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