Computer Classes and Handouts

Upcoming Computer Classes

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Date: Monday, January 22, 2018
Time: 9:30am - 11:00am
Location: 970West Studio
Location: 970West Studio

Learn the basics of editing audio in Presonus Studio One digital audio workstation. In this hands on course, participants will engage in editing a pre-recorded voice audio track. Common editing tools within the DAW will be examined. Proper editing techniques for time constraints and correcting errors will be explored. Exporting a finished track will also be covered.

Date: Monday, January 22, 2018
Time: 6:00pm - 7:30pm
Location: Central Library Computer Lab
Location: Central Library

Learn the basics of Microsoft Excel in this hands-on class. Basic computer skills required (e.g. using mouse and keyboard).

Registration is encouraged, but not required.

Date: Tuesday, January 23, 2018
Time: 12:00pm - 2:00pm
Location: Central Library

Library staff is available to help with your eReader, laptop or other gadget/tech questions. Assistance is offered on a first-come, first-served basis. In-depth/additional questions may require a future Book a Librarian appointment when others are waiting.

Date: Tuesday, January 23, 2018
Time: 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Location: Clifton Branch

Schedule a half-hour of one-on-one research, ebook, or computer help. Call 970-434-6936 to register.

Date: Tuesday, January 23, 2018
Time: 4:00pm - 7:00pm
Location: Central Library


Technology novices and seasoned pros alike will find something to their liking at the 2nd Annual Mesa County Libraries Tech Expo from 4-7 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 23, 2018, at the Central Library, 443 N. 6th St. in Grand Junction.

Tech Expo will highlight demonstrations of technology such as the library’s new digital conversion station, digital cameras, and live-streaming from the 970West Studio. Local technology companies and organizations will demonstrate their products and services, such as 3D printers, robotics, a motorized telescope, and virtual gaming.

Learn about ebooks, downloadable audiobooks, online magazines, and other virtual resources available through Mesa County Libraries, such as Rosetta Stone and Lynda. See the Central Library’s new Idea Lab, a public meeting space with wireless connectivity to a 65-inch high-definition TV for presentations, as well as a whiteboard wall. Kids can experiment with Cubelets and Lego Mindstorm robotic building sets.

If you’re interested in cutting-edge technology and resources in Mesa County, you won’t want to miss Tech Expo.

Tech Expo is open to the public at no charge.

Date: Wednesday, January 24, 2018
Time: 5:30pm - 6:30pm
Location: 970West Studio
Location: 970West Studio

Take the first step toward using the 970West Studio. Orientation classes last an hour. Walk-ins welcome!

Date: Wednesday, January 24, 2018
Time: 6:30pm - 7:30pm
Location: 970West Studio
Location: 970West Studio

Take the first step toward using the 970West Studio. Orientation classes last an hour. Walk-ins welcome!

Date: Thursday, January 25, 2018
Time: 9:30am - 11:00am
Location: Central Library Computer Lab
Location: Central Library

Learn about creating, storing, sharing and organizing documents in Google Drive. 

Please note:  a Google account is required for this class. If you need help setting up a Google account prior to class, please submit a Book a Librarian request.

Registration is encouraged but not required.

Date: Thursday, January 25, 2018
Time: 9:30am - 11:00am
Location: 970West Studio
Location: 970West Studio

In this hands-on course learn the fundamentals of digital photography using Canon DSLR cameras. Discover and practice photography concepts that will guide you to taking high-quality, professional images.

Date: Thursday, January 25, 2018
Time: 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Location: Central Library

Library staff is available to help with your eReader, laptop or other gadget/tech questions. Assistance is offered on a first-come, first-served basis. In-depth/additional questions may require a future Book a Librarian appointment when others are waiting.

Date: Friday, January 26, 2018
Time: 9:30am - 11:00am
Location: 970West Studio
Location: 970West Studio

Learn the process and benefits of digitally preserving your 2D works of art at 970West. Patrons interested in this class need to have prerequisite knowledge of DSLR cameras including ISO, Aperture, and Shutter Speed. Try Intro to Digital Photography if you need to learn these skills.

Date: Friday, January 26, 2018
Time: 2:30pm - 4:30pm
Location: Clifton Branch

Schedule a half-hour of one-on-one research, ebook, or computer help. Call 970-434-6936 to register.

Date: Monday, January 29, 2018
Time: 9:30am - 10:30am
Location: 970West Studio
Location: 970West Studio

Take the first step toward using the 970West Studio. Orientation classes last an hour. Walk-ins welcome!

Date: Monday, January 29, 2018
Time: 10:30am - 11:30am
Location: 970West Studio
Location: 970West Studio

Take the first step toward using the 970West Studio. Orientation classes last an hour. Walk-ins welcome!

Date: Tuesday, January 30, 2018
Time: 9:30am - 11:00am
Location: 970West Studio
Location: 970West Studio

Learn the basics of mixing a multitrack song in Presonus Studio One digital audio workstation. Understand how to create a stereo mix. Explore dynamic, frequency and time-based audio effects. Demonstrate these effects using auxiliary sends and channel inserts. Discuss the functions of the master stereo bus/final output.

Date: Tuesday, January 30, 2018
Time: 12:00pm - 2:00pm
Location: Central Library

Library staff is available to help with your eReader, laptop or other gadget/tech questions. Assistance is offered on a first-come, first-served basis. In-depth/additional questions may require a future Book a Librarian appointment when others are waiting.

Date: Tuesday, January 30, 2018
Time: 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Location: Central Library Children's Center
Location: Central Library

This presentation will include a cross-section of famous and not so famous music videos that tell captivating stories with images. Participants will diagnose some of the patterns that make music videos "good" and brainstorm storyline ideas for music video production.

About Nicholas Moore:

Nicholas Moore, a native of Colorado, has worked in local and international community development. Nicholas currently works as a producer, filmmaker and digital marketing consultant for Positive Movement Films in Grand Junction, Colorado. Nicholas graduated with an English degree from Colorado Mesa University.

Nicholas is a collaboration artist. For years after graduating from CMU Nicholas traveled to multiple countries with a blank canvas in hand. Upon arriving in countries like Ecuador, Taiwan, and Costa Rica, Nicholas would set up a blank canvas in a public square and invite passersby to paint things that were representative of their culture, all the while filming and photographing the experience. In 2016, Nicholas traveled with two others to Nepal to document the long-term impacts of areas devastated by earthquakes a year earlier. This production, "Nepal Will Rise" has reached international audiences.

Nicholas' project with the 970West Studio includes filming a full-length music video for Grand Junction's own Mount Orchid. The music video will be utilized as a platform to host events for teens that will include a lecture and discussion of popular music videos, a workshop filming in the 970West Studio with a band, and an intermediate video editing class.  Positive Movement Films can be found at http://www.positivemovementllc.com

Date: Wednesday, January 31, 2018
Time: 9:30am - 11:00am
Presenter: Mesa County Libraries
Location: Central Library Computer Lab
Location: Central Library

An introduction to online genealogy resources available through the library website using hands-on examples.

Registration is encouraged but not required.

Date: Thursday, February 1, 2018
Time: 9:30am - 10:30am
Location: 970West Studio
Location: 970West Studio

Take the first step toward using the 970West Studio. Orientation classes last an hour. Walk-ins welcome!

Date: Thursday, February 1, 2018
Time: 10:30am - 11:30am
Location: 970West Studio
Location: 970West Studio

Take the first step toward using the 970West Studio. Orientation classes last an hour. Walk-ins welcome!