Computer Classes

Computer Classes

All classes are free but registration is required due to limited space. Individual instruction is available at all three branches by request. Adult computer classes are limited to ages 16 and up.

Each library branch offers a series of basic computer classes and a series of Microsoft Office computer classes. Each branch also periodically offers other classes, including Online Genealogy, Staying Safe Online, Facebook, Digital Photography, and more.

Looking for more advanced topics? Try lynda.com, free with your library card.

Upcoming classes

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

  • Microsoft Office: Intermediate Excel

    Wednesday, May 03, 2017 - 10:00 AM at Lexington Park Library Computer Lab

    Students with a basic knowledge of Excel will learn how to use the sort and filter functions in Excel and how to insert and manipulate graphs and pivot tables. Adult computer classes are for ages 16 and up. Registration required.

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

    Monday, May 08, 2017 - 10:00 AM at Lexington Park Library Computer Lab

    Parts one and two of a four part series combined in one class. 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.

  • Overview of Social Media

    Tuesday, May 09, 2017 - 2:00 PM at Leonardtown Library Meeting Room

    Explore a variety of social media platforms and the associated vocabulary as well as some privacy features. Adult computer classes are limited to ages 16 and up. Registration required.

  • Introduction to DNA for Genealogy

    Thursday, May 11, 2017 - 2:00 PM at Charlotte Hall Library Meeting Room

    Learn about genetic genealogy and how it can benefit your research to find living relatives and confirm or refute family connections. A review of several testing companies may determine which test to purchase. After testing, you may discover your ethnic origins and DNA matches. (There will be no genetic testing or interpretation of results in this class.) Adult computer classes are limited to ages 16 and up. Registration required.

  • Computer Basics 3: Introduction to the Internet

    Monday, May 15, 2017 - 10:00 AM 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.

  • Rescheduled Intermediate Excel for Business

    Wednesday, May 17, 2017 - 2:00 PM at Charlotte Hall Library Meeting Room

    Learn to create & use an Excel spreadsheet with applications for business, including subtotals and data analysis. Prerequisite: Basic computer skills required, ability to use mouse. Adult computer classes are limited to ages 16 and up. Registration required.

  • Computer Basics 4: Introduction to Email

    Monday, May 22, 2017 - 10:00 AM at Lexington Park Library Computer Lab

    Part four of a four part series. Set up your personal email account, account settings, and 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.

  • Introduction to Facebook

    Tuesday, May 23, 2017 - 2:00 PM at Leonardtown Library Meeting Room

    Stumped by social media? Learn to use Facebook; the number one social media website on the internet. Create your own account, find friends, family and social groups, learn the terminology and features of Facebook, and find out how to stay safe while using the site. Adult computer classes are limited to ages 16 and up. Registration required.

  • Buying and Selling Online

    Monday, June 05, 2017 - 2:00 PM at Lexington Park Library Computer Lab

    Trying to sell your old dining room table, or go into business selling handmade scarves? Learn which online selling venue is right for you, Craigslist, eBay, Amazon, or Etsy. Understand how to stay safe, when buying and selling online. Prerequisite: Basic computer skills required, ability to use mouse. Adult computer classes are limited to ages 16 and up. Registration required.

  • Introduction to Finding Grants

    Monday, June 12, 2017 - 2:00 PM at Lexington Park Library Computer Lab

    Are you new to the field of grantseeking? Discover what funders are looking for in nonprofits seeking grants and how to find potential funders in this introductory course. Learn the 10 most important things you need to know about finding grants, then wrap up with 30 minutes of hands-on, guided online grant research. Please note: This orientation is not intended for individuals seeking grants for their own use.

  • Introduction to Fundraising Planning

    Wednesday, July 12, 2017 - 11:00 AM at Lexington Park Library Computer Lab

    Does your organization need help directing its fundraising efforts? Planning focuses your organization by setting fundraising priorities and helps give staff and board members a roadmap to success. Learn the basic steps for developing a fundraising plan, then wrap up with an optional 30-minute exercise after the in-person class. Prior attendance at Introduction to Finding Grants is strongly recommended.

  • Online Information Resources

    Wednesday, July 12, 2017 - 2:00 PM at Leonardtown Library Meeting Room

    Explore the Library’s online resources. Learn how to access eBooks, online magazines, and streaming movies and music for free with your library card. Plus get an overview of some new Library resources, including Hobbies and Crafts Reference Center and Lynda.com. Knowledge of internet and basic computer usage required. Adult computer classes are limited to ages 16 and up. Registration required.

  • Blogging for Beginners

    Wednesday, July 19, 2017 - 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. Registration required.

  • Facebook Q&A

    Wednesday, July 26, 2017 - 2:00 PM at Lexington Park Library Computer Lab

    Take in a short presentation on the basics of Facebook, then stay for a Q&A style discussion. Concerned about privacy? Need to know how to do one specific thing? Bring all the questions, because we've got the answers. Adult computer classes are limited to ages 16 and up. Registration required.

For a full listing of events, please check the calendar.