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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 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.

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, Oct 04, 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.
Thu, Oct 04, 10:00 am Greenacres Branch (561) 641-9100
Fri, Oct 05, 10:30 am Belle Glade Branch (561) 996-3453
Tue, Oct 09, 2:30 pm Jupiter Branch (561) 744-2301

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 01, 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.
Thu, Oct 04, 10:00 am Lantana Road Branch (561) 304-4500

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.
Sat, Sep 29, 10:30 am Sábado, 29 de septiembre,  10:30 am - Belle Glade Branch (561) 996-3453
Fri, Oct 12, 10:30 am Viernes, 12 de octubre,  10:30 am - Belle Glade Branch (561) 996-3453
Wed, Oct 24, 2:30 pm Miércoles, 24 de octubre,  2:30 pm - Greenacres Branch (561) 641-9100
Sat, Oct 27, 10:00 am Sábado, 27 de octubre,  10:00 am - Lantana Road Branch (561) 304-4500

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, Sep 27, 2:00 pm Belle Glade Branch (561) 996-3453
Thu, Oct 18, 10:00 am Hagen Ranch Road Branch (Getting Started With Axis 360) (561) 894-7500
Mon, Oct 22, 2:30 pm Greenacres Branch (Kindle) (561) 641-9100
Thu, Oct 25, 2:00 pm Belle Glade Branch (561) 996-3453
Mon, Oct 29, 2:30 pm Greenacres Branch (iPad; Android) (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, Sep 26, 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, Sep 27, 9:00 am West Boynton Branch (561) 734-5556
Wed, Oct 17, 2:30 pm 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 25, 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, Sep 27, 10:00 am Glades Road Branch (561) 482-4554
Thu, Sep 27, 10:00 am Greenacres Branch (561) 641-9100
Mon, Oct 15, 10:00 am Lantana Road Branch (561) 304-4500
Tue, Oct 16, 6:30 pm Lantana Road Branch (561) 304-4500
Thu, Oct 18, 6:30 pm Wellington Branch (561) 790-6070

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.
Thu, Sep 27, 2:30 pm Jupiter Branch (561) 744-2301
Mon, Oct 29, 10:00 am Lantana Road Branch (561) 304-4500
Tue, Oct 30, 6:30 pm 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.
Mon, Oct 22, 6:00 pm Jupiter Branch (561) 744-2301

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, Oct 25, 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.

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.
Tue, Oct 23, 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.

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, Oct 10, 2:30 pm Miércoles, 10 de octubre,  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, Oct 18, 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. You will also need to know your Apple ID and password. For beginners. (60-90 min.) Preregister.
Thu, Oct 25, 9:00 am West Boynton Branch (561) 734-5556
Tue, Oct 30, 2:30 pm Jupiter Branch (Part 1) (561) 744-2301
Thu, Nov 01, 2:30 pm 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, Oct 25, 10:00 am Hagen Ranch Road Branch (Getting Started With RB Digital) (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, Sep 26, 10:30 am Gardens Branch (561) 626-6133
Thu, Oct 04, 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, Oct 03, 10:00 am Greenacres Branch (561) 641-9100
Wed, Oct 03, 10:00 am 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.
Thu, Oct 11, 2:30 pm Wellington Branch (561) 790-6070
Mon, Oct 22, 10:00 am Lantana Road Branch (561) 304-4500

PowerPoint - básico (Incluye ejercicios de práctica)

(PowerPoint, in Spanish)
Programa para presentaciones. (90 min.-2 hr.) Se requiere registrarse.
Wed, Oct 10, 2:00 pm Miércoles, 10 de octubre,  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.
Thu, Oct 25, 10:00 am Lantana Road Branch (561) 304-4500

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.
Sat, Sep 29, 10:00 am Sábado, 29 de septiembre,  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.

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, Oct 11, 10:00 am Greenacres Branch (561) 641-9100

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.
Mon, Oct 01, 6:00 pm Jupiter Branch (561) 744-2301

Windows 10 File - Basic (Hands-on)

Prerequisite: Proficiency in using a computer mouse.
Learn about the Windows 10 File Explorer, and using files and folders on Windows 10. (60 min.) Preregister.
Thu, Sep 27, 10:30 am Gardens Branch (561) 626-6133

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.
Wed, Oct 24, 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.
Wed, Oct 03, 2:30 pm Jupiter Branch (561) 744-2301
Wed, Oct 10, 10:00 am Lantana Road Branch (561) 304-4500
Wed, Oct 31, 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.
Thu, Oct 11, 10:00 am Lantana Road Branch (561) 304-4500
Wed, Oct 17, 2:30 pm Jupiter Branch (561) 744-2301