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. All classes meet in the basement training room at Main and are filled on a first-come, first-served basis and limited to 12. 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.

April 2015

NEW! Thursday, April 9 | 10am-11am | App chat

Know some awesome apps that have made your life easier or more fun? Want to hear what other people love (or hate)? Come to the auditorium and chat about all kinds of apps, from cooking to games to kid-friendly choices. At the end of the hour, we’ll have created lists of great apps we can all enjoy. No registration required.

Tuesday, April 14 | 10am-12pm | Microsoft Word 2010, part 1

Thursday, April 16 | 10am-12pm | Microsoft Word 2010, part 2

Tuesday, April 21 | 10am-12pm | Manage your digital pictures

Learn how to get your digital camera’s pictures onto the computer and sorted into folders. Find out how to save Facebook pictures and hear about different popular options for printing your digital photos. Bring your charged digital camera, any related cords, and a flash drive if you have one. (Flash drives will also be available for checkout or purchase.)

Tuesday, April 28 | 5:30pm-7:30pm | Facebook: the 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, April 30 | 5:30pm-7:30pm | Facebook: security and settings

Learn how to manage your account and privacy settings.

May 2015

Thursday, May 7 | 5:30pm-7:30pm | Windows 7 for beginners

Thursday, May 14 | 5:30pm-7:30pm | Internet for beginners

Thursday, May 21 | 5:30pm-7:30pm | Microsoft Excel 2010, part 1

Thursday, May 28 | 5:30pm-7:30pm | Microsoft Excel 2010, part 2

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

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.