Public Computer Classes
A new series will begin in January
Classes are free and held in the Kent Free Library Computer Lab on the 2nd floor of the library. Classes are taught by librarians. 14 seats are available, first come, first served, for each computer class. Stop at the Information Desk by the Computer Lab up to 30 minutes before the start of each class for a pass. Unless noted, classes are an hour and half long. Computer classes are also listed on the Library Events Calendar.
Basic Computer and Internet Classes
Basic Computer and Internet Classes are for new computer users and those wishing to learn the basics exploring websites on the World Wide Web.
Description: Learn some of the terminology associated with computers and computer programs and get hands-on practice using the mouse. Class is one hour.
Introduction to Computers
Description: Get a tour of the files and programs on a computer. Learn how to open and close programs using Windows and how to create and manage files and folders. Prerequisite: Able to use the mouse.
Wednesday, November 13, 2 pm
Introduction to the Internet
Description: Learn how to open a browser and type in addresses in order to visit websites. Learn how to navigate websites and use a search engine in order to find information. Prerequisite: Able to use the mouse.
Wednesday, November 20, 2 pm
Microsoft Office 2010 Classes
Microsoft Office 2010 Classes introduce computer users to three of the most popular Microsoft Word programs, Word, Excel, and Publisher. The prerequisites for each class are ability to use the mouse and basic typing skills.
Description: Learn how to open a Word document, save it, make changes, and format your text.
Description: Explore the uses of Publisher. Learn to open a template and how to add text and pictures. Learn useful tools for formatting and editing your document.
Thursday, November 14, 7 pm
Description: Learn how to open an Excel spreadsheet and enter and format data. Learn how to use basic formulas and to turn your data into charts.
Thursday, November 21, 7 pm
Technology Petting Zoos
Thinking about getting yourself or someone else a tablet or ebook reader? Explore some of the many options available today at our Technology Petting Zoos. We’ll have a variety of the latest gadgets for you to try out and librarians ready to show you how to access the library’s mobile website and our downloadable book and music services. Drop in any time during the program; no registration or pass is required.
Monday, November 18, 2 – 3:30 pm
Monday, November 25, 2 – 3:30 pm
Monday, December 9, 2 – 3:30 pm
Wednesday, December 11, 2 – 3:30 pm
Thursday, December 12, 7 – 8:30 pm
Monday, December 16, 2 – 3:30 pm
Wednesday, December 18, 2 – 3:30 pm
Thursday, December 19, 7 – 8:30 pm
You can also see computer classes listed on the Library Events Calendar.