Computer Classes

From Computer Basics to Getting Started with Facebook, the library offers a variety of computer classes each month. Classes are taught by our knowledgeable staff who have years of experience working with patrons and assisting with technology.

Topic based classes are free and open to the public and take place on Wednesday mornings at 10:30 a.m. in the computer lab on the first floor. These classes are limited to 8 participants, and registration is required.

You can register by asking at the first floor circulation desk or calling the library at (641) 673 - 0441.

Tech Help Thursdays
Just have one specific question? Need help with a device? Library staff will also be available from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. every Thursday for any questions you may have about computers and technology. Tech Help sessions take place in the computer lab on the first floor too.

August 2014 Schedule

6th - Computer Basics - 10:30 a.m.
This class is for true beginners! You’ll learn about the parts of a computer, the difference between software and hardware and how to use a mouse.

13th - Intro to the Internet - 10:30 a.m.
This is an introduction to the world wide web! You’ll learn about Internet browsers and how to access websites, news, maps and more. Basic computer skills suggested.

20th - Microsoft Word - 10:30 a.m.
Get started with Microsoft’s word processing software!  Learn how to format a document, enter and edit text, save and manage files, and more.  Basic computer skills are needed for this class.

27th - Genealogy Online - 10:30 a.m.
Researching your family tree? Get an introduction to some of the genealogy resources available through the library and on the web.

September 2014 Schedule

3rd - Digital Photography for Beginners - 10:30 a.m.
Have a digital camera, but don’t know where to start? We’ll cover the basics of transferring photos to your computer, simple editing, and sharing through email and websites. Basic computer skills recommended.

10th - Intro to Email - 10:30 a.m.
Learn how to send and receive email! We’ll get you started with a free email account through Google and show you how to compose and send messages, attach files and organize your contacts. Basic Internet skills recommended.

17th - Getting Started with Facebook - 10:30 a.m.
Get started with the web’s most popular social networking site, Facebook. You’ll learn how to register an account, upload a profile picture and find and connect with friends. An active email account is required.

24th - Advanced Facebook - 10:30 a.m.
There’s so much to learn about Facebook, we've developed an advanced class! In this session, you’ll learn how to change privacy settings, filter your news feed, manage photo albums and more.