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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.

 

Don't have time to come in for a class?

We also offer a wide range of online computer training opportunities for free through Lynda.com.

 

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.

Beaumont Branch - Large Conference Room
Registration begins on September 16th
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.

Eagle Creek Branch - Large Conference Room
Registration begins on September 12th
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
Registration begins on August 29th
Northside Branch - Digital Studio
Registration begins on October 10th
Northside Branch - Digital Studio

Ancestry LIBRARY EDITION & Your Family Tree

Learn to use the Library's subscription to Ancestry's LIBRARY EDITION in this free class.  Come to the Kentucky Room at 1:00 PM on Tuesday, October 13th, Saturday, October 17th.  Additional classes on 11/10, 12/8,1/5/2016.  Bring your own laptop or use ours!  Register on the Library's website or at 859-231-5500.  Call Denise Shanks for questions.

Central Library - Kentucky Room
Central Library - Kentucky Room

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 September 8th
Northside Branch - Digital Studio
Registration begins on October 6th
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 September 1st
Eagle Creek Branch
Registration begins on September 29th
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.

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.

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 September 5th
Northside Branch - Digital Studio
Registration begins on September 15th
Northside Branch - Digital Studio
Registration begins on October 8th
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 September 12th
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 September 26th
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 September 19th
Northside Branch - Digital Studio

Illustrator 2: Vector Art

Create original Vector Art using various tools in Adobe Illustrator.

Prerequisite: Illustrator Basics.

Registration begins on September 1st
Northside Branch - Digital Studio
Registration begins on September 29th
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
Registration begins on September 22nd
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 September 1st
Northside Branch - Digital Studio
Registration begins on September 17th
Northside Branch - Digital Studio
Registration begins on October 1st
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.

Northside Branch - Digital Studio
Registration begins on September 8th
Northside Branch - Digital Studio
Registration begins on September 24th
Northside Branch - Digital Studio
Registration begins on October 13th
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.

Beaumont Branch - Large Conference Room
Registration begins on September 9th
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.

Eagle Creek Branch - Large Conference Room
Registration begins on September 5th
Central Library - Computer Lab
Registration begins on September 11th
Central Library - Computer Lab

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.

Registration begins on September 10th
Tates Creek Branch - Large Conference Room

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.

Beaumont Branch - Large Conference Room
Registration begins on August 31st
Central Library - Computer Lab
Registration begins on September 2nd
Central Library - Computer Lab

Introduction to Facebook

Get up to
speed on how to create, use, and maintain a Facebook page of your own,
including understanding the complex Facebook privacy policies and
settings. Learn the ins and outs of one
of the most widely used social networking programs. Prerequisite:
Email basics. Must have a Valid Email
Address.

Registration begins on September 4th
Central Library - Computer Lab

Introduction to Goodreads

Book recommender, personal
catalog, gateway to book clubs, debates and giveaways. Goodreads is the
one-stop shop for anyone enthusiastic about books and reading. Prerequisite: Email
basic or equivalent experiences. Must
have a Valid Email Address.

Registration begins on September 8th
Tates Creek 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
Registration begins on September 15th
Northside Branch - Digital Studio
Registration begins on October 3rd
Northside Branch - Digital Studio
Registration begins on October 13th
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.

Eagle Creek Branch - Large Conference Room
Registration begins on August 29th
Central Library - Computer Lab
Registration begins on September 2nd
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 September 9th
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.

Registration begins on September 11th
Tates Creek Branch - Large Conference Room
Registration begins on September 16th
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.

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 September 7th
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 September 3rd
Northside Branch - Digital Studio
Registration begins on September 22nd
Northside Branch - Digital Studio
Registration begins on October 6th
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.

Registration begins on September 10th
Northside Branch - Digital Studio
Registration begins on September 29th
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: Email Basics or equivalent experience and a valid email address.

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.

Registration begins on August 30th
Tates Creek Branch - Large Conference Room
Registration begins on September 27th
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.

Registration begins on September 15th
Eagle Creek Branch - Large Conference Room

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.

Registration begins on September 14th
Central Library - Computer Lab

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