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.
Say hello to Alexa, who can do your bidding through your Amazon Echo speaker and other devices. Learn how to set Alexa up, ask her questions, and even tell her knock-knock jokes.
A basic introduction to the e-commerce site eBay. Includes creating an account and searching for, bidding on, and selling items.
Basic introduction to Publisher. Learn to create a publication using Word Art, Text Boxes, Pictures, and other formatting tools.
Prerequisite: Familiarity with other Microsoft Office applications like Word or Excel.
Basic modules in Microsoft Office Outlook including using the Address Book and creating a Contact; creating, sending and receiving email; organizing email using folders and grouping messages together as conversations; using the Out of Office Assistant; creating a Signature; utilizing the calendar to create Reminders, Tasks and Meeting invitations.
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.
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
This is an advanced computer class. Advanced Word skills including creating a newsletter; inserting WordArt, pictures, clip art, symbols, hyperlinks, URLs, footnotes, and page breaks; finding and replacing; 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
Excel Budget Exercise Spring 2019
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.