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Release Date: 01/02/2013

The Seattle Public Library offers computer and library skills classes for beginners

Computer classes

The Seattle Public Library offers free beginning computer classes for people who have little or no experience with computers, and classes on how to make the most of free Library resources.

 

The classes are free and open to the public. Parking is available in the Central Library garage at the regular rates. Free parking is available at the branches. Class descriptions, times and locations are listed below. Locations vary each month. Registration is not required, except where noted. Seating may be limited based on room capacity. For more information call 206-386-4636 or Ask a Librarian.

  

Beginning a Job Search - Learn how to develop a plan for a successful job search, where to find free career counseling, how to network, and more.

  • 2:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 30 at the Central Library, 1000 Fourth Ave., Level 4, Boeing Technology Training Center Room 4, 206-386-4636
  • 2:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 27 at the Central Library, 1000 Fourth Ave., Level 4, Boeing Technology Training Center Room 4, 206-386-4636
  • 2:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, March 27 at the Central Library, 1000 Fourth Ave., Level 4, Boeing Technology Training Center Room 4, 206-386-4636

  

Computer Basics 1 - Learn how to use a computer keyboard and mouse.

  • 2:30 p.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 8 at the Central Library, 1000 Fourth Ave., Level 4, Boeing Technology Training Center Room 4, 206-386-4636
  • 4 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 10 at the Greenwood Branch, 8016 Greenwood Ave. N., 206-684-4086
  • 1:30 p.m. to 3 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 22 at the Beacon Hill Branch, 2821 Beacon Ave. S., 206-684-4711
  • 10:30 a.m. to noon Tuesday, Feb. 5 at the Central Library, 1000 Fourth Ave., Level 4, Boeing Technology Training Center Room 4, 206-386-4636
  • 2:30 p.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday, March 5 at the Central Library, 1000 Fourth Ave., Level 4, Boeing Technology Training Center Room 4, 206-386-4636

  

Computer Basics 2 - Learn how to use basic features of the Windows software operating system. The session will cover using the toolbars, scroll bar and text boxes. Prerequisites: Computer Basics 1 or the ability to use a computer mouse. 

  • 2:30 p.m. to 4 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 10 at the Central Library, 1000 Fourth Ave., Level 4, Boeing Technology Training Center Room 4, 206-386-4636
  • 4 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 17 at the Greenwood Branch, 8016 Greenwood Ave. N., 206-684-4086
  • 1:30 p.m. to 3 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 29 at the Beacon Hill Branch, 2821 Beacon Ave. S., 206-684-4711
  • 10:30 a.m. to noon Thursday, Feb. 7 at the Central Library, 1000 Fourth Ave., Level 4, Boeing Technology Training Center Room 4, 206-386-4636
  • 2:30 p.m. to 4 p.m. Thursday, March 7 at the Central Library, 1000 Fourth Ave., Level 4, Boeing Technology Training Center Room 4, 206-386-4636

 

Computer Basics - This class incorporates the content of Computer Basics 1 and Computer Basics 2.

  • 10:30 a.m. to noon Saturday, Jan. 5 at the Southwest Branch, 9010 35th Ave. S.W., 206-684-7455
  • 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Monday, Jan. 14 at the Lake City Branch, 12501 28th Ave. N.E., 206-684-7518. Registration is required; call or visit the branch to register.
  • 10:30 a.m. to noon Friday, Feb. 1 at the Southwest Branch, 9010 35th Ave. S.W., 206-684-7455
  • 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 19 at the Beacon Hill Branch, 2821 Beacon Ave. S., 206-684-4711
  • 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Saturday, March 2 at the High Point Branch, 3411 S.W. Raymond St., 206-684-7454. Registration is required; call or visit the branch to register.
  • 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 5 at the High Point Branch, 3411 S.W. Raymond St., 206-684-7454. Registration is required; call or visit the branch to register.

 

Email Basics 1 - Get a free email account and learn how to use it, including how to send email, send attachments and use the address book. Prerequisites: Internet Basics or the ability to use the Internet.

  • 2:30 p.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 22 at the Central Library, 1000 Fourth Ave., Level 4, Boeing Technology Training Center Room 4, 206-386-4636
  • 10:30 a.m. to noon Tuesday, Feb. 19 at the Central Library, 1000 Fourth Ave., Level 4, Boeing Technology Training Center Room 4, 206-386-4636
  • 2:30 p.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday, March 19 at the Central Library, 1000 Fourth Ave., Level 4, Boeing Technology Training Center Room 4, 206-386-4636

 

Email Basics 2 - Learn how to send and reply to email, send attachments, and use the address book. Prerequisites: Email Basics 1 or an active email account.

  • 2:30 p.m. to 4 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 24 at the Central Library, 1000 Fourth Ave., Level 4, Boeing Technology Training Center Room 4, 206-386-4636
  • 10:30 a.m. to noon Thursday, Feb. 21 at the Central Library, 1000 Fourth Ave., Level 4, Boeing Technology Training Center Room 4, 206-386-4636
  • 2:30 p.m. to 4 p.m. Thursday, March 21 at the Central Library, 1000 Fourth Ave., Level 4, Boeing Technology Training Center Room 4, 206-386-4636

 

Email Basics - This class incorporates the content of Email Basics 1 and Email Basics 2.

  • 10:30 a.m. to noon Saturday, Jan. 19 at the Southwest Branch, 9010 35th Ave. S.W., 206-684-7455
  • 10:30 a.m. to noon Saturday, Feb. 2 at the Greenwood Branch, 8016 Greenwood Ave. N., 206-684-4086
  • 3:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 14 at the Lake City Branch, 12501 28th Ave. N.E., 206-684-7518. Registration is required; call or visit the branch to register.
  • 10:30 a.m. to noon Friday, Feb. 15 at the Southwest Branch, 9010 35th Ave. S.W., 206-684-7455
  • 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Saturday, March 16 at the High Point Branch, 3411 S.W. Raymond St., 206-684-7454. Registration is required; call or visit the branch to register.
  • 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 26 at the High Point Branch, 3411 S.W. Raymond St., 206-684-7454. Registration is required; call or visit the branch to register.

  

Internet Basics 1 - Learn about Web browsers and how to navigate a Web page. Prerequisites: Computer Basics 2 or the ability to work in the Windows environment.

  • 2:30 p.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 15 at the Central Library, 1000 Fourth Ave., Level 4, Boeing Technology Training Center Room 4, 206-386-4636
  • 10:30 a.m. to noon Tuesday, Feb. 12 at the Central Library, 1000 Fourth Ave., Level 4, Boeing Technology Training Center Room 4, 206-386-4636
  • 2:30 p.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday, March 12 at the Central Library, 1000 Fourth Ave., Level 4, Boeing Technology Training Center Room 4, 206-386-4636

  

Internet Basics 2 - Learn how to use search engines, evaluate websites, and print from the Web. Prerequisites: Internet Basics 1 or the ability to navigate a Web page.

  • 2:30 p.m. to 4 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 17 at the Central Library, 1000 Fourth Ave., Level 4, Boeing Technology Training Center Room 4, 206-386-4636
  • 10:30 a.m. to noon Thursday, Feb. 14 at the Central Library, 1000 Fourth Ave., Level 4, Boeing Technology Training Center Room 4, 206-386-4636
  • 2:30 p.m. to 4 p.m. Thursday, March 14 at the Central Library, 1000 Fourth Ave., Level 4, Boeing Technology Training Center Room 4, 206-386-4636

  

Internet Basics - This class incorporates the content of Internet Basics 1 and Internet Basics 2. Prerequisites: Computer Basics or the ability to work in the Windows environment.

  • 10:30 a.m. to noon Saturday, Jan. 12 at the Southwest Branch, 9010 35th Ave. S.W., 206-684-7455
  • 4 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 24 at the Greenwood Branch, 8016 Greenwood Ave. N., 206-684-4086
  • 3:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 31 at the Lake City Branch, 12501 28th Ave. N.E., 206-684-7518. Registration is required; call or visit the branch to register.
  • 10:30 a.m. to noon Friday, Feb. 8 at the Southwest Branch, 9010 35th Ave. S.W., 206-684-7455
  • 1:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 12 at the Beacon Hill Branch, 2821 Beacon Ave. S., 206-684-4711
  • 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 26 at the Beacon Hill Branch, 2821 Beacon Ave. S., 206-684-4711
  • 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Saturday, March 9 at the High Point Branch, 3411 S.W. Raymond St., 206-684-7454. Registration is required; call or visit the branch to register.
  • 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 12 at the High Point Branch, 3411 S.W. Raymond St., 206-684-7454. Registration is required; call or visit the branch to register.

  

Library Catalog Basics - Learn how to search the Library's catalog to find DVDs, CDs, books and other materials, and how to reserve and renew items. Prerequisites: Internet Basics, or the ability to use the Internet.

  • 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 22 at the Beacon Hill Branch, 2821 Beacon Ave. S., 206-684-4711
  • 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 22 at the Southwest Branch, 9010 35th Ave. S.W., 206-684-7455
  • 10:30 a.m. to noon Friday, Feb. 22 at the Southwest Branch, 9010 35th Ave. S.W., 206-684-7455
  • 10:30 a.m. to noon Saturday, Feb. 23 at the Greenwood Branch, 8016 Greenwood Ave. N., 206-684-4086

 

Microsoft Excel 2010 - Learn how to build an Excel worksheet from beginning to end, discover the easiest way to enter data, change data, format your worksheets, save and print them. Prerequisites: Computer Basics, or the ability to work in a Windows environment.

  • 2:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 16 at the Central Library, 1000 Fourth Ave., Level 4, Boeing Technology Training Center Room 4, 206-386-4636
  • 2:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 13 at the Central Library, 1000 Fourth Ave., Level 4, Boeing Technology Training Center Room 4, 206-386-4636
  • 2:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, March 13 at the Central Library, 1000 Fourth Ave., Level 4, Boeing Technology Training Center Room 4, 206-386-4636

  

Microsoft Word 2010 - Learn how to create, edit, format, open, save and print documents using Microsoft Word 2010. Prerequisites: Computer Basics, or the ability to work in a Windows environment.

  • 2:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 9 at the Central Library, 1000 Fourth Ave., Level 4, Boeing Technology Training Center Room 4, 206-386-4636
  • 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 15 at the Southwest Branch, 9010 35th Ave. S.W., 206-684-7455
  • 2:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 6 at the Central Library, 1000 Fourth Ave., Level 4, Boeing Technology Training Center Room 4, 206-386-4636
  • 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 12 at the Beacon Hill Branch, 2821 Beacon Ave. S., 206-684-4711
  • 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 12 at the Southwest Branch, 9010 35th Ave. S.W., 206-684-7455
  • 4 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 28 at the Lake City Branch, 12501 28th Ave. N.E., 206-684-7518. Registration is required; call or visit the branch to register.
  • 2:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, March 6 at the Central Library, 1000 Fourth Ave., Level 4, Boeing Technology Training Center Room 4, 206-386-4636
  • 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, March 6 at the Greenwood Branch, 8016 Greenwood Ave. N., 206-684-4086
  • 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. Tuesday, March 12 at the Beacon Hill Branch, 2821 Beacon Ave. S., 206-684-4711

 

Résumé Basics - Learn what employers are looking for in a résumé and how to get your résumé pass the first employer screening.

  • 2:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 23 at the Central Library, 1000 Fourth Ave., Level 4, Boeing Technology Training Center Room 4, 206-386-4636
  • 2:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 20 at the Central Library, 1000 Fourth Ave., Level 4, Boeing Technology Training Center Room 4, 206-386-4636
  • 2:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, March 20 at the Central Library, 1000 Fourth Ave., Level 4, Boeing Technology Training Center Room 4, 206-386-4636

 

Ready to move beyond the basics? Classes about advanced computer topics and how to use electronic Library resources are also offered on a limited basis. These include classes about genealogy, social network sites and more. Upcoming class descriptions, times and locations are listed below.

  

Beginning Your Family History - Get an introduction to family history research and an overview of resources available for research in the Seattle area.

  • 5 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 19 at the Central Library, 1000 Fourth Ave., Level 4, Boeing Technology Training Center Room 4, 206-386-4636. Registration required; call 206-386-4636 to register.

  

Craigslist Basics - Learn the basics of setting up and managing a Craigslist account, search for ads, posting ads and adding a photo to an ad.

  • 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 19 at the Beacon Hill Branch, 2821 Beacon Ave. S., 206-684-4711
  • 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Saturday, March 30 at the High Point Branch, 3411 S.W. Raymond St., 206-684-7454. Registration is required; call or visit the branch to register.

 

E-books and Downloads Workshop - Get tips for finding and downloading e-books and digital audiobooks. Prerequisites: Internet Basics or the ability to use the Internet, and an active email account.

  • 1:30 p.m. to 3 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 15 at the Beacon Hill Branch, 2821 Beacon Ave. S., 206-684-4711
  • 2:30 p.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 29 at the Central Library, 1000 Fourth Ave., Level 4, Boeing Technology Training Center Room 4, 206-386-4636
  • 3:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. Thursday, March 14 at the Lake City Branch, 12501 28th Ave. N.E., 206-684-7518. Registration is required; call or visit the branch to register.
  • 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, March 20 at the Greenwood Branch, 8016 Greenwood Ave. N., 206-684-4086
  • 2:30 p.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday, March 26 at the Central Library, 1000 Fourth Ave., Level 4, Boeing Technology Training Center Room 4, 206-386-4636
  • 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 26 at the Beacon Hill Branch, 2821 Beacon Ave. S., 206-684-4711

 

E-books and Downloads Drop-in - Bring your e-reader or mobile device to learn how to access and download digital materials, and get up one-on-one help and basic troubleshooting assistance. Prerequisites: Internet Basics or the ability to use the Internet, and an active email account.

  • 10:30 a.m. to noon Saturday, Jan. 26 at the Southwest Branch, 9010 35th Ave. S.W., 206-684-7455

  

Facebook - Learn more about how to use the Facebook to connect with friends, family and your community. Prerequisites: Internet Basics or the ability to use the Internet, and an active email account.

  • 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 29 at the Beacon Hill Branch, 2821 Beacon Ave. S., 206-684-4711
  • 10:30 a.m. to noon Saturday, Feb. 9 at the Greenwood Branch, 8016 Greenwood Ave. N., 206-684-4086
  • 10:30 a.m. to noon Tuesday, Feb. 26 at the Central Library, 1000 Fourth Ave., Level 4, Boeing Technology Training Center Room 4, 206-386-4636
  • 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Saturday, March 23 at the High Point Branch, 3411 S.W. Raymond St., 206-684-7454. Registration is required; call or visit the branch to register.
  • 4 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. Thursday, March 28 at the Lake City Branch, 12501 28th Ave. N.E., 206-684-7518. Registration is required; call or visit the branch to register.

  

Genealogy Databases: Ancestry Library Edition - Learn how to use the electronic databases and Internet resources found on the Library's website to search for your ancestors.

  • 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 5 at the Central Library, 1000 Fourth Ave., Level 4, Boeing Technology Training Center Room 4, 206-386-4636. Registration required; call 206-386-4636 to register.

  

Tech Help - Get up to an hour of free, one-on-one help with technology and Library services, including: using the Library catalog, downloading e-books and audiobooks, Internet basics, Facebook, email, Microsoft Word and more.

  • Noon to 4:30 p.m. Mondays, Jan. 28; Feb. 4, 11, 25; March 4, 11, 18, 25 at the West Seattle Branch, 2306 42nd Ave. S.W., 206-684-7444. Registration is required; call or visit the branch to register.
  • Noon to 4:30 p.m. Thursdays, Jan. 17, 24, 31; Feb. 7, 14, 21, 28; March 7, 14, 21, 28 at the Southwest Branch, 9010 35th Ave. S.W., 206-684-7455. Registration is required; call or visit the branch to register.

  

Web 2.0 Basics - Learn about blogs, wikis, Facebook and more. Prerequisites: Internet Basics or the ability to use the Internet.

  • 4 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 23 at the Lake City Branch, 12501 28th Ave. N.E., 206-684-7518. Registration is required; call or visit the branch to register.
  • 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, March 13 at the Greenwood Branch, 8016 Greenwood Ave. N., 206-684-4086

For more information contact:

Andra Addison, communications director
206-386-4103


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