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Release Date: 07/09/2013

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.

  

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

  • 3:30 p.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday, July 9 at the Rainier Beach Branch, 9125 Rainier Ave. S., 206-386-1906
  • 10:30 a.m. to noon Tuesdays, Aug. 6 and Sept. 3 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.

  • 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, July 9 at the Broadview Branch, 12755 Greenwood Ave. N., 206-684-7519
  • 3:30 p.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday, July 16 at the Rainier Beach Branch, 9125 Rainier Ave. S., 206-386-1906
  • 10:30 a.m. to noon Thursday, Aug. 8 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, Sept. 5 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.

  • 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday, July 17 at the Northgate Branch, 10548 5th Ave. N.E., 206-386-1980. Registration is required; call or email to register.
  • 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 5 at the Northgate Branch, 10548 5th Ave. N.E., 206-386-1980. Registration is required; call or email 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, July 16 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. Friday, Aug. 2 at the Broadview Branch, 12755 Greenwood Ave. N., 206-684-7519
  • 10:30 a.m. to noon Tuesday, Aug. 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 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 17 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. Thursdays, July 18, Aug. 22 and Sept. 19 at the Central Library, 1000 Fourth Ave., Level 4, Boeing Technology Training Center Room 4, 206-386-4636

 

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, July 9 at the Central Library, 1000 Fourth Ave., Level 4, Boeing Technology Training Center Room 4, 206-386-4636
  • 3:30 p.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday, July 23 at the Rainier Beach Branch, 9125 Rainier Ave. S., 206-386-1906
  • 10:30 a.m. to noon Tuesday, Aug. 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 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 10 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. Thursday, Sept. 12 at the Broadview Branch, 12755 Greenwood Ave. N., 206-684-7519 

  

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, July 11 at the Central Library, 1000 Fourth Ave., Level 4, Boeing Technology Training Center Room 4, 206-386-4636
  • 3:30 p.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday, July 30 at the Rainier Beach Branch, 9125 Rainier Ave. S., 206-386-1906
  • 10:30 a.m. to noon Thursday, Aug. 15 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, Sept. 12 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. Thursday, Sept. 19 at the Broadview Branch, 12755 Greenwood Ave. N., 206-684-7519

  

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.

  • 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday, July 24 at the Northgate Branch, 10548 5th Ave. N.E., 206-386-1980. Registration is required; call or email to register.
  • 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 12 at the Northgate Branch, 10548 5th Ave. N.E., 206-386-1980. Registration is required; call or email to register.

  

Library Catalog Basics - Learn how to find, reserve and renew Library items.

  • 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, July 23 at the Broadview Branch, 12755 Greenwood Ave. N., 206-684-7519

  

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. Wednesdays, July 10, Aug. 14 and Sept. 11 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.

  • 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, July 16 at the Rainier Beach Branch, 9125 Rainier Ave. S., 206-386-1906
  • 2:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 7 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, Aug. 15 at the Northgate Branch, 10548 5th Ave. N.E., 206-386-1980. Registration is required; call or email to register.
  • 2:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 4 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.

 

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, July 30 at the Rainier Beach Branch, 9125 Rainier Ave. S., 206-386-1906
  • 4 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 22 at the Northgate Branch, 10548 5th Ave. N.E., 206-386-1980. Registration is required; call or email to register.

 

E-books and Downloads - 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.

  • 2:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. Tuesday, July 23 at the Central Library, 1000 Fourth Ave., Level 4, Boeing Technology Training Center Room 4, 206-386-4636
  • 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 19 at the Northgate Branch, 10548 5th Ave. N.E., 206-386-1980. Registration is required; call or email to register.
  • 2:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 24 at the Central Library, 1000 Fourth Ave., Level 4, Boeing Technology Training Center Room 4, 206-386-4636

 

E-books and Downloads One-on-One - 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.

  • 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Mondays, Aug. 19 and 26; Sept. 9, 16, 23 and 30 at the Queen Anne Branch, 400 W. Garfield St. Registration is required; call or email to register.
  • 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesdays, Sept. 3, 10, 17 and 24 at the Fremont Branch, 731 N. 35th St., 206-684-4084. Registration is required; call or email to register.
  • 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesdays, July 10, 17, 24 and 31; Aug. 7, 14, 21 and 28 at the Magnolia Branch, 2801 34th Ave. W., 206-386-4225. Registration is required; call or email to register.
  • Noon to 3 p.m. Thursdays, July 11, 18 and 25; Sept. 5, 12, 19 and 26 at the Ballard Branch, 5614 22nd Ave. N.W., 206-684-4089. Registration is required; call or email to register.

 

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.

  • 10:30 a.m. to noon Tuesday, Aug. 27 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. Thursday, Sept. 26 at the Broadview Branch, 12755 Greenwood Ave. N., 206-684-7519

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. Registration is required; call or email to register.

  • 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 10 at the Central Library, 1000 Fourth Ave., Level 4, Boeing Technology Training Center Room 4, 206-386-4636

  

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.

  • 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Mondays, July 15, 22 and 29; Aug. 5, 12, 19 and 26; Sept. 9, 16, 23 and 30 at the Lake City Branch, 12501 28th Ave. N.E., 206-684-7518. Registration is required; call or email to register.
  • Noon to 4 p.m. Mondays, July 15, 22 and 29; Aug. 5, 12, 19 and 26; Sept. 9, 16, 23 and 30 at the Rainier Beach Branch, 9125 Rainier Ave. S., 206-386-1906. Registration is required; call or email to register.
  • 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesdays, July 10, 17, 24 and 31; Aug. 7, 14, 21 and 28; Sept. 4, 11, 18 and 25 at the Capitol Hill Branch, 425 Harvard Ave. E., 206-684-4715. Registration is required; call or email to register.
  • Noon to 4:30 p.m. Wednesdays, July 10, 17, 24 and 31; Aug. 7, 14, 21 and 28; Sept. 4, 11, 18 and 25 at the West Seattle Branch, 2306 42nd Ave. S.W., 206-684-7444. Registration is required; call or email to register.
  • 4 p.m. to 7:45 p.m. Thursdays, July 11, 18 and 25; Aug. 1, 8, 15, 22 and 29; Sept. 5, 12, 19 and 26 at the Beacon Hill Branch, 2821 Beacon Ave. S., 206-684-4711. Registration is required; call or email to register.
  • 10 a.m. to noon Fridays, July 12, 19, and 26; Aug. 2, 9, 16, 23 and 30; Sept. 6, 13 and 20 at the Beacon Hill Branch, 2821 Beacon Ave. S., 206-684-4711. Registration is required; call or email to register.
  • 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Fridays, July 12, 19 and 26; Aug. 2, 9, 16, 23 and 30; Sept. 6, 13, 20 and 27 at the Southwest Branch, 9010 35th Ave. S.W., 206-684-7455. Registration is required; call or email to register.

  

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

  • 3 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, July 31 at the Northgate Branch, 10548 5th Ave. N.E., 206-386-1980. Registration is required; call or email to register.

 

Writing Your Memoir or Family History - Join us for an inspiring and entertaining discussion, demonstration, writing and sharing of memoir and family history.

  • 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 17 at the Central Library, 1000 Fourth Ave., Level 4, Washington Mutual Foundation Meeting Room 1, 206-386-4636. Registration is required; call or email to register.

For more information contact:

Andra Addison, communications director
206-386-4103


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