Computer Training

Overview

Our computer classes are aimed at beginning to intermediate computer users. Patrons who are just beginning with computers are strongly encouraged to start with the Basic Mouse and Basic Computers classes. All classes following Basic Mouse and Basic Computers require a general proficiency with the mouse and keyboard. All attendees in more advanced classes will be pre-screened for skill level before each class.

Registration

Registration for each computer class opens the week before the class and closes two days before the class. Patrons may sign up for a class by stopping by the Reference Desk or by calling 409-643-5977. Registration slots are granted on a first-come, first-serve basis.

Pre-Class Screening

Unless otherwise noted, all potential students must come to the library at 9:30 am for pre-class screening. Computer classes run about an hour. Admission for most classes is limited to 10 people per class.

More Information

For more information, please contact the Reference Desk at 409-643-5977.

Computer Class Materials

Computer Tutorials

Check out Universal Class, a service provided by the library that gives you access to more than 500 online non-credit continuing education courses, including many in computers. Some of the areas its courses cover: Business applications, computer basics, computer programming, image editing, HTML, Microsoft applications, photography, software and technology skills. You will need your 14-character library card number to create an account.

We also have a great deal of computer-related instruction books in our collection. Search our library catalog or ask for help from a librarian at the Reference Desk.

General Computer Help

Computers 101

Typing

Mouse Skills

A mouse or touchpad is typically what's used to navigate around your computer and select text or files. Below are some exercises that will familiarize you to common mouse-related tasks:

Introduction to the Internet

Searching the Web

Email

Microsoft Word

Microsoft Excel

Microsoft PowerPoint

Résumés

Image Editing

Social Media (Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, etc.)