Computer and Digital Media Lab Classes

Unless noted, all classes require registration, starting one month before each class. Register online at henricolibrary.org/calendar, or contact your library. If registering more than one student, please call to confirm we have the correct registration for your group.
Classes are in high demand. Please be on time, and be aware that if you are late 10 minutes or more for a class, your seat may be given away.
  • Basics
    ages 14+
  • Internet Basics: Getting Started

    Learn how to navigate the web with a hands-on tour of the basics. Prerequisite: familiarity with keyboard and mouse.

    Course Webpage

  • Computer Basics: Keyboard & Mouse

    Get familiar with how to interact with a desktop computer. If you know little or nothing about computers and want to learn more, this is the place to start!

    Course Handout

  • Computer Basics: Windows and File Management

    Learn about Microsoft Office software and its functions; become familiar with basic commands in Microsoft Word and Internet Explorer. Prerequisite: familiarity with keyboard and mouse.

    Course Handout

  • Coding
    various ages
  • Webpage Design Basics: HTML

    Learn how to create your own website and how content is uploaded and arranged online. In this workshop, you will learn about the HTML code behind informative websites on the web, break it down, and utilize its functions.

  • Webpage Design Basics: CSS

    Ever wonder how a web designer incorporates special effects and awesome pictures? Conquer CSS code and learn how it can arrange HTML elements on the screen.

  • Introduction to HTML and CSS

    Join us in the Digital Media Lab to learn how to create your own website and how to upload and arange content. In this workshop, you will learn the HTML and CSS code behind informative websites on the web, break it down, and utilize its functions!

  • Introduction to Javascript

    Every website is built from the ground up using a combination of languages. In this case, we will be focusing on JavaScript, which allows the websites you go on every day to interact with a user. Today, we’ll be focusing on using JavaScript to add interactivity into our websites, but we will also use some HTML and CSS along the way.

  • Code with Scratch

    Learn the basics of coding with Scratch, a visual coding language. This is a workshop for people with very little or no experience with coding. We teach basic concepts that can be used in any coding language.

  • Microsoft Office
    ages 14+
  • MS Word

    Learn how to use basic features of Microsoft Word. Prerequisite: Familiarity with keyboard and mouse.

    Course Handout

    Class File (Resume)

  • MS PowerPoint

    Learn how to create slideshows with text, graphics and animation. Prerequisite: MS Word or comparable knowledge.

    Course Handout

    Class File (Slideshow)

    Class File (Video)

  • MS Excel

    Learn how the basic features of Microsoft Excel. Prerequisite: MS Word or comparable knowledge.

    Course Handout

    Class File (Spreadsheet)

  • Word: Resumes

    Learn how to create a resume with Microsoft Word. Prerequisite: Familiarity with keyboard and mouse.

  • MS Publisher

    Learn how to create flyers and brochures with text, borders, and graphics. Prerequisite: MS Word or comparable knowledge.

    Course Handout

  • Imaging & Design
    various ages
  • Adobe Photoshop Basics

    This class will provide a basic overview of tools and concepts that are fundamental for getting started in Photoshop. Prerequisite: Beginner experience with photography is encouraged but not reguired.

  • Adobe InDesign Basics

    Learn about the different tools you'll need to get started in Adobe InDesign. We'll also cover basic design concepts that will help your documents look great. Prerequisite: Familiarity with keyboard and mouse. Beginner experience with Microsoft Publisher is desired but not required.

  • Adobe Illustrator Basics

    Learn the basics of Illustrator by using its tools to create a logo. Please bring you own USB drive if you want to save your work. Prerequisite: Familiarity with keyboard and mouse.

  • Digital Camera Basics

    Learn what you can do with your camera! In the workshop we’ll discuss basic photography concepts and discover how to control and adjust certain settings on our cameras. Bring you own personal camera/device to class, or feel free to join without a camera to listen and learn. For Adults.

  • Digitize your Photos and Home Movies

    Preserve your photos, slides, film negatives, and old home movies by digitizing them. We'll provide instruction on using the photo scanner and VHS cassette converter. Participants are encouraged to bring photos and VHS cassettes, and a USB drive to save your files.

  • Meet the Media Lab
    various ages
  • Introduction to the Digital Media Lab

    Learn about the equipment and software available in the Digital Media Lab. We'll cover the basics for Adobe Creative Suite, 3D printing, VHS transfer, podcasting, scanning, and green screens.

  • DML Petting Zoo

    Tinker and explore all of our Digital Media Lab equipment and software during our Petting Zoo hours!

  • Family Maker Lab

    Stop by anytime during the program to explore a fun activity and learn about some cool technology.

  • 3D Design
    various ages
  • 3D Printing & Design Workshop

    Learn how to create 3D designs, download pre-made 3D models, and see an object being printed on the Library's 3D printers. Bring a USB flash drive if you want to save your designs.

  • 3D Modeling with Sculptris

    Try your hand at a different style of 3D Modeling in this introduction to Sculptris, a free 3D sculpting program developed by the makers of ZBrush. In this class, we’ll walk you through all the tools of the trade as you navigate 3D space and work with a virtual ball of clay.

  • 3D Modeling Flexi-Creatures

    Model your own 3D printable, flexible creature! In this class, we will learn how to put articulated joints into a shape we create using the free, online 3D modeling software Tinkercad.

  • Recording & Editing
    various ages
  • Podcasting Basics

    Learn the basics of audio recording and editing with Audacity. We will duscuss podcasts as a format and industry. Prerequisite: Familiarity with keyboard and mouse.

  • Podcasting Workshop: Interviewing Basics

    Develop the interviewing skills you'll need to create your own podcasts or radio show!

  • Adobe Premiere Basics

    This workshop is a basic overview of the tools and concepts that are fundamental to using Adobe Premiere, a powerful video editing software.

  • Adobe After Effects: Motion Graphics Basics

    Learn basics of After Effects to create motion graphics. Please bring your own USB drive if you want to save your work. Prerequisite: Familiarity with keyboard and mouse.

  • Video Shooting Basics

    Learn about camera shots used by pros, plus video shooting tips and tricks to improve you video productions. Video recording devices provided, but you are welcome to use your own.

Computer and Digital Media Lab Classes

Unless noted, all classes require registration, starting one month before each class. Register online at henricolibrary.org/calendar, or contact your library. If registering more than one student, please call to confirm we have the correct registration for your group.
Classes are in high demand. Please be on time, and be aware that if you are late 10 minutes or more for a class, your seat may be given away.
  • Basics
    ages 14+
  • Internet Basics: Getting Started

    Learn your way around the Web with a hands-on guided tour. Prerequisite: Familiarity with keyboard and mouse.

    Course Webpage

  • Computer Basics: Keyboard & Mouse

    Get familiar with how to interact with a desktop computer. If you know little or nothing about computers and want to learn more, this is the place to start!

    Course Handout

  • Computer Basics: Windows and File Management

    Learn about Microsoft Office software and its functions; become familiar with basic commands in Microsoft Word and Internet Explorer. Prerequisite: familiarity with keyboard and mouse.

    Course Handout

  • Coding
    various ages
  • Webpage Design Basics: HTML

    Learn how to create your own website and how content is uploaded and arranged online. In this workshop, you will learn about the HTML code behind informative websites on the web, break it down, and utilize its functions.

  • Webpage Design Basics: CSS

    Ever wonder how a web designer incorporates special effects and awesome pictures? Conquer CSS code and learn how it can arrange HTML elements on the screen.

  • Introduction to HTML and CSS

    Join us in the Digital Media Lab to learn how to create your own website and how to upload and arange content. In this workshop, you will learn the HTML and CSS code behind informative websites on the web, break it down, and utilize its functions!

  • Introduction to Javascript

    Every website is built from the ground up using a combination of languages. In this case, we will be focusing on JavaScript, which allows the websites you go on every day to interact with a user. Today, we’ll be focusing on using JavaScript to add interactivity into our websites, but we will also use some HTML and CSS along the way.

  • Code with Scratch

    Learn the basics of coding with Scratch, a visual coding language. This is a workshop for people with very little or no experience with coding. We teach basic concepts that can be used in any coding language.

  • Microsoft Office
    ages 14+
  • MS Word

    Learn how to use basic features of Microsoft Word. Prerequisite: Familiarity with keyboard and mouse.

    Course Handout

    Class File (Resume)

  • Word: Resumes

    Learn how to create a resume with Microsoft Word. Prerequisite: Familiarity with keyboard and mouse.

  • MS PowerPoint

    Learn how to create slideshows with text, graphics and animation. Prerequisite: MS Word or comparable knowledge.

    Course Handout

    Class File (Slideshow)

    Class File (Video)

  • MS Excel

    Learn how the basic features of Microsoft Excel. Prerequisite: MS Word or comparable knowledge.

    Course Handout

    Class File (Spreadsheet)

  • MS Publisher

    Learn how to create flyers and brochures with text, borders, and graphics. Prerequisite: MS Word or comparable knowledge.

    Course Handout

  • Imaging & Design
    various ages
  • Adobe Photoshop Basics

    This class will provide a basic overview of tools and concepts that are fundamental for getting started in Photoshop. Prerequisite: Beginner experience with photography is encouraged but not reguired.

  • Adobe InDesign Basics

    Learn about the different tools you'll need to get started in Adobe InDesign. We'll also cover basic design concepts that will help your documents look great. Prerequisite: Beginner experience with Microsoft Publisher is encouraged but not required.

  • Adobe Illustrator Basics

    Learn the basics of Illustrator by using its tools to create a logo. Please bring you own USB drive if you want to save your work. Prerequisite: Familiarity with keyboard and mouse.

  • Digital Camera Basics

    Learn what you can do with your camera! In the workshop we’ll discuss basic photography concepts and discover how to control and adjust certain settings on our cameras. Bring you own personal camera/device to class, or feel free to join without a camera to listen and learn. For Adults.

  • Digitize your Photos and Home Movies

    Preserve your photos, slides, film negatives, and old home movies by digitizing them. We'll provide instruction on using the photo scanner and VHS cassette converter. Participants are encouraged to bring photos and VHS cassettes, and a USB drive to save your files.

  • Meet the Media Lab
    various ages
  • Introduction to the Digital Media Lab

    Learn about the equipment and software available in the Digital Media Lab. We'll cover the basics for Adobe Creative Suite, 3D printing, VHS transfer, podcasting, scanning, and green screens.

  • DML Petting Zoo

    Tinker and explore all of our Digital Media Lab equipment and software during our Petting Zoo hours!

  • Family Maker Lab

    Stop by anytime during the program to explore a fun activity and learn about some cool technology.

  • 3D Design
    various ages
  • 3D Printing & Design Workshop

    Learn how to create 3D designs, download pre-made 3D models, and see an object being printed on the Library's 3D printers. Bring a USB flash drive if you want to save your designs.

  • 3D Modeling with Sculptris

    Try your hand at a different style of 3D Modeling in this introduction to Sculptris, a free 3D sculpting program developed by the makers of ZBrush. In this class, we’ll walk you through all the tools of the trade as you navigate 3D space and work with a virtual ball of clay.

  • 3D Modeling Flexi-Creatures

    Model your own 3D printable, flexible creature! In this class, we will learn how to put articulated joints into a shape we create using the free, online 3D modeling software Tinkercad.

  • Recording & Editing
    various ages
  • Podcasting Basics

    Learn the basics of audio recording and editing with Audacity. We will duscuss podcasts as a format and industry. Prerequisite: Familiarity with keyboard and mouse.

  • Podcasting Workshop: Interviewing Basics

    Develop the interviewing skills you'll need to create your own podcasts or radio show!

  • Adobe Premiere Basics

    This workshop is a basic overview of the tools and concepts that are fundamental to using Adobe Premiere, a powerful video editing software.

  • Adobe After Effects: Motion Graphics Basics

    Learn basics of After Effects to create motion graphics. Please bring your own USB drive if you want to save your work. Prerequisite: Familiarity with keyboard and mouse.

  • Video Shooting Basics

    Learn about camera shots used by pros, plus video shooting tips and tricks to improve you video productions. Video recording devices provided, but you are welcome to use your own.

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