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.

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!
  • 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.

  • Computer Basics 2: Introduction to Windows 7

    Tuesday, March 10, 2015 - 2:00 PM at Charlotte Hall Library Meeting Room

    Part two of a four part series. Explore the basics of Microsoft's operating system. Learn how to create, store, and manage files & folders, and run multiple programs. Learn how to use various tools and techniques to make your computer experience more productive. Adult computer classes are limited to ages 16 and up. Registration required.

  • Computer Basics 2: Introduction to Windows 7

    Tuesday, March 10, 2015 - 2:00 PM at Lexington Park Library Computer Lab

    Part two of a four part series. Explore the basics of Microsoft's operating system. Learn how to create, store, and manage files & folders, and run multiple programs. Learn how to use various tools and techniques to make your computer experience more productive. Adult computer classes are limited to ages 16 and up. Registration required.

  • Microsoft Office: Introduction to Excel 2010

    Wednesday, March 11, 2015 - 2:00 PM at Charlotte Hall Library Meeting Room

    This class is recommended for individuals who are new to Microsoft Excel or have limited spreadsheet experience: Providing an introduction to spreadsheets and the practical uses and versatility of Excel. Students will learn time saving features and tips for using Excel effectively. 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 Excel 2010 Leonardtown

    Friday, March 13, 2015 - 2:00 PM at

    Learn intermediate formulas, work with rows, columns, and worksheets. Basic Excel skills required.

  • Beginning Genealogy

    Saturday, March 14, 2015 - 1:30 PM at Charlotte Hall Library Meeting Room

    Part 1 of 3. Learn the best methods of gathering, researching, organizing and evaluating information on your ancestors using websites, censuses and databases. Basic computer skills and email account required.

  • Computer Basics 3: Introduction to the Internet

    Tuesday, March 17, 2015 - 2:00 PM at Charlotte Hall Library Meeting Room

    Part three of a four part series. Learn terminology, basic features, and how to navigate the Internet. Pick up tips on browsing and evaluating websites in order to make your browsing experience more successful. Adult computer classes are limited to ages 16 and up. Registration required.

  • Computer Basics 3: Introduction to the Internet

    Tuesday, March 17, 2015 - 2:00 PM at Lexington Park Library Computer Lab

    Part three of a four part series. Learn terminology, basic features, and how to navigate the Internet. Pick up tips on browsing and evaluating websites in order to make your browsing experience more successful. Adult computer classes are limited to ages 16 and up. Registration required.

  • Intermediate PowerPoint 2010 Leonardtown

    Monday, March 23, 2015 - 2:00 PM at

    Learn intermediate features for PowerPoint, including audio and visual applications. Basic PowerPoint skills required.

  • Introduction to African American Genealogy

    Monday, March 23, 2015 - 5:30 PM at Lexington Park Library Computer Lab

    Learn about free websites to start your genealogy search. Also covers the library’s databases, U.S. Census, Social Security Death index and more. Knowledge of Internet required.

  • Computer Basics 4: Introduction to Email

    Tuesday, March 24, 2015 - 2:00 PM at Charlotte Hall Library Meeting Room

    Part four of a four part series. Set up your personal email account and learn how to compose an email. Explore various email providers and the features and tools they offer. Adult classes are limited to ages 16 and up. Registration required.

  • Computer Basics 4: Introduction to Email

    Tuesday, March 24, 2015 - 2:00 PM at Lexington Park Library Computer Lab

    Part four of a four part series. Set up your personal email account and learn how to compose an email. Explore various email providers and the features and tools they offer. Adult classes are limited to ages 16 and up. Registration required.

  • Computer Basics 1: Introduction to Computers Leonardtown

    Wednesday, April 08, 2015 - 2:00 PM at

    Part one of a four part series. Learn the components, terminology, and general use of a computer. Explore software options and maintenance tips. Adult computer classes are limited to ages 16 and up. Registration required.

  • Intermediate Genealogy

    Saturday, April 11, 2015 - 1:30 PM at Charlotte Hall Library Meeting Room

    Part 2 of 3. Explore additional places to locate genealogical information using books, libraries, websites, censuses, government sources and more. Basic computer skills and email account required.

  • Computer Basics 2: Introduction to Windows 7 Leonardtown

    Monday, April 13, 2015 - 2:00 PM at

    Part two of a four part series. Explore the basics of Microsoft's operating system. Learn how to create, store, and manage files & folders, and run multiple programs. Learn how to use various tools and techniques to make your computer experience more productive. Adult computer classes are limited to ages 16 and up. Registration required.

  • Computer Basics 3: Introduction to the Internet Leonardtown

    Monday, April 27, 2015 - 2:00 PM at

    Part three of a four part series. Learn terminology, basic features, and how to navigate the Internet. Pick up tips on browsing and evaluating websites in order to make your browsing experience more successful. Adult computer classes are limited to ages 16 and up. Registration required.

  • Microsoft Office: Introduction to PowerPoint 2010

    Wednesday, April 29, 2015 - 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.

  • Microsoft Office: Intermediate Word 2010 Leonardtown

    Monday, May 04, 2015 - 2:00 PM at

    Learn intermediate features for Word. Basic Word skills required. Adult computer classes are limited to ages 16 and up.

  • Genealogy Open Lab

    Saturday, May 09, 2015 - 1:30 PM at Charlotte Hall Library Meeting Room

    Part 3 of 3. Use the library computer lab to do genealogical research on your ancestors with assistance from the instructor. Basic computer skills and email account required.

  • Resume Basics Leonardtown

    Monday, May 11, 2015 - 2:00 PM at

    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. Adult computer classes are limited to ages 16 and up.