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Class Descriptions

Software | Database Instruction | General Computer | Social Media | Business


Software
  • Microsoft Office Basics 2010
    *Registration required. Space is limited.
    Learn some basic skills to use with all Microsoft Office products including how to open, save, and print a document. Also provided will be other tools and Web sites to continue your use of Office. Take this class prior to taking Microsoft Word, Excel, or PowerPoint.


    Excel

    Advanced Microsoft Excel 2010 - Macros and Pivot Tables
    *Registration required. Space is limited.
    Learn some advanced Excel features. The class will cover enabling, recording, and editing macros, using Visual Basic Editor, and creating Pivot Tables. Prerequisites: Intermediate understanding of Microsoft Excel.

    Beginning Microsoft Excel 2010

    *Registration required. Space is limited.
    Learn the basics of Microsoft Excel including worksheet basics, formatting, sorting data, and simple formulas. Prerequisites: Basic understanding of Microsoft Office.

    Intermediate Microsoft Excel 2010
    *Registration required. Space is limited.
    Learn additional features of Microsoft Excel, including complex formulas, functions, absolute references, and PivotTables. Prerequisites: Basic understanding of Microsoft Excel.


    Word

    Beginning Microsoft Word 2010

    *Registration required. Space is limited.
    Come learn some basic skills for Microsoft Word including how to open, save and print a document. Also provided will be other tools and websites to continue your use of Word.

    Intermediate Microsoft Word 2010
    *Registration required. Space is limited.
    Learn additional features of Microsoft Word including creating tables, using templates, setting up mail merge, and modifying pictures. Prerequisites: Basic understanding of Microsoft Word.


    PowerPoint

    Beginning Microsoft PowerPoint 2010
    *Registration required. Space is limited.
    Bring your presentations to a new level using Microsoft PowerPoint. Learn how to create slideshows, animate your slides, add themes, and print handouts. Prerequisites: Basic understanding of Microsoft Office.


    Publisher

    Beginning Microsoft Publisher 2010
    *Registration required. Space is limited.
    Come learn basic skills for Microsoft Publisher 2010. Learn how to create a new publication, where to locate templates in Publisher, and how to work with text and images. Participants should have a basic understanding of Microsoft Office before taking this class.

Database Instruction
  • Data Mining @ the Library
    *Registration required. Space is limited.
    Finding and using high quality competitive intelligence can make a big difference in the success of an enterprise or job search. This presentation introduces the library’s business databases and shows how they can improve your odds for success.

    Consumer Reports Online (DEMO)
    *Registration required. Space is limited.
    Join us as we explore the Consumer Reports database subscribed to by the library. You will learn how to access this database from home using your library card and how to search for product reports.

    Genealogy Interest Group
    *Registration required. Space is limited.
    Meet informally to discuss genealogy, use the library’s genealogy databases (Ancestry Library Edition, Fold3, My Heritage - World Vital Records and Heritage Quest), and learn from each other. Reference librarians will be available to answer questions.

    Genealogy Workshop (2-DAY CLASS)
    *Registration required. Space is limited.
    Begin to search the Ancestry Library Edition database! On Day 1, you will learn techniques, tips and tricks, and find helpful documents in your genealogical search. On Day 2, use your new knowledge to find your ancestors and practice new techniques hands-on.

    Online Job Searching (DEMO)
    *Registration required. Space is limited.
    Join us as we discuss online job searching basics, including job site navigation, resume resources, and networking opportunities. We'll also review print and electronic resources that are available for researching companies, upgrading your job skills, and making career decisions.

General Computer
  • Beginning Android Tablet (including Kindle Fire)
    *Registration required. Space is limited.
    Do you have an Android tablet but are not sure what to do with it? Our librarians will share their knowledge of terminology, basic functions, apps, and troubleshooting. Bring your own tablet to get some hands on experience during the presentation.

    Beginning iPad
    *Registration required. Space is limited.
    Do you have an iPad but are not sure what to do with it? Our librarians will share their knowledge of terminology, basic functions, apps, and troubleshooting. Bring your own iPad to get some hands on experience during the presentation. We will be teaching from iOS7, but can talk about older versions.

    Digital Photo Editing Basics
    *Registration required. Space is limited.
    Learn how to edit digital photos using free and easy tools from the Internet. This hands-on session will focus on basic photo editing techniques such as cropping, rotating, resizing, red-eye reduction, and more! Bring your own digital images on removable media, or practice with examples we provide.

    eBooks Explored
    *Registration required. Space is limited.
    Attend this demonstration and learn to download eBooks to your computer and mobile devices (eReaders and other devices). Does NOT include eAudiobook demonstration.

    Google Basics
    *Registration required. Space is limited.
    Explore Google and learn search strategies, tips and tricks. This demo will send you away with the knowledge to reduce your search time!

    Internet for Beginners (2-DAY CLASS)
    *Registration required. Space is limited.
    Get started on the Internet as experienced librarians lead you in a hands-on learning tour of the World Wide Web. Topics include Internet vocabulary, browser navigation, and basic searching.

    Intro to the Internet + Google (3-DAY CLASS)
    *Registration required. Space is limited.
    Learn what the Internet is, how to navigate the Web, and how to successfully use Google to search for the credible information you want. This three-class format will teach you the skills you need at a more leisurely pace.

Social Media
  • Advanced LinkedIn Interest Group
    *Registration required. Space is limited.
    Come share tips and tricks with fellow LinkedIn users at this informal session. Prerequisites: Limited to those who have attended the LinkedIn Demo Class and who have at least 25 connections.

    Beginning LinkedIn Interest Group

    *Registration required. Space is limited.
    If you’ve taken the LinkedIn Demo class and are now ready to create or improve your profile, this is the class for you. Bring information of your past positions to this hands-on session and take advantage of this opportunity. Digital camera will be available to take profile photos, so if you need one, dress accordingly. Prerequisites: LinkedIn Demo Class

    Introduction to Facebook (DEMO)

    *Registration required. Space is limited.
    Facebook is such a phenomenon that if it were a country, it would have the third largest population in the world. Come learn how to set up an account, find friends and family, add pictures, and control content and security.

    LinkedIn (DEMO)
    *Registration required. Space is limited.
    In job searching and in business, frequently it is who you know as much as what you know. LinkedIn is a social website for describing your skills and experiences while creating a network of associates to help you promote your abilities, you products, and yourself. This course will demonstrate LinkedIn and many of its features.

    Pinterest for Beginners (DEMO)
    *Registration required. Space is limited.
    Curious about Pinterest, but not sure what it is all about? We'll walk through establishing a Pinterest account and discovering what fun and crafty things Pinterest has to offer.

Business
  • Basics of Selling on eBay (2-NIGHT CLASS)
    *Registration required. Space is limited.
    Get the basics of selling in the world's largest online marketplace. Learn the procedure for listing items for sale and get practical tips on getting the greatest profit from your listing from an Education Specialist trained by eBay. (For Adults)

    Investment Research Resources
    *Registration required. Space is limited.
    Join us to learn how to retrieve stock information and reports from the Library's investment databases. Hands-on instruction will be provided on searching Standard & Poor's NetAdvantage and Value Line.

    SCORE Workshops

    Introduction to Web-Based Marketing
    Learn how to harness the Internet to increase business. The class will cover starting and maintaining a website, blogs, social media, online advertising and how to incorporate web-based marketing into your sales strategy.

    5 Steps to Securing Your Home or Small Business Computer
    Aimed at individuals and small businesses, this workshop provides an overview of good security practices to protect your computer from viruses and hacker attacks and to protect your identity when using the internet.




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