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Computer Classes

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We offer a variety of computer, technology, and mobile skill classes. You can also learn how to download and stream with your Library card and get a variety of tips and tricks on our blog.

The Tech Learning Lab on the 1st Floor at Central Library also provides personal assistance from Library staff for patrons using the library's Windows 10 computers. Staff can assist with learning computer skills, accessing common online services, and using your personal device such as smartphone, tablet, or laptop to access the library's online services and programs.

Need help? Ask a Library staff member at any of our locations or call, text or email Ask-a-Librarian. The Tinker Station helpline at (317) 275-4500 is also available. It is staffed by device experts who can answer questions about how to read, watch and listen on a PC, tablet or phone.

Build Your Computer Skills

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Introduction to Gmail
Schedule & Register
Learn the basics of Gmail including how to register for an account, compose and forward emails, manage your inbox, and best practices for email security!

Introduction to Microsoft Word
Schedule & Register
Discover how to create, format, print, and share documents with text, images, and tables in this three-part introduction to Microsoft Word Online.

Typing Practice and Instruction
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Adults are invited to learn how to click, scroll, and what to do with some of those strange keys on the keyboard. Get a crash course on computer parts and keys!

Central Library Build Your Technology and Computer Skills with Northstar Digital Literacy
Do you want to build your technology skills? Take a skill assessment to develop a custom learning plan for 10+ topics including Microsoft Office, Computer Basics, Internet Basics, and more. Use your results to focus on learning the computer skills you need to be successful and meet your goals.

Central Library Cutting the Cable Cord - Free to Stream
Adults looking for cheaper alternatives to pricey cable and satellite television packages are invited to learn about the pros, cons, and costs of streaming platforms such as Amazon and Netflix, including The Library's free streaming services.

Central Library Library Explorer - Borrowing from Your Online Library
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Explore your online library. Learn to access free e-book and streaming services with your library card. Bring your smartphone or tablet and learn how to use popular library apps and convenient website features to help you find what to borrow next or learn a new skill.

East 38th Street Building Digital Literacy Skills Series
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Join us at E38 to learn how to handle a mouse and keyboard or learn how to use Microsoft Word.

Lawrence Building Digital Literacy Open Lab
Learn new skills with Lawrence library's computer open lab. Basic lessons taught but all skill levels welcome. Lessons include keyboard and mouse basics, intro to email, Microsoft Office suite, and lessons from Northstar Digital Literacy.

Lawrence Senior Technology Help Lab
The Help Lab is a monthly program that helps seniors with their technology. Bring your tablets or smartphones for assistance on downloading and using our services, including checking out e-books, audiobooks, and more from OverDrive, Hoopla, Libby.

Martindale-Brightwood Introduction to Windows 10
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Learn how to navigate and manage one of the most widely-used computer operating systems!

Online LinkedIn Learning - Take free classes anytime, at your own pace
Learn relevant, professional, technology skills on LinkedIn Learning. Your library card gives you free unlimited access to classes in technology categories like cloud computing, data science, database management, IT help desk, mobile development, network and system administration, security, software development, and web development. Learn how here.

Southport Senior Tech Academy
Free four week computer classes - all ages are welcome!

Digital Creativity Classes

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Central Library & East 38th Street Digital Creativity Workstations
Looking to edit photos, videos, audio or make a new graphic design? Or want to use The Library's learn-on-demand collection to learn how? The Degital Creativty Workstations have specialized software to support multimedia projects inclduing Adobe PHotoshop, Adobe Illusterator, Vegas Pro Video Editor, and more. A reservation is required. Make a reservation.

Central Library 3D Printing - Dream It, Design It, Drint It!
Learn the basics of 3D printing from concept to creation using Tinkercad and the 3D Systems Cube Printer. Dream it, design it, print it! This program will be held in the Makerspace. No registration is required.

Central Library Adobe Photoshop Basics
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Get started editing images and photos. Discover how to transform images to match your artistic vision. Explore the basic tools you will need and gain hands-on experience.

Central Library Create Digital Designs with Canva
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Learn how to use the free online graphic design tool Canva. Create a custom digital design for greeting cards, business cards, flyers, and more. Share your designs online or by printing them.

Central Library Cricut Design Space for Beginners
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This class will guide you step-by-step through Design Space, the software for designing Cricut Maker projects. Explore the Design Space canvas and the functions and tools bringing your designs to life. Learn about the material prep screen and unloading and assembling a beginner-level cut project.

Reading Recommendations from Our Tech Learning Team

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Whether you are a beginner or looking to build on your current skills, our Tech Learning Team has gathered some of their favorite books and resources to help you! See all the Tech Learning Team book lists here.