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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. 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 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
Registration begins on November 15th
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

Advanced PowerPoint

Delve deeper into the features of this versatile presentation program. Covers Master Slides, incorporating media into presentations, and advanced animation. Prerequisites: Introduction to PowerPoint or equivalent experience.
Registration begins on November 23rd
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.
Eastside Branch - Medium Conference Room
Registration begins on November 24th
Central Library - Computer Center

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

Northside Branch - Digital Studio

Drop in Tech Help

Drop in tech help: Need help with computers, apps or websites? Bring all of your questions and we'll help you answer them! Use one of our devices or bring your own. No registration required. (Note: session does not include computer repair.)
Central Library - Computer Center
Central Library - Computer Center
Central Library - Computer Center
Central Library - Computer Center
Central Library - Computer Center

Essential Computer Skills

Catch up on all the skills and tricks you need to make using computers comfortable and easy. No experience required.
Village Branch - Large Meeting Room
Central Library - Computer Center

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

Hour of Code

Hour of Code is a fun program designed to inspire kids aged 8-18 to learn coding! Featuring beloved children's' franchises such as Frozen, Minecraft, and Wonder Woman, your student will be able to learn the basics of programming in just one hour - and have fun! Be sure to check it out at the Beaumont branch!  Feel free to bring your own laptop or tablet. For students in grades 3-5


Beaumont Branch - Large Meeting Room

Hour of Code

Hour of Code is a fun program designed to inspire kids aged 8-18 to learn coding! Featuring beloved children's' franchises such as Frozen, Minecraft, and Wonder Woman, your student will be able to learn the basics of programming in just one hour - and have fun! Be sure to check it out at the Beaumont branch!  Feel free to bring your own laptop or tablet. For students in grades 6-12

Beaumont Branch - Large Meeting Room

iMovie Basics

Create your own video project using photos, video clips, and music. This is a great class for beginners.
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.
Village Branch - Large Meeting Room
Central Library - Computer Center
Registration begins on November 21st
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.
Village Branch - Large Meeting Room
Registration begins on November 14th
Central Library - Computer Center

Intermediate Hardware Hacking

Introduction to hardware hacking covered the basics, but what about sensors, buttons, and other input devices? What about creating something like a custom video game controller or a single button to turn that lighting display on or off? This class will cover user and environmental input to your electronics project and resources to help you learn and explore even more! Prerequisite: Students should have completed the introductory class.
Central Library - Computer Center

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.
Central Library - Computer Center
Beaumont Branch - Large Meeting Room
Registration begins on November 19th
Central Library - Computer Center

Introduction to Hardware Hacking

Hackers aren't always criminals. The term hacker actually originated at MIT to denote an individual whose curiosity lead to discovery. In fact, Limor Fried (of Adafruit Industries) Steve Wozniak (Co-Founder of Apple) and Linus Torvalds (Creator of Linux) have all been lovingly dubbed hackers by their peers. This class will delve into the fundamentals of creating custom electronics. Ideas from this class can help you create home automation devices, electronic prototypes for a new invention, or just fun lighting for your cosplay costume - the possibilities are endless! Prerequisite: Students should be able to use a mouse and keyboard.
Central Library - Computer Center

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

Lightroom Basics

Learn about the interface and basic tools of Adobe Lightroom. Create incredible photos anywhere with all-new Lightroom CC. Organize your photos with searchable keywords that are automatically applied without the hassle of tagging. And easily share and showcase your photos in fun ways.
Northside Branch - Digital Studio

Logic Pro X Basics

Learn the basics of Apple's professional audio editor, Logic Pro X! Experience with Mac computers and some audio editing experience is recommended before taking this class.
Northside Branch - Digital Studio

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.
Eastside Branch - Medium Conference Room
Registration begins on November 17th
Central Library - Computer Center

Mobile App development with Thunkable

Learn how to use a free online drag-and-drop platform called "Thunkable" to quickly conceptualize, create, and test apps to sell in the iOS or google play store! Take your idea from concept to reality in just a couple of hours using simple tools. Prerequisites: Must be able to use a keyboard and mouse, must have an active gmail account.
Central Library - Computer Center

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

Sketchup

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

Sketchup 2: 3D Modeling

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

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