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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.
Revitalized genealogy workshops: new format, new content!
Come explore your family history using online library resources--Ancestry Library Edition, Historic Map Works, two newspaper resources, and access to additional Familysearch record images at an affiliate library. Bring your Familysearch log-in and a flash drive to save what you find. There is no printing in the training room. Please sign up so we will have a handout for you. There will be shorter presentations on the following topics but feel free to explore whatever topics you wish:
Where did they come from? Finding the German speaking location.
Tuesday, October 1st, 10am-12 pm
Thursday, October 3rd, 5:30-7:30 pm
Where did they come from? Finding the Norwegian location.
Tuesday, October 8th, 10am-12 pm
Thursday, October 10th, 5:30-7:30 pm
Thursday, 10/17, 10am-12pm: Windows 10 for beginners
Learn how to navigate Windows 10, including the updated Start menu, Action Center, and more. Use one of our Windows 10 computers or bring your own Windows 10 laptop.
Tuesday, 10/22, 10am-12pm: Microsoft Word 2019, 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, 10/24, 10am-12pm: Microsoft Word 2019, 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.
Tuesday, 10/29, 10am-12pm: Microsoft Excel 2019, part 1
Learn how to get around your spreadsheet, write and edit basic formulas, copy and paste them, and sort through data.
Thursday, 10/31, 10am-12pm: Microsoft Excel 2019, part 2
Follows Excel part 1. Learn how to merge and wrap text, apply filters, create charts, password protect sheets, freeze panes, and more.