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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 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 May 12th
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.
Eastside Branch - Medium Conference Room

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 May 3rd
Beaumont Branch - Large Meeting Room

Advanced PowerPoint

Delve deeper into the features of this versatile presentation program. Covers Master Slides, incorperating media into presentations, and advanced animation. Prerequisites: Introduction to PowerPoint or equivalent experience.
Registration begins on May 4th
Beaumont Branch - Large Meeting Room

Camp Digital: 2D Game Development Using Unity

Have you ever wanted to make a game but didn't know where to start? Led by members of local video game company Super Soul, this class will introduce students to today's most popular game engine, Unity. Participants will make a 2D exploration game using this free development system. Students will also take away resources and next steps to continue learning about game development. No previous coding or game development experience is required. Ages 12-17.
Registration begins on June 4th
Central Library - Computer Center
Central Library - Computer Center
Central Library - Computer Center
Central Library - Computer Center
Central Library - Computer Center

Camp Digital: Build Your Own Electronics

Learn how to assemble and code your own basic electronics projects. This session will cover the basic skill set needed to start developing your own projects using a combination of hardware and software. Ages 12-17.
Registration begins on May 23rd
Eastside Branch - Medium Conference Room
Registration begins on May 30th
Tates Creek Branch - Large Conference Room

Camp Digital: Game Development Introduction Using Unity

Have you ever wanted to make a game but didn't know where to start? Led by members of local video game company Super Soul, this class will introduce students to today's most popular game engine, Unity. Many kinds of game can be made in this free development system. Students will also take away resources and next steps to continue learning about game development. No previous coding or game development experience is required. Ages 12-17.
Registration begins on May 24th
Eastside Branch - Medium Conference Room
Registration begins on May 31st
Tates Creek Branch - Large Conference Room

Camp Digital: Minecraft Mania

Explore the basics of mod making using Minecraft in this 3 day class. Skins, item creation, and a behind the code look at building and animating creatures. Bring your own flash drive to save your work Ages 12-17.
Registration begins on May 22nd
Eastside Branch - Medium Conference Room
Eastside Branch - Medium Conference Room
Eastside Branch - Medium Conference Room
Registration begins on May 29th
Tates Creek Branch - Large Conference Room
Tates Creek Branch - Large Conference Room
Tates Creek Branch - Large Conference Room

Camp Digital: Podcast Maker

Have you ever found yourself listening to your favorite podcast and wishing you could start your own? Not sure where to begin? Look no further than Camp Digital: Podcast Maker! This workshop - led by experienced podcasters - will guide you through the process of podcast creation, editing, and sharing with your friends.  

Ages 12-16. Registration required
Registration begins on May 22nd
Eastside Branch - Medium Conference Room

Camp Digital: Real Instruments VS Digital Instruments

Did you know you can play a rock guitar or a grand piano without even having the actual instrument? With the power of software instruments, you can! Audio programs such as GarageBand and Logic Pro give you the ability to play and edit many different instruments, all through software. But how do software instruments differ from real instruments? In this workshop, we'll experiment with both so you can learn how how each may play a role in your next big audio project!

Ages 12-16.  Registration required
Registration begins on May 29th
Tates Creek Branch - Large Conference Room

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 April 28th
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

Registration begins on May 8th
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

Facebook for Businesses

Learn how to make Facebook work for your business! Learn how to create a business page and effectively run it, including how to advertise through Facebook. Prerequisite: Students should be able to use the mouse and keyboard.
Registration begins on May 7th
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 May 3rd
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 May 10th
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

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.
Central Library - Computer Center

Illustrator 2: Vector Art

Create original Vector Art using various tools in Adobe Illustrator.

Prerequisite: Illustrator Basics.

Registration begins on May 15th
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 May 8th
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
Northside Branch - Digital Studio
Registration begins on May 1st
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.
Registration begins on May 17th
Northside Branch - Digital Studio

Intermediate Access

Explore the use of reports and forms. Covers report creation and formatting as well as building techniques for forms capable of adding and retrieving database information. Prerequisites: Introduction to Access or equivalent experience.
Registration begins on May 9th
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.
Central Library - Computer Center
Eastside Branch - Medium Conference Room
Registration begins on May 4th
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 May 2nd
Beaumont 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 May 2nd
Central Library - Computer Center

Introduction to Digital Photography

Learn the basics of DSLR cameras and shooting pictures in RAW.
Registration begins on May 15th
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.
Eastside Branch - Medium Conference Room
Registration begins on April 27th
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 High Sierra.
Northside Branch - Digital Studio

Introduction to Mac 2

We will continue to cover the basics of using Apple's Mac OS X High 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
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
Registration begins on April 30th
Central Library - Computer Center

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 May 3rd
Beaumont Branch - Large Meeting Room

Introduction to Web Design

Discover how to plan, create and host a website. The class exercise uses 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.
Central Library - Computer Center
Registration begins on May 11th
Central Library - Computer Center

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.
Registration begins on May 5th
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.
Registration begins on May 12th
Central Library - Computer Center

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

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 1st
Northside Branch - Digital Studio

Programing with Hardware 1

Learn how to build and code hardware based projects with the Arduino development board system.The foundations in this class can be used to create wearables, light displays, and other electronics projects.
Central Library - Computer Center

Programing with Hardware 2

This class will build on the topics discussed in Hardware I.We will explore more complex projects and talk about future resources for other projects you may want to take on! Prerequisites: Programing with Hardware 1.
Central Library - Computer Center
Registration begins on May 5th
Central Library - Computer Center

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