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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.

  • - Covers basic computer and web-browsing for beginners.
  • - Free tutorials in HTML, CSS, PHP and JavaScript.
  • -  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.
  • - Offers free tutorials in web development including learning HTML, CSS, JavaScript and more.



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