Computer Classes and Handouts

Upcoming Computer Classes

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Date: Thursday, June 27, 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: Thursday, June 27, 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: Thursday, June 27, 2019
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: Friday, June 28, 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, July 1, 2019
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. Registration is not required.

 

Date: Tuesday, July 2, 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, July 2, 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, July 3, 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: Saturday, July 6, 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.

Date: Monday, July 8, 2019
Time: 6:00pm - 7:00pm
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, July 9, 2019
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.

Date: Tuesday, July 9, 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, July 9, 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, July 10, 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, July 11, 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: Thursday, July 11, 2019
Time: 9:30am - 11:00am
Location: 970West Studio
Location: 970West Studio

In this hands-on course you will learn the fundamentals of video editing using Premiere Pro, a program included in the Adobe Creative Cloud. 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.

Date: Thursday, July 11, 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, July 12, 2019
Time: 9:30am - 11:00am
Location: 970West Studio
Location: 970West Studio

Edit and enhance your photographs using Adobe Photoshop. In this course you will learn Photoshop fundamentals and will begin using some of the basic tools at your disposal. Set-up your work environment, open files, and perform various editing functions that this software has to offer.

Date: Monday, July 15, 2019
Time: 9:30am - 11:00am
Location: 970West Studio
Location: 970West Studio

Learn the basics of Mac OS.

Date: Tuesday, July 16, 2019
Time: 9:30am - 11:00am
Location: Central Library Computer Lab
Location: Central Library

Learn how to create bulleted lists, insert page numbers and other intermediate skills in Microsoft Word. Beginning MS Word skills and/or our Microsoft Word Basics course are recommended prior to taking this class.

Registration is encouraged but not required.