Computer Classes

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


Class & Description   Dates & Times

 

eBooks and eAudio - Overdrive and RB Digital



Seating is limited, stop by the Information Desk, call 447-1690 or click here to register.

Dive into the wonderful world of electronic books! This class will teach you how to use two of our four eBook platforms - Overdrive (also called MontanaLibrary2Go and Libby), and RB Digital (magazines). Bring your device if you have one (tablet, phone, eReader, or laptop computer) or use one of our laptops to learn how to log in, search, reserve, check out, and read eBooks and eAudiobooks. Please come with your library card and password or stop at the Public Services Desk on the way in to get that information.

   


Tuesday, January 14
3-4 PM

Mezzanine Meeting Room
Seating is limited, stop by the Information Desk or call 447-1690 to register.

Android



Seating is limited, stop by the Information Desk, call 447-1690 or click here to register.

This course will teach you the basic skills of using your Android-based device including initial setup, gestures, organizing apps and Home screens, finding and installing useful apps, and using Maps and the Camera functions. Please bring your device (phone or tablet) to class and make sure it is updated to the latest operating system.
 
Tuesday, January 28
10 AM
Mezzanine Meeting Room
Seating is limited, stop by the Information Desk or call 447-1690 to register. 

eBooks - Axis360 and Hoopla



Seating is limited, stop by the Information Desk, call 447-1690 or click here to register.

Dive into the wonderful world of electronic books! This class will teach you how to use two of our four eBook platforms - Axis360, and Hoopla. Bring your device if you have one (tablet, phone, eReader, or laptop computer) or use one of our laptops to learn how to log in, search, reserve, check out, and read eBooks and eAudiobooks. Please come with your library card and password or stop at the Public Services Desk on the way in to get that information.
 
Tuesday, February 11
3-4 PM
Mezzanine
Meeting Room
Seating is limited, stop by the Information Desk or call 447-1690 to register.


     

Introduction to Reddit - A different type of social media


Seating is limited, stop by the Information Desk, call 447-1690 or click here to register. 

Reddit is a different kind of social media platform where you can share your interests, find like-minded people, find new hobbies and ideas, or just find a laugh. On Reddit, there is a virtual room for every interest that you can enter and explore with other people who enjoy the same thing. Because it is a way to connect with people in a more anonymous platform, Reddit is sometimes referred to as an alternative to traditional social media. In this class, we will casually browse what Reddit has to offer, including the Helena-specific subreddit, as well as some online book groups, and, of course, lots of cats. Bring your own device to class (phone, tablet, laptop) or you can use one of the library computers provided, and be ready to explore your interests in a whole new way.
   

Tuesday, February 25
3-4 PM
Mezzanine Meeting Room
Seating is limited, stop by the Information Desk or call 447-1690 to register.

     

 iPhone/iPad Introduction

Seating is limited, stop by the Information Desk, call 447-1690 or click here to register. 


Want to know more about the new features in iOS 12? 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 new features in iOS 12 including Emergency SOS calls, the new Control Center, Do Not Disturb while Driving, apps that are connected to iMessage and more. Please bring your fully up-to-date and charged iPhone or iPad or just come to listen.


   
Tuesday, March 10
3-4 PM
Mezzanine Meeting Room
Seating is limited, stop by the Information Desk or call 447-1690 to register. 
     

 Touch Typing

Seating is limited, stop by the Information Desk, call 447-1690 or click here to register. 

Want to learn to type without having to look at the keyboard? Or do you want to improve your typing skills to increase your speed or accuracy? In this class, we will use internet-based typing programs to learn and challenge ourselves on our keyboarding skills. Once you get started, you can continue to practice at home or at the library and track your improvement. Please bring your own internet-enabled laptop or use one of the library's provided computers for this class.
 
Tuesday, March 24
3-4 PM
Mezzanine Meeting Room
Seating is limited, stop by the Information Desk or call 447-1690 to register. 
 


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Tuesday, February 11
3-4 PM