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Upcoming Computer Classes

All upcoming computer classes being held at the library are listed below. Please note that all computer classes require registration which can be done online. Registration for all classes opens two weeks before the class occurs.

If you have not taken a class with us in the past please view our computer General Class Information.

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Additional features of Excel 2013

Learn about pivot tables, linked cells, filtering and advanced formulas. Prerequisite: Introduction to Excel 2013 or previous experience with Excel.

Central Library - Computer Lab
Registration begins on Monday, Apr 14th
Central Library - Computer Lab
Registration begins on Wednesday, Apr 30th

Additional features of MS Word 2013

Learners will experience more advanced word processing tasks including lists, headers, and cut/copy/paste functions. Prerequisite: Introduction to MS Word 2013.

Tates Creek Branch - Large Conference Room
Registration begins on Thursday, Apr 24th
Beaumont Branch - Large Conference Room
Registration begins on Thursday, May 8th

Adobe Bridge Basics

Use Adobe Bridge and Adobe Photoshop to organize photos, and use automation to resize, watermark, and batch edit them.

Prerequisite: Introduction to Digital Photography or some experience with Photoshop.

Northside Branch - Digital Studio
Registration begins on Tuesday, Apr 22nd
Northside Branch - Digital Studio
Registration begins on Tuesday, Jun 24th

Advanced Features of MS Word 2013

Learners will get experience using tables, running a mail merge, customizing Word settings and more. Prerequisite: Additional Features of Word.

Central Library - Computer Lab
Registration begins on Wednesday, Apr 16th
Central Library - Computer Lab
Registration begins on Monday, Apr 28th

After Effects Basics

Learn the basic functions of Adobe's motion graphics and video effects compositing software.

Some experience with Photoshop or another video editing program, such as Final Cut Pro is required.

Northside Branch - Digital Studio
Registration begins on Saturday, May 10th
Northside Branch - Digital Studio
Registration begins on Saturday, Jun 21st

After Effects Beyond Basics

Learn the more advanced functions of Adobe After Effects.

Prerequisite: After Effects Basics.

Northside Branch - Digital Studio
Registration begins on Saturday, Jul 5th

Blender Basics

Learn the basics of the open source 3D animation software Blender.

Northside Branch - Digital Studio
Registration begins on Saturday, Apr 12th
Northside Branch - Digital Studio
Registration begins on Saturday, Jun 7th

Colorize a Black and White Photo

Learn to colorize a black and white photo with Photoshop actions and painting. All photos will be provided.

Prerequisite: Photoshop Basics

Northside Branch - Digital Studio
Registration begins on Thursday, Jun 5th

Computer Club for Seniors

Improve your computer skills with other seniors. Each month has a different tutorial with time for questions.

Eagle Creek Branch -
Registration begins on Friday, Mar 14th

Computer Security

Learn about the kind of threats you may encounter online, software that can help protect your computer, and steps you can take to keep both you and your computer safer online.

Central Library - Computer Lab
Registration begins on Wednesday, Apr 23rd
Central Library - Computer Lab
Registration begins on Monday, May 5th
Central Library - Computer Lab
Registration begins on Wednesday, May 14th

Desktop Publishing with InDesign

Use textboxes and paragraph settings to better organize your copy and save time by using presets when creating a multi-page documents.

Prerequisites: Adobe Photoshop and Adobe Illustrator.

Northside Branch - Digital Studio
Registration begins on Tuesday, Jun 10th

Explore e-mail with Outlook.com

This workshop showcases the exciting features of Outlook.com and highlights the sleek new interface. Learners will discover how to sign up for an account, send messages, add attachments, and manage their inbox. Prerequisite: Learn to Navigate Windows 8.

Eagle Creek Branch - Large Conference Room
Registration begins on Thursday, May 1st
Central Library - Computer Lab
Registration begins on Wednesday, May 14th

Explore PC basics

This workshop is designed for an audience that is new to computing. In addition to getting an introduction to the Windows 8 PC, learners will discover how to access the desktop, how to use files, folders, and libraries; and how to pin important stuff to the Start screen. Prerequisite: Students should be able to use the mouse.

Central Library - Computer Lab
Registration begins on Wednesday, Apr 16th
Tates Creek Branch - Large Conference Room
Registration begins on Wednesday, Apr 23rd
Central Library - Computer Lab
Registration begins on Monday, May 5th

Final Cut Pro X Basics

Create your own 30-45 second video spot using the professional grade video editing software. This class builds on techniques learned in the iMovie class.

Prerequisite: iMovie.

Northside Branch - Digital Studio
Registration begins on Saturday, Apr 26th
Northside Branch - Digital Studio
Registration begins on Thursday, Jun 26th

Final Cut Pro X Basics

Create your own 30-45 second video spot using the professional grade video editing software. This class builds on techniques learned in the iMovie class.

Prerequisite: iMovie Basics.

Northside Branch - Digital Studio
Registration begins on Tuesday, May 27th

Final Cut Pro X Beyond Basics

Learn the more advanced editing functions of Final Cut Pro X including: color correction, green screen effects, and much more. All "problem" video clips will be provided for you.

Prerequisite: Final Cut Pro X Basics.

Northside Branch - Digital Studio
Registration begins on Thursday, Apr 10th
Northside Branch - Digital Studio
Registration begins on Saturday, May 17th
Northside Branch - Digital Studio
Registration begins on Tuesday, Jun 3rd
Northside Branch - Digital Studio
Registration begins on Thursday, Jul 3rd

GarageBand

Learn the basics of GarageBand, the audio recording and editing software from Apple.

Northside Branch - Digital Studio
Registration begins on Tuesday, Apr 15th
Northside Branch - Digital Studio
Registration begins on Thursday, May 1st
Northside Branch - Digital Studio
Registration begins on Thursday, Jun 12th
Northside Branch - Digital Studio
Registration begins on Tuesday, Jul 1st

Illustrator 2: Vector Art

Create original Vector Art using various tools in Adobe Illustrator.

Prerequisite: Illustrator Basics.

Northside Branch - Digital Studio
Registration begins on Tuesday, May 13th
Northside Branch - Digital Studio
Registration begins on Tuesday, Jun 3rd

Illustrator Basics

Learn the basics of creating graphic designs and images from photos and creating unique material using the basic tools and processes of Illustrator.

Northside Branch - Digital Studio
Registration begins on Tuesday, Apr 29th
Northside Branch - Digital Studio
Registration begins on Tuesday, May 27th
Northside Branch - Digital Studio
Registration begins on Tuesday, Jul 1st

iMovie Basics

Create your own video project using photos, video clips and music. This is a great class for beginners.

Northside Branch - Digital Studio
Registration begins on Saturday, Apr 19th
Northside Branch - Digital Studio
Registration begins on Tuesday, May 20th
Northside Branch - Digital Studio
Registration begins on Thursday, Jun 19th

Internet Basics

Students will learn about browser options and tools, how to search and navigate the web, and basic troubleshooting for connection problems. Prerequisite: Students should be able to use the mouse and keyboard.

Central Library - Computer Lab
Registration begins on Wednesday, Apr 16th
Tates Creek Branch - Large Conference Room
Registration begins on Wednesday, Apr 23rd
Eagle Creek Branch - Large Conference Room
Registration begins on Thursday, May 1st

Introduction to Digital Photography

Learn the basics of indoor and outdoor digital photography. Feel free to bring your own digital camera, or use your smartphone camera.

Northside Branch - Digital Studio
Registration begins on Tuesday, Apr 15th
Northside Branch - Digital Studio
Registration begins on Saturday, May 3rd
Northside Branch - Digital Studio
Registration begins on Saturday, May 24th
Northside Branch - Digital Studio
Registration begins on Saturday, Jun 28th

Introduction to Excel 2013

This class introduces the basic functions and uses of a spreadsheet program. Prerequisite: Introduction to MS Word 2013 or previous experience using spreadsheet software.

Tates Creek Branch - Large Conference Room
Registration begins on Thursday, Apr 24th
Central Library - Computer Lab
Registration begins on Wednesday, Apr 30th
Beaumont Branch - Large Conference Room
Registration begins on Friday, May 9th

Introduction to Keynote

Learn to use iWork's presentation software, Keynote. We'll create a simple slideshow presentation.

Northside Branch - Digital Studio
Registration begins on Tuesday, Apr 22nd

Introduction to Mac

We will cover the basics of using Apple software and hardware. Some experience with computers is necessary. This class will be using OS X Mavericks.

Northside Branch - Digital Studio
Registration begins on Thursday, Apr 17th
Northside Branch - Digital Studio
Registration begins on Thursday, May 22nd
Northside Branch - Digital Studio
Registration begins on Tuesday, Jun 17th

Introduction to MS Word 2013

Learners will discover the basics of word processing, including creating, formatting, and printing a simple document. Prerequisite: Learn to Navigate Windows 8.

Beaumont Branch - Large Conference Room
Registration begins on Thursday, Apr 10th
Eagle Creek Branch - Large Conference Room
Registration begins on Wednesday, Apr 30th

Introduction to MS Word 2013

Learners will discover the basics of word processing, including creating, formatting, and printing a simple document. Prerequisite: Learn to Navigate Windows 8..

Central Library - Computer Lab
Registration begins on Monday, Apr 21st

Introduction to Pages

Learn to use iWork's word processing and desktop layout program with templates for flyers and cards, and with a blank document.

Northside Branch - Digital Studio
Registration begins on Tuesday, May 6th

Introduction to Photoshop

Fix "Red-eye" and remove blemishes from portraits. Learn how to combine several images into a single photo and move parts of one photo to another and add titles and text. Prerequisite: Learn to navigate Windows 8.

Central Library - Computer Lab
Registration begins on Saturday, May 3rd

Introduction to PowerPoint 2013

Learners will explore the basic functions and uses of a presentation program and create a simple slideshow presentation. Prerequisite: Introduction to MS word 2013 or previous experience using presentation software.

Central Library - Computer Lab
Registration begins on Saturday, Apr 19th
Eagle Creek Branch - Large Conference Room
Registration begins on Thursday, May 1st

iPhoto Basics

Enhance and organize digital photos and create a slideshow with music and text. This is a great class for beginners.

Northside Branch - Digital Studio
Registration begins on Tuesday, Apr 29th
Northside Branch - Digital Studio
Registration begins on Tuesday, Jun 10th
Northside Branch - Digital Studio
Registration begins on Tuesday, Jun 24th

Learn to navigate Windows 8

Learners will discover how to effectively navigate in Windows 8. Participants tour the Start screen and experiment with touch gestures, live tiles, and charms. This workshop also shows how to work efficiently with snap and keyboard shortcuts. Prerequisite: Explore PC Basics.

Tates Creek Branch - Large Conference Room
Registration begins on Tuesday, Apr 22nd
Beaumont Branch - Large Conference Room
Registration begins on Thursday, May 8th

Learn to use the mouse and keyboard

Learners will experience a tutorial that teaches all the basic mouse movements, along with a brief introduction to ergonomics and touch typing. No computer experience necessary.

Central Library - Computer Lab
Registration begins on Wednesday, Apr 23rd
Beaumont Branch - Large Conference Room
Registration begins on Wednesday, May 7th

Movies, Magazines, and More: Digital content at your library

Learners will discover how to use OverDrive, Zinio, OneClick Digital, and Freegal to check out e-magazines, stream movies, download free music and more. For PCs, tablets, and e-readers. Feel free to bring your own device.

Central Library - Computer Lab
Registration begins on Wednesday, May 7th

Online Storage: Access your files from anywhere

This workshop introduces the cloud connectivity of Windows 8 and highlights Microsoft SkyDrive as well as introducing students to other free storage websites. Learners will discover how online storage can work for them and how to access their stored files from anywhere they have an internet connection. Prerequisite: Must have a working email address.

Central Library - Computer Lab
Registration begins on Wednesday, Apr 23rd

Photoshop 2: Layers

Learn to effectively use layers in Photoshop. You'll make a multi-layer project using images and text, and use layer masks.

Prerequisite: Photoshop Basics or some Photoshop experience.

Northside Branch - Digital Studio
Registration begins on Tuesday, May 6th

Photoshop 2: Restoration

Learn to restore damaged documents and photos while creating a high-quality copy for use to protect the original.

Prerequisite: Photoshop Basics or some experience with Photoshop.

Northside Branch - Digital Studio
Registration begins on Thursday, May 15th

Photoshop 2: Retouching

Learn to retouch your photos like the professionals do! We'll use multiple techniques, and talk about avoiding the dreaded "Photoshop Disaster."

Prerequisite: Photoshop Basics

Northside Branch - Digital Studio
Registration begins on Thursday, May 8th
Northside Branch - Digital Studio
Registration begins on Thursday, May 29th

Photoshop Art

Use Wacom tablets to create original sketches and manipulate color, brightness, and contrast to get the best out of your illustrations and photos.

Prerequisite: Photoshop Basics.

Northside Branch - Digital Studio
Registration begins on Saturday, May 31st

Photoshop Basics

Fix "Red-eye" and remove blemishes from portraits. You'll also learn how to combine several images into a single photo and add text to the image.

Northside Branch - Digital Studio
Registration begins on Thursday, Apr 24th
Northside Branch - Digital Studio
Registration begins on Tuesday, May 20th
Northside Branch - Digital Studio
Registration begins on Tuesday, Jun 17th

Photoshop for Photographers

Use Photoshop digital darkroom techniques and Adobe Camera RAW to improve the lighting, color, and composition of the image.

Prerequisite: Photoshop Basics.

Northside Branch - Digital Studio
Registration begins on Tuesday, May 13th
Northside Branch - Digital Studio
Registration begins on Saturday, Jun 14th

Tates Creek Computer Club For Seniors

Join us for a relaxed hands-on introduction to the world of computers and tablets. Our first session in April will focus on computer and Windows 8 basics. Classes are open to all experience levels.

Tates Creek Branch - Large Conference Room
Registration begins on Sunday, Mar 30th
Tates Creek Branch - Large Conference Room
Registration begins on Sunday, Apr 27th
Tates Creek Branch - Large Conference Room
Registration begins on Sunday, May 25th

Web Design

Discover how to plan, create and host a website. The class exercise uses Weebly.com’s free hosting service to get students started. Prerequisite: Internet Basics and you must have a working email address. .

Central Library - Computer Lab
Registration begins on Saturday, May 17th

Wednesday Afternoon Class, Central

Learners will discover how to effectively navigate in Windows 8. Participants tour the Start screen and experiment with touch gestures, live tiles, and charms. This workshop also shows how to work efficiently with snap and keyboard shortcuts. Prerequisite: Explore PC Basics.

Central Library - Computer Lab
Registration begins on Wednesday, May 14th

Windows 8: Tips and Tricks

Learners will discover more about the advanced features of Windows 8, including how to personalize their device with a picture password, create a master control panel for all their settings, the full range of keyboard shortcuts and a number of time and effort saving ways to make Windows work for you. Prerequisite: Learn to Navigate Windows 8 or previous experience using Windows 8.

Tates Creek Branch - Large Conference Room
Registration begins on Friday, Apr 25th
Central Library - Computer Lab
Registration begins on Wednesday, May 7th