Drop-In Technology Help
The library offers drop-in technology help in addition to regularly scheduled computer classes. You can come in any time during the open hours, when a reference librarian helps you find information related to specific problems you have encountered when working with e-readers, apps, Microsoft Office, surfing the web, and using the library databases or catalog. No registration is necessary. Feel free to bring your laptop, flash drive, or device. We cannot provide assistance with computer repair or virus removal.
A basic introduction to the social media site Pinterest. Includes creating an account; creating boards; searching; pinning items.
Basic introduction to using the online classifieds website Craigslist. Includes creating a Craigslist account, how to list items for sale, how to find items to purchase, and tips for avoiding fraud and scams.
Our internet safety class will provide you with information and best practices on how to keep your personal and financial information secure while on the internet.
Basic introduction to using the social media site Twitter. Includes creating an account; setting up a Twitter handle and profile; posting tweets; following other users; controlling your privacy.
Introduction to Facebook
Basic introduction to using Facebook. Includes creating an account; setting up a Facebook profile; “friending” people; posting content; controlling your privacy; using Messenger. We will create Facebook accounts for people with an interest in doing so and an email address.
Prerequisites: An email address and basic knowledge of using the Internet.
Microsoft Word – Introduction
Basic to intermediate word processing using Microsoft Word, including using the ribbon; creating, saving, and printing documents; highlighting, copying, and pasting text; formatting lists; checking spelling and grammar; creating tables; applying headers and footers.
Microsoft Word – Advanced
Advanced Word skills including creating a newsletter; inserting WordArt, pictures, clip art, symbols, hyperlinks, URLs, footnotes, and page breaks; find and replace; formatting tabs and columns; tracking changes and inserting comments.
Prerequisites: Word class or experience using Word.
Basic to intermediate introduction to using Microsoft Word’s mail merge to create batches of labels, letters, envelopes, etc. from tables, spreadsheets, Outlook email contacts, or databases.
Prerequisite: Microsoft Word class or experience
Basic introduction to creating a slide presentation including using design templates; adding content, transitions and animations; saving and printing a presentation; viewing a presentation.
Prerequisites: Word class or experience using Word and/or Office.
Microsoft Excel – Introduction
Basic to intermediate functions of Excel, the spreadsheet and calculating program, including screen and worksheet elements; copying and pasting; using mathematical formulas and functions; creating graphs and charts.
Prerequisites: Word class or experience using Microsoft Word and/or Office.
Microsoft Excel – Advanced
Advanced Excel skills not covered in the introductory class including advanced charts; filtering and subtotaling data; conditional formatting; concatenating text and splitting text into columns; adding comments and text boxes; using logic-based functions.
Prerequisites: Excel class or experience using Microsoft Excel outside of class, including creating formulas and basic charts in Excel.
This is an advanced computer class.
Basic introduction to the Internet, including getting online by typing in web addresses; understanding basic terminology and buttons of the Mozilla Firefox program; using search engines to find information and websites; evaluating websites and online information; ensuring online safety.
An introduction to resources available through the Library and in the Nashua area to help you write your resume. Learn where to get help with the following topics: improving your computer and word processing skills, getting an email account, storing your electronic resume, brushing up your writing skills, determining what to put on your resume and how to organize it, and creating your electronic resume.
Note: you will not write a resume in this class.
No computer experience required.