Classes meet Wednesday evenings from 6:00-7:30 pm. All classes are free and open to the public though registration is required. To sign up, call (919) 968-2777, stop by any one of our service desks, or enter your information here. We meet in the computer classroom on the lower level.

  • Computer and Internet Basics
    September 6, 2017
    6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
    - This class is for new computer users who would like to learn how to use a computer and the Internet. We will learn how to open a web browser, how to navigate to different sites, and how to search the Web using a search engine. *This class is a combination of our previous courses on Computer Basics and Internet Basics. No previous experience with computers is necessary
  • Online Security and Privacy
    September 13, 2017
    6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
    - This class will cover the basics of keeping yourself and your information safe online. We’ll discuss and practice developing safe passwords and storing those passwords safely and securely, backing up data, using virus and malware protection software, and checking for SSL certificates on websites. We’ll talk about what encryption is and how to do it on your personal computer and introduce you to some other programs and browser extensions that will help keep you safe. While our classes generally focus on computer skills, this class will also cover keeping yourself protect on your smartphone if you have one. If you’d like to set up anything on your personal computer, you can bring it with you to use during class.
  • Gmail Basics
    September 20, 2017
    6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
    - This class will help you set up a Gmail email account and learn how to use it. By the end of the class, you will know how to login, create and send emails, attach files to an email, and add people to your contacts list. *If you do not have prior experience using the Internet, it is suggested that you attend the Internet Basics class first.
  • Introduction to Social Networking
    September 27, 2017
    6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
    - Learn how to set up accounts, how to be safe and protect your privacy on social networking sites, and how to connect with friends and family. This class may go into more depth with one or more sites, depending on participants’ interests and needs. *If you do not have prior experience using the Internet, it is suggested that you attend the Internet Basics class first.
  • News and Media Literacy
    October 4, 2017
    6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
    - This class will focus on developing skills to better understand and evaluate news and media sources. We will discuss how to fact-check and evaluate news and information, determining reliable sources, conducting further research, and critically assessing the biases of various news sites.
  • Job Searching and Resumes
    October 11, 2017
    6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
    - Learn about online job searching techniques, job search resources and websites, how to create a professional presence online, and how to manage all of your job search information. In addition, you will learn how to use Microsoft Word to format your resume using margins, bullet points, and “power verbs.”
  • Health Information Online
    October 18, 2017
    6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
    - There is a lot of health information available online. This class will teach you how to evaluate health information that you find on the web, as well as show you reliable websites for researching health information. We will have a special guest librarian from UNC's Health Sciences Library for this session. *If you do not have prior experience using the Internet, it is suggested that you attend the Internet Basics class first.
  • Open Lab
    October 25, 2017
    6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
    - Ask individual questions and get one-on-one assistance. You can bring your own project and ask questions as needed, or you can ask for general help with a particular topic. Volunteers will be on-hand to answer questions or provide information on Basic Computer Skills, File Organization, Internet Navigation, Using Email, Microsoft Word, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft PowerPoint, Online Job Searching, Resume Writing, Social Networking, Cloud Storage, eBooks, and Online Shopping.
  • Microsoft Word Basics
    November 1, 2017
    6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
    - This class is intended for new users of Microsoft Word, a word processing program. In this class, you will learn how to do basic formatting, how to copy and paste, how to insert images, how to check your document for spelling and grammar errors, and how to save and print.
  • Microsoft Excel Basics
    November 8, 2017
    6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
    - This class is intended for new users of Microsoft Excel, a spreadsheet program. In this class, we will briefly cover the different parts of a spreadsheet and accompanying toolbars. You will learn how to insert and format text in cells, how to insert and format columns and rows, how to sort data, how to perform basic math functions, and how to save and print.
  • Microsoft Powerpoint Basics
    November 15, 2017
    6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
    - This class covers the basics of Microsoft PowerPoint, a presentation program. In this class you will learn how to create slides and edit text, layout and design, insert pictures, graphs and tables, and show your presentation. *We will be using PowerPoint version 2013.
  • Doing More With Word
    November 29, 2017
    6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
    - This class picks up where Word Basics left off. In this class, you will learn how to modify toolbars, how to apply advanced formatting options including bulleted lists, how to create tables, columns and adjust margins, and how to insert text boxes and symbols. *If you are new to Microsoft Word it is suggested you take the Basics class first.
  • Doing More With Excel
    December 6, 2017
    6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
    - This class picks up where Excel Basics left off. In this class you will learn how to copy, paste and fill data across cells, how to apply advanced formatting options, how to use additional formulas and functions, how to create charts and graphs, and how to use multiple sheets within Excel. *If you are new to Microsoft Excel it is suggested you take the Basics class first.
  • Doing More With Powerpoint
    December 13, 2017
    6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
    - This class picks up where PowerPoint Basics left off. In this class you will learn how to use advanced formatting for slides, how to insert autoshapes, WordArt and hyperlinks, and how to format charts. This class will also show you different printing options for your presentation. *If you are new to Microsoft PowerPoint it is suggested you take the Basics class first.

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