Please excuse the chaos as we get ready to renovate. Computer classes are on hold for the time being while the library reconfigures its space and gears up for our Makerspace renovation.
Looking for help with a topic not addressed by our classes, or need assistance now? Check out www.gcflearnfree.org for free online tutorials on everything from iPhone basics to Pinterest to resume writing.
The Cranberry Senior Center also offers a weekly Computers and Tablets class on Wednesdays at 10:30 AM. We recommend calling the senior center at 724-772-6086 to confirm the schedule.
Computer Security: Learn how to keep your data secure and private. This class focuses on what you can do to keep your computer safe from viruses, worms, Trojan horses and hackers. Unfortunately in today’s world, this issue is becoming a major concern for anyone owning a computer connected to the Internet.
Computer Troubleshooting & Maintenance: Would you like to learn what to do when your computer crashes or runs verrrry slowly? Just what type of maintenance should you be doing (or not doing, which is sometimes even more important)? Computer expert, Greg DiFiore will give us some tips (in plain English) on best practices for your computer.
eBooks & eReaders: This class will focus on how to obtain free eBooks on your eReader from Cranberry Public Library and Overdrive. Join us for an introduction to eReader and eBook terminology, learn about the 3 Ps, and get a live demonstration of Overdrive. There will be time at the end of the class for Q & A and small group discussion.
Excel (1 and 2): For those who would like to learn the fundamentals of using this spreadsheet software program. This class will cover the basics of setting up a spreadsheet (for mathematical and non-mathematical purposes), using formulas, formatting and printing.
Internet 1: This class is for those with little or no prior experience navigating the Internet. Participants will learn what the Internet is, how to use a browser to navigate the WWW, and search using a search engine and address. Also covered will be the different parts of a web page.
Internet 2: This class is for those who have had some experience using the Internet but are still unsure about how it works. We will cover search strategies, evaluate web sites, and explore the difference between a search engine and a subject directory.
Introduction to Computers: This class is for those with little or no prior experience with a computer. Participants will learn computer terminology (CPU, desktop, floppy drive, etc.), PC anatomy, and how to perform basic computer operations including using the mouse, launching programs, and working with the desktop.
PowerPoint: Want to impress your boss with a great presentation, sign, or flyer? Learn the basics, from creating slides with text and pictures to adding special customization techniques, and make your next PowerPoint show a hit!
What you can do from home with your library card: Learn how to request items (books, DVDs, sound recordings), renew your books, learn a new language (even Pirate), find help fixing your car or read a magazine. We will briefly give an overview of the options to download music, eBooks, and audio books (due to time constraints we will be unable to give step-by-step directions for downloading but printed detailed instructions are available online and in the Library.)
Word (1 and 2): For those who would like to learn the fundamentals of word processing to create documents, these classes focus on the Microsoft program Word 2010. We will explore correcting, deleting, cutting, pasting, saving, printing and importing pictures. Students should be able to use a mouse and have some experience using a keyboard.