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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.
Thu, Jun 13, 9:00 am West Boynton Branch (561) 734-5556

Audacity for Podcasting (Hands-on)

Learn to use this free software to record and edit a podcast. (60 min.) Preregister.
Wed, Jun 26, 10:00 am Main Library (561) 233-2600

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, Jun 06, 10:00 am Greenacres Branch (561) 641-9100
Sun, Jun 16, 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.
Sat, Jun 01, 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, Jun 04, 10:00 am Main Library (Computer Keyboarding and Mousing. 60 min.) (561) 233-2600

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.
Sat, Jun 01, 10:30 am Belle Glade Branch (561) 996-3453
Mon, Jun 10, 6:00 pm Jupiter Branch (561) 744-2301

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, Jun 19, 2:30 pm Miércoles, 19 de junio,  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.
Thu, Jun 06, 2:00 pm Main Library (Passwords & Password Managers) (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.
Thu, May 30, 10:00 am Glades Road Branch (561) 482-4554
Thu, May 30, 2:00 pm Belle Glade Branch (561) 996-3453
Mon, Jun 03, 2:30 pm Greenacres Branch (iPad; Android) (561) 641-9100
Thu, Jun 06, 10:00 am Glades Road Branch (561) 482-4554
Thu, Jun 13, 10:00 am Glades Road Branch (561) 482-4554
Mon, Jun 17, 2:30 pm Greenacres Branch (Kindle) (561) 641-9100
Thu, Jun 20, 10:00 am Glades Road Branch (561) 482-4554
Thu, Jun 27, 10:00 am Glades Road Branch (561) 482-4554
Thu, Jun 27, 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.
Wed, Jun 19, 6:00 pm Main Library (60 min.) (561) 233-2600

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, Jun 26, 10:00 am Greenacres Branch (561) 641-9100
Thu, Jun 27, 2:00 pm Main Library (60 min.) (561) 233-2600

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, Jun 27, 10:00 am Greenacres Branch (561) 641-9100
Thu, Jun 27, 6:30 pm Wellington Branch (561) 790-6070

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.
Sat, Jun 08, 10:00 am Lantana Road Branch (561) 304-4500
Tue, Jun 18, 10:00 am Main Library (561) 233-2600

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, May 29, 10:00 am Lantana Road Branch (561) 304-4500
Sat, Jun 15, 10:00 am Lantana Road Branch (561) 304-4500

Freegal - Basic (Lecture)

Learn more about this library service that lets you download music for free using your library card. (60 min.) Preregister.
Tue, Jun 11, 10:30 am Gardens Branch (561) 626-6133

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.
Mon, Jun 10, 2:30 pm Wellington Branch (561) 790-6070
Thu, Jun 13, 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.
Wed, Jun 12, 2:30 pm Jupiter Branch (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. (60-90 min.) Preregister.
Tue, May 28, 2:30 pm Jupiter Branch (561) 744-2301
Wed, May 29, 10:30 am Gardens Branch (Intermediate ) (561) 626-6133
Thu, May 30, 2:30 pm Wellington Branch (561) 790-6070
Mon, Jun 03, 2:30 pm Wellington Branch (561) 790-6070
Tue, Jun 04, 10:30 am Gardens Branch (561) 626-6133
Tue, Jun 25, 10:30 am Gardens Branch (Intermediate) (561) 626-6133
Thu, Jun 27, 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.
Thu, Jun 20, 2:00 pm Main Library (60 min.) (561) 233-2600

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, Jun 05, 2:30 pm Miércoles, 05 de junio,  2:30 pm - Greenacres Branch (561) 641-9100

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, Jun 13, 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. You will also need to know your Apple ID and password. For beginners. (60-90 min.) Preregister.
Thu, Jun 13, 10:00 am Greenacres Branch (561) 641-9100
Thu, Jun 20, 9:00 am West Boynton Branch (561) 734-5556
Thu, Jun 20, 3:00 pm Tequesta Branch (561) 746-5970
Thu, Jun 27, 10:00 am Hagen Ranch Road Branch (561) 894-7500

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, Jun 27, 9:00 am West Boynton Branch (561) 734-5556

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.
Wed, Jun 19, 10:30 am Wellington Branch (561) 790-6070

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, May 30, 10:00 am Hagen Ranch Road Branch (Getting Started With cloudLibrary) (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 PBC Library System card. (60 min.) Preregister.
Tue, May 28, 10:30 am Gardens Branch (561) 626-6133
Tue, Jun 18, 10:30 am Gardens Branch (561) 626-6133

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.
Wed, Jun 12, 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.
Wed, Jun 19, 10:00 am Main Library (561) 233-2600

Photoshop Elements – Básico (Incluye ejercicios de práctica)

Photoshop Elements I
Descubre cómo utilizar Adobe Photoshop Elements para editar imágenes. Aprenderás a incluir efectos especiales a tus imágenes, modificarlas y más. (60 min.) Se requiere registrarse.
Thu, Jun 06, 10:00 am Jueves, 06 de junio,  10:00 am - Main Library (561) 233-2600

PowerPoint - Basic (Hands-on)

Learn to compose slides and add eye-catching effects to your presentations. (60 min.) Preregister.
Wed, May 29, 2:30 pm Greenacres Branch (561) 641-9100
Wed, Jun 05, 6:00 pm Main Library (561) 233-2600
Mon, Jun 10, 10:00 am 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 add sound. (60 min.-2 hr.) Preregister.
Tue, May 28, 10:00 am Main Library (60 min. ) (561) 233-2600
Thu, Jun 06, 2:30 pm Jupiter Branch (Part 2) (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.
Sat, Jun 22, 10:00 am Sábado, 22 de junio,  10:00 am - Lantana Road Branch (561) 304-4500

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, Jun 20, 10:00 am Greenacres Branch (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, May 28, 10:00 am Glades Road Branch (561) 482-4554
Tue, Jun 04, 10:00 am Glades Road Branch (561) 482-4554
Tue, Jun 11, 10:00 am Glades Road Branch (561) 482-4554
Tue, Jun 18, 10:00 am Glades Road Branch (561) 482-4554
Tue, Jun 25, 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.
Mon, Jun 17, 6:00 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.
Wed, Jun 26, 10:30 am Gardens Branch (561) 626-6133

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. (60-90 min.) Preregister.
Wed, Jun 19, 10:30 am Gardens Branch (561) 626-6133

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 29, 10:00 am Main Library (60 min.) (561) 233-2600
Wed, Jun 05, 10:00 am Lantana Road Branch (561) 304-4500
Wed, Jun 12, 6:00 pm Main Library (561) 233-2600

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, Jun 06, 2:00 pm Lantana Road Branch (561) 304-4500