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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)

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.
Wed, Jan 23, 10:30 am Jupiter Branch ((Part 1)) (561) 744-2301
Wed, Jan 30, 10:30 am Jupiter Branch ((Part 2)) (561) 744-2301

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.
Tue, Jan 22, 10:30 am Jupiter Branch (561) 744-2301
Wed, Feb 13, 10:00 am Greenacres Branch (561) 641-9100

Computer Keyboard and Typing - Basic (Hands-on)

Learn the basics about the keys on the computer keyboard and practice typing using online tutorials. (60 min.) Preregister.
Sat, Feb 02, 10:00 am Lantana Road Branch (561) 304-4500

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.
Mon, Feb 04, 10:00 am Lantana Road Branch (561) 304-4500
Fri, Feb 08, 10:30 am Belle Glade Branch (561) 996-3453
Wed, Feb 13, 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.
Wed, Feb 20, 2:30 pm Miércoles, 20 de febrero,  2:30 pm - Greenacres Branch (561) 641-9100

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, Jan 24, 10:00 am Glades Road Branch (561) 482-4554
Mon, Jan 28, 2:30 pm Greenacres Branch (iPad; Android) (561) 641-9100
Thu, Jan 31, 10:00 am Glades Road Branch (561) 482-4554
Thu, Jan 31, 2:00 pm Belle Glade Branch (561) 996-3453
Mon, Feb 04, 2:30 pm Greenacres Branch (iPad; Android) (561) 641-9100
Thu, Feb 07, 10:00 am Glades Road Branch (561) 482-4554
Thu, Feb 14, 10:00 am Glades Road Branch (561) 482-4554
Thu, Feb 21, 10:00 am Glades Road Branch (561) 482-4554
Mon, Feb 25, 2:30 pm Greenacres Branch (Kindle) (561) 641-9100
Thu, Feb 28, 10:00 am Glades Road Branch (561) 482-4554
Thu, Feb 28, 2:00 pm Belle Glade Branch (561) 996-3453

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, Jan 23, 2:30 pm Miércoles, 23 de enero,  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.
Thu, Feb 21, 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, Jan 31, 10:00 am Greenacres Branch (561) 641-9100
Wed, Feb 27, 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, Jan 24, 6:30 pm Wellington Branch (561) 790-6070
Thu, Jan 31, 9:00 am West Boynton Branch (561) 734-5556
Wed, Feb 06, 10:30 am Gardens Branch (561) 626-6133
Sat, Feb 09, 10:00 am Lantana Road Branch (561) 304-4500
Tue, Feb 12, 6:00 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, Feb 13, 10:30 am Gardens Branch (561) 626-6133
Thu, Feb 14, 6:30 pm Wellington Branch (561) 790-6070
Sat, Feb 23, 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.
Sun, Feb 03, 2:30 pm Jupiter Branch (561) 744-2301
Thu, Feb 21, 9:00 am West Boynton Branch (561) 734-5556

Google Docs - Basic (Hands-on)

Prerequisite: Proficiency with a computer mouse.
Learn about Google Docs, a free service offered by Google. You'll learn how to create documents, edit, and share them with your contacts. (60 min.) Preregister.
Thu, Feb 28, 6:30 pm Wellington Branch (561) 790-6070

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.

Hot Technology Topics (Lecture)

An overview of the latest technologies including digital cameras, MP3 players, voice over internet protocol, blogs, social networking, wikis and more. (2 hr.) Preregister.
Sun, Feb 17, 2:30 pm Jupiter Branch ((Social Apps)) (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 min.) Preregister.
Tue, Jan 29, 2:30 pm Jupiter Branch (561) 744-2301
Mon, Feb 04, 2:30 pm Wellington Branch (561) 790-6070
Tue, Feb 26, 2:30 pm Jupiter Branch (Part 2) (561) 744-2301
Thu, Feb 28, 10:30 am Gardens Branch (561) 626-6133

Internet - Basic (Hands-on)

Learn how to use a Web Directory, search engines and other specialized search tools. (60-90 min.) Preregister.
Thu, Feb 14, 9:00 am West Boynton Branch (561) 734-5556

Internet - básico (Incluye ejercicios de práctica)

(Internet - Basic, in Spanish)
Aprenda lo básico en esta clase de internet para principiantes. (90 min.-2 hr.) Se requiere registrarse.
Wed, Feb 06, 2:30 pm Miércoles, 06 de febrero,  2:30 pm - 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. You will also need to know your Apple ID and password. For beginners. (60-90 min.) Preregister.
Thu, Feb 21, 3:00 pm Tequesta Branch (561) 746-5970

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.
Thu, Jan 24, 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.
Thu, Jan 24, 9:00 am West Boynton Branch (561) 734-5556
Wed, Feb 06, 10:30 am Jupiter Branch (Part 1) (561) 744-2301
Wed, Feb 20, 10:30 am Jupiter Branch (Part 2) (561) 744-2301

Library Apps (Hands-on)

Basic familiarity with an internet connected device.
Learn how to stream and download items from the Library’s digital collection of books, audiobooks, music, magazines, and videos. (60 min.) Preregister.
Thu, Feb 21, 10:00 am Hagen Ranch Road Branch (Getting Started With cloudLibrary (eBooks and eAudiobooks)) (561) 894-7500

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.
Wed, Jan 23, 10:30 am Gardens Branch (561) 626-6133
Tue, Feb 26, 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.
Thu, Feb 07, 10:00 am Greenacres Branch (561) 641-9100

PowerPoint - Basic (Hands-on)

Learn to compose slides and add eye-catching effects to your presentations. (60 min.)  Preregister.
Wed, Jan 23, 10:00 am Lantana Road Branch (561) 304-4500
Thu, Feb 07, 10:30 am Gardens Branch (561) 626-6133
Wed, Feb 20, 10:00 am Lantana Road Branch (561) 304-4500
Wed, Feb 27, 10:30 am Jupiter Branch (561) 744-2301

PowerPoint - básico (Incluye ejercicios de práctica)

(PowerPoint, in Spanish)
Programa para presentaciones. (90 min.-2 hr.) Se requiere registrarse.
Thu, Feb 14, 2:00 pm Jueves, 14 de febrero,  2:00 pm - Lantana Road Branch (561) 304-4500
Tue, Feb 19, 2:00 pm Martes, 19 de febrero,  2:00 pm - Lantana Road Branch (561) 304-4500

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.
Mon, Jan 28, 10:00 am Lantana Road Branch (561) 304-4500
Thu, Feb 14, 10:30 am Gardens Branch (561) 626-6133
Wed, Feb 27, 10:00 am Lantana Road Branch (561) 304-4500
Thu, Feb 28, 2:30 pm 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.
Thu, Feb 28, 2:00 pm Jueves, 28 de febrero,  2:00 pm - 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.

Recursos gratis para aprender inglés (Conferencia)

(Free Resources for Learning English, in Spanish)
Prerequisito: Se require saber como usar el ratón.
Aprenda como utilizar Transparent Languages y recursos gratuitos en el Internet, para adquirir destrezas del idioma inglés en la biblioteca o desde su hogar. Se requiere tener una cuenta de correo electrónico. (90 min.)  Se requiere registrarse.
Sat, Feb 16, 10:00 am Sábado, 16 de febrero,  10:00 am - Lantana Road Branch (561) 304-4500

Résumé - Basic (Hands-on)

Learn tips for creating a better résumé. Word processing experience is required. (60 min.)  Preregister.
Wed, Feb 06, 6:30 pm Wellington Branch (561) 790-6070
Sat, Feb 16, 10:30 am Belle Glade Branch (561) 996-3453

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, Feb 14, 10:00 am Greenacres Branch (561) 641-9100

Social Networking (Lecture)

Learn how to get started with social networking, from posting to locating people with similar interests. (60 min.) Preregister.
Wed, Jan 30, 2:30 pm Greenacres Branch (Facebook Basics) (561) 641-9100

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.
Tue, Jan 22, 10:00 am Glades Road Branch (561) 482-4554
Tue, Jan 29, 10:00 am Glades Road Branch (561) 482-4554
Tue, Feb 05, 10:00 am Glades Road Branch (561) 482-4554
Tue, Feb 12, 10:00 am Glades Road Branch (561) 482-4554
Tue, Feb 19, 10:00 am Glades Road Branch (561) 482-4554
Tue, Feb 26, 10:00 am Glades Road Branch (561) 482-4554

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.
Sun, Jan 20, 2:30 pm Jupiter Branch (561) 744-2301
Thu, Feb 28, 9:00 am West Boynton Branch (561) 734-5556

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.
Wed, Jan 30, 10:00 am Lantana Road Branch (561) 304-4500
Thu, Feb 07, 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, Feb 06, 10:00 am Lantana Road Branch (561) 304-4500
Thu, Feb 07, 9:00 am West Boynton Branch (561) 734-5556

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.
Mon, Feb 11, 10:00 am Lantana Road Branch (561) 304-4500
Wed, Feb 27, 10:30 am Gardens Branch (561) 626-6133