Computer Classes

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Class Guidelines

All classes are free. Registration is required for all classes and begins 30 days before the date of the class. To register, call the host branch or register online. Classes are for adults 18 and over. Classes start promptly! We cannot hold seats for attendees who arrive after class has started.

One-on-One Tech Help

Our Digital Navigators service provides one-on-one assistance at our branches to help you or someone you care about connect to the internet, get a device, set up telehealth appointments and more. Learn more.

In-Person Class Schedule

Northstar Digital Literacy Certification

All of our in-person classes qualify for Northstar Digital Literacy Certification. The Northstar Digital Literacy Project defines basic skills needed to perform tasks on computers and online. When students pass the assessments at approved sites, they can obtain the Northstar Digital Literacy Certificate. This can be used to demonstrate proficiency or as a credential for possible employment. Customers are welcome to bring earbuds or headphones to hear audio from the assessment.

Computer Essentials

Computer Basics

Learn the basics about computing devices, including identifying hardware, using a mouse and keyboard, and navigating the desktop environment. We will also cover computer settings, file management and mobile devices.

Warrensville Heights BranchWednesday, June 15 / 1 – 4 PM

Parma-Powers BranchMonday, June 20 / 5:30 – 8:30 PM

Windows 10

Learn how to use Windows 10 for PCs and tablets in this interactive, hands-on class. Explore new features, including the redesigned Start Menu, Microsoft Edge and OneDrive.

Strongsville BranchSaturday, May 21 / 10 AM – 1 PM

Brooklyn BranchWednesday, June 1 / 1 – 4 PM

Brook Park BranchTuesday, June 7 / 10 AM – 1 PM

Internet Basics

Learn how to use web browsers and search engines to navigate the internet. This class will also discuss how to stay secure while searching for and submitting information online.

South Euclid-Lyndhurst BranchFriday, April 22 / 1 – 4 PM

Maple Heights BranchFriday, May 6 / 1 – 4 PM

South Euclid-Lyndhurst BranchFriday, July 15 / 10 AM – 1 PM

Warrensville Heights BranchFriday, August 12 / 10 AM – 1 PM

Email Basics

Learn how to create, send and organize email, as well as attach files to messages. Spam, junk mail and email etiquette will also be discussed.

Brooklyn BranchTuesday, May 3 / 10 AM – 1 PM

Warrensville Heights BranchWednesday, May 4 / 10 AM – 1 PM

Brook Park BranchThursday, May 12 / 10 AM – 1 PM

Maple Heights BranchWednesday, August 3 / 1 – 4 PM

Microsoft Word

Word 1

Learn how to enter and format text and images, change line spacing, and copy and paste. We will also offer saving and printing tips. Prerequisite: Experience using a mouse or Computer Basics. Northstar Digital Literacy Certification is available for this class

South Euclid-Lyndhurst Branch - Friday, May 13 / 10 AM - 1 PM

Mayfield BranchSaturday, June 18 / 10 AM – 1 PM

Brook Park BranchMonday, June 27 / 5:30 – 8:30 PM

Brooklyn BranchTuesday, July 5 / 10 AM – 1 PM

Maple Heights BranchWednesday, July 13 / 1 – 4 PM

Parma-Powers BranchWednesday, July 27 / 10 AM – 1 PM

Word 2

Explore tools for organizing and adding visual interest to documents. Topics include creating and modifying tables, inserting and formatting images, and creating letters and mailing labels using the mail merge feature.

Warrensville Heights BranchMonday, June 27 / 6:30 – 8:30 PM

Brook Park BranchFriday, July 15 / 10 AM – 12 PM

Brooklyn BranchTuesday, July 26 / 6:30 – 8:30 PM

Garfield Heights BranchFriday, July 29 / 10 AM – 12 PM

South Euclid-Lyndhurst BranchFriday, August 19 / 10 AM – 12 PM

Parma-Powers BranchWednesday, August 24 / 10 AM – 12 PM

Word 3

Learn about the advanced formatting features available in Word, including tab stops, styles, headers and footers. We’ll also discuss using tracking capabilities and comments to collaborate on documents.

Mayfield BranchMonday, August 29 / 1 – 3 PM

MOS Certification Preparation Entrance Exam: Word

Take an entrance exam on one of two dates to determine registration eligibility for our six week MOS Certification Preparation series, which will prepare you for the MOS Word Specialist Exam.

Warrensville Heights Branch

Wednesday, July 6 / 1 - 2 PM

Friday, July 8 / 1 - 2 PM

Microsoft Excel

Excel 1

Get an introduction to spreadsheets. Topics covered include entering data, using autofill and performing calculations with formulas and functions.

Warrensville Heights BranchMonday, April 25 / 5:30 – 8:30 PM

Strongsville BranchWednesday, May 11 / 5:30 – 8:30 PM

Strongsville BranchThursday, May 19 / 10 AM – 1 PM

South Euclid-Lyndhurst BranchFriday, June 10 / 10 AM – 1 PM

Maple Heights BranchWednesday, June 22 / 1 – 4 PM

Brooklyn BranchThursday, August 4 / 1 – 4 PM

Brook Park BranchTuesday, August 9 / 10 AM – 1 PM

Mayfield BranchMonday, August 22 / 5:30 – 8:30 PM

Excel 2

Learn how to manage and manipulate large amounts of data. You will sort, filter, paste special, use conditional formatting and work with multiple sheets.

Mayfield BranchFriday, May 13 / 1 – 3 PM

Warrensville Heights BranchMonday, May 23 / 6:30 – 8:30 PM

Garfield Heights BranchFriday, June 24 / 10 AM – 12 PM

Warrensville Heights BranchSaturday, July 16 / 10 AM – 12 PM

Excel 3

For those already familiar with Excel, this class will introduce a variety of functions, including text functions, summary functions and conditional summary functions. Learn how to use named ranges in functions and resolve common function errors.

Mayfield BranchFriday, June 10 / 1 – 3 PM

Warrensville Heights BranchTuesday, August 23 / 6:30 – 8:30 PM

Brooklyn BranchWednesday, August 24 / 6:30 – 8:30 PM

Excel 4

Learn how to use some of the advanced functions available in Excel, including lookup and logical functions. We’ll also discuss the use of pivot tables and conditional formatting to analyze and visualize data.

Mayfield BranchFriday, July 8 / 1 – 3 PM

Garfield Heights BranchMonday, August 15 / 10 AM – 12 PM

Microsoft Powerpoint

PowerPoint 1

This class offers an overview on designing creative presentations and slideshows. Create a simple presentation and learn how to add text, images and transitions to slides.

Parma-Powers BranchFriday, May 20 / 10 AM – 1 PM

Strongsville BranchThursday, June 16 / 10 AM – 1 PM

Warrensville Heights BranchMonday, July 25 / 5:30 – 8:30 PM

PowerPoint 2

Build on what you know to take your presentation to the next level. Topics include using slide master and adding animations, hyperlinks, videos and sound.

Mayfield BranchMonday, April 4 / 6:30 – 8:30 PM

Parma-Powers BranchWednesday, June 29 / 10 AM – 12 PM

Adobe Creative Cloud

Illustrator 1

Design a logo using the various shape, drawing and text tools available in Adobe Illustrator.

Mayfield BranchMonday, May 2 / 6:30 – 8:30 PM

Photoshop 1

Learn how to edit and manipulate images using basic tools available in Adobe Photoshop. Topics include how to crop and rotate images, use color correction tools and work with layers.

Garfield Heights BranchFriday, May 20 / 10 AM – 1 PM

Strongsville BranchThursday, July 21 / 1 – 3 PM

Photoshop 2

Expand your knowledge of Photoshop and explore tools for retouching and correcting photos. Topics include using selection tools, patch tools, adjustment layers and layer masks.

Strongsville BranchSaturday, August 20 / 10 AM – 12 PM

Other Classes

Access 1

Learn the database application Microsoft Access. Learn how to manage large amounts of information and link data to create a seamless array of information. Features covered include tables and queries.

Strongsville BranchThursday, August 18 / 10 AM – 12 PM

Google Apps

Explore Google’s popular web-based office applications – Google Docs, Google Sheets and Google Slides. This class will also discuss using Google Drive to store and organize files in the cloud. A Gmail account is preferred.

Mayfield BranchMonday, July 11 / 5:30 – 8:30 PM

Warrensville Heights BranchWednesday, July 20 / 1 – 4 PM

Virtual Class Schedule

Guidelines

All classes are free and held using Zoom Webinar. An Internet connection is required.

Registration is required for all classes, and a valid email address is required for registration. Classes are for adults 18 and over. Registrants will receive an email with a link to join the class at least an hour before the start time. Registration opens 30 days before the start of the class and closes before the start of the class:

  • For classes beginning at 10 AM, registration closes at 3 PM the day before the class.
  • For classes beginning at 1 PM, registration closes at 6 PM the day before the class.

Computer Essentials

Windows 11

Learn how to use Windows 11 for PCs and tablets in this interactive, hands-on class. Explore new features, including the redesigned Start Menu, Microsoft Edge and OneDrive.

Friday, May 27 / 10 – 11 AM

Microsoft Word

Introduction to Word

Learn how to enter and format text and images, change line spacing, and copy and paste in Microsoft Word. This class will also discuss saving and printing tips.

Friday, June 10 / 10 - 11 AM

Word: Tables, Tab Stops, and Images

Learn how to add organization and visual interest to your Word documents using tables and images. We will also learn to use tab stops to control the layout of the text on the page.

Monday, June 20 / 1 - 2 PM

Word: Mail Merge

Learn how to use a list of contact information to quickly create letters, mailing labels and other documents in Microsoft Word.

Wednesday, July 20 / 10 - 11 AM

Word: Managing Documents

Learn how to apply advanced formatting features to documents in Word. We’ll discuss how to apply formatting styles, use page and section breaks, insert a table of contents, and add headers, footers and page numbers to a document.

Monday, August 22 / 1 - 2 PM

Word: Advanced Tools

Explore advanced features of Word, including track changes, comments and footnotes. Learn how Microsoft generates different citation styles – such as MLA and APA – in your document.

Monday, April 18 / 1 -2 PM

Microsoft Excel

Introduction to Excel: Part 1

Learn the basics of the popular spreadsheet software Excel. In this class, we will tour the Excel interface; learn how to enter, autofill and format data; and review saving and printing tips.

Saturday, April 23 / 10 – 11 AM

Monday, May 23 / 1 – 2 PM

Friday, August 5 / 10 - 11 AM

Introduction to Excel: Part 2

Continue learning some of the basic features in Excel. Topics covered will include formatting numbers, sorting and filtering, moving and copying worksheets, and freezing panes.

Wednesday, May 25 / 10 – 11 AM

Wednesday, August 10 / 1 - 2 PM

Excel: Data Visualization

Learn how to use tools available in Excel to visualize your spreadsheet data. We’ll discuss how to insert and format charts and quickly highlight trends using conditional formatting rules.

Monday, June 6 / 1 – 2 PM

Excel: Formulas and Functions

Learn how to calculate and summarize spreadsheet data using formulas and functions in Excel. This class will review basic mathematical formulas as well as introduce a variety of popular functions, including text and summary functions.

Saturday, May 14 / 10 – 11 AM

Wednesday, June 15 / 10 - 11 AM

Excel: Advanced Functions

Learn how to evaluate and retrieve data using some of the logical and lookup functions available in Excel. This class will also discuss defining and using named ranges in a spreadsheet?

Wednesday, June 22 / 10 - 11 AM

Excel: Advanced Tools

Learn how to use advanced tools to manage and work with spreadsheet data. We'll review how to apply data validation rules, convert data to a table, use paste special and work with multiple worksheets.

Excel: Pivot Tables Part 1

Learn how to use Pivot Tables to quickly analyze and summarize large amounts of information. We'll explore tips for setting up source data and learn how to summarize numerical, date and time data.

Thursday, July 7 / 10 - 11 AM

Excel: Pivot Tables, Part 2

Continue learning Pivot Table features that help summarize and organize large sets of data. This class will discuss sorting, filtering and grouping as well as Pivot charts.

Monday, July 18 / 1 - 2 PM

Excel: Introduction to What-If Analysis

Learn how to use some of Excel's data analysis tools like Goal Seek, Scenario Manager and Data Tables.

Monday, May 9 / 1 – 2 PM

Wednesday, August 17 / 10 - 11 AM

Microsoft PowerPoint

Introduction to PowerPoint

This class offers an overview of PowerPoint, a program for designing creative presentations and slideshows. Create a simple presentation and learn how to add text, images and transitions to slides.

Friday, April 29 / 10 – 11 AM

Saturday, June 25 / 10 - 11 AM

PowerPoint: Advanced Tools

For those already familiar with PowerPoint, build on what you know to take your presentation to the next level. Topics include using slide master and adding animations, hyperlinks, videos and sound.

Wednesday, May 4 / 10 – 11 AM

Thursday, July 14 / 1 - 2 PM

Saturday, August 27 / 10 - 11 AM

Other Classes

Google Sheets

Learn how to enter, modify and organize data using Google’s free web-based spreadsheet application. We’ll also discuss filtering and sorting, inserting functions and formulas, and creating charts.

Wednesday, June 29 / 1 - 2 PM

Introduction to Publisher

Understand the basics of Microsoft Publisher by learning how to use objects to create flyers, newsletters and other types of documents.

Friday, May 13 / 10 – 11 AM

Introduction to Access

Explore database fundamentals using Access. Learn how to build a simple database, create tables and import existing data. We'll also discuss how to establish relationships and create a simple query.

Wednesday, May 18 / 10 – 11 AM