Computer Classes and Handouts

Upcoming Computer Classes

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Date: Tuesday, December 18, 2018
Time: 9:30am - 11:00am
Location: Central Library Computer Lab
Location: Central Library

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

Registration is encouraged but not required.

Date: Tuesday, December 18, 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, December 18, 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: Tuesday, December 18, 2018
Time: 5:30pm - 7:30pm
Location: 970West Studio
Location: 970West Studio

Sessions @ 970West gives participants the opportunity to observe a studio recording session! Fundamentals of gain staging, microphone selection & placement, headphone mixes, and talkback will be exhibited. Explanation of the practices will be described by the instructor. Questions during the session will also be fielded. Participants will experience an artist and engineer/producer working together through the creation process. Seating is limited, 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, December 20, 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, December 20, 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, December 21, 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: Wednesday, December 26, 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: Thursday, December 27, 2018
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: Thursday, December 27, 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: Friday, December 28, 2018
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: Monday, December 31, 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: Wednesday, January 2, 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: Thursday, January 3, 2019
Time: 10:30am - 12:00pm
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, January 3, 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, January 5, 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, January 7, 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, task bar, and start menu. 

Registration is encouraged but NOT required.

Date: Tuesday, January 8, 2019
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: Tuesday, January 8, 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, January 8, 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.