The library offers computer and Internet-related classes during the Fall and Spring months. As always these classes are free. Registration is required due to limited seating so please call 541-269-1101 and select the reference desk or stop by to sign up!
Most classes are held on a Friday and are usually 1.5 hours (9:30-11:00 am) unless otherwise indicated.
Please arrive at the library at 9:15 a.m. If you need to cancel please let us know.
Upcoming classes: May How to Get and Use Email - May 17 & 24, 9:30-11:00 a.m. MS Word for Resumes - May 31, 9:30-11:30 a.m.
See the Comfort Computing newsletter for other classes available in the Coos county area.
Examples of programs offered:
Introduction to the Computer Mouse – This session is designed for users who have had little or no experience using computers. Users will go through a guided exercise that teaches the mouse and builds confidence. Different tips will be offered to make using a computer easier. Classes are extra small to provide more individualized attention. One time session of one and one-half hours.
Introduction to the Internet Browser – This session is designed for computer novices who wish to have help in learning how to use the Internet. The class will cover the most important features of Internet browsers, how to use an Internet address, and will discuss first steps and tips for easier use. This will be an ideal chance to learn the most basic steps to using the Internet. One time session of one and one-half hours.
Introduction to the New Library Catalog – This session is designed to assist users with the library’s new online catalog. Basic searching will be covered, as well as how to set up and access one’s library account in order to renew or request holds on materials from home. One-on-one sessions by appointment.
Searching the Web – This Internet class will show the basic tools for finding information on the Internet. Some explanation will be made of what kinds of search engines there are and how they work, and why some information is hard to find on the Web. Attendees will learn how to use a search engine effectively. One time session of two hours.
How to Sign Up and Use Free Email – This class will take users through the process of signing up for a free email account, how to send and read email, how to open and send attachments, and how to print or save email messages or attachments. Two sessions, 1 1/2 hours each (3 hours total).
Email refresher workshop (supervised practice) – The library offers, once a quarter, a workshop where users may refresh their email skills. This offering is designed to provide a low-stress opportunity to practice sending and receiving email, attaching and viewing pictures, working with email folders and developing email address books. There will be no formal lecture but the instructor will be available to offer suggestions and answer questions. Attendees must have a web-accessible email and bring their ID and password to the class.
PREREQUISITE: an email account accessible by web browser via the library’s Internet computers. Examples include Yahoo!, Hotmail, Charter, Verizon and many others. There should be a web address that you can go to in order to access your email account when away from home. If in doubt please see the instructor before the day of the class for assistance.
This is a one-time class that meets for two hours but students are free to leave once their questions have been addressed.
FACEBOOK FOR THE CURIOUS – Does it seem like all your friends and family are already on Facebook? Are you curious about it? Tired of being left out? Do you want to stay connected? Want to see the new family pictures? Want to share your pictures? Like the occasional game?
Explore the social networking phenomenon that is Facebook. Participants will be shown how to set up their page, add a picture, find and add friends and family, control their content and security, find games, and even keep track of products, entertainers, and organizations they are interested in.
Minimum requirement to register for the class:
- Must be comfortable using the keyboard, the mouse and an Internet browser. In order to create a new Facebook account while at the class, you must have a working email address that can be accessed online from the library computers. You MUST be older than 13 years, but there is no maximum age limit! So while you can be too young, you can never be too old for Facebook. A basic knowledge of the Internet is helpful but not required. If in doubt speak to the teacher before the class.
Word for Resumes - a class for novice MS Word users who wish to create or alter their resumes. Users wishing to create a finished resume by the end of class will need to bring their work history, including places of employment, employment dates, and education, as well as the names, phone numbers, and addresses of their references.. There is no admission charged. Please call 541-269-1101 x222 for further information on this program.
Minimum requirement to register for the class: Ability to use a computer mouse.