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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.

 

Don't have time to come in for a class?

We also offer a wide range of online computer training opportunities for free through Lynda.com.

 

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 October 4th
Northside Branch - Digital Studio

Cover Letters 101

What to say and how long you should take to say it. Learn what it takes to write an attention catching cover letter. Prerequisite: Solid familiarity with word processing programs or Intermediate Features of MS Word.

Registration begins on October 26th
Central Library - Computer Lab

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 November 7th
Central Library - Computer Lab

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.

Registration begins on November 8th
Northside Branch - Digital Studio

Illustrator 2: Vector Art

Create original Vector Art using various tools in Adobe Illustrator.

Prerequisite: Illustrator Basics.

Registration begins on October 29th
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.

Northside Branch - Digital Studio

iMovie Basics

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

Registration begins on November 12th
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

Intermediate features of MS Word

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

Beaumont Branch - Large Conference Room
Registration begins on November 2nd
Tates Creek Branch - Large Conference Room

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 November 5th
Central Library - Computer Lab

Introduction to Digital Photography

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

Registration begins on October 11th
Northside Branch - Digital Studio

Introduction to Excel

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

Registration begins on October 20th
Beaumont Branch - Large Conference Room

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 El Capitan.

Registration begins on October 20th
Northside Branch - Digital Studio

Introduction to MS Word

Tour Microsoft Word 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 October 19th
Beaumont Branch - Large Conference Room

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: Email basic or equivalent experiences. Must have a Valid Email Address.

Registration begins on October 5th
Tates Creek Branch - Large Conference Room

Online Storage: Access your files from anywhere

Explore the cloud and find out what online storage can do for you. Microsoft SkyDrive is the primary site we'll explore, but the class also provides some basic information of several other prominent storage sites. Prerequisite: Internet Basics or previous Internet experience. Must have a working cell phone number to create an account.

Registration begins on October 7th
Tates Creek Branch - Large Conference Room

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.

Central Library - Computer Lab
Registration begins on October 17th
Central Library - Computer Lab

Resumes 101

One page or two? Graphics? Bullet points? Learn the does and don'ts of resume creation and how to make yourself more attractive to employers. Prerequisite: Solid familiarity with word processing programs or Intermediate Features of MS Word.

Registration begins on October 1st
Central Library - Computer Lab

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