Technology Classes

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Please note:

  • Computers at VBPL branches have Windows 7 and Microsoft Office 2013.  
  • Computers at the Joint-Use Library have Windows 10 and Microsoft Office 2016.​
  • All classes are free and require online registration unless otherwise indicated. 
  • Please go to our online calendar​ to browse upcoming classes and to register.

​​​Computer Basics

Computers for Beginners
Learn the basics of using a computer through hands-on activities. 
Handouts:  ​Computers for Beginners Student Outline

​Internet for Beginners
Learn how to use a web browser to access the web and practice useful strategies for finding and evaluating information on the internet. Prerequisites: Ability to use a computer mouse/keyboard or have taken Computers for Beginners.
Handouts: Internet for Beginners Student Outline | Internet for Beginners Worksheet

Beyond the Basics

Please note:

  • ​​We encourage you to bring a USB drive to save your work so you can continue practicing your new skills after class

Microsoft Excel for Beginners 
Learn to enter data and use basic formulas to create simple spreadsheets. Prerequisites: Ability to use Microsoft Word or have taken Microsoft Word for Beginners. 
Handouts: ​​ Microsoft Excel for Beginners Student Outline  ​|  Excel 2013 Quick Reference Card​ | ​Excel 2016 Quick Reference Card​

​Microsoft Excel Intermediate 
Learn more about working with data using formatting, graphics and charts, and sorting/filtering. Prerequisites: Ability to create simple spreadsheets using Microsoft Excel or have taken Microsoft Excel for Beginners
Handouts: Microsoft Excel Intermediate Student Outline | Excel Intermedi​ate Practice Workb​ook.xlsx | 
Excel 2013 Quick Reference Card​ Excel 2016 Quick Reference Card​​  

​Microsoft PowerPoint for Beginners 
Learn how to create and edit simple presentations. Prerequisites: Ability to use Microsoft Word or have taken Microsoft Word for Beginners
Handouts: PowerPoint for Beginners Student Outline | PowerPoint 2013 Quick Reference Card​ |  PowerPoint 2016 Quick Reference Card​

​Microsoft PowerPoint Intermediate 
Learn how to add transitions, animations, and different slideshow options to your presentations. Prerequisites: Ability to create simple presentations using Microsoft PowerPoint or have taken Microsoft PowerPoint for Beginners
Handouts: Microsoft PowerPoint Intermediate Student Outline | PowerPoint 2013 Quick Reference Card​ |
 PowerPoint 2016 Quick Reference Card​​ 

​Microsoft Word for Beginners 
Learn how to complete common basic tasks, including creating and formatting simple documents. Prerequisites: Ability to use a computer mouse/keyboard or have taken Computers for Beginners
Handouts: ​ Word for Beginners Student Outline Flyer Project |Flyer Project Text  
Word for Beginners Student Outline Holiday Letter Project |Holiday Annual Letter Text  |  Word 2013 Quick Reference Card  |  Word 2016 Quick Reference Card​

​Microsoft Word Intermediate 
Learn more about inserting and formatting different elements into a basic document. Prerequisites: Ability to create simple documents using Microsoft Word or have taken Micros​oft Word for Beginners
Handouts: Word Intermediate Student Outline | Word Intermediate Mock Business Plan​ |  Word 2013 Quick Reference Card  |  Word 2016 Quick Reference Card​​​​

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