Computer Classes

The libraries offer various FREE hands-on computer classes to the public. A library card and registration are required to attend. Registration can be done online, by phone or in person. There is a minimum class age of 14 years old. (high-school student)

Class Schedules

Calendar for all Libraries. Print January – April 2017 Computer/DML schedule. Registration begins one month before each class.

Registration

To register, click on the calendar link, click on the class title of your choice, fill out the registration form. You may also contact any library location to register for classes.

Class Offerings

We are pleased to offer you Microsoft Office 2013 on our public computers. All of our computer classes provide instruction for the 2013 versions of Microsoft applications. (subject to change)

Description of classesClass Handouts in pdf formatAttachments in Program Format
Computer Basics: Keyboard & Mouse Keyboard and Mouse Mouse training, Parts of a keyboard
Computer Basics: Working with Windows Working with Windows  
Computer Basics: File Management File Management Spinach salad, Tomato soup
Internet: Getting Started Internet: Getting Started (web page)  
Word I: Introduction Word I Letter, Sunshine song
Word II: Formatting Word II Sample paper, Sample newsletter, Sample resumé, Fixed sample resumé
Excel I: Introduction Excel I, Attachment I Class file
Excel II: Charts & Formatting Excel II Simple charts, Monthly budget, Complex sort
Publisher I: Introduction Publisher I Garage Sale image 
Publisher II: Newsletters & More Publisher II Nobel Prize article, Group and ungroup, Graphic for newsletter
PowerPoint I: Introduction PowerPoint I Sample slideshow, Sample video
Introduction to Facebook Facebook  
Introduction to Twitter Twitter  

 

Archived Computer Classes

These applications have been retired or updated to new versions on HCPL computers, and classes in the old version are no longer being taught. These files are offered for self-instruction.

Practice

Websites for Beginners

Keyboard & Mouse

Prerequisite: None
Objectives: If you know little or nothing about computers, this is the place to start.

Computer Basics: Working with Windows

Prerequisite: Knowledge of the keyboard and mouse.
Objectives: Learn about Microsoft Office software and its functions; become familiar with the basic commands in Microsoft Word and Internet Explorer software programs.

Computer Basics: File Management

Prerequisite: Keyboard & Mouse and Working with Windows or comparable knowledge.
Objectives: Don’t know what to do with all those computer files? We’ll help you get organized.

Internet: Getting Started

Prerequisite: Keyboard & Mouse or comparable knowledge of the keyboard and mouse.
Objectives: Learn your way around the Web with a hands-on guided tour.

Word I: Introduction

Prerequisite: Keyboard & Mouse or comparable knowledge of using the keyboard and mouse.
Objectives: Learn how to use the basic features of Microsoft Word.

Word II: Formatting

Prerequisite: Word I or comparable knowledge of basic Word and use of the keyboard and mouse.
Objectives: Make your Word documents look more professional and polished.

Excel I: Introduction

Prerequisite: Word I or comparable knowledge of Word and use of the keyboard and mouse.
Objectives: Learn the basic features of Microsoft Excel.

Excel II: Charts & Formatting

Prerequisite: Excel I or comparable knowledge of basic Excel and use of the keyboard and mouse.
Objectives: Learn to create simple charts using existing data and the chart wizard, create a detailed monthly budget using formulas and formatting tools such as borders and shading, and work with printing and page setup.

Publisher I: Introduction

Prerequisite: Word I or equivalent knowledge of basic Word and the use of the keyboard and mouse.
Objectives: See what Microsoft Publisher has to offer and learn how to create flyers and brochures with text, borders, and graphics.

Publisher II: Newsletters & More

Prerequisite: Publisher I or comparable knowledge.
Objectives: Learn to be more creative with Publisher 2013, creating a Newsletter and working with Greeting Cards

PowerPoint I: Introduction

Prerequisite: Word I or equivalent knowledge of basic Word and the use of the keyboard and mouse.
Objectives: See what Microsoft PowerPoint has to offer and learn how to create slideshows with text, graphics, and animation.

Introduction to Facebook

Prerequisite: A working email address that can be accessed from the library; Knowledge of the keyboard and mouse; Basic knowledge of the Internet.
Objectives: Learn Facebook basics and how to create a Facebook account.

Introduction to Twitter

Prerequisite: A working email address that can be accessed from the library; Knowledge of the keyboard and mouse; Basic knowledge of the Internet.
Objectives: Learn how to set up an account and get started using Twitter.