Special Classes

Registration is required and begins four weeks before the class.

Register online or call the Main Library Computer Center at 216-991-2030 x2385.  If you reach the library’s automated attendant, choose Option 8 to reach the Computer Center.


  • All About Google

    Google offers much more than Gmail and web searches. Learn about Google’s free products for calendars, tracking contacts, and searching maps.

    At the end of this class, participants should be able to:

    • Schedule dates and events using Google Calendar
    • Save information and addresses using google Contacts
    • Find places or get directions using Google Maps

     

    Proficiency with a keyboard and mouse and a Google account are required for this class.

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  • Audiobooks, eBooks, Music, & Video

    Check out our collection of digital media. We will introduce you to our online catalog and teach you how to use OverDrive, Hoopla, OneClickDigital, and Flipster to access the media you borrow.

    At the end of this class, participants should be able to:

    • Find and borrow digital media with Shaker Library’s online catalog
    • Use Overdrive, Hoopla, OneClickDigital, and Flipster to access what you borrow

     

    A Clevnet library card is required for this class.

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  • Cloud Storage

    Cloud storage allows you to back up your files and access them from any computer with an Internet connection. We will help you pick a cloud storage service that is right for you and show you how to use it. The services covered include Google Drive, Microsoft OneDrive, and Mega.

    At the end of this class, participants should be able to:

    • Sign up for a cloud storage solution that is right for them
    • Upload to and download from cloud storage

     

    Proficiency with a keyboard, mouse, and web browser are required for this class.

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  • Facebook

    Learn how to keep in touch with friends, family, and coworkers on Facebook by making and editing a Facebook profile. The technology trainer will help you sign up for a Facebook account and show you how to use it. Plus, we will cover information about keeping your private details private in the Age of the Internet.

    At the end of this class, participants should be able to:

    • Understand what social networks are
    • Sign up for a Facebook account
    • Set up a Facebook profile and connect to other users
    • Use the features of Facebook
    • Be able to control whether personal information is public or private

     

    Proficiency with a keyboard and mouse and an email address and password are required for this class.

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  • Free Microsoft Office Alternatives

    There are free alternatives to Microsoft’s powerful-but-pricy Office suite of desktop productivity software. Learn about three different options: LibreOffice, Google’s (Docs, Sheets, and Slides), and Microsoft’s own Online Office. You’ll be able to decide which is right for you and get started using it.

    At the end of this class, participants should be able to:

    • Pick from three different office productivity suites:
      1. Google Drive’s Docs, Sheets, and Slides
      2. LibreOffice
      3. Microsoft Office Online

     

    Proficiency with a keyboard and mouse are required for this class.

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  • Lastpass

    Keeping your online accounts secure is an important part of using the Internet. Instead of remembering all of those passwords let a secure LastPass account do it for you. The tech trainer will help you set up a LastPass account. Then you will learn how to store login information and use LastPass’s browser extension and smartphone app to log into your online accounts.

    At the end of this class, participants should be able to:

    • Create a LastPass account
    • Store and retrieve login information from LastPass
    • Use LastPass’s browser extension and smartphone app to log into online accounts

     

    An email address and proficiency with a keyboard, mouse, and web browser are required for this class.

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  • Learning with Lynda.com

    Lynda.com is now available to all Shaker Library cardholders! Learn how to develop new professional skills through thousands of excellent and free online courses.

    At the end of this class, participants should be able to:

    • Log into Lynda.com with your Shaker Library card
    • Search and browse for courses on different topics
    • Control the playback of a course’s videos

     

    A Shaker library card and proficiency with a keyboard, mouse, and web browser are required for this class.

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  • Making Purchases Online

    Some things are not available in stores. Other things are much less expensive online. Learn how to make purchases through online retailers and recognize trustworthy online stores. We will go over Amazon, eBay, Etsy, and Craigslist.

    At the end of this class, participants should be able to:

    • Buy goods online
    • Shop on Amazon, eBay, Etsy, and Craigslist
    • Protect yourself from scams

     

    Proficiency with a keyboard, mouse, and web browser are required for this class.

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  • Mobile Devices Q&A

    Get answers to your questions about mobile devices. Bring in your mobile device or try our range of tablets and e-readers. This class is an open-format Q&A session.

    There are no prerequisites for this class.

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  • Photoshop Elements 13: Image Magic

    You can’t believe everything you see on the Internet. In this class, you’ll learn about the tools used to make those interesting composited images you’ve seen online: cutting out parts from multiple images with layers and selection tools, then making them blend together with lighting and color settings.

    At the end of this class, participants should be able to:

    • Pick images that can be composited together
    • Use layers and selection tools to put multiple images together
    • Change lighting and color settings to blend image parts into a single image

     

    Proficiency with a keyboard and mouse are required for this class.

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  • Photoshop Elements 13: Photo Restoration

    Learn to touch up old photos and apply photo effects with Photoshop Elements 13. We will go over removing scratches and creases, fixing faded colors, removing red eye, rotating, and cropping photos on a selection of example digital photos.

    At the end of this class, participants should be able to:

    • Crop and rotate a photo
    • Repair damage like creases and tears
    • Fix color and contrast
    • Remove red eye

     

    Proficiency with a keyboard and mouse are required for this class.

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  • Twitter

    Twitter allows you to follow your favorite celebrities’ daily lives and musings and hear about world events as they happen. In this class the technology trainer will help you sign up for a Twitter account. You will learn how to follow people, view trending information, and tweet public messages of your own.

    At the end of this class, participants should be able to:

    • Sign up for Twitter
    • Follow and unfollow other Twitter accounts
    • Tweet, reply, retweet, and favorite
    • Find trending topics and news
    • Send direct messages
    • Change your account settings

     

    Proficiency with a keyboard, mouse, and web browser are required for this class.

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  • YouTube

    YouTube is a website that allows you to watch videos posted by other users and post videos of your own. Learn to browse and watch videos that interest you and post your own videos to a YouTube channel.

    At the end of this class, participants should be able to:

    • Browse for and watch videos relevant to their interests
    • Subscribe to YouTube channels
    • Post their own videos

     

    Proficiency with a keyboard, mouse, and web browser are required for this class. A Google account is required to subscribe to channels and post your own videos.

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