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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.  Handouts and files used in classes can be accessed 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.

 

Advanced Features of Excel

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

Registration begins on December 29th
Tates Creek Branch - Large Conference Room
Registration begins on January 16th
Central Library - Computer Center
Registration begins on January 21st
Central Library - Computer Center

Advanced Features of MS Word

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

Registration begins on January 14th
Central Library - Computer Center

Computer Security

Uncover the dangers you can 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.

Registration begins on January 5th
Eastside Branch - Medium Conference Room

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.

Central Library - Computer Center

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 January 25th
Central Library - Computer Center

Digital Content at Your Library

Discover how to check out e-magazines, audio-books, and more. For PCs, tablets, and e-readers. Feel free to bring your own device. An active library card is required to access these materials.

Registration begins on January 4th
Central Library - Computer Center
Registration begins on January 10th
Beaumont Branch - Large Meeting 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 January 13th
Central Library - Computer Center

Intermediate Features of Excel

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

Registration begins on December 28th
Tates Creek Branch - Large Conference Room
Registration begins on January 9th
Central Library - Computer Center
Registration begins on January 20th
Central Library - Computer Center

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.

Registration begins on December 31st
Central Library - Computer Center
Registration begins on January 14th
Central Library - Computer Center

Internet Basics

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

Registration begins on January 11th
Central Library - Computer Center

Introduction to Blogging

Get an overview of some of the more popular blogging sites, learn how to navigate around a blog and discover the basics of posting and commenting. Prerequisite: Email Basics or previous internet experience. You must have a working email address to create an account.

Registration begins on December 30th
Tates Creek Branch - Large Conference Room

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 December 26th
Central Library - Computer Center
Registration begins on January 18th
Central Library - Computer Center

Introduction to Facebook

Get up to speed on how to create, use, and maintain a Facebook page of your own, including understanding the complex Facebook privacy policies and settings. Learn the ins and outs of one of the most widely used social networking programs. Prerequisite: Email basics. Must have a Valid Email Address.

Registration begins on January 4th
Eastside Branch - Medium Conference Room

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 December 31st
Central Library - Computer Center
Registration begins on January 13th
Beaumont Branch - Large Meeting Room

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 or previous experience with photo manipulation software.

Registration begins on January 6th
Eastside Branch - Medium Conference Room

Introduction to PowerPoint

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

Registration begins on December 29th
Tates Creek Branch - Large Conference Room

Introduction to Publisher

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

Registration begins on January 12th
Beaumont Branch - Large Meeting Room

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: Email Basics or previous internet experience. You must have a working email address to create an account.

Registration begins on January 3rd
Eastside Branch - Medium Conference Room
Registration begins on January 25th
Tates Creek Branch - Large Conference Room

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 December 30th
Central Library - Computer Center
Registration begins on January 18th
Central Library - Computer Center

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 January 5th
Eastside Branch - Medium 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.

Registration begins on January 6th
Central Library - Computer Center
Registration begins on January 25th
Central Library - Computer Center

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.

Central Library - Computer Center

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: Some familiarity with word processing programs or Intermediate Features of MS Word.

Registration begins on January 11th
Central Library - Computer Center

Windows Advanced

Want all your settings at your fingertips? Want a better way to see all the programs available on your computer? Learn about helpful shortcuts and ways you can customize Windows to better suit you. Prerequisite: Windows Basics or previous experience using Windows settings and features.

Registration begins on January 4th
Central Library - Computer Center
Registration begins on January 24th
Tates Creek Branch - Large Conference Room

Windows Basics

Explore the newest version of Windows, Windows 10. Customize your Start menu. Add shortcut icons and personalize your desktop. Make the task bar work for you! Prerequisite: PC Basics or previous knowledge of earlier versions of Windows.

Registration begins on December 28th
Central Library - Computer Center
Registration begins on January 11th
Beaumont Branch - Large Meeting Room
Registration begins on January 23rd
Central Library - Computer Center

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