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.

Note: There won't be any computer classes in September.

October 2015

Thursday, October 1st, 10am-12pm: Computers for beginners
Never touched a computer before? Come learn the very basics about computers and how to use them, including the mouse and keyboard.

Tuesday, October 6th, 10am-12pm: Windows 7 for beginners
Learn how to navigate Windows 7, including how to use the Start Menu, how to create new folders and move files around, and how to use a flash drive.

Thursday, October 8th, 10am-12pm: Internet for beginners
Want to learn how to get around on the Internet? We'll discuss different web browsers, how to search for and browse around different websites, and ways to protect your privacy online.

Returning Series! Genealogy on the Internet
These classes are an introduction to finding genealogy information online. Bring your own family questions and have a chance to practice with your own information. Sample searches will be provided if you don’t bring your own material. There is no printing available in the training room; please bring a flash drive if you wish to download images you find.

Tuesday, Oct. 13, 10am-12pm: Genealogy on the Internet: Ancestry Library Edition
Thursday, Oct. 15th, 5:30pm-7:30pm: Genealogy on the Internet: Ancestry Library Edition
Tuesday, Oct. 20th, 10am-12pm: Genealogy on the Internet: Heritage Quest, Familysearch and Free Sites
Thursday, Oct. 22nd, 5:30pm-7:30pm: Genealogy on the Internet: Heritage Quest, Familysearch and Free Sites

Class Handouts
Windows 7 for beginners
Internet for beginners
Word 2010 part 1
Word 2010 part 2
Excel 2010 part 1
Excel 2010 part 2
PowerPoint 2010
Design a free website with Weebly
Facebook: the basics
Facebook: security and settings
Windows 7 Control Panel

Other Resources Outside the Classroom

Learning Express Popular Software Skills Center offers course modules on Microsoft Office, Adobe Creative Suite and more! Provided to state of Wisconsin residents via Badgerlink.

Typing Master is funded by and available to La Crosse residents with a valid library card. Learn the keyboard, or work on improving your speed and accuracy with this interactive website. After logging in with your library card, create an account to track your progress.

New User Tutorial. This is a very basic introduction to using a computer, for those with no experience. Free. Online keyboard instruction. Free, but simple account set-up required to use.

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