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All Palm Beach County Library System locations will be closed Mon, May 28, for Memorial Day. 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.

Additional Online Tutorials

The Computer Tutorials page links to other online tutorials for additional training. The Palm Beach County Library is not responsible for these sites, but includes them as other informational sources where you can learn about computers and software.

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.
Thu, May 17, 9:00 am West Boynton Branch (561) 734-5556

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.
Wed, May 16, 10:00 am Jupiter Branch (561) 744-2301
Thu, May 03, 10:00 am Greenacres Branch (561) 641-9100

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, May 18, 10:30 am Belle Glade Branch (561) 996-3453
Wed, May 09, 8:30 am Wellington Branch (561) 790-6070

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, May 11, 10:30 am Viernes, 11 de mayo,  10:30 am - Belle Glade Branch (561) 996-3453

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 (see what the various branches are offering below) and your account information for assistance. (30 min.-2 hr.) Preregister.
Mon, May 07, 2:30 pm Greenacres Branch (Kindle) (561) 641-9100
Mon, May 21, 2:30 pm Greenacres Branch (iPad & Android) (561) 641-9100
Fri, May 25, 3:00 pm Royal Palm Beach Branch (Axis 360) (561) 790-6030
Thu, May 31, 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.
Thu, May 31, 10:00 am Greenacres Branch (561) 641-9100

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, May 23, 2:30 pm Miércoles, 23 de mayo,  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.
Tue, May 15, 6:00 pm Greenacres Branch (561) 641-9100
Thu, May 24, 2:00 pm Hagen Ranch Road Branch (Gmail) (561) 894-7500

Email - Intermediate (Hands-on)

Current email users will learn advanced functions like creating an address or contact list, organizing messages, and sending attachments. Contact your branch for class specifics. Email experience is necessary. Email account required. (60 min.-2 hr.) Preregister.
Fri, May 18, 2:30 pm 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.
Wed, May 09, 1:00 pm Main Library (Mastering Budgets ) (561) 233-2600
Wed, May 02, 10:00 am Royal Palm Beach Branch (561) 790-6030
Wed, May 09, 10:30 am Gardens Branch (561) 626-6133
Thu, May 17, 10:00 am Lantana Road Branch (561) 304-4500
Mon, May 07, 6:00 pm Jupiter Branch (561) 744-2301

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.
Sat, May 19, 10:00 am Lantana Road Branch (561) 304-4500
Thu, May 10, 6:30 pm Wellington Branch (561) 790-6070

Excel Formulas & Functions (Hands-on)

Prerequisite: Excel - Basic.
Learn how to do common formulas and functions of Microsoft Excel. (60-90 min.)  Preregister.
Wed, May 16, 10:00 am Royal Palm Beach Branch (561) 790-6030

Excel: Introduction to Charting

Create and interpret simple charts using Microsoft Excel. Some computer experience is necessary. (90 min.) Preregister.
Sat, May 26, 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.
Wed, May 09, 10:00 am Royal Palm Beach Branch (561) 790-6030

Google Drive - Basic (Hands-on)

Prerequisite: A working Gmail account is required.
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.
Tue, May 22, 2:30 pm Jupiter Branch (561) 744-2301
Wed, May 16, 10:00 am Main Library (Prepare for Hurricane Season with a Home Inventory) (561) 233-2600

Image Editing - Basic (Hands-on)

Learn how to edit and manage photographs. Upload and edit images, add elements and text, and then save the modified images. This workshop requires some experience with computers. (90 min.) Preregister.
Thu, May 24, 2:30 pm Wellington Branch (561) 790-6070

Internet - Basic (Hands-on)

Learn how to use a Web Directory, search engines and other specialized search tools. (60-90 min.) Preregister.
Thu, May 03, 9:00 am West Boynton Branch (561) 734-5556

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.
Tue, May 22, 10:30 am Wellington Branch (561) 790-6070
Tue, May 15, 10:00 am Jupiter Branch (561) 744-2301
Fri, May 25, 10:30 am Belle Glade Branch (561) 996-3453
Thu, May 31, 9:00 am West Boynton Branch (561) 734-5556

iPad, Part 2 - Basic (Lecture)

Prerequisite: iPad, Part 1 - Basic.
Learn more about the iPad. In this lecture, we'll cover apps and the Safari web browser. For beginners. (60-90 min.) Preregister.
Tue, May 29, 10:00 am 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.
Wed, May 23, 2:30 pm Jupiter Branch (561) 744-2301
Thu, May 10, 9:00 am West Boynton Branch (561) 734-5556

Mousing - Basic (Hands-on)

Practice using a mouse in a self-paced setting. For beginners. (60 min.) Preregister.
Wed, May 02, 10:00 am Greenacres Branch (561) 641-9100

Photoshop Elements - Basic (Hands-on)

Discover how to use Adobe Photoshop Elements to edit images. You'll learn about Photoshop layers, how to resize and retouch photos, and how to add special effects to your images. (60 min.) Preregister.
Tue, May 08, 10:00 am Main Library (Meet in the CreationStation) (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, May 22, 10:00 am Main Library (Meet in the CreationStation) (561) 233-2600

PowerPoint - Basic (Hands-on)

Learn to compose slides and add eye-catching effects to your presentations. (60 min.)  Preregister.
Tue, May 15, 2:00 pm Lantana Road Branch (561) 304-4500
Thu, May 17, 6:30 pm Wellington Branch (561) 790-6070

PowerPoint - Intermediate (Hands-on)

Prerequisite: PowerPoint - Basic.
Expand on the basics, learn to design themes, change color themes, create custom animation, automatic advancement, and to add sound. (60 min.-2 hr.) Preregister.
Thu, May 17, 10:30 am Gardens Branch (561) 626-6133
Wed, May 16, 10:00 am Lantana Road Branch (561) 304-4500

Recursos gratis para aprender inglés (Conferencia)

(Free Resources for Learning English, in Spanish)
Prerequisito: Se require saber cómo usar el ratón.
Aprenda cómo utilizar las siguientes herramients, Basic ESL y Transparent Language, para adquirir destrezas del idioma inglés en la biblioteca o desde su hoar. Cuenta de email requerido. (90 min.) Se requiere registrarse.
Wed, May 09, 2:30 pm Miércoles, 09 de mayo,  2:30 pm - Greenacres Branch (Limite 30.) (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, May 09, 10:00 am Greenacres Branch (561) 641-9100

Social Networking (Hands-on)

Prerequisite: An email account and basic typing skills.
Learn how to get started with social networking, from posting to locating people with similar interests. (60 min.) Preregister.
Tue, May 22, 10:30 am Gardens Branch (Facebook Basics, Part 2 ) (561) 626-6133

Tech-Talk: One-On-One (Hands-on)

Need help using the Library from your laptop, smartphone, or tablet? If a group class isn't offered, maybe we can still help. Call or stop at the research services desk to schedule your own half-hour session. One session per person, per month. (30 min.) Preregister.
Thu, May 03, 10:00 am Glades Road Branch (561) 482-4554
Thu, May 10, 10:00 am Glades Road Branch (561) 482-4554
Thu, May 17, 10:00 am Glades Road Branch (561) 482-4554
Thu, May 24, 10:00 am Glades Road Branch (561) 482-4554
Thu, May 31, 10:00 am Glades Road Branch (561) 482-4554

Windows - Basic (Hands-on)

Learn the basics of moving around in the Windows environment and practice using a mouse. (60 min.) Preregister.

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, May 17, 2:30 pm Jupiter Branch (561) 744-2301

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.
Thu, May 24, 10:00 am Hagen Ranch Road Branch (561) 894-7500
Sat, May 05, 10:00 am Lantana Road Branch (561) 304-4500

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, May 30, 10:00 am Jupiter Branch (561) 744-2301
Wed, May 02, 2:30 pm Wellington Branch (561) 790-6070
Mon, May 07, 10:00 am Lantana Road Branch (561) 304-4500

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, May 08, 2:30 pm Jupiter Branch (561) 744-2301
Wed, May 09, 2:00 pm Lantana Road Branch (561) 304-4500
Wed, May 30, 10:30 am Gardens Branch (561) 626-6133