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Computer Classes

Computer Access at Monroe County Libraries 

All Monroe County Library System (MCLS) locations offer public computers equipped with Internet access, Microsoft Office and other productivity software, and access to the library’s catalog and databases. A library card entitles you to use a computer; those without a library card may use a guest pass for computer access.

The MCLS uses Internet filtering software and hardware to comply with the Children’s Internet Protection Act (CIPA) and the Neighborhood Children’s Internet Protection Act (NCIPA ). Each library has its own Internet Access policy which determines the subjects filtered. Adults may access, upon request, legally obtainable content that may be blocked by the filter.

Patrons using wireless devices may access free WiFi networks at any library location. Several libraries offer wireless printing services as well as enhanced wireless access; please refer to your local public library regarding use of their computers and WiFi.
 

Computer Classes at Monroe County Libraries 

MCLS libraries offer a variety of computer and technology classes, one-on-one appointments, and drop-in support hours. Check with your local public library for specific services, or view the list below.
 

Find upcoming computer and technology classes near you:

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Basic Computer Class
2017-08-23; 3:00  pm  
Charlotte Branch - Adult Room
Age Level: Adult
1-on-1 assistance with computer basics: internet, e-mail, basic Word, e-books. By appointment only. Please call 428-8216 to register.  
Basic Excel
2017-08-23; 7:00  pm - 8:00  pm
Central Library - First Floor Learning Lab of the Bausch & Lomb Building.
Age Level: Adult
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. 
Microsoft Excel 2—Beyond Basics
2017-08-23; 7:00  pm - 8:30  pm
Pittsford Community Library - Learning Center
Age Level: Adult
Prerequisite: Attendance at Excel 1.0 or a working knowledge of Microsoft Excel. This two-session class reviews using worksheets in an Excel file. Topics covered include adding, deleting, moving, naming, and linking worksheets. Basic charting, freezing panes, filtering data, and pivot tables will also be discussed. Registration required. Call 585-249-5481 or go to www.townofpittsford.org/library to register. This is the second part of a two part program.  
Tech Tutor - Wednesday
2017-08-23; 11:00  am - 1:00  pm
Brockport-Seymour Library
Age Level: Adult
Do you need help with your E-reader, Laptop, Tablet, or Smart Phone? Come in and have a one-on-one 30 minute session with a librarian.. Other tech questions? Bring those too! *Registration Required.  
Curso de Computadora Básico
2017-08-24; 1:00  pm - 2:00  pm
Central Library - Primer Piso, Laboratorio de Computadoras en el nuevo Edificio Bausch & Lomb
Age Level: Adult
Aprenda sobre los diferentes tipos de equipos y computadora que usted pudiera comprar y aprender sobre su manejo tales como: Tabletas, Computadoras Portátiles, Teléfonos inteligentes y Computadora de Escritorios.  Aprenda sobre WIFI y cómo usar el ratón de la computadora.  Usted podrá ver diferentes formatos de computadoras. Usaremos diferentes buscadores para visitar los sitios de Internet. No se necesita experiencia requerida. Puede registrarse llamando al 585-428-8020. 
Tech Help
2017-08-24; 11:00  pm - 3:00  pm
Phillis Wheatley Community Library
Age Level: Adult
Sean and the Literacy Volunteers of Rochester are here to help you with your computer needs! Need help with a document, or have a stumper of smartphone issue? We can figure it out.  
Tech Tutor - Thursdays
2017-08-24; 1:00  pm - 3:00  pm
Brockport-Seymour Library
Age Level: Adult
Do you need help with your E-reader, Laptop, Tablet, or Smart Phone? Come in and have a one-on-one 30 minute session with a librarian.. Other tech questions? Bring those too! *Registration Required.  
Job Search Online (Spanish)
2017-08-28; 7:00  pm - 8:00  pm
Central Library - Primer Piso, Laboratorio de Computadoras en el nuevo Edificio Bausch & Lomb
Age Level: Adult
Aprenda a entender el proceso y evitar trampas con la búsqueda de trabajo en línea.  Aprenda a buscar sitios de trabajo como Indeed.com, publique su resume y aplique a trabajos en línea. No se requiere experiencia previa en computadoras. Puede registrarse llamando al 585-428-8020. 
Basic Computer Class
2017-08-29; 10:30  am  
Charlotte Branch - Adult Room
Age Level: Adult
1-on-1 assistance with computer basics: internet, e-mail, basic Word, e-books. By appointment only. Please call 428-8216 to register.  
Tech Help
2017-08-29; 11:00  pm - 3:00  pm
Phillis Wheatley Community Library
Age Level: Adult
Sean and the Literacy Volunteers of Rochester are here to help you with your computer needs! Need help with a document, or have a stumper of smartphone issue? We can figure it out.  
Basic Computer Class
2017-08-30; 3:00  pm  
Charlotte Branch - Adult Room
Age Level: Adult
1-on-1 assistance with computer basics: internet, e-mail, basic Word, e-books. By appointment only. Please call 428-8216 to register.  
Tech Tutor - Wednesday
2017-08-30; 11:00  am - 1:00  pm
Brockport-Seymour Library
Age Level: Adult
Do you need help with your E-reader, Laptop, Tablet, or Smart Phone? Come in and have a one-on-one 30 minute session with a librarian.. Other tech questions? Bring those too! *Registration Required.  
Beginning Internet
2017-08-31; 1:00  pm - 2:00  pm
Central Library - First Floor Learning Lab of the Bausch & Lomb Building.
Age Level: Adult
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. 
Tech Help
2017-08-31; 11:00  pm - 3:00  pm
Phillis Wheatley Community Library
Age Level: Adult
Sean and the Literacy Volunteers of Rochester are here to help you with your computer needs! Need help with a document, or have a stumper of smartphone issue? We can figure it out.  
Tech Tutor - Thursdays
2017-08-31; 1:00  pm - 3:00  pm
Brockport-Seymour Library
Age Level: Adult
Do you need help with your E-reader, Laptop, Tablet, or Smart Phone? Come in and have a one-on-one 30 minute session with a librarian.. Other tech questions? Bring those too! *Registration Required.  
Security Settings with Facebook
2017-09-06; 7:00  pm - 8:00  pm
Central Library - First Floor Learning Lab of the Bausch & Lomb Building.
Age Level: Adult
Learn about setting up and using a Facebook account. How to limit your posts, friend and unfriend someone, and try to control the flow of information.  Bring your Facebook username and password so you can make changes to your account.  Call 428-8020 to register for a class. 
Tech Trends with TechKnowU: Tips for Smartphone Use
2017-09-06; 7:00  pm - 8:30  pm
Pittsford Community Library - Fisher Meeting Room
Age Level: Adult
Today everything that can be done on the Web from photo-sharing, Web browsing, game playing, tune-swapping, real-time text or video chat can be done from your cell phone. Our cell phones have become full-blown handheld computers. Join us to learn tips and best practices to ensure that your mobile phone is used properly and safely. No registration required.  
Beginning Computer
2017-09-07; 1:00  pm - 2:00  pm
Central Library - First Floor Learning Lab of the Bausch & Lomb Building.
Age Level: Adult
Learn about the different types of computers you could buy and use: tablets, laptops, smartphones, and 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. 
Basic Internet
2017-09-11; 12:00  pm - 1:00  pm
Central Library - First Floor Learning Lab of the Bausch & Lomb Building.
Age Level: Adult
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. 
Excel 3: Intermediate
2017-09-11; 7:00  pm - 8:30  pm
Pittsford Community Library - Learning Center
Age Level: Adult
For those who know the basics of Excel, this two-session class takes it to the next level. You will learn how to use conditional formats, the function wizard, subtotals, comments, names, templates, protection and more. Limited registration. Call 585-249-5481 or go to www.townofpittsford.org/library to register.  
Using Facebook
2017-09-11; 7:00  pm - 8:00  pm
Central Library - Primer Piso, Laboratorio de Computadoras en el nuevo Edificio Bausch & Lomb.
Age Level: Adult
Aprenda sobre como configurar y usar su cuenta de Facebook.  No se requiere experiencia previa.  Puede registrarse llamando al 585-428-8020.
Excel 3: Intermediate
2017-09-13; 7:00  pm - 8:30  pm
Pittsford Community Library - Learning Center
Age Level: Adult
For those who know the basics of Excel, this two-session class takes it to the next level. You will learn how to use conditional formats, the function wizard, subtotals, comments, names, templates, protection and more. Limited registration. Call 585-249-5481 or go to www.townofpittsford.org/library to register.  
Using Your Tablet
2017-09-13; 7:00  pm - 8:00  pm
Central Library - First Floor Learning Lab of the Bausch & Lomb Building.
Age Level: Adult
Learn about the choices in purchasing an inexpensive tablet computer.  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.  Call 428-8020 to register for a class. 
Beginning Word
2017-09-14; 1:00  pm - 2:00  pm
Central Library - First Floor Learning Lab of the Bausch & Lomb Building.
Age Level: Adult
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. 
Beginning Excel
2017-09-18; 12:00  pm - 1:00  pm
Central Library - First Floor Learning Lab of the Bausch & Lomb Building.
Age Level: Adult
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. 
INTRODUCTION TO CANVA
2017-09-18; 7:00  pm - 8:30  pm
Penfield Public Library
Age Level: Adult
Librarian Stephanie Hranjec will offer a hands-on introductory experience to Canva.com, a graphic design website. It is considered one of the best design tools for non-professionals and professionals alike. Canva is perfect for making beautiful posters, invitations, cards, logos, photo collages, certificates, bookmarks, website graphics, calendars, and more.  REGISTRATION begins Monday, September 4.     
Intro. to Powerpoint
2017-09-20; 7:00  pm - 8:00  pm
Central Library - First Floor Learning Lab of the Bausch & Lomb Building.
Age Level: Adult
Learn about preview mode and how to create slideshows with images and text.  Learn about using Microsoft PowerPoint 2010. No prior computer experience required.  Call 428-8020 to register for a class.  
Beginning Computers
2017-09-21; 1:00  pm - 2:00  pm
Central Library - First Floor Learning Lab of the Bausch & Lomb Building.
Age Level: Adult
Learn about the different types of computers you could buy and use: tablets, laptops, smartphones, and 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 Internet
2017-09-25; 12:00  pm - 1:00  pm
Central Library - First Floor Learning Lab of the Bausch & Lomb Building.
Age Level: Adult
Learn about using the internet through guided visits to several websites.  Learn about using the internet through guided visits to several websites.
Find a Part-Time Job Online
2017-09-27; 7:00  pm - 8:00  pm
Central Library - First Floor Learning Lab of the Bausch & Lomb Building.
Age Level: Adult
Learn to understand the process and avoid traps with online job searching and working.  Learn how to search job-sites such as Indeed.com, post a resume and apply to online jobs.  Also learn the pros and cons of working online.  No prior computer experience required.  Call 428-8020 to register for a class. 
Basic Word
2017-09-28; 1:00  pm - 2:00  pm
Central Library - First Floor Learning Lab of the Bausch & Lomb Building.
Age Level: Adult
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.