The La Crosse Public Library will be closed on Sunday, April 21 for Easter. All three of our city library locations will be open regular hours on Saturday, April 20 and Monday, April 22.
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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.
Upcoming Tech Classes
Tuesday, May 7, 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.
Thursday, May 9, 10am-12pm: iPhones for beginners, part 2
Pick up tips and tricks on using the control center, keyboard, Safari, your camera, and more.
Tuesday, May 14, 10am-12pm: Library streaming and downloading services
Find out about all of the movies, music, books, and audiobooks you can download for free through the library! Bring your charged smart phone or tablet if you’d like to download the apps and set up an account during class. Note: the music and movie apps are only available to La Crosse city residents.
Thursday, May 21, 10am-12pm: iPads for beginners, part 1
Learn the basic parts of your iPad, how to connect to wifi, install apps, and browse the Internet.
Thursday, May 23, 10am-12pm: iPads for beginners, part 2
We'll cover managing security and privacy settings, using Siri, operating the camera, and more.
Thursday, May 30, 10am-12pm: Manage your passwords with LastPass
Password management is a headache, especially if you lose your handy little notebook! Turn that notebook from analog to digital in this class that teaches you how to manage all your passwords in a secure online "notebook." LastPass is a secure online tool that allows you to access your passwords anywhere (including your mobile devices), and all you'll need to remember is one password, your last pass!