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The Library offers free computer classes for those who need a skills brush-up or who have had minimal experience with technology. If you are looking for assistance with an e-reader or Overdrive, visit our Downloads page.
Computer Class Schedule
The Library offers an ongoing series of introductory technology-based classes. These classes are designed to introduce the community to current technology, as well as introduce job seekers to basic, entry-level computer skills. Unless noted, all classes meet in the basement training room at Main. On occasion, our classes will be taught by Western Tech students, with supervision from Library staff.
Due to popular demand, classes require advanced registration. Call 608-789-7122 or stop by the Reference Desk (2nd floor at Main) to register or pick up a schedule.
Classes will take a break in December and resume in January.
Tuesday, 1/8, 10am-12pm: Library streaming and downloading services
Find out about all of the movies, music, books, and audiobooks you can download for free through the library! Bring your charged smart phone or tablet if you’d like to download the apps and set up an account during class. Note: the music and movie apps are only available to La Crosse city residents.
Thursday, 1/10, 10am-12pm: Windows 10 for beginners
Learn how to navigate Windows 10, including the updated Start menu, Action Center, and more. Bring your own laptop with Windows 10 installed.
Tuesday, 1/15, 10am-12pm: NEW! iPads for beginners, part 1
Learn the basic parts of your iPad, how to connect to wifi, install apps, and browse the Internet.
Thursday, 1/17, 10am-12pm: NEW! iPads for beginners, part 2
We'll cover managing security and privacy settings, using Siri, operating the camera, and more.
Tuesday, 1/22, 10am-12pm: NEW! Build your resume with Google Drive
Learn how to use Google Drive to create, maintain, and submit your resume. This online platform offers simple, professional resume templates and provides you with online storage so you can access your resume from any computer connected to the Internet. Google Drive is connected to Gmail so submitting your resume is simple too! *This class requires a Google account; if you don’t have one, please arrive 10 minutes early to set one up.
Thursday, 1/24, 10am-12pm: NEW! Managing your passwords with LastPass
Password management is a headache, especially if you lose your handy little notebook! Turn that notebook from analog to digital in this class that teaches you how to manage all your passwords in a secure online "notebook." LastPass is a secure online tool that allows you to access your passwords anywhere (including your mobile devices), and all you'll need to remember is one password, your last pass!