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.

January-March 2009 Classes

It is now October 23rd and have we are down to the final three classes for this year. Although these final three classes are full, you may still come as a “walk-in”. There will be two Microsoft Excel classes taught on Saturday, October 25th and Tuesday, October 28th. There is also a class on “Traveling on the Web” being taught on Monday, October 27th. If you would to attend any of these classes please come on the designated day at around 9:15 a.m. The classes begin promptly at 9:30 a.m.

We don’t hold classes during the months of November and December. During the next month or so we will develop a class schedule for the months of January-March 2009. This schedule should be available sometime in December. Please call your local library for more information or you may call the Regional Library Computer Center @ 205-226-3799 or 205-226-3798 for more information on how to register.

Homewood Public Library’s Online Tutorials

The Homewood Public Library offers online tutorals for both Microsoft Word and Microsoft Excel. Each tutorial has three sections. I just finished taking Part 1 of the Microsoft Excel tutorial and it is an excellent tutorial for a beginner. Here is the link to the tutorials: http://www.homewood.lib.al.us/CSD/trainingLab.html#onlineTutorials.

It’s Not Too Late…

…to register for computer classes. Although pre-registration is required we will not turn anyone away at the door if you haven’t pre-registered. If the class is already full when you call to pre-register we will tell you to come on the day of the class as a “walk-in”. This simply means that if other class participants don’t show up that morning you, as a walk-in, can simply take their place. We have never had to turn anyone away because of lack of space!

The next classes will be offered on Saturday, May 19th.  We have two classes that day. The first one is Microsoft Excel.  As it stands at the moment, that class is full but you are welcome to come as a walk-in.  The second class is Creating Your Resume/Job Hunting on the Web. This class is not full so feel free to call 205-226-3798 or 205-226-3799 to register. We look forward to seeing you in the near future.