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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.

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.

Access - Basic (Hands-on)

Learn how to use Microsoft Access to create a database for compiling and sorting data. Some computer experience is necessary. (60 min.) Preregister.
Thu, Jul 19, 6:30 pm Wellington Branch (561) 790-6070

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, Jul 26, 5:30 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.
Sat, Jul 21, 10:30 am Sábado, 21 de julio,  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, Jul 16, 2:30 pm Greenacres Branch (kindle) (561) 641-9100
Mon, Jul 23, 2:30 pm Greenacres Branch (iPad, Android) (561) 641-9100
Thu, Jul 26, 2:00 pm Belle Glade Branch (561) 996-3453

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, Jul 18, 9:00 am Royal Palm Beach Branch (Gmail) (561) 790-6030
Tue, Jul 24, 6:00 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. Contact your branch for class specifics. Email experience is necessary. Email account required. (60 min.-2 hr.) Preregister.
Sat, Jul 28, 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.
Wed, Jul 18, 10:00 am Lantana Road Branch (561) 304-4500
Thu, Jul 26, 6:30 pm Wellington Branch (561) 790-6070

Excel - básico (Incluye ejercicios de práctica)

(Excel - Basic, in Spanish)
Aprenda a crear una hoja de cálculo (“spreadsheet”) y hacer tablas y gráficos básicos. Es necesario traer algún nivel de experiencia en usar las computadoras. (60 min.) Se requiere registrarse.
Thu, Jul 19, 3:00 pm Jueves, 19 de julio,  3:00 pm - 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.
Thu, Jul 19, 10:00 am Lantana Road Branch (561) 304-4500

Excel: Introduction to Charting

Create and interpret simple charts using Microsoft Excel. Some computer experience is necessary. (90 min.) Preregister.
Mon, Jul 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.
Mon, Jul 30, 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 min.) Preregister.
Thu, Jul 26, 2:00 pm Main Library (Use Scratch to make games.) (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.
Tue, Jul 31, 2:00 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.

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, Jul 19, 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.
Mon, Jul 23, 6:00 pm Jupiter Branch (561) 744-2301

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.
Tue, Jul 17, 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.
Mon, Jul 16, 2:30 pm Jupiter Branch (561) 744-2301

PowerPoint - Basic (Hands-on)

Learn to compose slides and add eye-catching effects to your presentations. (60 min.)  Preregister.
Wed, Jul 25, 10:30 am Gardens Branch (561) 626-6133

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, Jul 16, 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.
Wed, Jul 25, 10:00 am Miércoles, 25 de julio,  10:00 am - Greenacres Branch (561) 641-9100

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.
Wed, Jul 25, 10:30 am Wellington Branch (561) 790-6070

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.
Tue, Jul 31, 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.
Wed, Jul 25, 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.
Thu, Jul 19, 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.
Wed, Jul 18, 10:30 am Gardens Branch (561) 626-6133