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.

  • Microsoft Office: Introduction to Word 2013

    Monday, August 10, 2015 - 2:00 PM at Leonardtown Library Meeting Room

    Learn how to open, create, format, print, and save documents using Microsoft Word 2013. 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.

  • Blogging for Beginners

    Tuesday, August 18, 2015 - 2:00 PM at Lexington Park Library Computer Lab

    Explore several blogging platforms (Wordpress, Tumblr, and Twitter) and learn the basics of designing and writing a blog. Prerequisite: Ability to use a mouse. Adult computer classes are limited to ages 16 and up.

  • Introduction to Excel for Business

    Wednesday, September 02, 2015 - 2:00 PM at Leonardtown Library Meeting Room

    Learn the basics to create & use an Excel spreadsheet with applications for business. Basic computer skills required. Adult computer classes are limited to ages 16 and up.

  • Genealogy 101 Part 1

    Thursday, September 03, 2015 - 2:00 PM at Charlotte Hall Library Meeting Room

    Part 1 of 2. 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.

  • Introduction to Publisher for Business

    Wednesday, September 09, 2015 - 5:30 PM at Leonardtown Library Meeting Room

    Learn to create flyers, business cards, brochures and more! Basic computer skills required and ability to use a mouse. Adult computer classes are for ages 16 and up. Registration required.

  • Facebook for Business

    Monday, September 14, 2015 - 2:00 PM at Leonardtown Library Meeting Room

    Learn how to make the most of Facebook, including messaging, posting photos and more. Requires computer, mouse, keyboard and internet skills. Adult computer classes are limited to ages 16 and up.

  • Work Smarter with Google

    Monday, September 14, 2015 - 2:00 PM at Lexington Park Library Computer Lab

    Learn how to use Google drive to enhance productivity by sharing documents and calendar events. Explore more effective search techniques to improve your search results.

  • Computer Basics 1 and 2: Introduction to Computers and Windows 7

    Tuesday, September 15, 2015 - 2:00 PM at Lexington Park Library Computer Lab

    Parts one and two of a four part series. Learn the components, terminology, and general use of a computer. Learn how to use a mouse and keyboard. 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 Word 2010

    Wednesday, September 16, 2015 - 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.

  • Computer Basics 3: Introduction to the Internet

    Tuesday, September 22, 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.

  • Microsoft Office: Introduction to Excel 2010

    Wednesday, September 23, 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.

  • Computer Basics 4: Introduction to E-mail

    Tuesday, September 29, 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.

  • Genealogy 101 Part 2

    Wednesday, September 30, 2015 - 2:00 PM at Charlotte Hall Library Meeting Room

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

  • Resume Basics

    Friday, October 02, 2015 - 2:00 PM at Leonardtown Library Meeting Room

    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.

  • Microsoft Office: Introduction to Word 2010

    Monday, October 05, 2015 - 2:00 PM at Lexington Park Library Computer Lab

    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 Genealogy

    Wednesday, October 07, 2015 - 2:00 PM at Leonardtown 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.

  • Microsoft Office: Introduction to PowerPoint 2010

    Monday, October 12, 2015 - 2:00 PM at Lexington Park Library Computer Lab

    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: Introduction to Publisher 2010

    Monday, October 19, 2015 - 2:00 PM at Lexington Park Library Computer Lab

    Learn to create flyers, cards, certificates and more! Basic computer skills required and ability to use a mouse. Adult computer classes are for ages 16 and up. Registration required.

  • Work Smarter with Google

    Monday, October 26, 2015 - 2:00 PM at Leonardtown Library Meeting Room

    Learn how to use Google drive to enhance productivity by sharing documents and calendar events. Explore more effective search techniques to improve your search results.

  • Microsoft Office: Introduction to Excel 2010

    Monday, October 26, 2015 - 2:00 PM at Lexington Park Library Computer Lab

    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.