Computer Classes

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 computer classes. These classes are designed to introduce job seekers to basic, entry-level computer skills. Unless noted, all classes meet in the basement training room at Main. Participants must have some familiarity with a keyboard and mouse use.

Due to popular demand, classes now require advanced registration. Call 608.789.7122 or stop by the Reference Desk (2nd floor at Main) to register or pick up a schedule.

September 2017
 
Thursday, 9/7, 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, 9/12, 10am-12pm: Facebook basics
Learn how to find and chat with friends and share pictures. Don’t have an account yet? Come 15 minutes early and we’ll help you get started. An email address is required. 
 
Thursday, 9/14, 10am-12pm: Facebook security and settings
Learn how to manage your account and privacy settings.
 
Now 2 parts! Tuesday, 9/19, 10am-12pm: iPhones for beginners, part 1
Learn the basic parts of your iPhone, how to connect to wifi, make calls, send texts, and shop for apps.
 
New! Thursday, 9/21, 10am-12pm: iPhones for beginners, part 2
Pick up tips and tricks on using the control center, keyboard, Safari, your camera, and more.
 
Tuesday, 9/26, 10am-12pm: Gmail
Learn how to use an email account with Gmail. Don't have an account yet? Come 15 minutes early and we'll help get you started.

Class Handouts
Windows 10 (link updated 4/17)
Windows 7 for beginners
Internet for beginners (link updated 4/17)
Word 2010 part 1
Word 2010 part 2
Excel 2010 part 1
Excel 2010 part 2
Excel 2010 part 2 practice workbook
PowerPoint 2010
Gmail
Design a free website with Weebly
Facebook: the basics (link updated 4/17)
Facebook: security and settings (link updated 4/17)
Windows 7 Control Panel
Craigslist
Using your Android phone
iPhones for beginners
Manage your digital pictures - Windows 7 
Manage your digital pictures - Windows 10
Basic Computer Security
Editing photos with Pixlr
Mail Merge
Introduction to Canva

Other Resources Outside the Classroom

City of La Crosse Parks, Recreation & Forestry. Check out their quarterly catalog to look for very low-cost computer and technology classes.

Western Technical College. Check out their fall lineup of free technology classes
 
Online Resources

New User Tutorial. This is a very basic introduction to using a computer, for those with no experience. Free.

Keybr.com Online keyboard instruction. Free, but simple account set-up required to use.

GCFLearnFree.org. Many online tutorials covering technology, math, reading, workplace skills, and more. Free.

Techboomers.com. Learn how to use different popular websites. Free.

Basic Computer Skills Course. This offers an introduction to many common skills needed to use a computer and the Internet. Free.