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COMPUTER CLASS SCHEDULE


Classes are free and open to all Williamson County Public Library
card-holders in good standing.


image of a computer mouse

Class participants must know how to:

  • Use a keyboard and mouse
  • Open and close a program
  • Find and use menus and scroll bars

How to Register
  • Register online, call (615) 595-1243, or stop by the Reference Desk
Return to top of page.March Classes
  • Registration begins Saturday, March 1 at 9:00am
  • Classes run from 2:20pm - 4:30pm unless otherwise noted
  • Register online, call, or stop by the Reference Desk
 
March 11 (Tuesday) Introduction to the computer
March 13 (Thursday) Surfing the Web 101
March 14 (Friday) i101
March 18 (Tuesday) Introduction to Facebook
March 20 (Thursday) Diving into Databases
March 28 (Friday) eBooks 101
Return to top of page.April Classes
April 4, 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM (Friday) Introduction to Ancestry.com
April 7 (Monday) Introduction to Word I
April 9 (Wednesday) Introduction to Word II
April 11 (Friday) Introduction to Word III
April 15 (Tuesday) Introduction to Excel I
April 17 (Thursday) Introduction to Excel II
April 22 (Tuesday) Introduction to PowerPoint
April 25, 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM (Friday) Introduction to Ancestry.com
April 29 (Tuesday) Introduction to Twitter
Return to top of page.Computer Class Descriptions

Introduction to the Computer: Can't tell your hardware from your software or your mouse from your monitor? Beginners can learn about the parts of computers and the Windows operating system – the basics needed to start using a computer. This class is for those with very limited or no experience with computers. It is not a typing or keyboarding class.

eBooks101: There are thousands of eBooks available for you to borrow from the library through our R.E.A.D.S database for FREE! Library staff will introduce you to R.E.A.D.S. and offer device-specific instructions on how to download, so be sure to bring your eReader or laptop if you have one.

i 101: Do you have or are you thinking about getting an iPad or iPhone? Come learn some of the basics. This roundtable will cover searching, installing and removing apps, creating folders and more.

Introduction to Microsoft Excel I: This class will show participants how to recognize and create a basic spreadsheet; basic formatting (alignment, numbers, font style and size); sorting your spreadsheet; printing and saving your work. *Prerequisites: "Introduction to the Computer" or equivalent skills; experience with Microsoft Word is preferred.

Introduction to Microsoft Excel II: This class is for participants with some experience with basic spreadsheets. This class will show participants how to use basic equations and formulas as well as cell references. *Prerequisites: "Introduction to MS Excel I" or equivalent skills; experience with Microsoft Word is preferred.

Introduction to Microsoft PowerPoint: This class will show participants how to create a PowerPoint slide show, how to change the slide background and colors and how to add clip art and sounds to their presentations.*Prerequisites: "Introduction to the Computer" or equivalent skills, experience with Microsoft Word is preferred.

Introduction to Microsoft Word I: This class is for people with limited experience using word processing software. Participants will learn the basic MS Word tools, how to type a paper or letter using Word, how to save documents to a disc, basic formatting commands including setting margins, selecting and modifying text, cutting and pasting text, and how to open and save documents. Participants will also learn multiple ways of completing particular tasks using MS Word. This is not a typing or keyboarding class. *Prerequisites: "Introduction to the Computer" or the equivalent skills.

Introduction to Microsoft Word II: This class is for people with some experience using word processing software. Participants will learn how to insert clip art, create lists, make columns, format paragraphs and create tables. This is not a typing or keyboarding class. *Prerequisites: "Introduction to MS Word I" or the equivalent skills.


Surfing the Web 101: Don't be overwhelmed by the web! Come to this class to learn the basics of navigating the web. We will introduce you to web browsers and search engines, teach you how to search online, and how to evaluate what you find online. *Prerequisites:"Introduction to the Computer" or the equivalent skills.

Introduction to Twitter: Learn about Twitter, what it is, how it works, and how you can use it to your advantage personally, or for your business. Class includes step-by-step site navigation and account set up and maintenance.

Introduction to Facebook Timeline:This class covers creating an individual profile, using the new Timeline layout, networking, privacy settings, creating an avatar, navigation, applications & status updates.

Introduction to Facebook Pages: Did you know that the average Facebook user connects to 80 community pages, groups and events? One of those connections could be you, your business or organization. A Facebook 'fan' page can be a wonderful way to market and communicate with your target audience. Come learn how to set up a page, some basic tips and fun ways to use Facebook to promote yourself, your business or organization in this free class. Participants will need a Facebook profile if they want to set up a fan page in the class.

Introduction to Editing Digital Photographs: Learn basic digital photograph terminology, uploading and downloading, editing tips and tricks and explore the free online photo editor PicMonkey. Be sure to bring your digital camera and connector, or a USB or CD with photographs so that you have something to practice with during the class.

Introduction to Yahoo! Email: Introduction to email – featuring Yahoo! Learn how to create and manage a Yahoo! email account. You must either have or want to get a Yahoo Email account for this class to be useful to you. **For assistance with other email service providers, please call to schedule a one-on-one appointment.

Introduction to Pinterest Learn about and gain hands-on experience with Pinterest the increasingly popular image-based online community. Pinterest is a photo sharing website that allows users to create theme-based collections related to their personal interests by "pinning" images to "boards." You can use "boards" to plan events like weddings, decorate your home and dream home, and visually organize your favorite recipes, crafts, and more!


Return to top of page.Instruction: One-On-One Sessions

Sessions may be scheduled by appointment with a member of the Reference staff.

  • call or stop by the Reference desk to schedule a 30 minute session
  • computer assistance customized to answer a specific question
  • limited to patrons with a valid library card

Ideal for learning how to:

  • create an email account
  • manage your library account
  • use electronic library resources
  • formatting Word documents, Excel spreadsheets or PowerPoint presentations

Call the Reference Department at (615) 595-1243 for more information or to schedule a session.


Return to top of page.Practice

We recommend practicing computer basics before attending a class.

Mousing Web Sites :

Hands on Computer Literacy Web Sites:

Jan's Illustrated Computer Literacy 101

Note: If the Spanish text does not immediately appear or if your receive an page error, click on the "Refresh" button located in the horizontal toolbar at the top of your screen.

Basic Computer and Windows Terminology:

Jan's Working with Windows Glossary is an alphabetically arranged list of computer terms and phrases. If you don't see the word or phrase that you are looking for, use your browser's "Find" command to search for it within this glossary.

Learning Express Library click Learning Centers link to access interactive tutorial courses: Software Tutorials, and Software & Internet Basics.

  • Getting Started with Computers
  • Getting Started with the Internet  
  • Microsoft Office Suite
  • Adobe programs
  • Windows & Mac operating systems

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