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

  • Introduction to Google Apps
    March 22, 2017
    6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
    - This class is for those who want to learn more about all of the other things that Google can do besides being a search engine. We’ll learn about Google Drive, Calendar, Contacts, and YouTube. The class includes a short review of Gmail. *If you do not have a Google account or do not know how to use Gmail, it is suggested that you take the Email Basics class first.
  • Online Shopping
    July 12, 2017
    6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
    - This class covers important security and privacy issues that you should be aware of when making purchases online. It includes helpful tips for evaluating website security and keeping your identity safe. In this class, you will also learn the basics of Internet shopping, including online stores, auctions, and classifieds. *If you do not have prior experience using the Internet, it is suggested that you attend the Internet Basics class first.
  • Canceled
    October 18, 2017
    6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
    - Please note that the Health Information Online class at the library has been canceled. The same workshop will be held at the Carrboro Cybrary, on Saturday, Oct. 21st at 6:00.
  • Evaluating Health Information Online
    May 2, 2018
    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. *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
    January 31, 2018
    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.
  • Introduction to Facebook
    February 6, 2019
    6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
    - This class provides a brief overview of Facebook. In this class you will 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. *If you do not have prior experience using the Internet, it is suggested that you attend the Internet Basics class first.​
  • Introduction to Instagram
    February 13, 2019
    6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
    - This class will focus on learning the basics of how to use Instagram on the computer. We will create an account, learn how to upload photos, and follow other people on Instagram. We'll also talk about how to like and comment on photos.
  • Internet Basics for English Language Learners
    March 27, 2019
    6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
    - This class is for new computer users whose first language is not English. We will learn how to use 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 will move at a slower pace. We will pay special attention to the needs of English language learners in this class.
  • News and Media Literacy
    April 17, 2019
    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.
  • Finding Good Health Information Online
    April 22, 2019
    6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
    - There is a lot of health information available online. This class will show you reliable websites for researching health information. *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
    July 18, 2018
    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.
  • Online Security and Privacy
    April 11, 2018
    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.
  • LinkedIn Basics
    August 7, 2019
    6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
    - This class covers all the basics of creating and using a LinkedIn social networking account. This is geared specifically towards users who are new to LinkedIn and want to learn how to set up an account with no prior experience using the platform. *If you do not have prior experience using the Internet, it is suggested that you attend the Internet Basics class first.
  • File Organization
    October 9, 2019
    6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
    - This class covers how to organize files and programs on your computer using folders. We will cover basic principles of organization, how to create and delete folders, and how to create shortcuts.If your desktop is filling up with programs, documents, and photos, this is the class for you. If you are new to computers overall, we recommend taking the Computer Basics class first.
  • Doing More With Powerpoint
    October 23, 2019
    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.
  • Computer Basics
    January 22, 2020
    6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
    - This class is for anyone just beginning to learn how to use a computer. We will briefly go over the physical computer parts, how to turn the computer on and off, the desktop, Start menu, and how 'Windows' works. We will also spend time learning how to use the mouse. No previous experience with computers necessary.
  • Internet Basics
    January 29, 2020
    6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
    - This class is for new computer users who would like to learn how to use 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. If you are still uncomfortable using a mouse, it is recommended that you take the Computer Basics class first.
  • Search Engine Smarts
    February 5, 2020
    6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
    - This class will teach you how to use search engines like a pro. We will cover tips to help make your Internet searching smarter and more efficient. *If you do not have prior experience using the Internet, it is suggested that you attend the Internet Basics class first.
  • Gmail Basics
    February 12, 2020
    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.
  • Microsoft Word Basics
    February 19, 2020
    6:00 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.
  • Doing More With Word
    February 26, 2020
    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.
  • Microsoft PowerPoint Basics
    March 4, 2020
    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.
  • Microsoft Excel Basics
    March 18, 2020
    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.
  • Doing More With Excel
    March 25, 2020
    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.
  • Website Basics for Small Business Owners
    April 8, 2020
    6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
    - This class will focus on Google sites as a web building platform. This class is best suited for people interested in building a website for their small business; however, it will also be useful for people who want to start a blog or an artists’ website. This is a class for beginners without much web building or design experience.
  • Introduction to Business Research
    April 15, 2020
    6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
    - This class is designed as an introduction to business research for folks who are interested in market research, have an idea for a business, or have a business and want to learn about resources available to them. Participants will learn about free and low cost resources for starting a business in North Carolina. They will learn about the four main types of business information, and how to use library databases to do market research. Participants will practice searching for industry reports in ABI/Inform, identifying their target market in SimplyAnalytics, and finding information about current companies and consumers in ReferenceUSA.
  • Smart Phone Basics
    April 22, 2020
    6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
    - This class will help you get the most out of your smartphone. Learn how to navigate the many functions of the powerful little computers that we carry around with us. Bring your own device for this class.
  • Job Searching & Resume Basics
    May 6, 2020
    6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
    - In this class you will learn about active and passive online job searching techniques. We will be covering online 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.”

    *If you do not have prior experience using the Internet, it is suggested that you attend the Internet Basics class first. It is also recommended that you attend the Word Basics class if you do not have prior experience with Microsoft Word; this will ensure that you have an adequate background for the Resume Writing portion of the class.

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