Computer Classes and Handouts

Upcoming Computer Classes

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Date: Tuesday, January 21, 2020
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 21, 2020
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 21, 2020
Time: 5:30pm - 7:00pm
Location: 970West Studio
Location: 970West Studio

Learn the basics of editing audio in Presonus’ Studio One digital audio workstation (DAW). In this hands-on course, participants will engage in editing a pre-recorded voice track and go over common editing tools within the DAW. Proper editing techniques for time constraints and correcting errors will be explored as well as DAW automation and exporting a finished track.

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

Date: Wednesday, January 22, 2020
Time: 9:30am - 10:30am
Location: Central Library Computer Lab
Location: Central Library

Google is much more than a search engine!  Learn about other free Google Tools like Google Maps, Google Calendar, Gmail and more. Before participating in this class, trainees should be able to use a mouse, follow a link, type an Internet address into the Address Bar, and type information into a Text Box.

Registration is encouraged, but not required.

Date: Wednesday, January 22, 2020
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 your multimedia production 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.

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

Date: Wednesday, January 22, 2020
Time: 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Location: Clifton Branch

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: Thursday, January 23, 2020
Time: 9:30am - 11:00am
Location: 970West Studio
Location: 970West Studio

Learn the methods used to remove a video’s background and replace it with a different image. Participants will learn the process of using a green screen, including the proper video capture and the post-production process known as chroma key. 970West Studio’s Fundamentals of Videography 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, January 23, 2020
Time: 9:30am - 11:00am
Location: Central Library Computer Lab
Location: Central Library

Learn about what the Internet is and basic terms in this hands-on class. Students will become familiar with using web browsers to navigate the Internet. Other skills covered include bookmarking favorite websites, printing from the Internet and basic Internet searching. Basic computer skills required (e.g. using mouse and keyboard).

Registration is encouraged but NOT required.

Date: Thursday, January 23, 2020
Time: 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Location: Clifton Branch

Programe una media hora de investigación personal, libro electrónico o ayuda informática. Llame al 970-434-6936 para registrarse.

Date: Saturday, January 25, 2020
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. Registration is NOT required.

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

Date: Monday, January 27, 2020
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 28, 2020
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 28, 2020
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, January 29, 2020
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 (DAW). You will understand how to create a stereo mix as well as explore dynamic, frequency and time-based audio effects. We will demonstrate these effects using auxiliary sends and channel inserts. We will also discuss the functions of the main stereo bums/final output. This class requires the use of headphones that 970West does provide. 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, January 29, 2020
Time: 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Location: Clifton Branch

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: Thursday, January 30, 2020
Time: 9:30am - 11:00am
Location: 970West Studio
Location: 970West Studio

Learn the basics of Mac OS.

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

Date: Friday, January 31, 2020
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.

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

Date: Saturday, February 1, 2020
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. Registration is NOT required.

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

Date: Monday, February 3, 2020
Time: 6:00pm - 7:30pm
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, taskbar, and start menu. 

Registration is encouraged but NOT required.

Date: Tuesday, February 4, 2020
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.