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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.  You can view a diagram of the sequence of classes here.

Advanced Features of Excel 2013

Get your
hands on pivot tables, table formatting, and advanced formulas.
Prerequisite: Intermediate Features of Excel 2013 or considerable
previous experience with Excel.

Registration begins on July 15th
Central Library - Computer Lab
Registration begins on August 15th
Central Library - Computer Lab

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.

Registration begins on July 21st
Eagle Creek Branch - Large Conference Room

Advanced Features of MS Word 2013

One hundred
and one ways to customize Word for your convenience! Also, tables. And Mail Merge.
Prerequisite: Intermediate Features of MS Word 2013 or
considerable previous experience with word.

Central Library - Computer Lab
Registration begins on August 10th
Central Library - Computer Lab

Advanced Features of MS Word 2013

One hundred
and one ways to customize Word for your convenience! Also, tables. And Mail Merge.
Prerequisite: Intermediate Features of MS Word 2013 or
considerable previous experience with word.

Registration begins on August 21st
Eagle Creek Branch - Large Conference Room

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.

Registration begins on August 15th
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
Registration begins on August 18th
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.

Registration begins on August 4th
Eagle Creek Branch

Computer Security

Uncover the
dangers you can 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.

Registration begins on July 15th
Central Library - Computer Lab

Computer Security

Uncover the
dangers you can 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.

Registration begins on July 28th
Beaumont Branch - Large Conference Room

Email Basics

Discover how
to sign up for an email account with Mail.com, send messages, work with attachments,
and manage your inbox. Class email accounts will be provided.
Prerequisite: Internet Basics or previous Internet
experience.

Central Library - Computer Lab
Registration begins on August 19th
Central Library - Computer Lab

Email Basics

Discover how
to sign up for an email account with Mail.com, send messages, work with attachments,
and manage your inbox. Class email accounts will be provided.
Prerequisite: Internet Basics or previous Internet
experience.

Registration begins on July 31st
Beaumont Branch - Large Conference Room

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.

Registration begins on July 25th
Northside Branch - Digital Studio
Registration begins on August 11th
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.

Registration begins on August 1st
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
Registration begins on August 11th
Northside Branch - Digital Studio

Google Sketchup

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

Registration begins on July 21st
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
Registration begins on August 4th
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.

Registration begins on July 28th
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
Registration begins on July 14th
Northside Branch - Digital Studio
Registration begins on July 30th
Northside Branch - Digital Studio
Registration begins on August 8th
Northside Branch - Digital Studio
Registration begins on August 20th
Northside Branch - Digital Studio

InDesign Basics

Learn to use the most powerful layout program in the industry. While learning the tools and interface of Adobe InDesign, you will also learn how to interface with Adobe Photoshop and Adobe Illustrator.

Registration begins on July 14th
Northside Branch - Digital Studio
Registration begins on July 23rd
Northside Branch - Digital Studio
Registration begins on August 18th
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.

Registration begins on July 8th
Central Library - Computer Lab

Intermediate Features of Excel 2013

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

Registration begins on August 3rd
Central Library - Computer Lab
Registration begins on August 8th
Central Library - Computer Lab

Intermediate features of MS Word 2013

Copy! Paste!
Make a bulleted list! Discover some of Word's trickier features like headers,
footnotes, and labels.
Prerequisite: Introduction to MS Word 2013 or previous
experience with Word.

Central Library - Computer Lab
Registration begins on July 31st
Central Library - Computer Lab
Registration begins on August 5th
Central Library - Computer Lab

Intermediate features of MS Word 2013

Copy! Paste!
Make a bulleted list! Discover some of Word's trickier features like headers,
footnotes, and labels.
Prerequisite: Introduction to MS Word 2013 or previous
experience with Word.

Registration begins on August 20th
Eagle Creek Branch - Large Conference Room

Internet Basics

Firefox.
Internet Explorer. Google Chrome. Learn your way around a browser and the tools
that can make working with webpages a breeze.
Prerequisite:
Students should be able to use the mouse and keyboard.

Central Library - Computer Lab

Introduction to Blogging

Get an
overview of some of the more popular blogging sites, learn how to navigate
around a blog and discover the basics of posting and commenting.
Prerequisite: Email Basics or previous internet experience.
You must have a working email address to create an account.

Central Library - Computer Lab
Registration begins on August 14th
Tates Creek 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

Discover the
controls and formulas needed to create a basic spreadsheet and chart.
Prerequisite: Introduction to MS Word 2013 or previous
experience using spreadsheet software.

Central Library - Computer Lab
Central Library - Computer Lab
Registration begins on July 29th
Central Library - Computer Lab
Registration begins on August 7th
Central Library - Computer Lab

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.

Registration begins on August 21st
Central Library - Computer Lab

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
Registration begins on July 11th
Northside Branch - Digital Studio
Registration begins on July 21st
Northside Branch - Digital Studio
Registration begins on August 6th
Northside Branch - Digital Studio

Introduction to MS Word 2013

Tour Word
2013 and learn where all the best buttons live! Create and format a document.
Ask questions to your heart's content.
Prerequisite: PC Basics or previous computer experience.
Students should be comfortable with the mouse and keyboard.

Central Library - Computer Lab
Registration begins on July 22nd
Central Library - Computer Lab
Registration begins on July 29th
Central Library - Computer Lab
Registration begins on August 18th
Eagle Creek Branch - Large Conference Room

Introduction to Photoshop

Fix
"Red-eye" and remove blemishes from portraits. Learn how to move
parts of one photo to another and add text.
Prerequisite:
Introduction to MS Word 2013 or previous experience with photo manipulation
software.

Registration begins on July 11th
Central Library - Computer Lab

Introduction to Photoshop

Fix
"Red-eye" and remove blemishes from portraits. Learn how to move
parts of one photo to another and add text.
Prerequisite:
Introduction to MS Word 2013 or previous experience with photo manipulation
software.

Registration begins on August 11th
Tates Creek Branch - Large Conference Room

Introduction to PowerPoint 2013

Learn to
build and animate colorful presentations to entertain your friends and delight
your boss.
Prerequisite: Intermediate Features of MS Word 2013 or
previous experience using presentation software.

Registration begins on July 17th
Central Library - Computer Lab
Registration begins on August 5th
Central Library - Computer Lab

Introduction to Publisher 2013

Learn to
create business cards, greeting cards, fliers and more in Microsoft's graphics
oriented home publishing program.
Prerequisite:
Intermediate Features of MS Word 2013 or previous experience using publishing
software.

Registration begins on July 8th
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:
Email Basics or previous internet experience. You must have a working email
address to create an account.

Registration begins on July 13th
Central Library - Computer Lab
Registration begins on July 22nd
Central Library - Computer Lab

Mouse and keyboard Basics

To click or
double click - that is the question. Get the hang of mouse use with a hands-on
tutorial and improve your typing skills too!
No computer experience necessary.

Registration begins on August 12th
Central Library - Computer Lab

Online Storage: Access your files from anywhere

Explore the
cloud and find out what online storage can do for you. Microsoft SkyDrive is
the primary site we'll explore, but the class also provides some basic
information of several other prominent storage sites.
Prerequisite: Internet Basics or previous Internet
experience. Must have a working cell phone number to create an account.

Registration begins on August 17th
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.

Registration begins on July 18th
Central Library - Computer Lab
Registration begins on July 25th
Central Library - Computer Lab
Registration begins on August 1st
Central Library - Computer Lab
Registration begins on August 22nd
Central Library - Computer Lab

PC basics

Save your
work and find it again. Create folders, learn how to move saved documents and
pictures from one place to another, and discover the tools to keep your
computer organized.
Prerequisite: Students should be able to use the mouse and
keyboard.

Registration begins on July 24th
Central Library - Computer Lab

PC Basics


Save your
work and find it again. Create folders, learn how to move saved documents and
pictures from one place to another, and discover the tools to keep your
computer organized.
Prerequisite: Students should be able to use the mouse and
keyboard.



Registration begins on August 14th
Central Library - Computer Lab

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
Registration begins on July 9th
Northside Branch - Digital Studio
Registration begins on July 28th
Northside Branch - Digital Studio
Registration begins on August 13th
Northside Branch - Digital Studio
Registration begins on August 22nd
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
Registration begins on July 16th
Northside Branch - Digital Studio
Registration begins on August 4th
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