February 2014 RLCC Class Schedule Available

Computer ClassesRegistration is now open for staff and the public for the February 2014 Regional Library Computer Center classes. All classes are held in the Regional Library Computer Center (RLCC) of the Central (downtown) LibraryPRE-REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED FOR ALL CLASSES.

To register for classes, you may:

  • Visit the Computer Commons department at the Central Library and obtain a copy of the class schedule. Fill it out and return to a Computer Commons staff.
  • Register online through the RLCC website. Please allow 2 to 4 business days for registration confirmation.

Space is limited for each class, and registration does not guarantee you a space. If you register for a class, please make all efforts to attend. Repeated “no shows” could affect your registration eligibility for future classes. If you register for a class and cannot attend, call Public Computer Services at (205) 226-3680 or 226-3681 as soon as possible.

Please pay close attention to the class times. No one will be admitted after 5 minutes past the time class is scheduled to start. 

Classes are provided by the Birmingham Public Library.

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Registration Now Open for July Computer Classes

The Regional Library Computer Center July 2013 Computer Classes schedule is now available, and registration is open to the public for the free courses. Please note that class times have been changed to 10:30 am – 12:30 pm. This month, we are again offering Microsoft Office 2010 programs and featuring Twitter in our “Introduction to Social Media” course. OpenOffice.org programs will be offered in August.

Beginner Classes

  • July 8 – Keyboarding: Introduces you to the basics of working with the computer keyboard and the mouse. Participants need not have any previous computer experience to take this course.
  • July 9 – Basic PC: Introduces people to the computer: basic PC terms, components, hardware, peripherals, desktop features, etc. Participants need not have any previous computer experience to take this course.
  • July 10 – Basic Internet: Introduces people to the history of the Internet, how to access and surf the Web, what web browsers are, what search engines are available, and basic search methods. Participants need to have taken Keyboarding and Basic PC or have some PC, mouse, and keyboarding experience to take this course.

Intermediate Classes

  • July 15 – Microsoft Word 2010 Part 1: Introduces people to Word 2010, a word processing application that is part of the Microsoft Office suite. It is recommended that participants to take all three parts. Participants need to have taken Keyboarding and Basic PC or have some PC, mouse, and keyboarding experience to take this course.
  • July 16 – Microsoft Word 2010 Part 2
  • July 17 – Microsoft Word 2010 Part 3
  • July 24 – Email Workshop: Helps people set up email accounts and learn to maneuver their way through email browsers. Participants need to have taken Keyboarding, Basic PC, and Basic Internet or have some PC, mouse, keyboarding, and Internet experience to take this course.

Advanced Classes

  • July 22 – Microsoft PowerPoint 2010 Part 1: Introduces people to PowerPoint 2010 presentation software. It is recommended that participants take Microsoft Word 2010 prior to taking this course.  It is also recommended that participants take both parts of the course. Participants need to have taken Keyboarding and Basic PC or have some PC, mouse, and keyboarding experience to take this course.
  • July 23 – Microsoft PowerPoint 2010 Part 2
  • July 29 – Microsoft Excel 2010 Part 1: Introduces people to Microsoft Excel 2010, a spreadsheet software in the Microsoft 2010 Office Suite. It is recommended that participants take Microsoft Word 2010 prior to taking this course.  It is also recommended that participants take both parts of the course. Participants need to have taken Keyboarding and Basic PC or have some PC, mouse, and keyboarding experience to take this course.
  • July 30 – Microsoft Excel 2010 Part 2
  • July 31 – Introduction to Social Media – TWITTER: Introduces people to the history, elements, and software used in social media interactions. Participants need to have taken Keyboarding, Basic PC, and Basic Internet or have some PC, mouse, keyboarding, and Internet experience to take this course. An email account is needed for this class.

Registration Open for May Computer Classes

Computer ClassesThe Regional Library Computer Center May 2013 computer class schedule is now available, and registration is open to the public for the free courses. Please note that class times have been changed to 10:30 am – 12:30 pm.

This month, we are teaching programs from the Apache OpenOffice.org suite. Apache OpenOffice.org is the leading open-source freeware office software suite for word processing, spreadsheets, presentations, and more. It can rival the older versions of Microsoft Office and can be downloaded and used for any purpose completely free of charge. The RLCC is offering OpenOffice.org classes every other month, alternating with Microsoft Office 2010 classes. (Microsoft Office 2010 classes will be offered in June.)

Here are brief descriptions of all classes offered for May:

Basic Internet: This beginner class introduces people to the history of the Internet, how to access and surf the Web, what web browsers are, what search engines are available, and basic search methods. Participants need to have taken Keyboarding and Basic PC or have some PC, mouse, and keyboarding experience to take this course.

Email Workshop: This intermediate class is a practical workshop which helps people set up email accounts and learn to maneuver their way through email browsers. While there are many different email services available, we have chosen to work with Gmail and Yahoo! Mail, because they are free and are two of the more popular email services available. Participants need to have taken Keyboarding, Basic PC, and Basic Internet or have some PC, mouse, keyboarding, and Internet experience to take this course. 

OpenOffice.org Writer: This intermediate class teaches people how to use the OpenOffice.org word processing program. People will learn how to design and produce text documents that can include graphics, tables, or charts. Word Processing with OpenOffice.org Writer is taught in three parts. Participants need to have taken Keyboarding and Basic PC or have some PC, mouse, and keyboarding experience to take this course. 

OpenOffice.org Calc: This advanced class introduces people to the OpenOffice.org spreadsheets program. People will learn to organize and manipulate data (numbers, text, times, currency, percentages, formulas, etc.), as well as work with a grid, columns, rows, and cells. OpenOffice.Org Calc is taught in two parts. Participants need to have takenKeyboarding and Basic PC or have some PC, mouse, and keyboarding experience to take this course. It is recommended that participants take OpenOffice.org Writer prior to taking this course.

OpenOffice.org Impress: This advanced class introduces people to the OpenOffice.org program used for creating multimedia presentations. People will learn to create slide presentations, using text, images, and effects. The class is taught in two parts. Participants need to have taken Keyboarding and Basic PC or have some PC, mouse, and keyboarding experience to take this course. It is recommended that participants take OpenOffice.org Writer prior to taking this course. 

Introduction to Social Media-PINTEREST: The May Social Media class will focus on PINTEREST. This advanced class introduces people to the history, elements, and software used in social media interactions.  This class focuses on the three most popular social media software: Pinterest, Twitter, and Facebook. Participants need to have taken Keyboarding, Basic PC, and Basic Internet or have some PC, mouse, keyboarding, and Internet experience to take this course. An email account is needed for this class. 

August 2012 Computer Classes

FREE Computer Classes

August 2012

Birmingham Public Library

Regional Library Computer Center

All class times are 9:30 a.m.-11:30 a.m.

 

PRE-REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED FOR ALL CLASSES.

 

Basic PC: Requirements: No previous experience necessary.

Tuesday, August 21st

Keyboarding: Requirements: No previous experience necessary.

Monday, August 20th

Basic Internet:  Requirements: Experience using a PC and a mouse.

Monday, August 27th

Word Processing with Open Office Part I:  Requirements: Experience using a PC and a mouse.

Monday, August 13th

Word Processing with Open Office Part II:  Requirements: Word Processing with Open Office Part I

Tuesday, August 14th

Presentations with Open Office: Requirements: Experience using a PC and a mouse.

Monday, August 6th

Tuesday, August 28th

Spreadsheets with Open Office:  Requirements: Experience using a PC and a mouse.

Tuesday, August 7th

 

To register for a class or classes, please call 226-3799 or 226-3798. Space is limited. Registration will be handled on a first-come, first-served basis. If you register for a class and cannot attend, please call the Center as soon as possible. No one will be admitted after 10 minutes past the time the class is scheduled to start.

July 2012 Computer Class Schedule

FREE Computer Classes

July 2012

 Birmingham Public Library

Regional Library Computer Center

All class times are 9:30 a.m.-11:30 a.m. 

PRE-REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED FOR ALL CLASSES

 

Keyboarding: Requirements: No previous experience necessary.

Monday, July 2nd

Tuesday, July 24th

Basic PC: Requirements: No previous experience necessary.

Tuesday, July 3rd

Monday, July 30th

Basic Internet: Requirements: Experience using a PC and a mouse.

Monday, July 9th

Tuesday, July 31st

Word Processing with Open Office Part I: Requirements: Experience using a PC and a mouse.

Monday, July 16th

Word Processing with Open Office Part II: Requirements: Word Processing with Open Office Part I.

Tuesday, July 17th

Presentations with Open Office: Requirements: Experience using a PC and a mouse.

Tuesday, July 10th

Spreadsheets with Open Office: Requirements: Experience using a PC and a mouse.

Monday, July 23rd

 

To register for a classes or classes, please call 226-3799 or 226-3798.

Space is limited. Registration will be handled on a first-come, first-served basis. If youregister for a class and cannot attend, please call the Center as soon as possible. No one will be admitted after 10 minutes past the time the class is scheduled to start.

April 2012 Computer Classes

     FREE Computer Classes

April 2012

 

Birmingham Public Library

Regional Library Computer Center

All class times are 9:30 a.m.-11:30 a.m.

 

PRE-REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED FOR ALL CLASSES

 

Basic PC: Requirements: No previous experience necessary.

Tuesday, April 17th

Saturday, April 28th

 

Keyboarding: Requirements: No previous experience necessary.

Monday, April 23rd

 

Basic Internet: Requirements: Experience using a PC and a mouse.

Monday, April 2nd

Tuesday, April 24th

 

Word Processing with Open Office Part I: Requirements: Experience using a PC and a mouse.

Tuesday, April 3rd

Monday, April 30th

Word Processing with Open Office Part II: Requirements: Word Processing with Open Office…Part I

Tuesday, April 10th

Presentations with Open Office: Requirements: Experience using a PC and a mouse.

Monday, April 9th

Saturday, April 14th

 

Spreadsheets with Open Office: Requirements: Experience using a PC and a mouse.

Monday, April 16th

Saturday, April 21st

 

To register for a classes or classes, please call 226-3799 or 226-3798.

Space is limited. Registration will be handled on a first-come, first-served basis. If youregister for a class and cannot attend, please call the Center as soon as possible. No one will be admitted after 10 minutes past the time the class is scheduled to start.

 

January 2012 Computer Classes

Free Computer Classes

January 2012

All classes are held in the Regional Library Computer Center (RLCC) of the Central (downtown) Library. All class times are 9:30 a.m-11:30 a.m.

PRE-REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED FOR ALL CLASSES.

Basic PC: Requirements: No previous experience necessary.

Monday, January 9th

Basic Internet: Requirements: Experience using a PC and a mouse.

Tuesday, January 17th

Keyboarding: Requirements: No previous experience necessary.

Tuesday, January 10th

Word Processing with Open Office Part I: Requirements: Experience using a PC and a mouse.

Monday, January 23rd

Word Processing with Open Office Part II: Requirements: Word Processing with Open Office Part I

Monday, January 30th

Presentations with Open Office: Requirements:Experience using a PC and a mouse.

Tuesday, January 24th

Spreadsheets with Open Office: Requirements: Experience using a PC and a mouse.

Tuesday, January 31st

 

Space is limited. Registration will be handled on a first-come, first-served basis. If you registered for a class and cannot attend, please call the Center as soon as possible. No one will be admitted after 10 minutes past the time of class is scheduled to start. These classes are provided by the Jefferson County Library Cooperative.

Please call to register.

205-226-3799

205-226-3798

205-226-3680

205-226-3681

May 2011 Computer Class Schedule

Basic PC: Requirements: No previous experience necessary.

Monday, May 2nd

Tuesday, May 24th

Basic Internet: Experience using a mouse and a PC.

Tuesday, May 3rd

Tuesday, May 31st

Keyboarding: Requirements: Experience using a PC and a mouse.

Monday, May 23rd

Word Processing with Open Office Part I: Requirements: Experience using a PC and a mouse.

Saturday, May 7th

Monday, May 9th

Word Processing with Open Office Part II: Requirements: Word Processing with Open Office Part I

Monday, May 16th

Saturday, May 21st

Presentations with Open Office: Requirements: Experience using a mouse and a PC.

Tuesday, May 10th

Saturday, May 14th

Spreadsheets with Open Office: Requirements: Experience using a mouse and a PC.

Tuesday, May 17th

Saturday, May 28th

To register for a class or classes, please call 205-226-3799 or 205-226-3798. Space is limited. Registrations will be handled on a first-come, first-served basis. If you register for a class and cannot attend, please call the Center as soon as possible. No one will be admitted after 10 minutes past the time the class is scheduled to start.