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: Apr 1 -Call 248.349.0720
Registration Ends: When Filled
Location: 2nd Floor Computer Area

Tech Time

Tuesday, 7-7:30pm
May 2, 30, Jun 6, 13, Jul 11, 18, Aug 8, 15

Thursday, 2-2:30pm
May 11, 18, Jun 8, 15, Jul 6, 13, Aug 10, 17

Sunday, 2-2:30pm
May 21, Jun 25, Jul 16, Aug 27

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: Apr 1
Registration Ends: When Filled
Location: Second Floor Information Desk

Digitize Your Home Movies

Mondays, 6-7pm
May 8, Jun 12, Jul 10, Aug 14

Thursdays, 11am-12pm
May 11, Jun 15, Jul 13, Aug 17

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.

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

Cloud Computing Basics

Monday, 7-8:30pm
May 8

Is your understanding of the cloud a little foggy? Let us take you through the basics of cloud computing and the many free resources that can be used in your daily life. Participants must have an email account and confidence navigating the Internet.

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

Google Docs 101

Saturday, 1-2:30pm
May 13

Monday, 7-8:30pm
Aug 7

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: Apr 1
Registration Ends: When Filled
Location: Computer Lab

Vinyl and Cassette Conversion

Monday, 7-8pm
May 15, Jun 5, Jul 3, Aug 7

Thursday, 11am-12pm
May 18, Jun 8, Jul 6, Aug 10

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

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

Get Inspired With Pinterest

Wednesday, 7-8:30pm
May 17

Learn to create and share virtual “boards” full of inspiration and ideas about your passions and hobbies. Plan a wedding, collect recipes, share crafting know-hows and more with your friends online! Participants must have basic internet experience.

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

Basic Photo Editing with GIMP

Tuesdays, 7-8pm
May 23, Jun 27, Jul 25, Aug 22

Learn basic photo and image editing using one of the best, free photoediting packages on the web - GIMP. Bring your own photos on a personal flash 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: Apr 1
Registration Ends: When Filled
Location: Computer Lab

Make Your Résumé Work For You

Monday, 7-8:30pm
Jun 5

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

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

Blogging Basics

Thursday, 7-8:30pm
Jun 22

Blogging can be a great marketing tool for your business, career, or just for fun. Learn the basics of Google’s blogging service.

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

Ancestry 101

Saturday, 1-3pm
Jul 15

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: Apr 1
Registration Ends: When Filled
Location: Computer Lab

Heritagequest 101

Thursday, 7-9pm
Jul 27

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: Apr 1
Registration Ends: When Filled
Location: Computer Lab