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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.

 

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 January 1st
Beaumont Branch - Large Meeting 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 January 3rd
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.
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.
Central Library - Computer Center

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

Essential Computer Skills

Catch up on all the skills and tricks you need to make using computers comfortable and easy. No experience required.
Registration begins on December 19th
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 December 22nd
Central Library - Computer Center

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 January 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.
Registration begins on December 27th
Eastside Branch - Medium Conference 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.
Registration begins on December 27th
Eastside Branch - Medium Conference Room

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 December 24th
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.
Registration begins on January 2nd
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.
Registration begins on December 25th
Eastside Branch - Medium Conference Room

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.
Registration begins on January 5th
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.
Registration begins on December 21st
Central Library - Computer Center

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 December 19th
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: Previous internet experience. You must have a working email address to create an account.
Registration begins on December 26th
Central Library - Computer Center

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 December 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.
Registration begins on January 7th
Central Library - Computer Center

Walk-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

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