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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.
Registration begins on October 4th
Northside Branch - Digital Studio
Registration begins on October 16th
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.
Central Library - Computer Center
Registration begins on October 4th
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 October 11th
Beaumont Branch - Large Meeting 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.
Beaumont 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

Northside Branch - Digital Studio
Registration begins on October 13th
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
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.
Central Library - Computer Center
Central Library - Computer Center
Registration begins on October 1st
Central Library - Computer Center
Registration begins on October 12th
Central Library - Computer Center
Registration begins on October 23rd
Village Branch - Large Meeting Room
Registration begins on October 27th
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
Beaumont Branch - Large Meeting Room

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 25th
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.

Northside Branch - Digital Studio
Registration begins on October 2nd
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.
Registration begins on October 9th
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.
Tates Creek Branch - Large Conference Room
Registration begins on October 15th
Central Library - Computer Center

Illustrator 2: Vector Art

Create original Vector Art using various tools in Adobe Illustrator.

Prerequisite: Illustrator Basics.

Registration begins on September 27th
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

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
Registration begins on October 11th
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
Registration begins on October 3rd
Central Library - Computer Center
Registration begins on October 3rd
Eastside Branch - Medium Conference Room
Registration begins on October 13th
Central Library - Computer Center
Registration begins on October 25th
Village Branch - Large Meeting Room

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
Central Library - Computer Center
Registration begins on September 28th
Tates Creek Branch - Large Conference Room
Registration begins on October 10th
Beaumont Branch - Large Meeting Room
Registration begins on October 25th
Village Branch - Large Meeting Room

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 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.
Central Library - Computer Center

Introduction to Digital Photography

Learn the basics of DSLR cameras and shooting pictures in RAW.
Registration begins on October 2nd
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
Registration begins on September 24th
Central Library - Computer Center
Registration begins on October 2nd
Eastside Branch - Medium Conference Room
Registration begins on October 11th
Beaumont Branch - Large Meeting Room
Registration begins on October 24th
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
Registration begins on October 29th
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 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 September 27th
Tates Creek Branch - Large Conference Room
Registration begins on October 9th
Beaumont Branch - Large Meeting Room
Registration begins on October 24th
Village Branch - Large Meeting Room

Introduction to PowerPoint

Learn to build and animate colorful presentations to entertain your friends and delight your boss. Prerequisite: Introduction to MS Word or previous experience using presentation software.
Registration begins on October 17th
Central Library - Computer Center

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: Computer Essentials or previous internet experience. You must have a working email address to create an account.
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 September 29th
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.
Registration begins on October 9th
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 September 22nd
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 September 22nd
Central Library - Computer Center
Registration begins on October 20th
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.
Registration begins on October 22nd
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.
Registration begins on September 29th
Northside Branch - Digital Studio
Registration begins on October 16th
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 6th
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.
Registration begins on October 8th
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

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.
Registration begins on September 25th
Northside Branch - Digital Studio

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