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    Note: Please review the current computer class schedule to see if a class is being offered.





    Computer Basics

    Hands-on introduction to computers.  Learn how to use a mouse and keyboard, work with Windows and basic computer terms. 

    Computer Buying Tips

    Become a savvy consumer when shopping for your first computer. Learn what the different specifications mean so you know the computer will meet your needs.

    DIY Legal and Consumer Research

    Learn research strategies and resources for conducting your own consumer and legal research.

    eBooks & eAudiobooks

    Learn about the Library's eBook and eAudiobook collections, and how to download them to your computer or portable device.

    Email for Beginners 

    Sign-up for a free email account. Familiarity with using a mouse, keyboard, scrollbar and web browser are necessary.

    Email Basics: Attachments

    Learn how to attach and send documents, images, and more using email.

    Excel I (MS Office 2010)

    This introductory class will cover how to format cells and manipulate data to create simple spreadsheets.

    Excel II (MS Office 2010)

    Go beyond the basics. Create advanced formulas, multi-level data sorts, work with several worksheets, and more.

    Excel III (MS Office 2010)

    Continue practicing with Excel to create custom worksheets with formulas, charts, and more.

    Files & Folders

    Introduction to files & folders: store, organize, move, and backup you work more efficiently.

    Foundation Directory Online Professional

    Introduction to this updated Foundation Center directory to foundations and non-profit grant recipients.

    Foundation Grants to Individuals

    Introduction to the Foundation Center directory which provides detailed descriptions of foundations that fund students, artists, researchers, and other individual grantseekers.

    Google Docs

    Easily create, share, and edit documents online.

    Imagine Santa Monica

    Explore historic images of the Santa Monica landscape from 1875 to the present.

    Internet for Beginners

    Learn how to navigate a web browser, locate information, evaluate online sources and print web pages.  Experience using Windows recommended.

    Internet Security  

    Learn how to best protect yourself and your computer from threats such as: viruses, spyware, and scams.

    Introduction to Blogging

    Learn what a blog is, how to create an account, and the basics of creating a blog post.

    Introduction to Apps for Smartphones & Tablets

    Learn about apps you can add to that give you access to library resources.

    More Internet Searching

    Continue building your information literacy skills in learning advanced search methods and how to access the quality and credibility of websites.

    Mouse & Keyboard

    Hands-on practice with Mavis Beacon Teaches Typing for those with little or no keyboard experience, and mouse practice using an online program.

    Online Photo Sharing

    Learn to edit and upload your digital images.  This is a great way to share your images with friends and family.

    Online Travel Resources

    Learn about travel websites and other resources to help plan your next vacation!

    Power Google

    Tips and strategies to find the best information from your Internet searches.

    PowerPoint I (MS Office 2010)

    Create professional looking multimedia presentations with special effects & graphics.

    Resume & Interview Resources

    Advice, resources, and tips on how to create a winning resume and ace your job interview.

    Saving & Printing

    Tips on saving & printing documents and pictures from email, the Internet and Office.

    Social Networking   

    Review of currently popular websites in addition to information on how social networking works.

    Word I (MS Office 2010)

    Learn how to edit, save and print documents.  Creating simple documents, editing and formatting text, spell checking and setting margins will be covered.

    Word II (MS Office 2010)

    Explore some of the advanced features of Word including: how to customize page setup, use templates, insert symbols, images and more.

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