Computer classes

Computer classes

Thanks to generous grants from The Carl & Verna Schmidt Foundation of Rochester and The Jones Family Foundation of Red Wing, the library is able to offer a variety of technology classes. All classes require registration and unless otherwise noted, please call 651-385-3645 to register.

Tuesday, February 9, 1:00-3:00pm: Introduction to Windows 10
Learn about the Windows 10 interface,  how to create and use Microsoft accounts, connect to Wi-Fi, enable and personalize Cortana, navigate and customize the desktop and the new Windows 10 Start menu, download, install and use apps from the Store and save OneDrive to save files to the cloud.
Wednesday, February 17 (part 1), Monday, February 22 (part 2), Wednesday, February 24 (part 3) and Monday, February 29 (part 4) 5:15-7:00pm: Introduction to Microsoft Word 2010/2013
In this course you will learn valuable word processing skills like creating, saving and retrieving documents; inserting and deleting text; formatting text; and using cut, copy and paste. Before you take this course, you should have some experience with the computer and the Windows operating system. Depending on the number of students and their experience, we may also cover intermediate word processing skills like formatting longer documents, using clipart, using templates and styles, creating and editing tables and creating mail merges.
We will have Windows 10 computers for students to use, but you are welcome to bring your own if you prefer.
Tuesday, February 16 (part 1) & Friday, February 19 (part 2), 1:00-3:00pm: iPad for Beginners
In this class designed for people new to the iPad, you’ll learn the physical layout of buttons and features, how to navigate Home screens and apps using finger gestures, how to connect to the Internet, how to charge and care for your iPad and how to use some of the basic apps that come with the iPad We’ll also explore the App Store and take a look at important settings you need to know. Don’t have an iPad? No problem! We have 10 iPad Airs that you can use for the class.
Tuesday, March 8, 1:00-3:00pm: Introduction to Windows 10
Learn about the Windows 10 interface, how to create and use Microsoft accounts, connect to Wi-Fi, enable and personalize Cortana, navigate and customize the desktop and the new Windows 10 Start menu, download, install and use apps from the Store and save OneDrive to save files to the cloud.
Tuesday, March 15 (part 1), Thursday, March 17 (part 2), Tuesday, March 22 (part 3) and Thursday, March 24 (part 4) 1:00-3:00pm: Introduction to Microsoft Excel 2013
In this free 4 part class, you’ll learn the basics of using Excel 2013, including using menus and toolbars, formatting text and numbers, creating charts and graphs and creating formulas. We will have Windows 10 computers for students to use, but you are welcome to bring your own if you prefer.
Tuesday, March 29 (part 1) & Wednesday, March 30 (part 2), 1:00-3:00pm: iPad for Beginners
In this class designed for people new to the iPad, you’ll learn the physical layout of buttons and features, how to navigate Home screens and apps using finger gestures, how to connect to the Internet, how to charge and care for your iPad and how to use some of the basic apps that come with the iPad We’ll also explore the App Store and take a look at important settings you need to know. Don’t have an iPad? No problem! We have 10 iPad Airs that you can use for the class.