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.

  • Bring Your Own Mobile Device or Try One of Ours

    Get an overview of the kinds of digital devices available (smartphones, minis, tablets), try them for yourself, and stay up-to-date in our device-driven world.

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  • Buying and Selling Online

    Looking to sell your old couch or buy handmade crafts? This class will give an overview of how to use Craigslist, eBay, Amazon, and Etsy to buy and sell things online.

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  • Cloud Computing

    Learn what the cloud is as well as how to use some common cloud applications, including an overview of cloud storage services such as Google Drive, OneDrive, and DropBox.

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  • eBooks, Movies, and More

    Explore the services and materials available to customers using digital devices inside and outside of the library building, including: eBooks, eMagazines, eVideo, eAudiobooks, and Digital Music. Information about types of devices will also be distributed.

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  • Finding Things on the Internet

    We use search tools like Google, Bing, and DuckDuckGo to discover and find things on the Internet. Learn and practice techniques for focused searching and evaluating the results.

    The skills obtained in Beginning Computers 2: Internet class are helpful for this session.

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  • Googlemania

    Learn advanced search strategies using Google’s Advanced Search Form. Find entertainment on YouTube. Plan trips with Google Maps, Discover Google Books, and many other services.

    If you aren’t familiar with being online, please take Beginning Computers 2: Internet and Finding Things on the Internet to prepare for this class.

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  • Online Scrapbooking

    Learn how to load photos to an online website to create digital scrapbooks, which can then be shared online (for free) with friends and family or printed (for a fee) through the website’s services.

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  • Social Media

    Learn how to create and navigate social media sites such as Facebook, Twitter, and Pinterest. Please check the schedule to see which ones will be covered each month. We will create accounts with your current email address, so have that information available. You must be comfortable using your email account before taking this class.

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  • Using Filenames and Folders

    This class will help you think about systematically naming files and folders so  you can find things quickly and easily, no matter what storage device you use. Actions we do with them, like moving, copying, and deleting files and folders are covered.

    Take the class called Working with Windows 7 to prepare for this class.

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  • Windows 8.1 Demo

    Windows 8 is the new PC operating system, which can be used with a touch screen or a a traditional mouse. This is the computer of the future. Watch a Windows demonstration via a projector on a big screen. This class is held in a meeting room at the Main Library.

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  • Working with Windows 7

    Learn how Windows works! This class is designed for those who might be able to navigate the Internet and work with programs, but are not comfortable using multiple windows. Topics include opening, moving, re-sizing and arranging windows, and copying and pasting.

    You should be familiar with the topics covered in Beginning Computers 1: Mouse, Keyboard, Touch, Voice before taking this class.

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