Computer Classes

Sign-up is required for all classes in the Computer Lab at the Helena Branch. Call 406-447-1690 or visit the Library's Information Desk to register.


Class & Description Dates & Times

ABCs (Absolute Beginners Computing)



In this fun, hands-on course you will learn all the basic computer skills including using the mouse and keyboard, working in Microsoft Windows, using Microsoft Word, using the Internet and more.
Seating is limited; please call 447-1690 to register.


Tuesday-Friday, January 10-13

10-11:30 AM in the Computer Lab at the Helena Branch

Introduction to Android Tablets



This course will teach you the basic skills of using your Android-based tablet device including initial setup, gestures, organizing apps and Home screens, finding and installing useful apps, and using Maps and the Camera functions. This course does not include phone-specific information (functions used by the phone only.) Registration is required. Please call 447-1690 or stop by the Information Desk to sign up.

Tuesday, January 17

1-2:30 PM in the Large Meeting Room at the Helena Branch

Learn about the latest ways to borrow from your library: Hoopla & Axis 360



What is Hoopla Digital? You can instantly borrow movies, TV, music, audiobooks, eBooks, and comics 24/7 with your library card. Axis 360 is for Lewis & Clark Library only! Enjoy ebooks and audiobooks easily and with shorter wait lists than Montana Library 2 Go (which is still awesome and available!). Seating is limited; please call 447-1690 to register.


Thursday, January 19
10-11:30 AM in the Computer Lab at the Helena Branch

Introduction to Windows 10



Windows 10 represents a new approach to computing between devices for Microsoft. This course will teach you the basics of this innovative Operating System (OS) including important settings, how to navigate and customize the Start menu and various screens, and how to find and install apps that you'll love to use. Registration is required. Please call 447-1690 or stop by the Information Desk to sign up.

Friday, January 27
10-11:30 AM in the Small Meeting Room at the Helena Branch

 Introduction to your iPad


The Internet is a treasure trove of information. Introduction to the Internet covers all the basics of why you want to be there. You'll learn how to use a browser to safely surf the web. You'll learn to techniques to help you recognize and avoid phishing schemes and frauds. You'll also learn about the fun aspects of the Internet, including popular sites for video and music, sites that will entertain and challenge you, and opportunities for continued learning and mental growth. You'll also be introduced to the most popular social media sites that are all the rage. Use a smart phone or tablet? You'll also learn how many popular apps cross over from device to device. Seating is limited; please call 447-1690 to register.


 

Friday, February 3
1-2:30 PM
Computer Lab at the Helena Branch


 

Introduction to the Internet


The Internet is a treasure trove of information. Introduction to the Internet covers all the basics of why you want to be there. You'll learn how to use a browser to safely surf the web. You'll learn to techniques to help you recognize and avoid phishing schemes and frauds. You'll also learn about the fun aspects of the Internet, including popular sites for video and music, sites that will entertain and challenge you, and opportunities for continued learning and mental growth. You'll also be introduced to the most popular social media sites that are all the rage. Use a smart phone or tablet? You'll also learn how many popular apps cross over from device to device. Seating is limited; please call 447-1690 to register.

 

Tuesday, February 7-10
10-11:30 AM
Computer Lab at the Helena Branch

 

iPhone Essentials


Seating is limited; please call 447-1690 to register. Have a new iPhone? This class will help you master all of the functions you need to get started including how to set up email accounts and connect to the Internet, download apps and organize them using Home screens and folders, how to take pictures and share via social media, how to use maps, and Siri. And, of course, how to make and answer calls. This course covers the newer iOS iPhone apps including Health, Wallet, and using Apple Pay. Also included, tips to make your iPhone easier to see with larger text and graphics.Bring your iPhone fully charged. Seating is limited; please call 447-1690 to register.

 

Tuesday & Wednesday, February 14 & 15
3-4 PM
Small Meeting Room at the Helena Branch



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Computer Skill Building


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