The Boyle County Public Library offers free computer classes every month. The computer classes to be held at the Library in February include:
Tuesday, February 7th 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.
Keyboarding Series: Typing I, II and III
Typing I on Wednesday, February 8th at 11:00 a.m.
Typing II on Wednesday, February 15th at 11:00 a.m.
Typing III on Wednesday, February 22nd 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.)
Microsoft Office (Part 1): Introduction to Microsoft Word
Thursday, February 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.)
Monday, February 13th at 2:00 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, February 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.)
Mobile Devices: Android
Friday, February 17th at 2:30 p.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.
Monday, February 20th at 11:30 a.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.)
Job Seeking and Applications
Wednesday, February 22nd at 2:30 p.m.
This class will provide an overview of some resources available to job seekers in finding employment and some tips for getting started on your application. (Internet Basics recommended.)
Microsoft Office (Part 3): Introduction to Microsoft PowerPoint
Thursday, February 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: Apple iPad & iPhone
Friday, February 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.
Tuesday, February 28th at 2:30 p.m.
Facebook is a popular social networking site that allows you to connect with others. Learn how to create a Facebook account and customize your profile. The class will cover how to upload pictures; update your status; set your privacy and account settings; and search for family and friends. If you already have a Facebook account, please bring your account login information. (Basic computer and internet skills recommended.)
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.
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