We offer a variety of one-hour computer classes throughout the library district. Classes are free to the public and usually do not require registration.
Class offerings vary between libraries. Please check the Computer Schedule Calendar for dates and times. Some classes are also offered in Spanish.
- Mouse Basics
- Computer Basics
- Internet Basics
- Internet Searching
- Basic e-mail
- File Management
- Social Networking
- Computer Dangers
- Microsoft Office
- Job Searching
- The Library Catalog
- Library Databases
- Travel Tools
- Google Earth
Computer Class F.A.Q.
• Are the computer classes and programs free at the library?
Yes, all programs and classes, even those sponsored by outside organizations, are free in the library.
• Where can I find a list of computer classes, with their times and locations?
There are several places you can find them listed. They are printed in the newspaper and in a monthly calendar available at each branch. You can also find them in the library website homepage under “Computer Schedule Calendar.”
• Who teaches your computer classes?
Librarians and staff members throughout the district are responsible for teaching the computer classes.
• Do I need to preregister for a computer class?
Most of our classes do not require preregistration with the instructor. Those that do will specify who to contact.
• Do I need to sign in for a computer class?
Yes. Class seating is limited to the number of computers.
• Where do I go to sign in?
It depends at what branch you are visiting. At Main, you will sign up at the upstairs computer access desk, which is down the hall from the computer lab.
• Can I sign up early?
The earliest you may sign in is a half hour prior to the class.
• If I don’t “get it the first time”, can I come back again?
We encourage people to come as often as they need to our computer classes. There is a lot of information packed into one hour, so it can take more than one session to absorb it!
• Are there some classes that I should take first?
Yes. The basic beginning courses should start with Mouse Basics, then progress to Computer Basics, and Internet Basics.
• Are there certificates of attendance given out?
It depends on the type of class you are attending.
• How many people are there in a class?
This will depend on the branch. At Main, there are twelve computer seats available in the computer lab.
• Can I bring my laptop to the class?
Generally we prefer that you use the computers set up in the lab. If you are an experienced laptop user the instructor might permit you to bring it in.
• How full are the classes?
During the winter months the computer classes tend to fill up.