and edit and share them with your contacts. (60 min.) Preregister.
Wed, Sep 04, 6:30 pm Wellington Branch (561) 790-6070
Wed, Sep 18, 10:00 am Main Library (561) 233-2600
Thu, Aug 29, 6:30 pm Wellington Branch (561) 790-6070

Google Drive (Hands-on)

Prerequisite: Your own Google user ID and password.
Learn how to use Google Drive to store, edit and share files to the cloud. Explore how it can help you collaborate on projects and organize your life. (60 min.) Preregister.
Thu, Sep 12, 2:30 pm Jupiter Branch (561) 744-2301

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.

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, Aug 27, 2:30 pm Jupiter Branch (561) 744-2301
Thu, Aug 29, 9:00 am West Boynton Branch (561) 734-5556
Tue, Sep 24, 2:30 pm Jupiter Branch (561) 744-2301

Internet - Basic (Hands-on)

Learn how to use internet browser software and search engines to find information on the internet. (60-90 min.) Preregister.
Wed, Sep 04, 10:00 am Greenacres Branch (561) 641-9100

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.
Thu, Sep 05, 2:00 pm Jueves, 05 de septiembre,  2:00 pm - 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, Sep 25, 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.
Wed, Sep 11, 10:30 am Gardens Branch (561) 626-6133

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, Aug 22, 9:00 am West Boynton Branch (561) 734-5556
Wed, Sep 11, 2:00 pm Acreage Branch (561) 681-4100

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.
Tue, Sep 24, 10:00 am 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, Sep 04, 10:30 am Gardens Branch (561) 626-6133

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.
Thu, Sep 19, 2:00 pm Main Library (60 min.) (561) 233-2600

PowerPoint - Basic (Hands-on)

Learn to compose slides and add eye-catching effects to your presentations. (60 min.) Preregister.
Wed, Sep 11, 10:00 am Lantana Road Branch (561) 304-4500

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.

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.
Thu, Sep 05, 10:00 am Greenacres Branch (561) 641-9100

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, Sep 12, 9:00 am West Boynton Branch (561) 734-5556

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, Aug 27, 10:30 am Gardens Branch (561) 626-6133
Tue, Sep 03, 10:00 am Main Library (60 min.) (561) 233-2600
Mon, Sep 09, 10:00 am Lantana Road Branch (561) 304-4500
Thu, Sep 19, 3:00 pm Wellington Branch (561) 790-6070

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