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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 a 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.

 

3D Modeling with Sketchup

Increase your Sketchup knowledge by learning how to create and model an object for 3D printing! We'll use advanced tools, organization options, and higher detail levels.

Prerequisite: Sketchup.
Northside Branch - Digital Studio

3D Printing Basics

3D printing has made its way to the Digital Studio! This 2-hr session will run through the basics of using our new 3D printers. We'll start with setting up a print job, work our way through loading the filament, and finish by printing a small object.

Completion of this course is required to utilize the Digital Studio's 3D makerspace.
Northside Branch - Digital Studio
Northside Branch - Digital Studio
Registration begins on October 17th
Northside Branch - Digital Studio

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.
Beaumont Branch - Large Meeting Room
Registration begins on October 7th
Central Library - Computer Center
Registration begins on November 1st
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 October 6th
Central Library - Computer Center
Registration begins on November 1st
Central Library - Computer Center

Coding Games with Scratch

Impress your friends by creating your own games! Learn to make 2-D games using Scratch, a programming language built to introduce coding to older kids and teens. Prerequisite: Students should be able to use the mouse and keyboard.
Registration begins on October 31st
Village Branch - Large Meeting Room

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 17th
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 October 4th
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 September 27th
Central Library - Computer Center

Digital Content at Your Library

Discover how to check out e-magazines, audiobooks, 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 October 30th
Central Library - Computer Center

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 Center
Registration begins on October 4th
Central Library - Computer Center

Facebook Advanced

Facebook isn't just for fun and games! Learn to use Facebook's advanced features to organize groups, make pages, coordinate events, and market your organization or cause to other Facebook users. Prerequisites: Introduction to Facebook
Registration begins on October 20th
Central Library - Computer Center

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.

Registration begins on September 30th
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 October 7th
Northside Branch - Digital Studio

GarageBand Basics

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 October 3rd
Northside Branch - Digital Studio
Registration begins on October 14th
Northside Branch - Digital Studio

How to Be a Successful YouTuber

Learn to be a YouTuber from the ground up. This class will start with the basics of finding, organizing, and playing your favorite YouTube videos. It will also explore uploading video content to YouTube, as well as how to overcome some of the most common challenges encountered along the way. Prerequisites: Internet Basics or previous experience with social media
Registration begins on October 21st
Central Library - Computer Center

How to Speak Basic Computer: A Regular Person's Introduction to Coding

Ever thought about learning a computer language, but had no clue where to start? Students will get a general overview of computer languages, along with some gentle exploration of using basic Python3 code. Prerequisite: Internet Basics or prior experience navigating the web.
Registration begins on October 13th
Eastside Branch - Medium Conference Room

Illustrator 2: Vector Art

Create original Vector Art using various tools in Adobe Illustrator.

Prerequisite: Illustrator Basics.

Registration begins on September 28th
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.
Northside Branch - Digital Studio
Registration begins on October 10th
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 Excel

Learn about linked cells, filtering and intermediate formulas. Prerequisite: Introduction to Excel or previous experience with Excel.
Beaumont Branch - Large Meeting Room
Registration begins on September 30th
Central Library - Computer Center
Registration begins on October 25th
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 September 29th
Central Library - Computer Center
Registration begins on October 25th
Central Library - Computer Center

Intermediate Web Development with CSS

Learn to make static webpages pop with CSS! This course will build on prior experience with HTML, teaching how to use Cascading Style Sheets to turn simple HTML documents into the stylized, dynamic pages seen today on most modern websites. This course will cover methods for adding CSS to HTML files, text styling, page styling, positioning, divs, spans, and much much more. Prerequisites: Introduction to Web Development or prior experience with HTML5
Registration begins on November 4th
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 webpages a breeze. Prerequisite: Students should be able to use the mouse and keyboard.
Registration begins on September 30th
Central Library - Computer Center
Registration begins on November 2nd
Village Branch - Large Meeting Room

Introduction to Access

Create and manipulate a basic database with Microsoft Access. Covers basic building technique and simple queries. Prerequisites: Advanced Features of Excel or equivalent experience.
Registration begins on October 6th
Tates Creek Branch - Large Conference Room

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.
Village Branch - Large Meeting Room

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 October 19th
Beaumont Branch - Large Meeting Room

Introduction to Digital Photography

Learn the basics of DSLR cameras and shooting pictures in RAW.
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.
Village Branch - Large Meeting Room
Beaumont Branch - Large Meeting Room
Central Library - Computer Center
Registration begins on October 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 October 13th
Central Library - Computer Center

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 Mac OS X Sierra.
Registration begins on October 5th
Northside Branch - Digital Studio

Introduction to Mac 2

We will continue to cover the basics of using Apple's Mac OS X Sierra. 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 October 12th
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.
Village Branch - Large Meeting Room
Central Library - Computer Center
Registration begins on October 18th
Central Library - Computer Center

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 October 19th
Beaumont Branch - Large Meeting 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.
Central Library - Computer Center
Registration begins on October 3rd
Tates Creek Branch - Large Conference Room
Registration begins on November 2nd
Village Branch - Large Meeting 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 October 5th
Tates Creek Branch - Large Conference 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 October 20th
Beaumont Branch - Large Meeting Room

Introduction to Web Development using HTML

Learn to build a simple webpage using HTML. Covers basic HTML concepts, combining document types, HTML element tags, and some beginner styling techniques to create a website that will run in a browser. Prerequisite: Introduction to Web Design or prior experience navigating the web.
Registration begins on November 3rd
Central Library - Computer Center

LinkedIn: An Introduction

Explore the ins and out of the professional networking site LinkedIn and discover new ways to help bring yourself to the attention of employers. Prerequisite: Email Basics or equivalent experience and a valid email address.
Registration begins on October 27th
Central Library - Computer Center

Lynda.com: Online Classes Through your Library

Tired of searching the web for tutorials or paying for training seminars? Explore Lynda's online classes and training for free through your local library. Prerequisite: Internet Basics or prior experience navigating the web.
Village Branch - Large Meeting Room
Registration begins on October 10th
Eastside Branch - Medium Conference Room

Minecraft: Exploration

Build! Discover! Explode! Explore this popular game for all ages. Come alone or with a child. No gaming experience needed. Prerequisite: Students should be able to use the mouse and keyboard.
Registration begins on October 28th
Central Library - Computer Center

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.
Central Library - Computer Center
Central Library - Computer Center
Registration begins on October 23rd
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 October 11th
Central Library - Computer Center
Registration begins on October 18th
Beaumont Branch - Large Meeting 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 September 27th
Central Library - Computer Center
Registration begins on November 1st
Village Branch - Large Meeting 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.
Registration begins on October 3rd
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 October 10th
Northside Branch - Digital Studio

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
Registration begins on November 3rd
Village Branch - Large Meeting Room

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 October 28th
Central Library - Computer Center

Sketchup

Learn the basics of 3d architectural modeling with Sketchup, a free program for mac or pc.
Northside Branch - Digital Studio

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 October 12th
Eastside Branch - Medium 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 October 11th
Central Library - Computer Center

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