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 Computers

    Thursday, September 04, 2014 - 2:00 PM at Lexington Park Library Computer Lab

    Learn the components, vocabulary and basics of using a personal computer. Adult computer classes are limited to ages 16 and up.

  • Introduction to Word 2010

    Monday, September 08, 2014 - 2:00 PM at Leonardtown Library Meeting Room

    Learn the basics of creating, formatting and saving documents. Basic computer skills required.

  • Introduction to Windows

    Thursday, September 11, 2014 - 2:00 PM at Lexington Park Library Computer Lab

    Learn the basics of the Windows operating system. Adult computer classes are limited to ages 16 and up.

  • Introduction to Excel 2010

    Monday, September 15, 2014 - 2:00 PM at Leonardtown Library Meeting Room

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

  • Introduction to Microsoft Word 2010

    Wednesday, September 17, 2014 - 2:00 PM at Charlotte Hall Library Meeting Room

    Learn how to open, create, format, print, and save documents using Microsoft Word 2010. 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.

  • Introduction to the Internet

    Thursday, September 18, 2014 - 2:00 PM at Lexington Park Library Computer Lab

    Learn the terms, basic page features and basics of web searching. Discover tips on browsing and evaluating sites. Adult computer classes are limited to ages 16 and up.

  • Introduction to PowerPoint 2010

    Monday, September 22, 2014 - 2:00 PM at Leonardtown Library Meeting Room

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

  • Introduction to Excel 2010

    Tuesday, September 23, 2014 - 2:00 PM at Lexington Park Library Computer Lab

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

  • Introduction to Microsoft Excel 2010

    Thursday, September 25, 2014 - 2:00 PM at Charlotte Hall Library Meeting Room

    Recommended for individuals who are new to Microsoft Excel 2010 or have limited spreadsheet experience. This course will provide an introduction to spreadsheets and the practical uses and versatility of Excel. Students will learn time saving features and tips for using Excel effectively for budgets, schedules, calculations and more. 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 Email

    Thursday, September 25, 2014 - 2:00 PM at Lexington Park Library Computer Lab

    Set up an email account and learn to send and receive emails. Adult computer classes are limited to ages 16 and up.

  • Introduction to Publisher 2010

    Monday, September 29, 2014 - 2:00 PM at Leonardtown Library Meeting Room

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

  • Intermediate Excel 2010

    Tuesday, September 30, 2014 - 2:00 PM at Lexington Park Library Computer Lab

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

  • Introduction to Microsoft Powerpoint 2010

    Wednesday, October 01, 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 Excel

    Wednesday, October 08, 2014 - 5:30 PM at Leonardtown Library Meeting Room

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

  • Basics Part One

    Thursday, October 09, 2014 - 10:00 AM at Charlotte Hall Library Meeting Room

    Part one of a four part series.
    Part 1. Introduction to Computers: 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.

  • Family History: Where Do I Start?

    Wednesday, October 15, 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.

  • Basics Part Two

    Thursday, October 16, 2014 - 10:00 AM at Charlotte Hall Library Meeting Room

    Part 2 of a 4-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.

  • Introduction to Genealogy

    Monday, October 20, 2014 - 2:00 PM at Leonardtown Library Meeting Room

    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.

  • I Took These Photos...Now What?

    Tuesday, October 21, 2014 - 2:00 PM at Charlotte Hall Library Meeting Room

    I took these pictures- Now what? Learn the basics of how to get your digital photos from your camera or memory card, onto your computer, uploaded to 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. Registration required.

  • Basics Part Three

    Thursday, October 23, 2014 - 10:00 AM at Charlotte Hall Library Meeting Room

    Part 3 of a 4-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.