Computers & Technology
LEARN NEW COMPUTER AND TECHNOLOGY SKILLS
You've come to the right place for computer assistance and information. The La Crosse Public Library has many wonderful resources to learn new technology skills and update those you currently have. Find new materials, assistance and a whole lot of great links to boost your computer savvy.
Computer Classes at La Crosse Public Library
La Crosse Public Library offers an ongoing series of introductory computer classes. These classes are designed to give participants the basic skills required in the modern day work environment. Classes meet in the basement training room at the main library. Participants must have minimal experience using a computer mouse and keyboard.
No December Computer Classes
Computer classes are taking a break for the holiday season. Stay tuned for exciting new topics and more class times in 2014!
January 2014 Computer Class Schedule
Tuesday, January 14 10:00 am - noon Intoduction to the Computer
Thursday, January 16 10:00 am - noon Internet for Beginners
*new time* Monday January 20 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm Microsoft Word 2010 part 1
*new time* Monday January 27 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm Microsoft Word 2010 part 2
Would you like to see us offer different class times or different class topics? Fill out our computer class survey here!
RESOURCES @ LA CROSSE PUBLIC LIBRARY
LearningExpress (Available to residents of the state of Wisconsin.)
Learning Express offers a variety of online computer training videos. Follow the link above then click on "Popular Software Tutorials." Please be aware that as of January 3, 2014, LearningExpress will be moving to a new platform. They promise improved functionality and interesting new features, but you will need to create a new free account after January 3, and your progress will not track from the old system to the new.
TypingMaster.com (Funded by and available to city of La Crosse residents)
Improve your keyboarding skills with drills and practice on this interactive website. You will need to create an account the first time you log on, but then the website tracks your progress.
Local Computer Assistance:
Western Technical College Employment Services
(You may be able to hire a Western Technical College student to give you one-on-one computer help for a fee. Call the WTC Employment Office (785-9440) and ask them to post a job request on their Student Job Board. Method and amount of payment will be worked out between you and the student.)
Try Fast Facts for further information on local computer training, tutoring, and repair services as well as local eBay sales.
Local Computer Classes:
- Computer Training and Consulting, LLC
- La Crosse Parks & Recreation
- La Crosse Public Library - See above.
- Western Technical College
Links for Recycling Computers and Equipment:
- La Crosse County Household Hazardous E-Waste Program
- Try Fast Facts for more links to information about recycling old/used computers and equipment.
Online Computer Tutorials for Beginners:
Last updated 9/2012 by Darcy