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Computers for Beginners


This class will introduce computers to first-time computer users. In the class we discuss basic computer principles including computer hardware and software, how to turn on and operate your computer. This class includes instruction and practice with using a mouse and keyboard.
Mouse Tutorial
Keyboard Practice

Focus on: Internet

Internet Basics


Explore the World Wide Web! In this class, participants will learn the basics of web navigation, beginner web searching, and web safety

Find it Online


After becomming familiar with the internet and navigation, learn now to find information effectively. Get and introduction to finding information on the web and practice searching using a variety of search tools and databases offered at the library



Stay in touch with family and friends. Thie class focuses on web-based email services. Learn how to create messages, attach files, and organize your email. Participants will also learn about email hazards and safety.

Focus on: Windows

Windows 8 Basics


Participants will begin working with the Windows 8 operating system including looking at the start screen, desktop, launching programs and apps, and customizing the computer using control panel.

Microsoft Word 2013


This class will introduce participants to Microsoft Word 2013. Learn about the "ribbon," how to create and format documents, insert clip art, and save and print your work.

Computers á la Carte

Explore a "menu" of topics ranging from databases to how to get the most from your Windows experience, or simply elaborate on topics already discussed in previous classes. This is an open session dependent upon the needs of class attendees.

Registration and Cancellation Policy

Registration opens two weeks prior to the start of the following month's classes. In order to allow the maximum possible attendance, participants who have already taken the classes are asked to wait 3 months before registering to take classes again. If you cannot attend a class you have registered to take, please call 301-739-3250 x.300 to cancel, "no shows" will be asked to wait 3 months before registering for new classes.

A certificate of completion for each focus will be given to participants who attend all classes. These classes are for personal use, and not intended or for job training or certification purposes.

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