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Computer Classes

This is a list of upcoming computer classes at Lexington Public Library locations.  Unless noted, all classes are free, one-time sessions.  Advance registration is required and can be completed by clicking on the class's "Register Now" link.

Please note any prerequisites and review General Class Information before registering for a class.

Advanced Features of Excel 2013

Learn about pivot tables, table formatting, and advanced formulas. Prerequisite: Intermediate Features of Excel 2013 or extensive previous experience with Excel.

Central Library - Computer Lab

Advanced Features of MS Word 2013

Learners will get experience using tables, running a mail merge, customizing Word settings and more. Prerequisite: Intermediate Features of MS Word 2013.

Eagle Creek Branch - Large Conference Room
Central Library - Computer Lab

After Effects Basics

Learn how to use the professional film and television industry standard software to create your own video project. This class will cover basic video and audio editing, as well as adding audio and video effects.

Prerequisite: Prior experience with Adobe or Video-editing software.

Northside Branch - Digital Studio

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
Northside Branch - Digital Studio

Computer Club for Seniors

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

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. Prerequisite: Internet Basics or previous internet experience.

Central Library - Computer Lab
Tates Creek Branch - Large Conference Room

Email Basics

Learners will discover how to sign up for an email account, send messages, work with attachments, and manage their inbox. Prerequisite: Internet Basics or previous Internet experience.

Central Library - Computer Lab
Central Library - Computer Lab
Central Library - Computer Lab

Final Cut Pro X Basics

Learn how to use the professional film and television industry standard software to create your own video project. This class will cover basic video and audio editing, as well as adding audio and video effects.

Prerequisite: iMovie.

Northside Branch - Digital Studio

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
Northside Branch - Digital Studio

GarageBand

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

Northside Branch - Digital Studio

GarageBand

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

Basic experience with Mac computers is recommended before taking this class.

Northside Branch - Digital Studio

Google Sketchup

Learn the basics of 3d architectural modeling with Google sketchup, a free program for mac or pc.

Northside Branch - Digital Studio
Northside Branch - Digital Studio
Northside Branch - Digital Studio
Northside Branch - Digital Studio

Illustrator 2: Vector Art

Create original Vector Art using various tools in Adobe Illustrator.

Prerequisite: Illustrator Basics.

Northside Branch - Digital Studio
Northside Branch - Digital Studio

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
Northside Branch - Digital Studio

iMovie Basics

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

Northside Branch - Digital Studio
Northside Branch - Digital Studio
Northside Branch - Digital Studio
Northside Branch - Digital Studio
Northside Branch - Digital Studio

Intermediate Features of Excel 2013

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

Central Library - Computer Lab
Central Library - Computer Lab

Intermediate 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
Central Library - Computer Lab

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.

Beaumont Branch - Large Conference Room

Introduction to Digital Photography

Learn the basics of DLSR cameras and shooting pictures in RAW.

Northside Branch - Digital Studio

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.

Central Library - Computer Lab
Central Library - Computer Lab
Central Library - Computer Lab
Eagle Creek Branch - Large Conference Room
Beaumont Branch - Large Conference Room

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 Yosemite.

Northside Branch - Digital Studio
Northside Branch - Digital Studio
Northside Branch - Digital Studio
Northside Branch - Digital Studio
Northside Branch - Digital Studio

Introduction to MS Word 2013

Learners will discover the basics of word processing, including creating, formatting, and printing a simple document. Prerequisite: PC Basics. Students should be comfortable with the mouse and keyboard.

Central Library - Computer Lab
Tates Creek Branch - Large Conference Room
Central Library - Computer Lab
Central Library - Computer Lab
Tates Creek Branch - Large Conference Room
Central Library - Computer Lab

Introduction to Pinterest

Pinterest is a popular social media site for creating virtual pin boards of the things you discover online. With Pinterest, you can create and share pin boards on any subject you can imagine, from vintage cars to funny cat videos to your favorite tutorials. Join the fun and explore what other people are pinning. Prerequisite: Internet basics. Must have a Valid Email Address.

Central Library - Computer Lab

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
Tates Creek Branch - Large Conference Room
Central Library - Computer Lab

Introduction to 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 or previous internet experience. You must have a working email address to create an account.

Eagle Creek Branch - Large Conference Room

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

Jack & Jill Club of America

Special class for a group of 10 to 12 members of the Jack & Jill Club of America; a class about basics of researching family history. Denise Shanks will teach this and lead a tour of the Kentucky Room if it is accessible.

Central Library - Computer Lab

Mouse and keyboard Basics

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
Central Library - Computer Lab

PC Basics

This workshop is designed for an audience that is new to computing. Learners will discover how to access the desktop, how to save, create, and move files and folders; and how to pin important stuff to the Start screen. Prerequisite: Students should be able to use the mouse and keyboard.

Central Library - Computer Lab
Central Library - Computer Lab
Beaumont Branch - Large Conference Room

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

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
Northside Branch - Digital Studio

Photoshop Basics

Learn about the interface and basic tools of Adobe Photoshop. You’ll also learn how to effectively use and work with layers in Photoshop.

Northside Branch - Digital Studio
Northside Branch - Digital Studio

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

Photoshop for Photographers

Learn how to retouch your photographs like the professionals, restore old photographs, and use Adobe Camera RAW to improve the lighting, color, and composition of the image..

Prerequisite: Photoshop Basics.

Northside Branch - Digital Studio

Selling your Crafts on Etsy.com

Learn how to sign up, build, and run your very own Etsy Shop. We'll talk about how to format and upload images, write interesting and engaging product descriptions, keep yourself organized for tax time, and tackle the dreaded question: How much should I charge? Prerequisite: Internet Basics.

Central Library - Computer Lab
Beaumont Branch - Large Conference Room

Tates Creek Computer Club For Seniors

Join us for a relaxed hands-on introduction to the world of computers and tablets. Classes are open to all experience levels.

Tates Creek Branch - Large Conference Room
Tates Creek Branch - Large Conference Room

Windows 8 Advanced

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: Windows 8 Basics or previous experience using Windows 8.

Central Library - Computer Lab

Windows 8 Basics

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: PC Basics.

Central Library - Computer Lab
Central Library - Computer Lab
Central Library - Computer Lab
Eagle Creek Branch - Large Conference Room

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