Computer Classes and Handouts

Upcoming Computer Classes

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Date: Wednesday, October 17, 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: Wednesday, October 17, 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.

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

Date: Wednesday, October 17, 2018
Time: 2:00pm - 4:00pm

Need help with your small business?

We will offer walk-up assistance with ReferenceUSA and other other business resources available through the library at the Grand Junction Chamber of Commerce, 360 Grand Ave, every third Wednesday of the month from 2-4pm. Please bring your library card, or sign up for one at the walk-up table.

Date: Thursday, October 18, 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: Monday, October 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, October 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, October 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, October 23, 2018
Time: 5:30pm - 7:00pm
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. This class requires the use of headphones. Headphones will be provided; however, participants are welcome to bring their own.

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

Date: Wednesday, October 24, 2018
Time: 10:00am - 12:00pm
Location: 970West Studio
Location: 970West Studio

Come explore the 970West Studio as we offer orientations and have staff available to answer multimedia production questions. Assistance is offered on a first-come, first-served basis. In-depth and additional questions may require a future Book a Librarian appointment when others are waiting.

Date: Wednesday, October 24, 2018
Time: 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Location: Central Library Mesa Room
Location: Central Library

This class will cover the very basics of Internet security and privacy, including how to identify red flags and tips for staying safe when surfing the web and using social media.

Lecture-style class, no prerequisites

Registration is encouraged but not required.

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

In this hands-on course learn the fundamentals of video editing using Adobe Premiere, a program included in the Adobe Creative Cloud. In this class you will learn how to import your video clips into the editor, edit clips inside the editor for improved playback, and export your video projects so you can share them to your favorite online video sharing websites.

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

Date: Thursday, October 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: Monday, October 29, 2018
Time: 9:30am - 11:00am
Location: Central Library Computer Lab
Location: Central Library

Get more from your library! Tour special spaces at the Central Library and learn about services and resources offered at Mesa County Libraries, including the library website! 

Registration is encouraged, but not required.

 

Date: Monday, October 29, 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: Tuesday, October 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, October 30, 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, October 31, 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, November 1, 2018
Time: 9:30am - 11:00am
Location: 970West Studio
Location: 970West Studio

Discussion on modern sound recording. Learn about waveforms, proper gain staging and converting audio signals from the analog to the digital domain and back! Understand sample rates and bit depth in digital recording. Common cable types and connections. Examine microphone types, their frequency response, sensitivity, polar patterns and common uses.

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

Date: Thursday, November 1, 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: Tuesday, November 6, 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.