Computer Classes

Adult classes are available at all branches.

 

All classes are free but registration is required due to limited space.  Individual instruction is available at all three branches by request.

We also have Computer Software Video Classes. Check out our series on Microsoft Excel.

On-going classes offered regularly:

  • Introduction to Computers—Learn the components, vocabulary and basics of using a personal computer.
  • Introduction to Windows—Learn the basics of the Windows operating system.
  • Introduction to the Internet—Learn the terms, basic page features and basics of web searching. Discover tips on browsing and evaluating sites.
  • Introduction to Email—Set up an email account and learn to send and receive emails.

 

Classes offered periodically:

  • Introduction to Excel—Learn the basics to create and use an Excel spreadsheet
  • Intermediate Excel Part I—Learn intermediate formulas in Excel and work with rows, columns, and worksheets. Pre-requisite: Familiarity with basic Excel functions.
  • Intermediate Excel  Part II—Learn intermediate formulas in Excel and work with freezing panes, sorting data, creating a chart, adding comments, hyperlinks and internal references, and printing options. Pre-requisite: Familiarity with basic Excel functions.
  • Introduction to Publisher—Learn the basics of Publisher, Microsoft’s desktop publishing program used to create flyers, cards, certificates, and more!
  • Resume Basics–Learn the basics of writing a resume, the different types of resumes, and how to use Word 2010 to write a resume. Prerequisite: Ability to use a mouse.
  • Introduction to Digital Photo Editing—Learn how to use the scanner and camera wizard to transfer photos to a computer and discover free tools for photo editing.  NO digital camera required.  Prerequisite:  Ability to use a mouse.
  • The Internet and Genealogy—Learn where to start your genealogy search using free Internet websites, the library’s databases, Social Security Death Index, and U.S. Census.  Prerequisite: Knowledge of Internet

 

Upcoming classes

Registration is required for all classes – click on the Class Title to register.

  • Introduction to Microsoft PowerPoint 2010

    Monday, April 28, 2014 - 2:00 PM at Charlotte Hall Library Meeting Room

    Learn the basics of creating multimedia presentations using Microsoft PowerPoint 2010. Explore how to animate presentations using various effects. Prerequisites: Computer Basics 1 & 2, or basic skills in using the mouse & keyboard. Adult computer classes are limited to ages 16 and up. Registration required.

  • Intermediate PowerPoint

    Monday, April 28, 2014 - 2:00 PM at Leonardtown Library Meeting Room

    Learn intermediate features on the ribbon, including audo and video. Basic PowerPoint skills required.

  • Introduction to Microsoft Publisher 2010

    Thursday, May 01, 2014 - 2:00 PM at Lexington Park Library Computer Lab

    Learn to create a basic publication using text boxes and graphics. Prerequisites: Computer Basics 1 & 2, or basic skills in using the mouse & keyboard. Adult computer classes are for ages 16 and up. Registration required.

  • Introduction to Excel 2010

    Monday, May 05, 2014 - 2:00 PM at Leonardtown Library Meeting Room

    Learn the basics to create and use an Excel spreadsheet. Basic computer skills required

  • I Took These Pictures...Now What?

    Tuesday, May 06, 2014 - 1:00 PM at Charlotte Hall Library Meeting Room

    Learn the basics of how to get your digital photos from your camera or memory card, onto your computer, uploaded to email/Facebook/Craigslist/Shutterfly, as well as basic photo editing techniques (cropping, rotating, re-sizing.) Learn tips for taking good photos, then editing tricks to turn good photos into great ones. Adult computer classes are limited to ages 16 and up. Registration required.

  • Introduction to Computers

    Wednesday, May 07, 2014 - 2:00 PM at Lexington Park Library Computer Lab

    Learn the parts of the computer and how to use the mouse. Adult computer classes are limited to ages 16 and up.

  • Introduction to Windows

    Wednesday, May 14, 2014 - 2:00 PM at Lexington Park Library Computer Lab

    Learn how to get around in the Microsoft Windows operating system, open and close programs, save files, and more! Adult computer classes are limited to ages 16 and up.

  • Beginning Genealogy: Where Do I Start?

    Monday, May 19, 2014 - 2:00 PM at Charlotte Hall Library Meeting Room

    This introductory course will cover where to look for information, filling out charts, organizing information, using the library databases and exploring useful websites. Basic computer skills and an email account are required. Registration required.

  • Get More From Google

    Monday, May 19, 2014 - 2:00 PM at Lexington Park Library Computer Lab

    TBD

  • Introduction to the Internet

    Wednesday, May 21, 2014 - 2:00 PM at Lexington Park Library Computer Lab

    Learn about using the Internet, your web browser, and search strategies. Adult computer classes are limited to ages 16 and up.

  • Introduction to PowerPoint 2010

    Wednesday, May 28, 2014 - 2:00 PM at Leonardtown Library Meeting Room

    Learn the basics of creating multimedia presentations. Basic computer skills required.

  • Introduction to Email

    Wednesday, May 28, 2014 - 2:00 PM at Lexington Park Library Computer Lab

    Learn how to set up and use an email account. Adult computer classes are limited to ages 16 and up.

  • Introduction to Word 2010

    Monday, June 09, 2014 - 2:00 PM at Leonardtown Library Meeting Room

    Learn to open, create, format, print and save documents. Basic computer skills required.

  • Introduction to Publisher 2010

    Monday, June 16, 2014 - 2:00 PM at Leonardtown Library Meeting Room

    Learn to use text boxes and graphics to create a publication. Basic computer skills required.

  • Genealogy Open Lab

    Thursday, June 26, 2014 - 5:30 PM at Lexington Park Library Computer Lab

    Access free websites and library databases to continue your genealogy search. An instructor will be in the lab to answer any questions that come up as you search.

  • Introduction to Computers

    Tuesday, July 01, 2014 - 2:00 PM at Lexington Park Library Computer Lab

    Learn the parts of the computer and how to use the mouse. Adult computer classes are limited to ages 16 and up.

  • Introduction to Windows

    Tuesday, July 08, 2014 - 2:00 PM at Lexington Park Library Computer Lab

    Learn how to get around in the Microsoft Windows operating system, open and close programs, save files, and more! Adult computer classes are limited to ages 16 and up.

  • Computer Basics 1: Intro to Computers

    Monday, July 14, 2014 - 2:00 PM at Leonardtown Library Meeting Room

    Learn the components, vocabulary and general use of the personal computer.

  • Introduction to the Internet

    Tuesday, July 15, 2014 - 2:00 PM at Lexington Park Library Computer Lab

    Learn about using the Internet, your web browser, and search strategies. Adult computer classes are limited to ages 16 and up.

  • Resume Basics in Word 2010

    Wednesday, July 16, 2014 - 5:30 PM at Lexington Park Library Computer Lab

    Learn the basics of writing a resume, the different types of resumes, and how to use Word 2010 to write a resume. Prerequisite: Ability to use a mouse.