Computer Classes

Click on the link below for the October 2014 calendar of classes:

October 2014 Public Computer Class Schedule

While the Benjamin L. Hooks Central Library offers several classes a month, many branches offer computer classes as well. Contact information for registration is included in the calendar.

Program Descriptions

Computer Basics 
Teaches the most basic skills needed to operate a Library computer, using Windows 7:
  • Using a mouse
  • Knowing certain terminology like Desktop, Icons, Menu, Taskbar, Toolbar, etc.
  • Opening a program
  • Saving a document
This class is intended for beginners and assumes no prior knowledge of computer use. It is a good introduction to other computer classes offered by the Library.
Word 2010 Basics
Explains the basic functions of word processing via Microsoft Word 2010:
  • Formatting text
  • Aligning paragraphs and changing line spacing
  • Cut, Copy, & Paste and Undo/Redo
  • Saving documents
Before participating in this class, trainees should be able to use a mouse.
Internet Basics 
Explains how to find information on the World Wide Web:
  • Typing an Internet address into the Address Bar
  • Clicking on and following links
  • Using a search engine for basic searches
  • Evaluating information found on the Internet
Before participating in this class, trainees should be able to use a mouse.
Facebook 101
Introduces the basic layout and functions in Facebook:
  • Signing up
  • Adding Friends
  • Making status updates
  • Adding pictures
  • Privacy settings
Before participating in this class, trainees should be able to use a mouse, follow a link, type an Internet address into the Address Bar, and type information into a Text Box. 
E-mail Basics 
Introduces the basic concepts behind Web-based e-mail:
  • Composing an e-mail
  • Typing an e-mail address
  • Replying, Forwarding, or Deleting e-mail messages
  • Reviewing a typical sign-up process
Before participating in this class, trainees should be able to use a mouse, follow a link, type an Internet address into the Address Bar, and type information into a Text Box.
The 24 Hour Library 
Provides an in-depth look at the round-the-clock services offered at the Library's Web site:
  • Using the Internet Reference Database
  • Searching the Book Catalog
  • Accessing Library Databases
  • Searching the LINC Community Information Database
Before participating in this class, trainees should be able to use a mouse, follow a link, type an Internet address into the Address Bar, and type information into a Text Box.