May 2017 Computer Classes

The La Crosse Public Library offers free computer classes for those who need to brush up on their skills or have had minimal experience with technology. Whether you're a job seeker looking to brush up on entry-level computer skills or a smart shopper looking to find great bargains online, our classes offer something for all skill levels and areas of interest. Unless noted, all classes meet in our lower level training room at the Main Street library.   

Due to popular demand, these classes now require registration. Please call (608) 789-7122 or stop by the Reference Desk (2nd floor at Main) to register or to get more information about all of our upcoming classes. View the full schedule of our May 2017 classes below. Participants must have some familiarity with using a keyboard and mouse.

May 2017
Thursday, 5/4, 10am-12pm: Microsoft PowerPoint
Learn how to use this popular presentation and slide show software. Learn how to create and edit slides, change color schemes, apply transitions and animations, set up timing options, plus printing and saving options.
Tuesday, 5/9, 10am-12pm: Pinterest
Learn how to search for projects and ideas, create and add to boards, follow other pinners, and more. Don’t have an account yet? Come 10 minutes early and we’ll help you get started. An email address is required.
Thursday, 5/11, 10am-12pm: Craigslist
Learn how to use Craigslist to buy or sell items, search for jobs, post community events, and more! We’ll also discuss important safety tips.
Tuesday, 5/16, 5:30pm-7:30pm: Microsoft Word part 1
Great for absolute beginners and “it’s been a while” folks. Learn how to get around your doc-ument, change how your text looks, and run spell check. Also learn about saving and printing.
Thursday, 5/18, 5:30pm-7:30pm: Microsoft Word part 2
Follows Word part 1. Learn how to make more complex changes to your document, plus in-sert charts, pictures, clip art, and page numbers. Learn how to use the thesaurus, add notes, and make use of templates.
NEW! Tuesday, 5/23, 5:30pm-7:30pm: Smart shopping with your smart phone
Shopping apps and your smart phone can help you be a smarter shopper. Learn about differ-ent types of apps and possible security concerns. Bringing your phone along is helpful but not absolutely necessary.

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