Mon. - Wed. 11:00 - 8:00
Thu. & Fri. 10:00 - 6:00
Sat. & Sun. 12:00 - 5:00
The West Linn Public Library regularly offers classes for patrons wishing to improve their computer skills and knowledge. We offer classes on a wide variety of topics. Classes are 90 minutes and are limited to 12 participants. Reservations are taken on a first-come, first-served basis. When classes are filled, we keep a waiting list, in case additional spaces become available. Please call the information desk at 503-656-7853, ext. 6 to register.
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Library patrons have 24/7 access to the Learning Express Library, which contains free computer tutorials on Excel, Word, Outlook, Access, and more!
NOTE: Basic computer skills (familiarity with mouse and keyboard, etc.) are REQUIRED for all classes except Computer Basics.
Tuesday, April 2, 6:15 p.m.
This introductory class is for people who have little or no experience using Microsoft Word. The class will cover opening and saving documents, changing font and font sizes, using bold, italic, and underline, adjusting margins, spell check, and printing.
Tuesday, April 16, 6:15 p.m.
This class is for people who know their way around Microsoft Word but want to learn more advanced tasks. Learn about indents, line spacing, creating columns and tables, how to use the drawing toolbar, and creating text boxes. Basic familiarity with Word is required.
Computer Basics - CANCELED
Saturday, April 20, 9:30 a.m.
This beginner’s class will show you how to use the mouse and keyboard, open and close programs, save files, and navigate around a computer. You will also learn about organizing, creating, copying, and moving files and folders. The skills taught in this class are required knowledge before taking any of our other computer classes.
Monday, April 22, 6:15 p.m.
This introductory class is for people with basic computer skills, but who have little or no experience using Microsoft Excel. Students will learn about working with Excel worksheets and workbooks, identifying rows and columns, entering data into cells and ranges, creating simple mathematical formulas, and using some of Excel's built-in functions.
Monday, May 6, 6:15 p.m.
This class is intended for students with basic computer skills, and who are familiar with basic Excel terminology and concepts (either from taking our Excel Basics class, or through prior Excel experience). Students will learn to organize and manipulate spreadsheet data using Excel's built-in sorting, filtering and subtotaling capabilities. Students will also be introduced to creating charts in Excel.
Tuesday, May 7, 6:15 p.m.
This class is an introduction to the basic features and tools of Microsoft's presentation software PowerPoint. Learn how to change the design and color scheme of your slides, modify the layout, insert graphics and images, and using the notes feature. Also learn some basic tips for creating a well-designed slideshow and presentation.
Tuesday, May 21, 6:15 p.m.
This class will build on your basic PowerPoint skills to teach you animations, inserting graphs, charts, diagrams, and videos, formatting master pages, and setting up automatic timing. We’ll also review some basic presentation tips. Must have some familiarity with PowerPoint.
Digital Photo Basics
Tuesday, June 4, 6:15 p.m.
Just in time for summer vacation learn how to take better photos and do some basic photo editing! This class will cover some basic photography tips and then show you how to organize all your digital photos on your computer, how to share them with others, and how to print them. We'll also cover some basic photo editing using the free cloud-based Picmonkey program. This class will be useful for both Mac and Windows users.
Monday, June 17, 6:15 p.m.
Computer programming isn't just for rocket scientists or Silicon Valley whizzes! Participants in this class will be introduced to some fundamental concepts of computer programming, learn how to write and run computer code using some simple tools, and try their hands at writing/modifying a simple computer program. No prior programming experience is required, but you must have basic keyboard and mouse skills.