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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 Classes
2017-03-28; 10:30  am  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
2017-03-28; 11:00  am - 3:00  pm
Phillis Wheatley Community Library
Age Level: Adult
Sean and the Literacy Volunteers of Rochester are here to help with your computer needs! Need help with a document, or have a stumper of a smart phone issue? We can figure it out.  
Basic Computer Classes
2017-03-29; 3:00  pm - 4:00  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.  
Smart Phone Photography
2017-03-29; 7:00  pm - 8:00  pm
Central Library - First Floor Learning Lab of the Bausch & Lomb Building.
Age Level: Adult
Learn how to take, send, and delete photos with your smartphone.  Send your smartphone photos through e-mail and to facebook.  Learn how to manage your photos in albums.  Call 428-8020 to register for a class. 
Technology Help with a Teen Tech Tutor
2017-03-29; 4:00  pm - 6:00  pm
Irondequoit Public Library - 212
Age Level: Adult
Would you like to learn Microsoft Word or Excel? Are you struggling to download an eBook? Come visit our trained Teen Tech Tutors for help with your technology questions. No registration necessary.  
Technology Navigator
2017-03-29; 10:00  am - 4:00  pm
Lincoln Branch
Age Level: Adult
Stop by for one-on-one assistance with job applications, resumes and basic computer help.  
Basic Computer Class
2017-03-30; 10:00  am - 11:00  am
Lincoln Branch
Age Level: Adult
Free one-hour individual class in topics including internet, Word, email and more. Call 428-8210 to reserve a spot.  
Basic Word
2017-03-30; 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
Tech Help
2017-03-30; 11:00  am - 3:00  pm
Phillis Wheatley Community Library
Age Level: Adult
Sean and the Literacy Volunteers of Rochester are here to help with your computer needs! Need help with a document, or have a stumper of a smart phone issue? We can figure it out.  
Tech Tutor
2017-03-30; 4:00  pm - 5:00  pm
Frederick Douglass Community Library
Age Level: Adult
1 on 1 assistance with computer basic: internet, e-mail, Word, social media job application, resumes, and more. By appointment only, please call 428-8206  
Basic Excel
2017-04-03; 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. 
How to Create a PowerPoint Using Family Photos
2017-04-03; 7:00  pm - 8:30  pm
Pittsford Community Library - Learning Center
Age Level: Adult
Learn how to create a PowerPoint from your own digital family photos.  Participants are required to bring in 10 photos on a flash drive for this workshop. Presented by Elizabeth Beardslee, Pittsford library clerk.  Limited registration. Call 585-249-5481 or go to www.townofpittsford.org/home-library to register.  
Technology Help with a Teen Tech Tutor
2017-04-03; 4:00  pm - 6:00  pm
Irondequoit Public Library - 212
Age Level: Adult
Would you like to learn Microsoft Word or Excel? Are you struggling to download an eBook? Come visit our trained Teen Tech Tutors for help with your technology questions. No registration necessary.  
eBook & eMagazine Help Session
2017-04-05; 1:30  pm - 2:30  pm
Pittsford Community Library - Fletcher Steele Room
Age Level: Adult
Stop by to learn how to download library eBooks. Bring your device and account login information. No registration required.  
Intro. to Tablets
2017-04-05; 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. 
INTRODUCTION TO FACEBOOK
2017-04-05; 7:00  pm - 8:30  pm
Penfield Public Library
Age Level: Adult -- 18 yrs. - And Up
Facebook is the largest social media platform in the world with over 1.7 billion users worldwide.  Arthur Catalanello, Owner of Arthur Catalanello Consulting and Social Media manager for the August Group, will present Introduction to Facebook. He will demonstrate how to create an account, navigate the site, and interact with friends and businesses on Facebook.
Technology Help with a Teen Tech Tutor
2017-04-05; 4:00  pm - 6:00  pm
Irondequoit Public Library - 212
Age Level: Adult
Would you like to learn Microsoft Word or Excel? Are you struggling to download an eBook? Come visit our trained Teen Tech Tutors for help with your technology questions. No registration necessary.  
Job Searching Online (Spanish)
2017-04-06; 1:00  pm - 2:00  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. This class will be taught in Spanish.  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.
Technology for Seniors
2017-04-07; 12:30  pm - 1:30  pm
Gates Public Library
Age Level: Adult
Each month we tackle a different topic related to technology, using tablets. Bring your tablet, if you own one, or use one of the library's iPads.  Registration is required and limited to 7 people:   http://gateslibrary.evanced.info/signup/eventcalendar.aspx  or call 247-6446.  
Technology for Seniors
2017-04-07; 2:00  pm - 3:00  pm
Gates Public Library
Age Level: Adult
Each month we tackle a different topic related to technology, using tablets. Bring your tablet, if you own one, or use one of the library's iPads.  Registration is required and limited to 7 people:   http://gateslibrary.evanced.info/signup/eventcalendar.aspx  or call 247-6446.  
Basic Computer (Spanish)
2017-04-10; 7:00  pm - 8:00  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, desktops. Course 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.  Course taught in Spanish. Call 428-8020 to register for a class. 
Beginning Computer
2017-04-10; 12:00  pm - 1:00  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, 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. 
INTRODUCTION TO EXCEL
2017-04-10; 7:00  pm - 8:30  pm
Penfield Public Library
Age Level: Adult -- 18 yrs. - And Up
This hands-on class will introduce some of the basic features of Microsoft’s popular spreadsheet program.  REGISTRATION
Technology Help with a Teen Tech Tutor
2017-04-10; 4:00  pm - 6:00  pm
Irondequoit Public Library - 212
Age Level: Adult
Would you like to learn Microsoft Word or Excel? Are you struggling to download an eBook? Come visit our trained Teen Tech Tutors for help with your technology questions. No registration necessary.  
Buying a Smartphone
2017-04-12; 7:00  pm - 8:00  pm
Central Library - First Floor Learning Lab of the Bausch & Lomb Building.
Age Level: Adult
Learn about all the aspects of deciding to purchase a smartphone.  What is a data plan?  Can I use wifi to download apps?  What is an app?  Answer all these questions and more in this class.  Call 428-8020 to register for a class.    
Technology Help with a Teen Tech Tutor
2017-04-12; 4:00  pm - 6:00  pm
Irondequoit Public Library - 212
Age Level: Adult
Would you like to learn Microsoft Word or Excel? Are you struggling to download an eBook? Come visit our trained Teen Tech Tutors for help with your technology questions. No registration necessary.  
Beginning Internet
2017-04-13; 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. 
Harness Your Craft: Etsy
2017-04-13; 6:00  pm - 8:00  pm
Ogden Farmers' Library - Meeting Room
Age Level: Adult
Join us for the second of a two part course and learn how to utilize the internet to make and sell crafts. This course will cover the popular website Etsy which can be used to list and sell your finished products online. Etsy is a great way to start up your own business without the expensive overhead of a storefront. Learn tips and tricks for successful selling and the fees and costs associated with using the website.. Registration is required. Bring your own laptop or use one from the library's laptop lab.Registration is required. Bring your own laptop or use one from the library's laptop lab.  
Basic Word
2017-04-17; 12:00  pm - 1:00  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. 
Microsoft Excel 1.0—Basics Part 1
2017-04-17; 7:00  pm - 8:30  pm
Pittsford Community Library - Learning Center
Age Level: Adult
In this two-session class, learn the basics to create, edit, and format spreadsheets, modify the page setup, and insert simple formulas. Limited registration. Call 585-249-5481 or go to www.townofpittsford.org/home-library to register.  
Technology Help with a Teen Tech Tutor
2017-04-17; 4:00  pm - 6:00  pm
Irondequoit Public Library - 212
Age Level: Adult
Would you like to learn Microsoft Word or Excel? Are you struggling to download an eBook? Come visit our trained Teen Tech Tutors for help with your technology questions. No registration necessary.  
Microsoft Excel 1.0—Basics Part 2
2017-04-19; 7:00  pm - 8:30  pm
Pittsford Community Library - Learning Center
Age Level: Adult
In this two-session class, learn the basics to create, edit, and format spreadsheets, modify the page setup, and insert simple formulas. Limited registration. Call 585-249-5481 or go to www.townofpittsford.org/home-library to register.  
Technology Help with a Teen Tech Tutor
2017-04-19; 4:00  pm - 6:00  pm
Irondequoit Public Library - 212
Age Level: Adult
Would you like to learn Microsoft Word or Excel? Are you struggling to download an eBook? Come visit our trained Teen Tech Tutors for help with your technology questions. No registration necessary.  
Basic Excel
2017-04-20; 1:00  pm - 2:00  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 Microsoft Word Part 1
2017-04-24; 7:00  pm - 8:30  pm
Pittsford Community Library - Learning Center
Age Level: Adult
In this two-session class, learn the basics to create, edit and format documents, modify the page setup, and work with paragraphs, including alignment, indentation, bullets, and more. Limited registration. Call 585-249-5481 or go to www.townofpittsford.org/home-library to register.  
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
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. 
Technology Help with a Teen Tech Tutor
2017-04-24; 4:00  pm - 6:00  pm
Irondequoit Public Library - 212
Age Level: Adult
Would you like to learn Microsoft Word or Excel? Are you struggling to download an eBook? Come visit our trained Teen Tech Tutors for help with your technology questions. No registration necessary.  
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
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. 
Introduction to Microsoft Word Part 2
2017-04-26; 7:00  pm - 8:30  pm
Pittsford Community Library - Learning Center
Age Level: Adult
In this two-session class, learn the basics to create, edit and format documents, modify the page setup, and work with paragraphs, including alignment, indentation, bullets, and more. Limited registration. Call 585-249-5481 or go to www.townofpittsford.org/home-library to register.  
Technology Help with a Teen Tech Tutor
2017-04-26; 4:00  pm - 6:00  pm
Irondequoit Public Library - 212
Age Level: Adult
Would you like to learn Microsoft Word or Excel? Are you struggling to download an eBook? Come visit our trained Teen Tech Tutors for help with your technology questions. No registration necessary.  
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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.