Computer and Digital Media Lab Classes

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.
Unless noted, all classes require registration, starting one month before each class.
  • Basics
    ages 14+
  • 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: Working with Windows

    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

  • Computer Basics: File Management for Windows

    Don't know what to do with all those computer files? We'll help you get organized. Prerequisite: Working with Windows or comparable knowledge.

    Course Handout

  • Social & Internet
    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

     
  • Introduction to Facebook

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

    Course Handout

  • Coding
    various ages
  • Webpage Design Basics

    Learn about the coding languages that make up every web page. In this beginner-level course we'll introduce you to the basic languages of web page creation.

  • 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

  • MS PowerPoint

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

    Course Handout

  • MS Excel

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

    Course Handout

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Introduction to 3D Modeling

    Learn the basics of 3D modeling/design using Blender, a free open source 3D design software. Prerequisite: All skill levels welcome, we only ask that you are able to use a keyboard and mouse effectively.

  • 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.

  • 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

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.
Unless noted, all classes require registration, starting one month before each class.
  • Basics
    ages 14+
  • 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: Working with Windows

    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

     
  • Computer Basics: File Management for Windows

    Don't know what to do with all those computer files? We'll help you get organized. Prerequisite: Working with Windows or comparable knowledge.

    Course Handout

     
  • Social & Internet
    ages 14+
  • Internet Basics: Getting Started

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

    View class online

     
  • Introduction to Facebook

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

    Course Handout

     
  • Coding
    various ages
  • Webpage Design Basics

    Learn about the coding languages that make up every web page. In this beginner-level course we'll introduce you to the basic languages of web page creation.

     
  • 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

     
  • MS PowerPoint

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

    Course Handout

     
  • MS Excel

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

    Course Handout

     
  • 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: 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.

  • 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.

     
  • Introduction to 3D Modeling

    Learn the basics of 3D modeling/design using Blender, a free open source 3D design software. Prerequisite: All skill levels welcome, we only ask that you are able to use a keyboard and mouse effectively.

     
  • 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.

     
  • 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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