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Computer Classes

This is a list of upcoming computer classes at Lexington Public Library locations.  Unless noted, all classes are free, one-time sessions.  Advance registration is required and can be completed by clicking on the class's "Register Now" link.

Please note any prerequisites and review General Class Information before registering for a class.  You can view a diagram of the sequence of classes here.

Advanced Features of Excel 2013

Learn about pivot tables, table formatting, and advanced formulas. Prerequisite: Intermediate Features of Excel 2013 or extensive previous experience with Excel.

Registration begins on May 7th
Beaumont Branch - Large Conference Room

Advanced Features of Excel 2013

Get your
hands on pivot tables, table formatting, and advanced formulas.
Prerequisite: Intermediate Features of Excel 2013 or considerable
previous experience with Excel.

Registration begins on June 6th
Central Library - Computer Lab

Advanced Features of MS Word 2013

Learners will get experience using tables, running a mail merge, customizing Word settings and more. Prerequisite: Intermediate Features of MS Word 2013.

Central Library - Computer Lab

Advanced Features of MS Word 2013

One hundred
and one ways to customize Word for your convenience! Also, tables. And Mail Merge.
Prerequisite: Intermediate Features of MS Word 2013 or
considerable previous experience with word.

Registration begins on June 5th
Central Library - Computer Lab

After Effects Basics

Learn how to use the professional film and television industry standard software to create your own video project. This class will cover basic video and audio editing, as well as adding audio and video effects.

Prerequisite: Prior experience with Adobe or Video-editing software.

Registration begins on May 23rd
Northside Branch - Digital Studio

Colorize a Black and White Photo

Learn to colorize a black and white photo with Photoshop actions and painting. All photos will be provided.

Prerequisite: Photoshop Basics

Registration begins on May 30th
Northside Branch - Digital Studio
Registration begins on May 30th
Northside Branch - Digital Studio

Computer Club for Seniors

Improve your computer skills with other seniors. Each month has a different tutorial with time for questions.

Computer Security

Learn about the kind of threats you may encounter online, software that can help protect your computer, and steps you can take to keep both you and your computer safer online. Prerequisite: Internet Basics or previous internet experience.

Central Library - Computer Lab

Email Basics

Learners will discover how to sign up for an email account, send messages, work with attachments, and manage their inbox. Prerequisite: Internet Basics or previous Internet experience.

Tates Creek Branch - Large Conference Room

Email Basics

Discover how
to sign up for an email account with Mail.com, send messages, work with attachments,
and manage your inbox. Class email accounts will be provided.
Prerequisite: Internet Basics or previous Internet
experience.

Registration begins on May 18th
Central Library - Computer Lab
Registration begins on June 10th
Central Library - Computer Lab

Final Cut Pro X Basics

Learn how to use the professional film and television industry standard software to create your own video project. This class will cover basic video and audio editing, as well as adding audio and video effects.

Prerequisite: iMovie.

Northside Branch - Digital Studio
Registration begins on May 19th
Northside Branch - Digital Studio

Final Cut Pro X Beyond Basics

Learn the more advanced editing functions of Final Cut Pro X including: color correction, green screen effects, and much more. All "problem" video clips will be provided for you.

Prerequisite: Final Cut Pro X Basics.

Northside Branch - Digital Studio
Registration begins on May 26th
Northside Branch - Digital Studio

GarageBand

Learn the basics of GarageBand, the audio recording and editing software from Apple.

Northside Branch - Digital Studio
Registration begins on May 28th
Northside Branch - Digital Studio

GarageBand

Learn the basics of GarageBand, the audio recording and editing software from Apple.

Basic experience with Mac computers is recommended before taking this class.

Northside Branch - Digital Studio
Registration begins on June 16th
Northside Branch - Digital Studio

Google Sketchup

Learn the basics of 3d architectural modeling with Google sketchup, a free program for mac or pc.

Northside Branch - Digital Studio
Northside Branch - Digital Studio
Registration begins on June 2nd
Northside Branch - Digital Studio

Illustrator 2: Vector Art

Create original Vector Art using various tools in Adobe Illustrator.

Prerequisite: Illustrator Basics.

Northside Branch - Digital Studio
Registration begins on June 2nd
Northside Branch - Digital Studio

Illustrator Basics

Learn the basics of creating graphic designs and images from photos and creating unique material using the basic tools and processes of Illustrator.

Registration begins on May 26th
Northside Branch - Digital Studio
Registration begins on June 18th
Northside Branch - Digital Studio

iMovie Basics

Create your own video project using photos, video clips and music. This is a great class for beginners.

Northside Branch - Digital Studio
Northside Branch - Digital Studio
Registration begins on May 19th
Northside Branch - Digital Studio
Registration begins on June 13th
Northside Branch - Digital Studio

InDesign Basics

Learn to use the most powerful layout program in the industry. While learning the tools and interface of Adobe InDesign, you will also learn how to interface with Adobe Photoshop and Adobe Illustrator.

Northside Branch - Digital Studio
Registration begins on June 9th
Northside Branch - Digital Studio

Intermediate Features of Excel 2013

Learn about linked cells, filtering and intermediate formulas. Prerequisite: Introduction to Excel 2013 or previous experience with Excel.

Tates Creek Branch - Large Conference Room
Registration begins on May 16th
Central Library - Computer Lab

Intermediate Features of Excel 2013

Learn about
linked cells, filtering and intermediate formulas.
Prerequisite:
Introduction to Excel 2013 or previous experience with Excel.
Registration begins on May 30th
Central Library - Computer Lab

Intermediate features of MS Word 2013

Learners will experience more advanced word processing tasks including lists, headers, and cut/copy/paste functions. Prerequisite: Introduction to MS Word 2013.

Eagle Creek Branch - Large Conference Room
Registration begins on May 8th
Central Library - Computer Lab

Intermediate features of MS Word 2013

Copy! Paste!
Make a bulleted list! Discover some of Word's trickier features like headers,
footnotes, and labels.
Prerequisite: Introduction to MS Word 2013 or previous
experience with Word.

Registration begins on May 29th
Central Library - Computer Lab

Internet Basics

Students will learn about browser options and tools, how to search and navigate the web, and basic troubleshooting for connection problems. Prerequisite: Students should be able to use the mouse and keyboard.

Central Library - Computer Lab
Central Library - Computer Lab

Internet Basics

Firefox.
Internet Explorer. Google Chrome. Learn your way around a browser and the tools
that can make working with webpages a breeze.
Prerequisite:
Students should be able to use the mouse and keyboard.

Registration begins on June 3rd
Central Library - Computer Lab

Introduction to Blogging

Learners will get an overview of some of the more popular blogging sites, how to navigate around a blog and the basics of posting and commenting. Prerequisite: Internet Basics.

Eagle Creek Branch - Large Conference Room

Introduction to Digital Photography

Learn the basics of DLSR cameras and shooting pictures in RAW.

Registration begins on June 6th
Northside Branch - Digital Studio

Introduction to Excel 2013

This class introduces the basic functions and uses of a spreadsheet program. . Prerequisite: Introduction to MS Word 2013 or previous experience using spreadsheet software.

Central Library - Computer Lab
Registration begins on May 13th
Central Library - Computer Lab

Introduction to Excel 2013

Discover the
controls and formulas needed to create a basic spreadsheet and chart.
Prerequisite: Introduction to MS Word 2013 or previous
experience using spreadsheet software.

Registration begins on May 23rd
Central Library - Computer Lab
Registration begins on June 10th
Central Library - Computer Lab

Introduction to Mac

We will cover the basics of using Apple software and hardware. Some experience with computers is necessary. This class will be using OS X Yosemite.

Northside Branch - Digital Studio
Northside Branch - Digital Studio
Registration begins on May 21st
Northside Branch - Digital Studio
Registration begins on June 9th
Northside Branch - Digital Studio

Introduction to MS Word 2013

Learners will discover the basics of word processing, including creating, formatting, and printing a simple document. Prerequisite: PC Basics. Students should be comfortable with the mouse and keyboard.

Central Library - Computer Lab

Introduction to MS Word 2013

Tour Word
2013 and learn where all the best buttons live! Create and format a document.
Ask questions to your heart's content.
Prerequisite: PC Basics or previous computer experience.
Students should be comfortable with the mouse and keyboard.

Registration begins on May 22nd
Central Library - Computer Lab
Registration begins on May 27th
Central Library - Computer Lab
Registration begins on June 17th
Central Library - Computer Lab

Introduction to Photoshop

Fix "Red-eye" and remove blemishes from portraits. Learn how to combine several images into a single photo and move parts of one photo to another and add titles and text. Prerequisite: Introduction to MS Word 2013 or previous experience with photo manipulation software.

Central Library - Computer Lab

Introduction to Photoshop

Fix
"Red-eye" and remove blemishes from portraits. Learn how to move
parts of one photo to another and add text.
Prerequisite:
Introduction to MS Word 2013 or previous experience with photo manipulation
software.

Registration begins on May 20th
Central Library - Computer Lab

Introduction to Pinterest

Pinterest is a popular social media site for creating virtual pin boards of the things you discover online. With Pinterest, you can create and share pin boards on any subject you can imagine, from vintage cars to funny cat videos to your favorite tutorials. Join the fun and explore what other people are pinning. Prerequisite: Internet basics. Must have a Valid Email Address.

Registration begins on May 7th
Beaumont Branch - Large Conference Room

Introduction to PowerPoint 2013

Learners will explore the basic functions and uses of a presentation program and create a simple slideshow presentation. Prerequisite: Introduction to MS word 2013 or previous experience using presentation software.

Registration begins on May 8th
Beaumont Branch - Large Conference Room

Introduction to PowerPoint 2013

Learn to
build and animate colorful presentations to entertain your friends and delight
your boss.
Prerequisite: Intermediate Features of MS Word 2013 or
previous experience using presentation software.

Registration begins on June 13th
Central Library - Computer Lab

Introduction to Publisher 2013

Learn to create business cards, greeting cards, fliers and more in Microsoft's graphics oriented home publishing program. Prerequisite: Intermediate Features of MS Word 2013.

Beaumont Branch - Large Conference Room

Introduction to Publisher 2013

Learn to
create business cards, greeting cards, fliers and more in Microsoft's graphics
oriented home publishing program.
Prerequisite:
Intermediate Features of MS Word 2013 or previous experience using publishing
software.

Registration begins on June 15th
Central Library - Computer Lab

Introduction to Web Design

Discover how to plan, create and host a website. The class exercise uses Weebly.com's free hosting service to get students started. Prerequisite: Internet Basics or previous internet experience. You must have a working email address to create an account.

Central Library - Computer Lab

Mouse and keyboard Basics

Learners will experience a tutorial that teaches all the basic mouse movements, along with a brief introduction to ergonomics and touch typing. No computer experience necessary.

Registration begins on May 13th
Central Library - Computer Lab

Mouse and keyboard Basics

To click or
double click - that is the question. Get the hang of mouse use with a hands-on
tutorial and improve your typing skills too!
No computer experience necessary.

Registration begins on June 3rd
Central Library - Computer Lab
Registration begins on June 17th
Central Library - Computer Lab

Online Storage: Access your files from anywhere

This workshop introduces the cloud storage and highlights Microsoft SkyDrive as well as introducing students to other free storage websites. Learners will discover how online storage can work for them and how to access their stored files from anywhere they have an internet connection. Prerequisite: Internet Basics or previous Internet experience. Must have a working cell phone number to create an account.

Central Library - Computer Lab

PC Basics

This workshop is designed for an audience that is new to computing. Learners will discover how to access the desktop, how to save, create, and move files and folders; and how to pin important stuff to the Start screen. Prerequisite: Students should be able to use the mouse and keyboard.

Central Library - Computer Lab

PC basics

Save your
work and find it again. Create folders, learn how to move saved documents and
pictures from one place to another, and discover the tools to keep your
computer organized.
Prerequisite: Students should be able to use the mouse and
keyboard.

Registration begins on May 20th
Central Library - Computer Lab
Registration begins on June 8th
Central Library - Computer Lab

PC basics

Save your
work and find it again. Create folders, learn how to move saved documents and
pictures from one place to another, and discover the tools to keep your
computer organized.
Prerequisite: Students should be able to use the mouse and
keyboard.

Registration begins on June 19th
Central Library - Computer Lab

Photoshop Basics

Learn about the interface and basic tools of Adobe Photoshop. You'll also learn how to effectively use and work with layers in Photoshop.

Northside Branch - Digital Studio
Registration begins on June 4th
Northside Branch - Digital Studio

Photoshop for Photographers

Learn how to retouch your photographs like the professionals, restore old photographs, and use Adobe Camera RAW to improve the lighting, color, and composition of the image.

Prerequisite: Photoshop Basics.

Northside Branch - Digital Studio
Registration begins on June 11th
Northside Branch - Digital Studio

Selling your Crafts on Etsy.com

Learn how to sign up, build, and run your very own Etsy Shop. We'll talk about how to format and upload images, write interesting and engaging product descriptions, keep yourself organized for tax time, and tackle the dreaded question: How much should I charge? Prerequisite: Internet Basics.

Registration begins on May 9th
Central Library - Computer Lab

Tates Creek Computer Club For Seniors

Join us for a relaxed hands-on introduction to the world of computers and tablets. Classes are open to all experience levels.

Tates Creek Branch - Large Conference Room
Registration begins on May 31st
Tates Creek Branch - Large Conference Room

Windows 8 Advanced

Learners will discover more about the advanced features of Windows 8, including how to personalize their device with a picture password, create a master control panel for all their settings, the full range of keyboard shortcuts and a number of time and effort saving ways to make Windows work for you. Prerequisite: Windows 8 Basics or previous experience using Windows 8.

Eagle Creek Branch - Large Conference Room

Windows 8 Advanced

Get to your
programs without the Start Screen, discover how to make the computer show the
desktop as soon as it starts, gather all your settings in one easy to reach
place, and find out what Windows 8 got right.
Prerequisite:
Windows 8 Basics or previous experience using Windows 8.

Registration begins on June 1st
Central Library - Computer Lab

Windows 8 Basics

Learners will discover how to effectively navigate in Windows 8. Participants tour the Start screen and experiment with touch gestures, live tiles, and charms. This workshop also shows how to work efficiently with snap and keyboard shortcuts. Prerequisite: PC Basics.

Eagle Creek Branch - Large Conference Room
Registration begins on May 15th
Central Library - Computer Lab

Windows 8 Basics

Help! Where
did the desktop go? Rediscover the things Windows 8 is hiding from you, how to
control those pesky full screen apps, and what charms are good for.
Prerequisite: PC Basics or previous knowledge of file storage
and mouse use.

Registration begins on May 25th
Central Library - Computer Lab
Registration begins on June 22nd
Central Library - Computer Lab

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