Computer Classes and Handouts

Upcoming Computer Classes

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Date: Wednesday, August 21, 2019
Time: 9:30am - 11:00am
Location: 970West Studio
Location: 970West Studio

Learn the basics of mixing a multitrack song in Presonus Studio One. 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. This class requires the use of headphones that 970West does provide. Participants are welcome to bring their own.

Date: Thursday, August 22, 2019
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, August 23, 2019
Time: 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Location: Clifton Branch

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

Date: Monday, August 26, 2019
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, August 27, 2019
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, August 27, 2019
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, August 28, 2019
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: Wednesday, August 28, 2019
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. Registration is not required. 

Date: Thursday, August 29, 2019
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: Friday, August 30, 2019
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: Tuesday, September 3, 2019
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: Tuesday, September 3, 2019
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, September 3, 2019
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: Wednesday, September 4, 2019
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: Wednesday, September 4, 2019
Time: 9:30am - 11:00am
Location: 970West Studio
Location: 970West Studio

Learn about the fundamentals of modern sound recording. Discuss waveforms, proper gain staging, and converting audio signals from the analog to the digital domain and back! We will help you to understand sample rates and bit depth in digital recording. We will also examine microphone types, their frequency response, sensitivity, polar patterns, and common uses. Common cable types and connections are also covered.

 

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

Date: Thursday, September 5, 2019
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: Saturday, September 7, 2019
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: Monday, September 9, 2019
Time: 9:30am - 11:00am
Location: Central Library Computer Lab
Location: Central Library

Students should take this class after Computers for Beginners. Students will learn how to create, save, close, and re-open a file. Students will also learn about file management including My Computer, My Documents, and the Recycle Bin.

Registration is encouraged but NOT required.

Date: Monday, September 9, 2019
Time: 9:30am - 11:00am
Location: 970West Studio
Location: 970West Studio

This hands-on class details the 970West Studio’s audio recording setup! Presonus’ Studio One digital audio workstation (DAW) software will be featured. Learn about the live room, control room and other 970West Studio components that are utilized to facilitate a recording session. Seating is limited and registration is required.

Date: Tuesday, September 10, 2019
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.