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. Here’s a list of what’s coming up (unless otherwise noted, all classes are at the library):

Wednesday, September 10, 5:30-7:30pm: Introduction to Windows 8.1
Learn about the Windows 8 interface, how to use and customize the Start screen, how to add, organize, and optimize apps, how to return to and use the familiar desktop and how to access and adjust common settings. Feel free to bring your own device.
Tuesday, September 16 (part 1) & Friday, September 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, September 30, 1:00-3:00 pm: Resumes & Cover Letters
By the end of this course, you will be able to: determine the best type of resume to use, create a cover letter that responds to the job posting and use Microsoft Word templates to create the job search documents you need.
Tuesday, October 7 (part 1), Friday, October 10 (part 2), Tuesday, October 14 (part 3) and Friday, October 17 (part 4) 1:00-3:00pm: Introduction to Microsoft PowerPoint 2013
In this course you will learn the basics of working with PowerPoint, build a PowerPoint slideshow presentation, learn how to insert text, video, sound, and images, and discuss tips and tools for delivering PowerPoint presentations.
Monday, October 13, 3:30-5:30pm: Introduction to Computer Security & Privacy
This course will teach you the skills you need to use the Internet safely and avoid identity theft and scams including: an introduction to antivirus and firewall software; an overview of the Internet, browsers, and secure websites; how to recognize email scams, email safety and etiquette; how to create secure passwords; scams that target job seekers; and social media safety and protecting your online information.
Tuesday, October 21 (part 1) & Friday, October 23 (part 2), 10:30am-12:30pm: 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.
Thursday, October 30, 1:00-3:00pm: Basic Windows PC maintenance and troubleshooting
Learn some basic troubleshooting and maintenance techniques, as well as how to go about finding the information you need.