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Computer Programs

All computer classes except Tech Time, Drop-In Computer Lab, and One-on-One Instruction require participants to be confident using a computer and proficient with a keyboard and mouse.

Computer Tutor 1 On 1

Thursdays, 6:30-7pm, 7-7:30pm
Fridays, 3:30-4pm, 4-4:30pm
Weekly

Librarians are offering 30 minutes of one-on-one help with a computer topic of your choice. When registering, patrons will choose between the basics of Word, Excel, e-mail, Facebook or internet.

Ages: 18+
Price: Free Community Event
Registration Begins: Call 248.349.0720
Registration Ends: When Filled
Location: 2nd Floor Computer Area

Tech Time

Tuesday, 7-7:30pm
Sep 5, 19, Oct 3, 24, Nov 7, 14, Dec 5, 12

Thursday, 2-2:30pm
Sep 7, 21, Oct 5, 26, Nov 9, 16, Dec 7, 14

Sunday, 2-2:30pm
Sep 17, Oct 29, Nov 19, Dec 17

Looking to discover all the hidden features of your electronic gadgets? Do you need to learn how to download materials from NPL’s extensive digital collections, including eBooks, magazines, and more? We have the tools to help.

Age: 18+
Price: Free Community Event
Registration Begins: Aug 1
Location: Second Floor Information Desk
Registration Ends: When Filled

Digitize Your Home Movies

Monday, 6-7pm
Sep 11, Oct 9, Nov 6, Dec 4

Thursday, 11am-12pm
Sep 14, Oct 12, Nov 9, Dec 7

Convert your home movie VHS tapes into digital MP4 files. Take it a step further and create a DVD. Commercial movies may NOT be converted. Bring a VHS tape, blank DVD-R’s, a USB drive (at least 8 GB), and ear buds for audio. Registration is required.

Age: 18+
Price: Free Community Event
Registration Begins: Aug 1
Location: Creation Station, 2nd Floor
Registration Ends: When Filled

Basic Photo Editing

Tuesday, 7-8pm
Sep 12, Oct 10, Nov 28, Dec 19

Learn basic photo and image editing using one of the best, free photo-editing packages on the web - GIMP. Bring your own photos on a personal fl ash drive or learn using ours. Attendees should be comfortable using a mouse and keyboard with a Windows computer.

Age: 18+
Price: Free Community Event
Registration Begins: Aug 1
Location: Computer Lab
Registration Ends: When Filled

Vinyl and Cassette Conversion

Monday, 7-8pm
Sep 18, Oct 23, Nov 13, Dec 11

Thursday, 11am-12pm
Sep 21, Oct 26, Nov 16, Dec 14

Digitize your tapes and vinyl LPs using NPL’s new cassette and turntable converters. Bring a USB drive and ear buds. Registration is required.

Age: 18+
Price: Free Community Event
Registration Begins: Aug 1
Location: Creation Station, 2nd Floor
Registration Ends: When Filled

Downloadable Sundays

Sunday, 1-3pm
Sep 24, Oct 15, Nov 26, Dec 10

Learn how to download eBooks, eAudiobooks, magazines, and music to your mobile devices. Please make sure that you have an active Novi Library card in order to access materials. Kindle users will also need their Amazon login and password.

Age: 18+
Price: Free Community Event
Registration Begins: Aug 1
Location: Computer Lab
Registration Ends: When Filled

Google Docs 101

Monday, 7-8:30pm
Oct 9

Learn how to edit and collaborate on documents, spreadsheets, presentations, and more. All you need is a Google account.

Ages: 18+
Price: Free Community Event
Registration Begins: Aug 1
Registration Ends: When Filled
Location: Computer Lab

Ancestry 101

Saturday, 1-3pm
Oct 14

AncestryLibrary Edition is filled with military, naturalization & immigration records, passenger lists and more. Come learn the basics and discover your connection to the past!

Ages: 18+
Price: Free Community Event
Registration Begins: Aug 1
Registration Ends: When Filled
Location: Computer Lab

Virtual Reality Showcase

Friday 6-9pm, Saturday 1-5pm, Sunday 1-5pm
Oct 20 - 6-7pm, 7-8pm, 8-9pm
Oct 21 - 1-2pm, 2-3pm, 3-4pm, 4-5pm
Oct 22 - 1-2pm, 2-3pm, 3-4pm, 4-5pm

Experience an amazing new reality! Play cool games and explore distant places using our PlayStation Virtual Reality headsets! Must be 12 or older. Registration is required.

Age: 12+
Price: Free Community Event
Registration Begins: Aug 1
Location: Whole Meeting Room
Registration Ends: When Filled

HeritageQuest 101

Saturday, 1-3pm
Nov 4

HeritageQuest delivers genealogical and historical sources with coverage dating back to the 1700s. Come learn the basics and discover your connection to the past!

Ages: 18+
Price: Free Community Event
Registration Begins: Aug 1
Registration Ends: When Filled
Location: Computer Lab

Virtual Reality Sundays

Sunday, 1-3pm
Nov 12, Dec 3

Experience an amazing new reality! Play cool games and explore distant places using our PlayStation Virtual Reality headsets! Must be 12 or older. Registration is required.

Age: 12+
Price: Free Community Event
Registration Begins: Aug 1
Location: Boardroom
Registration Ends: When Filled

Make Your Résumé Work For You

Saturday, 2-3:30pm
Nov 25

Make your résumé stand out as we review styles, formats, do’s and don’ts.

Ages: 18+
Price: Free Community Event
Registration Begins: Aug 1
Registration Ends: When Filled
Location: Computer Lab

Corel Painter Demonstration on NPL’s Wacom MobileStudio Pro Tablet

Wednesday, 7-8pm
Dec 6

Interested in transitioning from traditional to digital art? Check out some of the vast capabilities of Corel Painter 2017, digital art & drawing software, on our Wacom MobileStudio Pro tablet. Take your digital art to a new level with thick oils, dripping watercolors and many other texture-fi lled strokes.

Ages: 18+
Price: Free Community Event
Registration Begins: Aug 1
Registration Ends: When Filled
Location: Board Room