Computer Classes in March

March 7, 2017
By BCPL

The Boyle County Public Library offers free computer classes every month. The computer classes to be held at the Library in March include:


Typing/Keyboarding Sessions:

Typing on Wednesday, March 8th at 11:00 a.m.

Typing on Wednesday, March 15th at 11:00 a.m.

Typing on Wednesday, March 22nd at 11:00 a.m.

Typing on Wednesday, March 29th at 11:00 a.m.

These sessions will provide new typists with beginning instruction, and a refresher for those with rusty typing skills. Correct finger placement and accuracy will be the primary focus. (Limited to 8 participants.)

 

Computer Basics
Wednesday, March 8th at 2:30 p.m.

This class is an introduction to using your computer. Learn about the various parts of a computer; the importance between hardware and software; using a mouse/keyboard; and an overview of how to launch programs.


Microsoft Office (Part 1): Introduction to Microsoft Word 
Thursday, March 9th at 2:00 p.m.

This class offers a basic introduction to word processing. Instruction will be given on using the ribbon; creating, saving, and printing documents; copying and pasting text; formatting lists; and checking spelling and grammar. (Computer Basics recommended.)

 

Internet Basics 
Monday, March 13th at 2:30 p.m.

This class provides a basic introduction to the internet. It includes accessing websites; using different browsers; and using common buttons and menus. (Computer Basics recommended.)

 

Microsoft Office (Part 2): Introduction to Microsoft Excel 
Thursday, March 16th at 2:00 p.m.

This class is an introduction to the spreadsheet productivity software from Microsoft. Create, save, and print worksheets; enter and modify data; and learn a few basic functions/formulas. (Intro. to Microsoft Word recommended.)

 

Email Basics 
Tuesday, March 14th at 2:30 p.m.

This class will provide new computer users with some basic skills to set up and use an email account, including sending email and adding attachments. (Internet Basics recommended.)

 

Google Like You Mean It! 
Wednesday, March 22nd at 2:30 p.m.

You've searched Google, but in the midst of advertisements and millions of search results, it's hard to find exactly what you want. This class will offer techniques to help you pinpoint the information you need -- or at least help you sift through the "junk." (Internet Basics recommended.)

 

Microsoft Office (Part 3): Introduction to Microsoft PowerPoint 
Thursday, March 23rd at 2:00 p.m.

This class provides a basic introduction to Microsoft’s slide presentation software. We will cover creating, saving, and presenting a slideshow; adding new slides; determining slide layout and design; and entering information to be displayed. (Intro. to Microsoft Word recommended.)

 

Mobile Devices: Android 
Friday, March 24th at 11:00 a.m.

Learn more about your Android tablet or smartphone, including appropriate gestures, how to navigate the settings menu, installing and using apps, and general concerns. Participants should bring their Google login information for the best experience.


Mobile Devices: Apple iPad & iPhone 
Friday, March 24th at 2:30 p.m.

Learn more about your Apple iPad or iPhone, including appropriate gestures, how to navigate the settings menu, installing and using apps, and general concerns. Participants should bring their Apple ID login information for the best experience.

 

Google Maps 
Tuesday, March 28th at 2:30 p.m.

Get directions, plot a travel route, and even find a satellite view using Google Maps. This class will cover the basics of using both the Google Maps site and app for navigation. (If you will be using the app, bring your device for the best experience.) 

 

eBooks: Overdrive
Friday, March 31st at 2:30 p.m.

Learn how to check out and download thousands of eBooks and Audio Books from the Library’s collection for free.  (Bring your device, library card, and Google Play or Appstore username/password with you for checkout.) 


Those interested in attending any of the computer classes may register online or by calling the Library at 859.238.7323. In addition to these classes, one-on-one computer support is also available by appointment.