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


Intro to Macbook or Macbook Pro

Seating is limited; call 447-1690 to register.

If you have a Macbook or Macbook Pro and aren't sure that you're getting the most out of it, join Apple trainer Carlos Joaquin to learn the basics, tips and tricks. Each class builds on the one before, so we highly recommend you sign up for all four classes. Seating is limited, please sign up by calling 447-1690 or stop by the Information Desk at the Lewis & Clark Library.

 

Mondays & Wednesdays, 
April 8, 10, 15, 17
3:30-4:30 PM
Mezzanine Meeting Room

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

Introduction to Microsoft Word


Seating is limited; call 447-1690 to register. 

This course focuses on the basics of creating Word documents. You'll learn how to navigate the Word window, add text and pictures with formatting, and the basics of tables, charts and text boxes. Registration required; please call 447-1690 to sign up.

 

Tuesday, April 9
11 AM
Computer Lab


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

 Introduction to Microsoft Word pt 2



Seating is limited, please call 447-1690 to register.

Part 2 of the Introduction class on 4/9/19, this class builds upon what we learned. Seating is limited and registration is required; please call 447-1690 to sign up.

 

Thursday, April 11
10 AM
Computer Lab


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

Intermediate Microsoft Word



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

This course focuses on intermediate word processing skills like formatting longer documents, using clipart, using templates and styles, creating and editing tables and creating mail merges. This is a follow-up to the course Introduction to Microsoft Word. If you haven’t taken that course, you should at least be familiar with the basic features and functions of Microsoft Word. Seating is limited and registration is required; please call 447-1690 to sign up.

 

Tuesday, April 16
10 AM
Computer Lab

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

 Intermediate Microsoft Word Part 2



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

Part 2 of the Intermediate class on 4/16/19, this class builds upon what we learned. Seating is limited and registration is required; please call 447-1690 to sign up.

 

Thursday, April 18
10 AM
Computer Lab


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

 Introduction to Microsoft Excel



Seating is limited, please call 447-1690 to register.

This course teaches the basics of data entry and formatting into Microsoft Excel. Seating is limited and registration is required; please call 447-1690 to sign up.

 
Tuesday, April 23
10 AM
Computer Lab

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

 Introduction to Microsoft Excel pt 2


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

Part 2 of the Introduction to Excel class. This course teaches mathematical and organizational functions of Excel, as well as using templates. Seating is limited and registration is required; please call 447-1690 to sign up.


Thursday, April 25
10 AM
Computer Lab


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

 Introduction to Android Devices

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



This course will teach you the basic skills of using your Android-based device including gestures, organizing apps and Home screens, finding and installing useful apps, and using Maps and the Camera functions. It also covers using Gmail and Google calendar. Bring your fully charged device and email address and password to the class. Seating is limited and registration is required; please call 447-1690 to sign up.



Thursday, May 9
10 AM
Small Meeting Room


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

Android Chat

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



Need to know the basics of using your Android device (phone or tablet). Bring your fully charged device to this informal Q&A session. Seating is limited and registration is required; please call 447-1690 to sign up.



Friday, May 10
10 AM
Small Meeting Room


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


Meet the Computer



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

Ready to take that first step and learn about computers? This course will introduce the new user to computers, beginning with the components that make up a computer system and how to use a mouse and keyboard. This course also covers basic Windows 10 skills including starting apps, the Start menu, and working with the desktop and windows. Seating is limited and registration is required; please call 447-1690 to sign up.

Monday & Tuesday
May 13 & 14
11:30 AM
Computer Lab

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

 Introduction to the Internet



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

The Internet is a treasure trove of information. 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. Seating is limited and registration is required; please call 447-1690 to sign up.

Thursday, May 16
10 AM
Computer Lab


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

Introduction to Email



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

Want to know more about email? This course will teach you how to create an account, send and receive messages, attach pictures, avoid spam, create and organize folders, and lots more. The course is based on Gmail, but the concepts are the same no matter what provider you use.

Friday, May 17
10 AM
Computer Lab


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

Downloading eBooks from the Library



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

Learn how to download free eBooks from the Lewis & Clark Library apps: Overdrive, Axis 360 and Hoopla. Bring your device (fully charged) and library card number and PIN. Seating is limited and registration is required; please call 447-1690 to sign up.

Wednesday, May 29
3 PM
Small Meeting Room


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


 Introduction to Instagram



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

Instagram is a fun way to share smartphone photos with friends and family. Learn the basics here! You’ll need to bring your smartphone, iPhone, iPad or tablet, email address with password. Seating is limited and registration is required; please call 447-1690 to sign up.


Monday, June 3
3 PM
Small Meeting Room


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

 

How to Write a Resume



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

Almost any job you apply for these days wants a resume. Learn how to write one and/or update the one you have. Seating is limited and registration is required; please call 447-1690 to sign up.

Thursday, June 13
10 AM
Computer Lab


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

 Find a Job Online



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

There’s lots of ways to find a job and the internet is a great way to find one. You’ll need an email address (with password). Seating is limited and registration is required; please call 447-1690 to sign up.

Friday, June 14
10 AM
Computer Lab


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

Fill Out a Job Application Online



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

You’ve find a job you want to apply for; now what? This class will walk you through how to fill out a job application online. You’ll need an email address (with password). Seating is limited and registration is required; please call 447-1690 to sign up.

Monday, June 17
3 PM
Computer Lab


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


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