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.

  • 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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