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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.
Tuesday, 9/18, 10am-12pm: Microsoft Word part 1
Great for absolute beginners and “it’s been a while” folks. Learn how to get around your document, change how your text looks, and run spell check. Also learn about saving and printing.
Thursday, 9/20, 10am-12pm: Microsoft Word part 2
Follows Word part 1. Learn how to make more complex changes to your document, plus insert charts, pictures, clip art, and page numbers. Learn how to use the thesaurus, add notes, and make use of templates.
Thursday, 10/11, 10am-12pm: Android phones for beginners, part 1
Bring your charged Android phone and learn the basics about how to use it. We’ll talk about how to add and remove apps, adjust general settings, and more.
Thursday, 10/18, 10am-12pm: Android phones for beginners, part 2
Pick up tips and tricks to manage your notifications, adjust privacy settings, and use your camera. We’ll also address any questions you might have.
Returning series! Genealogy on the Internet
Bring your own family questions and have a chance to practice with your own information. There is no printing available in the training room; please bring a flash drive if you wish to download images you find.
Family Search in the digital age: the other 70%
FamilySearch is now digitizing their vast microfilm collection and collecting new records in digital form for their website. Most are not indexed. Sign up with FamilySearch for a free account (required) and come to learn the tips and tricks to find unindexed digital images.
Tuesday, 10/9, 10am-12pm
Thursday, 10/11, 5:30-7:30pm
Mapping your Ancestors: geography and family history
Location, location, location as realtors say and the location is important for family history. Knowing where people lived helps you find records and information about them. Come to learn about online historic map sources that will help you in your search. The focus is the United States with some foreign information.
Tuesday, 10/16, 10am-12pm
Thursday, 10/18, 5:30-7:30pm