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Computer Classes

PC picturePublic libraries in Monroe County provide easy and, in most cases, free access to hundreds of computers for community residents. You can search the Internet, type an essay, create a resume, file your taxes, create posters for your next garage sale and much more using the equipment available in our libraries. Many Monroe County libraries also offer free classes on using a computer.  The current offerings are shown below.    

 

Central Library of Rochester and Monroe County  


The Central Library offers Beginning Computer Use, Basic Internet/Computer Skills, Basic Microsoft Word 2010 and Basic Microsoft Excel 2010 classes. All classes meet in the Computer Lab on the first floor of the Bausch & Lomb Public Library Building at the Central Library. Due to space limitations, pre-registration is required. Students may register by calling the Information Center at (585) 428-8020 or by visiting the Information Center Reference Desk in the Bausch & Lomb Public Library Building. The classes are unique for each presentation; you can retake a class to learn more at that level. The following one-hour classes are held on a regular basis:

  • Basic Computer Use - This beginner’s class introduces what a computer is and how it works. Learn the basics of computer hardware and popular software. You’ll also begin to practice using a mouse to open computer programs and navigate a webpage. Currently offered every other week.
  • Basic Internet and Computer Skills - Heard about the Internet and want to find out how to use it? Then this is the class for you! We'll introduce you to web searching through an Internet browser program. We will also explore some popular Internet websites. Currently offered every other week.
  • Basic Microsoft Word 2010 - Need to type up a resume, letter or report?  This class will help you do that by introducing the basics of using Microsoft's word processor for the PC. Basic typing, editing and formatting in Word 2010 will be covered.  Currently offered every other week.
  • Basic Microsoft Excel 2010 - Need to edit a spreadsheet, make changes to formulas within a spreadsheet, or understand how a spreadsheet works? This class will help you do that by introducing the basics of using Microsoft's Excel 2010 for the PC. Basic navigation, editing and formula creation in Excel 2010 will be covered. Currently offered every other week.

 

Can't wait to take a class in-person? Check out these free online tutorials and get started right away.

  • Digitallearn.org - Covers basic computer and web-browsing for beginners.
  • HTML.net - Free tutorials in HTML, CSS, PHP and JavaScript.
  • Keybr.com -  Learn how to type and then practice online to improve your speed. For beginners.
  • Microsoft Office - Official tutorials from Microsoft covering Word, Excel, PowerPoint and more.
  • w3schools.com - Offers free tutorials in web development including learning HTML, CSS, JavaScript and more.

 

 


Job Search Online
2017-04-24; 12:00  pm - 1:00  pm
Central Library - First Floor Learning Lab of the Bausch & Lomb Building.
Age Level: Adult -- Select - Select
Learn to understand the process and avoid traps with online job searching.  Learn how to search job-sites such as Indeed.com, post a resume and apply to online jobs.  No prior computer experience required.  Call 428-8020 to register for a class. 


Clean up your E-mail Account
2017-04-26; 7:00  pm - 8:00  pm
Central Library - First Floor Learning Lab of the Bausch & Lomb Building.
Age Level: Adult -- Select - Select
Learn how to navigate your e-mail account, unsubscribe from services, create folders, and delete large amounts of junk mail.  This class is for e-mail accounts you use on your phone, tablet, laptop or on our library computers.  You must be able to access your e-mail account on your device or our library computers.  Call 428-8020 to register for a class. 


Beginning Computers
2017-04-27; 1:00  pm - 2:00  pm
Central Library - First Floor Learning Lab of the Bausch & Lomb Building.
Age Level: Adult -- Select - Select
Learn about the different types of computers you could buy and use: tablets, laptops, smartphones, desktops.  Learn about wifi and how to use the mouse.  You will see many different formats of computers. We will use a browser to visit internet sites.  No prior computer experience required.  Call 428-8020 to register for a class. 


Beginning Computer (Spanish)
2017-05-01; 7:00  pm - 8:00  pm
Central Library - First Floor Learning Lab of the Bausch & Lomb Building.
Age Level: Adult -- Select - Select
Learn about the different types of computers you could buy and use: tablets, laptops, smartphones, desktops. This class will be taught in Spanish.  Learn about wifi and how to use the mouse.  You will see many different formats of computers. We will use a browser to visit internet sites.  No prior computer experience required.  This class will be taught in Spanish.  Call 428-8020 to register for a class. 


Beginning Internet
2017-05-01; 12:00  pm - 1:00  pm
Central Library - First Floor Learning Lab of the Bausch & Lomb Building.
Age Level: Adult -- Select - Select
Learn about using the internet through guided visits to several websites.  Course requires knowledge of mouse use. Call 428-8020 to register for a class. 


Online Job Search Help
2017-05-03; 7:00  pm - 8:00  pm
Central Library - First Floor Learning Lab of the Bausch & Lomb Building.
Age Level: Adult -- Select - Select
Learn to understand the process and avoid traps with online job searching.  Learn how to search job-sites such as Indeed.com, post a resume and apply to online jobs.  No prior computer experience required.  Call 428-8020 to register for a class. 


Basic Smartphone (Spanish)
2017-05-04; 1:00  pm - 2:00  pm
Central Library - First Floor Learning Lab of the Bausch & Lomb Building.
Age Level: Adult -- Select - Select
Learn about how to use the many features of your Smartphone. This class will be taught in Spanish.  Learn about downloading apps and connecting to your email through your Smartphone.  You can bring your own Smartphone to class and connect it to the library’s free wifi.  This class will be taught in Spanish.  Call 428-8020 to register for a class. 


Basic Word
2017-05-08; 12:00  pm - 1:00  pm
Central Library - First Floor Learning Lab of the Bausch & Lomb Building.
Age Level: Adult -- Select - Select
Learn about setting fonts, formatting and importing pictures through a project-based approach using Microsoft Word 2010.  Course requires knowledge of mouse use.  Call 428-8020 to register for a class. 


Intro. to E-mail
2017-05-10; 7:00  pm - 8:00  pm
Central Library - First Floor Learning Lab of the Bausch & Lomb Building.
Age Level: Adult -- Select - Select
Learn how to navigate your e-mail account, unsubscribe from services, create folders, and delete large amounts of junk mail.  This class is for e-mail accounts you use on your phone, tablet, laptop or on our library computers.  You must be able to access your e-mail account on your device or our library computers.  We can also help you set up your first e-mail account if you do not have one.  Call 428-8020 to register for a class.


Basic Excel
2017-05-11; 1:00  pm - 2:00  pm
Central Library - First Floor Learning Lab of the Bausch & Lomb Building.
Age Level: Adult -- Select - Select
Formula creation and cell formatting will be taught through a modifying an existing spreadsheet.  Learn about what can be stored in a spreadsheet using Microsoft Excel 2010. Course requires knowledge of mouse use.  Call 428-8020 to register for a class. 


Beginning Computer
2017-05-15; 12:00  pm - 1:00  pm
Central Library - Learn about the different types of computers you could buy and use: tablets, laptops, smartphones, desktops.
Age Level: Adult -- Select - Select
Learn about the different types of computers you could buy and use: tablets, laptops, smartphones, desktops.  Learn about wifi and how to use the mouse.  You will see many different formats of computers. We will use a browser to visit internet sites.  No prior computer experience required.  Call 428-8020 to register for a class. 


Intro. to Facebook
2017-05-15; 7:00  pm - 8:00  pm
Central Library - First Floor Learning Lab of the Bausch & Lomb Building.
Age Level: Adult -- Select - Select
Learn about setting up and using a Facebook account.  No prior computer experience required.  Call 428-8020 to register for a class. 


Basic Word
2017-05-17; 7:00  pm - 8:00  pm
Central Library - First Floor Learning Lab of the Bausch & Lomb Building.
Age Level: Adult -- Select - Select
Learn about setting fonts, formatting and importing pictures through a project-based approach using Microsoft Word 2010.  Course requires knowledge of mouse use.  Call 428-8020 to register for a class. 


Job Search Online
2017-05-18; 1:00  pm - 2:00  pm
Central Library - First Floor Learning Lab of the Bausch & Lomb Building.
Age Level: Adult -- Select - Select
Learn to understand the process and avoid traps with online job searching.  Learn how to search job-sites such as Indeed.com, post a resume and apply to online jobs.  No prior computer experience required.  Call 428-8020 to register for a class. 


Beginning Internet
2017-05-22; 12:00  pm - 1:00  pm
Central Library - First Floor Learning Lab of the Bausch & Lomb Building.
Age Level: Adult -- Select - Select
Learn about using the internet through guided visits to several websites.  Course requires knowledge of mouse use. Call 428-8020 to register for a class. 


Intro. to Tablets (Spanish)
2017-05-22; 7:00  pm - 8:00  pm
Central Library - First Floor Learning Lab of the Bausch & Lomb Building.
Age Level: Adult -- Select - Select
Learn about the choices in purchasing an inexpensive tablet computer. This class will be taught in Spanish.  Learn about wifi and how to use the tablet to get on the internet.  You can bring your tablet if you have one and connect it to the library’s free wifi.  No prior computer experience nor personal tablet required.  This class will be taught in Spanish. Call 428-8020 to register for a class.


Basic Excel
2017-05-24; 7:00  pm - 8:00  pm
Central Library - First Floor Learning Lab of the Bausch & Lomb Building.
Age Level: Adult -- Select - Select
Formula creation and cell formatting will be taught through a modifying an existing spreadsheet.  Learn about what can be stored in a spreadsheet using Microsoft Excel 2010. Course requires knowledge of mouse use.  Call 428-8020 to register for a class. 


Basic Word
2017-05-25; 1:00  pm - 2:00  pm
Central Library - First Floor Learning Lab of the Bausch & Lomb Building.
Age Level: Adult -- Select - Select
Learn about setting fonts, formatting and importing pictures through a project-based approach using Microsoft Word 2010.  Course requires knowledge of mouse use.  Call 428-8020 to register for a class.


Online Job Search Help
2017-05-31; 7:00  pm - 8:00  pm
Central Library - First Floor Learning Lab of the Bausch & Lomb Building.
Age Level: Adult -- Select - Select
Learn to understand the process and avoid traps with online job searching.  Learn how to search job-sites such as Indeed.com, post a resume and apply to online jobs.  No prior computer experience required.  Call 428-8020 to register for a class.






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