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You can schedule a 30 minute one-on-one session with our library technology trainers up to 3 times per month!


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Library Community Courses provide free or low cost lifelong learning opportunities for the citizens of Christian County. We offer classes on computers and technology, arts and crafts, genealogy, books and publishing and more! Check back often for upcoming schedules.

February and March 2016 Schedule of Courses

FEBRUARY

INTRODUCTION TO COMPUTERS


Part I: Meet the Computer 
FEBRUARY 22, 2016 5:30 - 6:30 PM
Pre-Registration: Opens 1/22/16

Learn how to turn on the computer and discover its various parts and their purpose. Learn how to use a mouse and a laptop computer touchpad to navigate, brush up on the keyboard, and find ways improve your typing skills.  CLICK HERE to register.

Part II: Software 
FEBRUARY 29, 2016 5:30 - 6:30 PM
Pre-Registration: Opens 1/29/16

Learn about software: how is it related to hardware and what job does it perform? Discover the most common operating systems and the differences between them, and learn to manipulate “windows” to make your computer time more productive and less frustrating.  CLICK HERE to register.


E-BOOKS

Downloading E-Books From the Library
FEBRUARY 13, 2016 10:00 - 11:00 AM
Pre-Registration: Opens 1/13/16

Get the most out of your Kindle, Nook, iPad, or other e-reader. In this Library Community Course, you'll learn how to check out and download e-books with your Christian County Library card, then read them on your computer or e-reader.  CLICK HERE to register.


MICROSOFT EXCEL

Introduction to Office Part II: Microsoft Excel
FEBRUARY 20, 2016 10:00 - 11:00 AM
Pre-Registration: Opens 1/20/16

Does adding, subtracting, multiplying, or dividing long lists of numbers sound terrifying? Relax and let Excel do the work for you. Crunch those numbers, add charts and graphs, calculate your monthly budget, or keep a tidy address book. In this Library Community Course you will learn the basics of using the Excel spreadsheet program.  CLICK HERE to register.

MARCH


INTRODUCTION TO COMPUTERS

Part III: Settings
MARCH 7, 2016 5:30 - 6:30 PM
Pre-Registration: Opens 2/7/16

Learn the tasks you can perform from your computer’s control panel, including changing your desktop settings to give your computer a more customized look. Add and remove programs, and learn how to enable power-saving and accessibility features.  CLICK HERE to register.

Part IV: Shortcuts
MARCH 14, 2016 5:30 - 6:30 PM
Pre-Registration: Opens 2/14/16

Learn to use copy and paste functions to copy text and photos, and save, move or share them. Learn how to keep your files organized neatly so you can recover information on your computer easily, including creating, renaming, and deleting folders. Discover how to search for files that you have saved on your computer, and learn what keyboard shortcuts and how to use them to more quickly perform common functions.  CLICK HERE to register.


INTRODUCTION TO THE INTERNET

Part I: Get Connected 
MARCH 5, 2016 10:00 - 11:00 AM
Pre-Registration: Opens 2/5/16

Find out what equipment you need to connect to the internet, and how to choose an Internet browser.
Learn basic internet navigation within your browser, such as going directly to a page by entering the URL and, moving back and forth between pages.  CLICK HERE to register.

Part II: Searching
MARCH 12, 2016 10:00 - 11:00 AM
Pre-Registration: Opens 2/13/16

Find what you need on the Internet. Learn the best searching techniques, discover the most popular search engines and learn how how they work, and discuss how best to phrase your search strings to get better results.  CLICK HERE to register.

Part III: Online Communications 
MARCH 19, 2016  10:00 - 11:00 AM
Pre-Registration: Opens Opens 2/19/16

Why all the fuss surrounding Twitter, Facebook, Pinterest, and YouTube? Find out how people communicate on the internet , and learn how you can use these tools to keep in touch with family and friends, learn more about your interests, and engage with the world using social media, email, chat, blogs, and more. CLICK HERE to register.

Part IV: Cyber Security
MARCH 26, 2016 10:00 - 11:00 AM
Pre-Registration: Opens Opens 2/26/16

Avoid and prevent computer viruses, malware, and spyware. Pay bills or shop online while protecting your information. Learn how to protect yourself online by being aware of common scams in this class addressing online security techniques and tools.  CLICK HERE to register.

MICROSOFT WORD

Introduction to Office Part I: Microsoft Word
MARCH 21, 2016 5:30 - 6:30 PM
Pre-Registration: Opens Opens 2/21/16

This Library Community Course teaches students basic word processing tasks in Microsoft Word 2007 and 2010, including creating, printing, and saving documents,  formatting text, plus an overview of some of the more advanced features available in  the program.  CLICK HERE to register.











December 2015 and January 2016 Schedule of Classes

DECEMBER

HOLIDAY

Holiday Online Shopping
DECEMBER 7, 2015 5:30 - 6:30 PM
Pre-Registration Opens 11/7/15

Christmas is just around the corner!  Not looking forward to driving through parking lots, trying to find a spot or standing in long lines just to purchase gifts for those you care about?  Learn to search and shop for those gifts securely online from the comfort of your home, plus tips and do's and don'ts to de-stress your gift buying.

CLICK HERE to register.

GENEALOGY

Start Your Family Tree
DECEMBER 12, 2015 10:00 - 11:00 AM
Pre-Registration Opens 11/21/15

Begin at the beginning. This Library Community Course covers the basics on tracing your family history. It's made for anyone who would like to start working on their genealogy, and those who would like to get the work that they have already done organized in order to continue their research.

CLICK HERE to register.


JANUARY

E-BOOKS
Downloading E-Books From the Library
JANUARY 9, 2016 10:00 - 11:00 AM
Pre-Registration Opens 12/9/15

Get the most out of your Kindle, Nook, iPad, or other e-reader. In this Library Community Course, you'll learn how to check out and download e-books with your Christian County Library card, then read them on your computer or e-reader.

CLICK HERE to register.

INTRODUCTION TO THE INTERNET

Part I: Get Connected
JANUARY 11, 2016 5:30 - 6:30 PM
Pre-Registration Opens 12/11/15

In this class we will discuss where the internet came from. We will discuss what equipment that you need to connect to the internet and what types of software are available. You will find out what a URL is and why it is important. We will also talk about some basic navigation tips.

CLICK HERE to register.

Part II: Searching
JANUARY 25, 2016 5:30 - 6:30 PM
Pre-Registration Opens 12/28/15

Can't find what you are looking for on the internet? This is the course for you! We cover searching techniques, discuss various search engines and how they work, and we talk about how best to phrase your search strings to get better results.

CLICK HERE to register.

INTRODUCTION TO COMPUTERS

Part I: Meet the Computer
JANUARY 16, 2016 10:00 - 11:00 AM
Pre-Registration Opens 12/16/15

When learning to use a computer it is best to begin at the beginning. Learn how to turn on the computer. Learn what the basic computer parts are and what they do. Learn how to use a mouse and a touchpad. Learn what the keyboard does how to increase your typing skills. Learn about storage devices. What are they and what do they do? Learn what safe shutdown is and why it is a good thing.

CLICK HERE to register.

Part II: Software
JANUARY 23, 2016 10:00 - 11:00 AM
Pre-Registration Opens 12/21/15

In the second part of our introduction to computer series we will learn about software. What is the difference between hardware and software? What is software and what job does it perform? We will be talking about operating systems and then discuss the differences between them. Finally, we will talk about what windows are and learn how to manipulate them.

CLICK HERE to register.

Part III: Settings
JANUARY 30, 2016 10:00 - 11:00 AM
Pre-Registration Opens 12/28/15

This course, the third part in our series, is all about settings. Learn that it is okay to go into the Control Panel on your computer and some of the functions that it can perform. Learn how to change your desktop settings and give your computer a more customized look. Learn about some built-in features that make your computer more accessible.

CLICK HERE to register.