Computer Classes and Handouts

Upcoming Computer Classes

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Date: Thursday, April 19, 2018
Time: 9:30am - 11:00am
Location: 970West Studio
Location: 970West Studio

Get behind the camera while learning the fundamentals of videography in this hands-on course. In this class you will learn how to properly capture video by controlling camera settings like focus, frame rate, white balance, and more. Participants will also get a chance to use the tools of the trade such as a video tripod and clapperboard. 970West Studio's Intro to Digital Photography is recommended prior to taking this class, but is not required.

The 970West Studio is located at 502 Ouray Ave, Grand Junction, CO 81501, across the street from the Central Library.

Date: Thursday, April 19, 2018
Time: 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Location: Fruita Branch

Schedule a half-hour of one-on-one research, ebook, or computer help. 2 half-hour appointments are available per session. Call 970-858-7703 to register.

Date: Friday, April 20, 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.

The 970West Studio is located at 502 Ouray Ave, Grand Junction, CO 81501, across the street from the Central Library.

Date: Saturday, April 21, 2018
Time: 1:30pm - 2:30pm
Location: 970West Studio
Location: 970West Studio

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

The 970West Studio is located at 502 Ouray Ave, Grand Junction, CO 81501, across the street from the Central Library.

Date: Saturday, April 21, 2018
Time: 2:30pm - 3:30pm
Location: 970West Studio
Location: 970West Studio

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

The 970West Studio is located at 502 Ouray Ave, Grand Junction, CO 81501, across the street from the Central Library.

Date: Monday, April 23, 2018
Time: 5:30pm - 7:00pm
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.

The 970West Studio is located at 502 Ouray Ave, Grand Junction, CO 81501, across the street from the Central Library.

Date: Monday, April 23, 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, April 24, 2018
Time: 9:00am - 10:00am
Location: 970West Studio
Location: 970West Studio

Factory and Mesa County Libraries presents FACTORY Field Trips! A field trip series that encourages people to discover local business resources, businesses and organizations in our community!

Did you know that the Mesa County Public Library has a recording studio where library card holders can checkout high quality cameras, digitize artwork, and work on other projects at no charge? Are you interested in learning more? Join us for a field trip to the 970West Studio, anyone is welcome!

The 970West Studio is located at

502 Ouray Ave

Grand Junction, CO 81501

Date: Tuesday, April 24, 2018
Time: 9:30am - 11:00am
Location: Central Library Computer Lab
Location: Central Library

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

Registration is encouraged but NOT required.

Date: Tuesday, April 24, 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, April 24, 2018
Time: 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Location: Clifton Branch

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

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

Already know your way around digital recording? This hands on class will detail the 970West audio recording setup! Presonus Studio One software will be featured. Learn about the live room, control room and other 970West Studio components utilized to facilitate a recording session. Seating is limited and registration is required.

The 970West Studio is located at 502 Ouray Ave, Grand Junction, CO 81501, across the street from the Central Library.

Date: Thursday, April 26, 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.

The 970West Studio is located at 502 Ouray Ave, Grand Junction, CO 81501, across the street from the Central Library.

Date: Thursday, April 26, 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: Tuesday, May 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!

The 970West Studio is located at 502 Ouray Ave, Grand Junction, CO 81501, across the street from the Central Library.

Date: Tuesday, May 1, 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, May 1, 2018
Time: 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Location: Clifton Branch

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

Date: Wednesday, May 2, 2018
Time: 9:30am - 11:00am
Location: Central Library Computer Lab
Location: Central Library

This class is for the very beginning computer user. Skills taught include using the mouse and keyboard. Students will also learn about the various parts of the computer, the computer desktop, task bar, and start menu. 

Registration is encouraged but NOT required.

Date: Thursday, May 3, 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, May 3, 2018
Time: 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Location: Fruita Branch

Schedule a half-hour of one-on-one research, ebook, or computer help. 2 half-hour appointments are available per session. Call 970-858-7703 to register.