Book A Trainer

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


Want one on one help with your computer? CLICK HERE

Need help with Word, Excel, or Powerpoint? CLICK HERE

Need help with Email or Facebook? CLICK HERE

Need help with Kindle, Nook, or other downloadable books? CLICK HERE

Need help with downloading or uploading pictures? CLICK HERE

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 - April 2017 Technology Classes

FEBRUARY 2017

INTRODUCTION TO THE INTERNET

Part III: Online Communications

FEBRUARY 6, 2017  3:30 - 4:30 PM
Pre-Registration: Opens 12/23/2016

Learn how to use social media, email, chat rooms and blogs.  Don't know what those things are? That's okay!  We'll teach you that, too!   

CLICK HERE to register.

Part IV: Cyber Security

FEBRUARY 13, 2017   3:30 - 4:30 PM
Pre-Registration: Opens 12/23/2016

Would you like to get Online but are afraid to catch a virus?  Would you like to begin paying bills or shopping Online but are afraid that a cyber-criminal will steal your credit card or other personal information?  Learn how to be more careful and aware while Online and in your e-mail box.  This class will address computer and Online security techniques.  

CLICK HERE to register.


WINDOWS 10

Introduction to Windows 10

MARCH 11, 2017  3:30 - 4:30 PM
Pre-Registration Opens 2/18/17

Recently upgraded to Windows 10?  Learn how the operating system differs from previous versions of Windows and how to do what you need to do.  Bring your own laptop to follow along if you like.

CLICK HERE to register.


E-BOOKS

Downloading E-Books from the Library

FEBRUARY 25, 2017  10:00 - 11:00 AM
Pre-Registration Opens 2/4/17

Get the most out of your Kindle, Nook, iPad, or other e-reader, tablet or smartphone. We'll teach you how to check out and download e-books for free from Overdrive with your Christian County Library card, then read them on your computer or device.  Plus, get a rundown of some of the other great digital content you can access with your library card.

CLICK HERE to register.


JOB SKILLS

Mastering Online Employment Applications

FEBRUARY 6, 2017  1:00 - 2:00 PM
Pre-Registration Opens 1/16/17

Join Jeanna Adams from the Missouri Career Center to get tips and tricks on how to make sure your online applications are being seen by employers.

CLICK HERE to register.


THERE ARE NO TECHNOLOGY CLASSES SCHEDULED FOR APRIL, 2017 DUE TO THE FRIENDS OF THE LIBRARY SPRING BOOK SALE.

January 2017 Technology Courses

JANUARY 2017

COMPUTER SKILLS

Part I: Meet the Computer
JANUARY 7, 2017  10:00 - 11:00 AM
Pre-Registration Opens 12/17/16

Begin at the beginning!  Learn how to turn on the computer.  Discover the basic computer parts and what they do.  Learn how to use a mouse and a touchpad, and what the keyboard does and how you can improve your typing skills.  Learn how digital information is stored and how portable storage devices can help you.  Finally, learn how to safely shutdown your computer.

CLICK HERE to register.

Part II: Software
JANUARY 14, 2017  10:00 - 11:00 AM
Pre-Registration Opens 12/17/16

What is the difference between hardware and software? What is software and what job does it perform? We'll discuss different operating systems and the differences between them, and what "windows" are and how to manipulate them.

CLICK HERE to register.

Part III: Settings
JANUARY 21, 2017  10:00 - 11:00 AM
Pre-Registration Opens 12/17/16

Learn how to go into the Control Panel on your computer and discover the tasks you can perform from there.  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 for those with disabilities.

CLICK HERE to register.

Part IV: File Management

JANUARY 28, 2017  10:00 - 11:00 AM
Pre-Registration Opens 12/17/16

Learn how to keep your files organized neatly so you can recover information on your computer easily.  Learn to create new folders, to rename old ones, and to locate files that you have saved on your computer.

CLICK HERE to register.

Part IV: Copy and Paste
FEBRUARY 4, 2017  10:00 - 11:00 AM
Pre-Registration Opens 12/17/16

Learn to use copy and paste to save information on the internet, in email, or on your hard drive, and to move information around on your computer.  Plus, learn what keyboard shortcuts are and how to use them.

CLICK HERE to register.


INTRODUCTION TO THE INTERNET

Part I: Get Connected
JANUARY 9, 2017  3:30 - 4:30 PM
Pre-Registration Opens 12/23/16

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 23, 2017  3:30 - 4:30 PM
Pre-Registration Opens 12/23/16 

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.


E-BOOKS

Downloading E-Books from the Library

JANUARY 10, 2017  3:30 - 4:30 PM
Pre-Registration Opens 12/20/16

Get the most out of your Kindle, Nook, iPad, or other e-reader, tablet or smartphone. We'll teach you how to check out and download e-books for free from Overdrive with your Christian County Library card, then read them on your computer or device.

CLICK HERE to register.