Computer Classes

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Winter 2018 Computer Classes

The Alpena County George N. Fletcher Public Library
offers computer classes that meet the need of most of
our library patrons. Whether you are a beginner in need
of basic computer or internet skills or desire to gain
skills for the job market we have you the patron in mind.

 

 

 

Registration is required. Please call 356-6188 Ext #14 to register.
Classes are 6:00-8:00 p.m unless otherwise noted.

The Basics

File Management Made Simple

Have you ever tried downloading a file and couldn't find it? Are you finding it difficult to manage your own data?  This class will provide basic knowledge in common file operations such as: working with folders, creating a new file, editing an existing file and saving it, opening a pre-existing file, backing up files using a ROM burner and other external devices.
Date offered: February 15

 

Introduction to Windows 10

This course will introduce the student to many of the features of the Microsoft Windows 10 operating system.  The student will learn about what’s new about Windows 10. 
Date offered: February 8

 

Introduction to Internet Safety

This class will provide training to successfully access and navigate the Internet. Topics that will be covered are: browsers, internet security, connection types, what to look for in an internet service provider, and search engines.
Date offered: February 12


Library Services

Accessing Great Lakes Digital Library Using Libby

Note: This class is free admission.

Did you know the library has thousands of ebooks and audiobooks? Learn how you can borrow them, instantly, for free, using just the device in your hand.
Date offered:

RBDigital

Note: This class is free admission.

RBDigital is the world's largest newsstand. Now, readers can read 136 different magazines on any screen. If you are interested in learning how to access free magazines on your computer or mobile device using your library card, this class is for you.
Dates offered: 


Mobile Technology

Connecting to the Cloud

Learn all about "The Cloud", what it is and how it is used. Student will need to have an established Google account prior to class.
Date offered: February 22

Ipad Basics: Introduction of iOS

This course will cover some basic features of the current iOS.  Learn the hardware, some settings, navigation and app basics.
Date offered:  March 5

 

Android Tablet: Introduction of Android

This course will cover some of the basic features of the Android operating system including Google Play Store, app basics, settings and navigation.
Date offered:  March 8

 

Working Smarter Using Google Suite: Docs and Sheets

With Google Docs, you can create and edit text documents right in your web browser—no special software is required. Even better, multiple people can work at the same time, you can see people’s changes as they make them, and every change is saved automatically.  Need a quick way to divide work, assign tasks, track due dates, and receive status updates on a project? Track, update, and collaborate on project tasks with your team in a shared spreadsheet using Google Sheets. Student will need to have an established Google account prior to class.

Date offered: February 26

 

Working Smarter Using Google Suite: Slides and Forms

With Google Slides, you can build presentations right in your web browser—-no special software is required. Even better, multiple people can work on slides at the same time, you can see people’s changes as they make them, and every change is automatically saved. Manage event registrations, create a quick opinion poll, and much more. With Google Forms, you can create and analyze surveys right in your mobile or web browser—no special software required. You get instant results as they come in. And, you can summarize survey results at a glance with charts and graphs. Student will need to have an established Google account prior to class.

Date offered: March 1

  

Social Networking

Introduction to Facebook

Explore the social networking phenomenon that is Facebook. Participants will be shown how to set up their page, add a profile picture, find friends and family, control their content and ensure the security of their information. Student will need to have an established Facebook account prior to class.
Date offered: March 12

 

Facebook Beyond the Basics

Take a deeper look at the social networking phenomenon that is Facebook. Building on the Intro to Facebook class participants will be shown how to create groups, add pictures,videos and links, create tags, create lists and more! Student will need to have an established Facebook account prior to class.
Date offered: March 15

 

Introduction to Instagram

Instagram is a mobile, desktop, and Internet-based photo-sharing application and service that allows users to share pictures and videos either publicly or privately. In this class students will learn the basics of using Instragram.  Students need to have an established Instagram account prior to class.
Date offered: March 19