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.
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Tablets And Tykes

chartIf you take a minute to look around, more than likely you will see a child with some form of tablet or smartphone. In fact, according to a 2012 Nielsen survey, 70% of households, that own tablets and with children ages 12 and younger, admit that their kids use the device. So this begs the question of what types of apps for kids can you choose from the 300,000 plus iTunes App Store or the 500,000 plus from Google Play. Well, may we suggest these 30 to get you started? (Note: Most links to the apps are to their iTunes descriptions.)

  1. 8 Planets (Free) Young astronomers will enjoy learning about the planets and earning ribbons in games testing their knowledge.
  2. A Little Book About Feelings ($0.99) This book app gives kids a start on understanding feelings and how to express themselves.
  3. ABC Pocket Phonics ($3.99) is a simply-designed app that reinforces letter knowledge. Children are encouraged to trace letter shapes and repeat the sounds.
  4. Alien Assignment (Free) Created by the Fred Rogers Center and a Kindergarten teacher, Alien Assignment is a fun game that encourages problem solving and discovery.
  5. Apps Gone Free (Free) Every day hundreds of apps reduce their price to free for a limited time to try to stimulate excitement and publicity. (Hey, if you can get it for free, that’s always a good thing.)
  6. BrainPOP Featured Movie (Free) features a different animated, short film each day on topics such as Science, Social Studies, Technology, Engineering, Health, English, Art & Music and Math.
  7. Doodle Buddy (Free) future Picassos of all ages will enjoy creating their next masterpiece using a variety of tools including, paint, chalk, stencils, stamps, backgrounds and photographs.
  8. Dragon Box ($5.99) This app introduces fundamental topics in mathematics with an emphasis on algebra in a playful and colorful environment.
  9. Duck Duck Moose apps ($1.99) Duck Duck Moose is an award-winning creator of educational children’s applications, founded with the mission of revolutionizing how children learn, play, and imagine on mobile devices.
  10. Endless Alphabet (Free) Set the stage for reading success with this delightfully interactive educational app. Kids will have a blast learning their ABC’s and building vocabulary with the adorable monsters in Endless Alphabet.
  11. Faces iMake-Lite ($0.99) let your imagination go wild by making silly faces using common everyday objects.
  12. Felt Board ($2.99) This app gives you all the small felt board pieces you need for play without dealing with the many pieces.
  13. Geography Drive USA ($3.99) Students will be delighted to learn about geography in a whole new, fun, exciting way. The visitor’s center has each of the individual states and facts galore. Each state has three different questions to answer. To gain more fuel and money, visit the all-state pass for more questions that are read to the player.
  14. Go Away, Big Green Monster! For iPad ($2.99) Ed Emberley’s beloved and best-selling book comes to mobile! Cleverly diecut with bold colors and overlapping pages, Go Away, Big Green Monster! is an entertaining book that turns scary into silly, and empowers kids to take control of their fears.*
  15. Highlights Hidden Pictures ($1.99) Seek and find the everyday objects hidden within fun, kid-friendly illustrations.
  16. iWriteWords ($2.99) Kids will enjoy following a little bug to form letes and numbers, helping them get started with writing.*
  17. Karaoke Anywhere HD (Free) features a database of free songs or you can pay for more downloads. Remember it is karaoke, so you are getting a karaoke version of the song with background music and words on a screen. This is great for a sing a-long.*
  18. Make It Pop! ($1.99) Learn shapes, letters, colors, and numbers while popping bubbles, balloons, fireworks and popcorn!
  19. Math Doodles ($2.99) Get thinking with a variety of math games that will have kids solving problems in new ways.
  20. Monkey Preschool Lunchbox ($0.99) includes 7 different games that teach kids about colors, letters, counting, shapes, sizes, matching, and differences.
  21. Monster Physics ($0.99) is a unique building app that lets you play with physics! Build and operate your own car, crane, rocket ship, plane, helicopter, tank and more!
  22. Moo, Ba, La La La! ($3.99) Sandra Boynton’s best-selling book of all time comes alive with sound and movement and gloriously unpredictable interactivity. (There are other books by Boynton that have been made into apps: Barnyard Dance; Blue Hat, Green Hat; The Going to Bed Book.)
  23. Overdrive Media Console (Free) Download digital books for read a-longs or link them to a screen for a bigger view. This can help when the hard-copy is too small for a regular read a-long. (Of course we’re going to suggest this. It’s basically the library at your digital fingertips.)
  24. PlayTales(Free) PlayTales’ stories are designed to educate, entertain, and inspire young readers ages 1 to 12.
  25. Reading Raven ($2.99) Reading Raven is an extremely fun and engaging learn-to-read educational game that provides step-by-step reading lessons designed to help young children build a solid foundation for reading.
  26. Shake-a-Phrase ($1.99) Encourages older children to read by way of silly sentences that will help teach vocabulary and parts of speech.
  27. Stack the States ($0.99) makes learning about the 50 states fun! Watch the states actually come to life in this colorful and dynamic game!
  28. Toca Boca apps ($0.99 – $2.99) Toca Boca is a game studio that makes digital toys for kids. We think playing and having fun is the best way to learn about the world. Therefore we make digital toys and games that help stimulate the imagination, and that you can play together with your kids.
  29. Toontastic ($0.99) Take storytelling to the next level by creating cartoons from start to finish, using your own voice to narrate the story.
  30. Word Wizard ($4.99) This is the “Speak and Spell” for the iPad generation. Word Wizard is a unique app that lets kids hear the sounds of letters and words using a talking movable alphabet.

September Computer Class Schedule

We are now taking registrations for the September 2012 Computer Classes. Registration is handled on a first-come, first served basis. You may register by calling 205-226-3799 or 205-226-3798. 

  • Monday, September 10, 2012   Word Processing With Open Office – Part I
  • Tuesday, September 11, 2012   Word Processing With Open Office – Part II
  • Monday, September 17, 2012   Spreadsheets With Open Office
  • Tuesday, September 18, 2012   Keyboarding
  • Monday, September 24, 2012   Basic PC
  • Tuesday, September 25, 2012   Basic Internet

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.

 

February 2012 Computer Class Schedule

Free Computer Class Schedule

February 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, February 6th

Tuesday, February 28th

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

Monday, February 13th

Keyboarding: Requirements: No previous experience necessary.

Tuesday, February 7th

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

Tuesday, February 14th

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

Tuesday, February 21st

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

Monday, February 20th

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

Monday, February 27th

 

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 of class is scheduled to start. These classes are provided by the Jefferson County Library Cooperative. 

Please call 205-226-3798 or 205-226-3799 to register for a class.