Class Descriptions

Drop-In Technology Help

Alternating Wednesdays from 3:30-4:30, alternating Thursdays from 10:30-12:30, and one Saturday a month from 11:30-12:30 in the Computer Classroom, see calendar for details.

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.

Google Forms

2 hours
Google Forms Handout PDF

An introduction to Google Forms, a survey-creation program. Covers:

  • customizing a template
  • creating a form from scratch
  • designing a self-grading quiz
  • sharing the form and viewing the results

Prerequisites: A Google Drive account and some experience using it.

Google Slides

2 hours
Google Slides Handout PDF

Basic introduction to creating a slide presentation using Google Slides, including:

  • using design templates
  • adding content, transitions, and animations
  • printing and sharing presentations
  • viewing presentations

Prerequisites: A Google account and some experience using it, and Intro to Google Docs class or use of Google Docs outside class.

Google Books

2 hours
Google Books PDF

An introduction to Google Books, Google’s depository of 40 million titles. Covers searching, citations, downloading if available, and locating a copy if not.

Pinterest

1 hour
Pinterest Handout PDF

A basic introduction to the social media site Pinterest. Includes creating an account; creating boards; searching; pinning items.

Craigslist

1 hours
Craigslist Handout PDF

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.

Smart Speaker

1 Hour
Introduction to Smart Speakers PDF

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.

eBay

2 hours
Introduction to eBay PDF

A basic introduction to the e-commerce site eBay. Includes creating an account and searching for, bidding on, and selling items.

Twitter

1.5 hours
Twitter Handout PDF

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.

Facebook

2 Hours
Introduction to Facebook Handout PDF

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.

Google Docs – Introduction

2 Hours
Google Docs Handout PDF

Basic to intermediate word processing using Google Docs. Includes:

  • creating, saving, and printing documents
  • highlighting, copying, and pasting text
  • formatting lists
  • checking spelling and grammar
  • creating tables
  • applying headers and footers

Prerequisite: A Google account and some experience using it.

Google Docs – Advanced

2 hours
Advanced Google Docs Handout PDF

Advanced Google Docs skills not covered in the Intro class, including:

  • inserting Word Art, pictures, symbols, hyperlinks, headers, footers, and page breaks
  • finding and replacing
  • formatting tabs
  • inserting text boxes
  • sharing
  • publishing to the internet

Prerequisite: A Google account and the Intro class, or experience using Google Docs outside of class.

Mail Merge

1 hour
Mail Merge Handout PDF

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

Microsoft PowerPoint

1.5 Hours
PowerPoint Handout PDF

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.

Google Sheets – Introduction

1.5 Hours
Google Sheets Handout PDF

Basic to intermediate functions of Google Sheets, Google’s spreadsheet and calculating program. Includes:

  • screen and sheet elements
  • copying and pasting
  • using mathematical formulas and functions
  • creating graphs and charts

Prerequisites: A Google Drive account and some experience using it.

Google Sheets – Advanced

2 Hours
Google Sheets Advanced PDF

Advanced Google Sheets skills not covered in the intro class, including:

  • charts
  • filtering data
  • conditional formatting
  • concatenating text and splitting text into columns
  • adding comments and text boxes
  • using logic-based functions
  • creating pivot tables

Prerequisites: A Google Drive account and Introduction to Google Sheets or experience using Sheets, including creating formulas and basic charts.

This is an advanced computer class.

Genealogy

2 Hours
Genealogy Handout PDF

Introduction to two online databases: Ancestry Library Edition and Heritage Quest; searching census, death, and family records; searching full-text books.

Introduction to Google, Gmail, and Google Drive

2 hours
Introduction to Google, Gmail, and Google Drive Handout PDF

An introduction to the search engine Google, the email service Gmail, and the cloud storage software Google Drive. Covers:

  • basic internet searching
  • composing, sending, and organizing emails
  • creating and storing files and documents