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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!


Want one on one help with your computer? CLICK HERE

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

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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.

August and September 2015 Schedule of Courses

INTRODUCTION TO COMPUTERS

Part I: Meet the Computer 
AUGUST 10, 2015 5:30 - 6:30PM
Pre-Registration: Opens 7/20/15

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 
AUGUST 17, 2015 5:30 - 6:30PM
Pre-Registration: Opens 8/3/15

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.

Part III: Settings
AUGUST 24, 2015 5:30 - 6:30PM
Pre-Registration: Opens 8/10/15

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
AUGUST 31, 2015 5:30 - 6:30PM
Pre-Registration: Opens 8/10/15

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 
AUGUST 29, 2015 10:00-11:00AM
Pre-Registration: Opens 8/10/2015

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
SEPTEMBER 12, 2015 10:00-11:00AM
Pre-Registration: Opens 8/22/2015

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 
SEPTEMBER 19, 2015  ** 1:00-2:00PM
Pre-Registration: Opens 8/22/2015
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. ** NOTE THE TIME CHANGE
CLICK HERE to register.


Part IV: Cyber Security
SEPTEMBER 26, 2015 10:00-11:00AM
Pre-Registration: Opens 8/22/2015
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.

June and July 2015 Schedule of Courses

Introduction to the Computer


Part I: Meet the Computer JUNE 1, 2015, 5:30 - 6:30PM
Pre-Registration: Opens 5/11/15
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 and how to improve 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.

Part II: Software JUNE 8, 2015, 5:30 - 6:30PM
Pre-Registration: Opens 5/18/15
Learn about software. What is the difference between hardware and
software? What is software and what job does it perform? We will talk about
different operating systems and discuss the differences between them.
Finally, we will talk about what “windows” are and learn how to manipulate
them.

Part III: Settings JUNE 15, 2015, 5:30 - 6:30PM
Pre-Registration: Opens 5/25/15
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.

INTRODUCTION TO COMPUTERS
Part IV: Shortcuts JUNE 22, 2015, 5:30 - 6:30PM
Pre-Registration: Opens 6/1/15
Learn to use copy and paste to save information on the internet, in email,
or on your hard drive. Learn 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
Learn what keyboard shortcuts are and how to use them.

Introduction to the Internet


Part I: Get Connected JULY 6, 2015, 5:30 - 6:30PM
Pre-Registration: Opens 6/15/15
In this class we will discuss where the internet came from, what equipment
that you need to connect to the internet, and what types of software are
available. Learn what a URL is and why it is important. We will also talk
about some basic navigation tips.

INTRODUCTION TO THE INTERNET
Part II: Searching JULY 13, 2015, 5:30 - 6:30PM
Pre-Registration: Opens 6/22/15
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.

Part III: Online Communications JULY 20, 2015, 5:30 - 6:30PM
Pre-Registration: Opens 6/29/15
Learn how to use social media, email, chat rooms and blogs. Don’t know
what those things are? That’s okay. We teach you that too!

Part IV: Cyber Security JULY 27, 2015, 5:30 - 6:30PM
Pre-Registration: Opens 7/6/15
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 what kinds
of scams are out there and how to be more careful and aware while online
and in your e-mail box. This class will address computer and online security
techniques.