ABOUT THE CLASSES

Be sure you meet the prerequisites for the class if any are listed and to register for the class. Some classes have limited resources. Classes are typically held Weds and Thurs from 11:30AM to 1PM. Class schedules will be posted at the front desk of the library with the signup sheets. 

How to Register for a Class

The class fee has been waived for classes unless otherwise stated. If there is a fee you will be asked to pay that fee in advance or have it with you when you arrive for the class. The best way to register is to come by the library and register in person. This way you can view the class descriptions and dates. But it may be possible to register by calling the library and asking to be registered. 

Which Classes are You Registered to Attend

You will not be called to verify your registration. It may be possible for you to call and verify your registration but you will need to talk to the instructor. The front desk will not be able to verify your registration. 

How to Cancel a Class 

It is not necessary to cancel your class if you cannot attend. But as a courtesy, please speak with the Instructor to cancel a class as soon as you know you cannot attend. 

 

2018 CLASS SCHEDULE

All classes are 1-day classes unless otherwise noted. You may attend any or all classes. The registration fee has been waived for these classes. Please sign up as seats are limited for hands-on training. Devices will be provided when needed.

 


 

 Class: Create a WebSite with Joomla CMS

This class is an introductory class to Website/webpage creation using a Content Management System called Joomla but requires the student to be comfortable using a computer: keyboard, mouse, Web browser. The class will cover several weeks at one day per week. The student will be introduced to the Joomla Front and Backend, the CPanel tool, the Administrative Control Panel (menus, articles, modules, plug-ins), Templates and Style sheets, HTML, CSS, Javascript, and the Joomla editor. HTML is the Hyper-text Markup Language used to create Web pages. CSS is Cascading Style Sheets used to customize the look and feel of Web pages. Javascript is a client-side language used to manipulate Web page content on the client device. If the student attends all classes and builds upon their Website they will have a finished Website at the end of the course. The student may continue their coursework at various websites which will be introduced during the course. The Website we will build will be a free Website which can later be converted into a production Website by purchasing a Domain Name and subscribing to a Joomla Web Host site. You are encouraged to bring you own laptop so that you can continue to work on your site on your own time. However, if you do not have a laptop the library does have a limited number of laptops for students to use during the class. 

Coming 2018

 


 

Class: Computer Basics Series

No Prerequisite. This class has multiple parts and requires you to register for each session you wish to attend. A beginner class for first-time users and those wanting to become familiar with computers. The student will learn how to power a computer on and off, about the keyboard and mouse, and receive an introduction to how computers work. In sessions 1 the student will learn what a computer can do. In session 2 the student will learn how to communicate with the computer. Session 3 will present the parts of a computer. Session 4 will introduce the student to Microsoft’s Office suite products Word and Excel. This class, or equivalent experience, is a prerequisite for all other computer based classes.

Session 1: What is a Computer

Session 2: The Operating System

Session 3: The Hardware

Session 4: The Software, Oct 4th, 12-1pm, Small Conference Room 

 


EquiFax Data Breach Class

This class will help you determine if your data was comprimised, help you to sign up for credit protection and/or credit freeze, and inform you of the services that EquiFax is providing to help you insure you do not suffer from identity theft. 

No Longer Offered - but we have material handouts

 


eBooks and OverDrive

This class is designed to take you through obtaining the OverDrive app from the app store, connecting to the library's ebook library, borrowing a book, and using the OverDrive reader to read and manage the book.

On Request


Beginner's Windows 10

This class is designed to help you migrate from an earlier Microsoft operating system such as XP, VISTA, or Windows 7 to the newest OS, Windows 10. This is an introductory class that last about 1 hour with a 30 minute Q and A.

On Request


 

 Beginner's Microsoft Word

This class is designed to help the student learn the basics of Microsoft's word processing program Word. Microsoft Word is a very powerful word processing program so this class will not be able to cover the more advanced features. This class will focus on the latest release Word 2016 but many subjects covered will pertain to release 2013, 2010, and 2007. 

Oct 11th, Noon-1:30pm

 


 

Beginner's Microsoft Excel

This class is designed to help the student learn the basics of Microsoft's spreadsheet program Excel. Excel is known for its numerical processing but it is also a very powerful tool when used on character data as well. This class will focus on the latest release Excel 2016 but many subjects covered will pertain to release 2013, 2010, and 2007.

Oct 18th, Noon-1:30pm

 


 

Beginner's Microsoft PowerPoint

This class is designed to help the student learn the basics of Microsoft's presentation program PowerPoint. PowerPoint is known for its ease in creating engaging visual presentations but it is also a very powerful tool when used to create picture slideshows and movies as well. This class will focus on the latest release PowerPoint 2016 but many subjects covered will pertain to release 2013, 2010, and 2007.

Oct 25th, Noon-1:30pm

 


 

 Class: Mouse and Keyboarding

No Prerequisite, but Computer Basics is recommended A beginner class for first-time users and those unfamiliar with computers. This class will focus on teaching the new user how to operate a computer mouse and keyboard. The class will consist of exercises to develop skills in using a mouse and a computer keyboard. The instructor will cover the proper use of the mouse and keyboard and give hints and tips for using a keyboard and mouse efficiently. This class, or equivalent experience, is a prerequisite for all other computer based classes.

On Request