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.

  • Staying Safe Online

    Thursday, August 17, 2017 - 5:30 PM at Lexington Park Library Meeting Room B

    Learn how to stay safe online by creating strong passwords, avoiding common Internet scams, and evaluating websites for reliability and security. Registration recommended.

  • Protecting Your Privacy Online

    Thursday, August 24, 2017 - 5:30 PM at Lexington Park Library Meeting Room B

    Learn about tools you can use to limit what's shared about you online. Create strong passwords and use free open source software, including browser plug-ins, the Tor browser, and VPNs to help keep your information private. Attendees should be proficient computer users. Registration recommended.

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

    Wednesday, September 13, 2017 - 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.

  • Buying and Selling Online

    Monday, September 18, 2017 - 2:00 PM at Leonardtown Library Meeting Room

    Buying and Selling Online
    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.

  • Computer Basics 3: Introduction to the Internet

    Wednesday, September 20, 2017 - 2:00 PM at Lexington Park Library Computer Lab

    Part two 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 4: Introduction to Email

    Wednesday, September 27, 2017 - 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.

  • Microsoft Office: Introduction to Word 2013

    Monday, October 02, 2017 - 2:00 PM at Lexington Park Library Computer Lab

    Learn how to open, create, format, print, and save documents using Microsoft Word 2013. Prerequisite: Basic skills in using the mouse & keyboard. Adult computer classes are limited to ages 16 and up. Registration required.

  • Microsoft Office: Introduction to PowerPoint 2013

    Monday, October 09, 2017 - 2:00 PM at Lexington Park Library Computer Lab

    Learn the basics of creating multimedia presentations using Microsoft PowerPoint 2013. Explore how to animate presentations using various effects. Prerequisite: Basic skills in using the mouse & keyboard. Adult computer classes are limited to ages 16 and up. Registration required.

  • Introduction to Microsoft Excel

    Monday, October 16, 2017 - 2:00 PM at Leonardtown 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. Prerequisite: Basic skills in using the mouse & keyboard. Adult computer classes are limited to ages 16 and up. Registration required.

  • Microsoft Office: Introduction to Publisher 2013

    Monday, October 16, 2017 - 2:00 PM at Lexington Park Library Computer Lab

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

  • Introduction to Genealogy 101

    Thursday, October 19, 2017 - 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. Adult computer classes are limited to ages 16 and up. Registration required.

  • Microsoft Office: Introduction to Excel 2013

    Monday, October 23, 2017 - 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. Prerequisite: Basic skills in using the mouse & keyboard. Adult computer classes are limited to ages 16 and up. Registration required.

  • Microsoft Office: Intermediate Excel 2013

    Monday, October 30, 2017 - 2:00 PM 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.

  • I Didn't Know the Library Had That! Overdrive, Hoopla, RBdigital

    Wednesday, November 01, 2017 - 10:00 AM at Lexington Park Library Computer Lab

    Explore digital content available with your library card from Overdrive, Hoopla, and RBdigital. Learn how to access eBooks, digital audiobooks, magazines, and streaming movies and music for free. Please bring your device if you have one. This is not a device-specific class. We will cover the basics of using Windows, Android, Apple, and Kindle devices to access library content. Adult computer classes are limited to ages 16 and up. Registration required.

  • Introduction to Genealogy 102

    Thursday, November 02, 2017 - 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. Adult computer classes are limited to ages 16 and up. Registration required.

  • Microsoft Office: Introduction to Excel

    Friday, November 03, 2017 - 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. Prerequisite: Basic skills in
    using the mouse & keyboard. Adult computer classes are limited to ages 16 and up. Registration required.

  • Buying and Selling Online

    Wednesday, November 08, 2017 - 10:00 AM 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. Adult computer classes are limited to ages 16 and up. Registration required.

  • I Didn't Know the Library Had That! Overdrive, Hoopla, RBdigital

    Tuesday, November 14, 2017 - 5:30 PM at Leonardtown Library Meeting Room

    Explore digital content available with your library card from Overdrive, Hoopla, and RBdigital. Learn how to access eBooks, digital audiobooks, magazines, and streaming movies and music for free. Bring your device if you have one! This is not a device-specific class. We will cover the basics of using Windows, Android, Apple, and Kindle devices to access library content. Adult computer classes are limited to ages 16 and up. Registration required.

  • Introduction to Genealogy

    Friday, November 17, 2017 - 10:00 AM 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. Adult computer classes are limited to ages 16 and up. Registration required.

  • Microsoft Office: Intermediate Excel

    Friday, November 17, 2017 - 2:00 PM at Charlotte Hall Library Meeting Room

    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. Prerequisite: Basic Excel knowledge. Adult computer classes are limited to ages 16 and up. Registration required.

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