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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.

 

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 June 13th
Central Library - Computer Lab

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 June 14th
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.

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 June 7th
Northside Branch - Digital Studio

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 June 14th
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.

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

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 June 2nd
Northside Branch - Digital Studio

Game On! Create Your Own Computer Game!

Come learn what it takes to build your very own computer game! With RPGMaker, you can create your own maps, characters, enemies and more!  With this class, you'll learn the basics, so that you can get started creating your own adventure. Once you've made your game, you can export it and have all your friends play it too! 2-day class. Be sure to bring your own flash drive to save your work. Ages 12-15. Registration required by phone (859) 231-5587 beginning 2 weeks before the first session.

Eastside Branch - Medium Conference Room
Eastside Branch - Medium Conference Room
Central Library - Computer Lab
Central Library - Computer Lab

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.

Registration begins on June 7th
Northside Branch - Digital Studio

Google Sketchup

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

Registration begins on June 11th
Northside Branch - Digital Studio

How-To Festival

From dancing and gardening to coding and crafting, the How-To Festival offers 45 sessions on a wide variety of topics, giving you a chance to learn "how to." Learn how to raise urban chickens, how to care for your bicycle, or how to go back to college, plus lots more! Visit www.lexpublib.org/how for a complete schedule of sessions and presenters.

Illustrator 2: Vector Art

Create original Vector Art using various tools in Adobe Illustrator.

Prerequisite: Illustrator Basics.

Registration begins on June 16th
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 June 9th
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
Registration begins on June 14th
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
Northside Branch - Digital Studio
Registration begins on June 14th
Northside Branch - Digital Studio

Intermediate Features of Excel

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

Registration begins on June 6th
Central Library - Computer Lab

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 June 8th
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 May 31st
Central Library - Computer Lab

Introduction to Digital Photography

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

Registration begins on June 4th
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 May 30th
Central Library - Computer Lab

Introduction to Goodreads

Book recommender, personal catalog, gateway to book clubs, debates, and giveaways. Goodreads is the one-stop shop for anyone enthusiastic about books and reading. Prerequisite: Email basic or equivalent experiences. Must have a Valid Email Address.

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 El Capitan.

Northside Branch - Digital Studio

Introduction to Mac 2

We will continue to cover the basics of using Apple's Mac OS X El Capitan. We'll start to learn more advanced features of Apple's OS such as creating folders, using external drives, and formatting hard drives. 


Prerequisite: Introduction to Mac
Registration begins on May 31st
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 May 31st
Central Library - Computer Lab

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 June 10th
Central Library - Computer Lab

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 June 4th
Central Library - Computer Lab

Minecraft Mania!

Make your first Minecraft Mod! We'll learn the basic process of Mod Creation from concept to installation, build new ores and tools, create new skins, and make a simple 3d model for a new monster. 3-day class. Ages 11-14. No previous programming experience is required. Please bring your own flash drive if you want to work on your project at home. Registration required by phone (859) 231-5587 beginning 2 weeks before first session.

Eastside Branch - Medium Conference Room
Eastside Branch - Medium Conference Room
Eastside Branch - Medium Conference Room
Central Library - Computer Lab
Central Library - Computer Lab
Central Library - Computer Lab
Tates Creek Branch - Large Conference Room
Tates Creek Branch - Large Conference Room

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
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.

Registration begins on May 31st
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: Email Basics or equivalent experience and a valid email address.

Registration begins on June 11th
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 29th
Tates Creek Branch - Large Conference Room
Registration begins on June 26th
Tates Creek Branch - Large Conference Room

Windows 10 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 June 8th
Central Library - Computer Lab

Windows 10 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.

Central Library - Computer Lab

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