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.
Digital Photo Basics
Tuesday, March 4, 6:15 p.m.
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.
Web Design Basics
Tuesday, March 18, 6:15 p.m.
Learn how to create your own website quickly and easily. Using the web-based software Weebly, you will learn how to create your own site from scratch, how to add text and images, and how to change the layout and design. We will also cover good web design practices. No prior web design experience necessary.
Monday, April 21, 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, April 28, 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 6, 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, May 20, 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.
Monday, June 2, 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.
Tuesday, June 3, 6:15 p.m.
Desktop publishing is easy with Publisher. Students in this class will learn how to create publications from templates and from scratch. Learn how to work with text, shapes, word art, and images and how to arrange these elements in your publication. This class will also cover some basic design principles.