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COMPUTERS & TECHNOLOGY

 

DATABASES

  • Computer Database
    The database includes computer-related product introductions, news and reviews in areas such as hardware, software, electronics, engineering, communications, and the application of technology.

  • General Science Collection
    Key subjects covered include the biological sciences, computing, engineering, and technology.

CLASSES AT THE LIBRARY
Mon, Jul 22, 7:00pm - 8:00pm
James M. Duncan Jr. Branch Library - Meeting Room
Learn to use Mango Languages, a free language-learning resource provided by Alexandria Library

Tue, Jul 23, 1:00pm - 3:00pm
James M. Duncan Jr. Branch Library - Meeting Room
The Internet has become an essential part of any job search. It can be difficult to know where to begin.

Wed, Jul 24, 10:30am - 12:00pm
Charles E. Beatley Jr. Central Library - Small Conference Room
Attend a brief presentation about how to be safe on the Internet.

Wed, Jul 24, 12:00pm - 1:30pm
Charles E. Beatley Jr. Central Library - Small Conference Room
Attend a brief presentation about how to be safe on the Internet.

Fri, Jul 26, 3:30pm - 5:00pm
Ellen Coolidge Burke Branch Library - Meeting Room
This class is designed for people with little or no computer experience.

Wed, Jul 31, 10:00am - 12:00pm
Charles E. Beatley Jr. Central Library - Small Conference Room
Staying safe online is essential in today's world. Learn Internet safety tips to keep yourself protected.

Mon, Aug 05, 7:00pm - 8:30pm
Charles E. Beatley Jr. Central Library - Large Meeting Room
Understand the basics of DSLR cameras.

Wed, Aug 14, 10:00am - 12:00pm
Charles E. Beatley Jr. Central Library - Small Conference Room
Learn how to interpret and evaluate information online, whether you're reading an article, watching a video, or using social media.

Fri, Aug 23, 3:30pm - 5:00pm
Ellen Coolidge Burke Branch Library - Meeting Room
Join us for a hands-on workshop on how to create and enhance various types of Word Documents, such as a resume or a flyer. No computer or typing experience needed to attend this class.

Mon, Aug 26, 3:30pm - 5:00pm
Ellen Coolidge Burke Branch Library - Meeting Room
This class is designed for people with little or no computer experience.

Wed, Aug 28, 10:00am - 12:00pm
Charles E. Beatley Jr. Central Library - Small Conference Room
With all of the information readily available today, it's difficult to decipher good information from bad information.

Wed, Sep 04, 11:00am - 12:00pm
Charles E. Beatley Jr. Central Library - Small Conference Room
Simulate how hackers gain access to accounts and learn how to create secure passwords.
Registration opens Sunday, August 4 2019 at 9:00am

Tue, Sep 10, 2:00pm - 3:00pm
James M. Duncan Jr. Branch Library - Meeting Room
Have you ever wanted to blog about your favorite books or food? Maybe you’d like to show off your photography? Learn how to set up a WordPress blog.
Registration opens Saturday, August 10 2019 at 9:00am

Wed, Sep 11, 11:00am - 12:00pm
Charles E. Beatley Jr. Central Library - Small Conference Room
Analyze an online scam to identify warning signs and best practices for identifying and avoiding online scams to stay safe online.
Registration opens Sunday, August 11 2019 at 9:00am

Thu, Sep 12, 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Kate Waller Barrett Branch Library - Second Floor
Bring your tablet, laptop or other smart device and receive assistance in accessing the Library’s Digital Services.

Wed, Sep 18, 10:00am - 12:00pm
Charles E. Beatley Jr. Central Library - Small Conference Room
If you’ve never tried reading an eBook before, today is the perfect time to try one out!

Tue, Sep 24, 2:00pm - 3:00pm
James M. Duncan Jr. Branch Library - Meeting Room
Learn about Google My Business, a free tool for local businesses who want to connect with customers on Google Search and Maps. Get hands-on help creating your business profile or a simple website.
Registration opens Saturday, August 24 2019 at 9:00am

Wed, Sep 25, 11:00am - 12:00pm
Charles E. Beatley Jr. Central Library - Small Conference Room
Get an introduction to online banking, doing your taxes online, PayPal, Venmo, contact-less payments and free budgeting apps.
Registration opens Sunday, August 25 2019 at 9:00am

Tue, Oct 15, 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Charles E. Beatley Jr. Central Library - Small Conference Room
Learn about Google My Business, a free tool for local businesses who want to connect with customers on Google Search and Maps. Get hands-on help creating your business profile or a simple website.
Registration opens Sunday, September 15 2019 at 9:00am

Wed, Oct 16, 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Charles E. Beatley Jr. Central Library - Small Conference Room
Join us for a live-stream Google event with practical and helpful online marketing advice.
Registration opens Monday, September 16 2019 at 9:00am

Thu, Oct 17, 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Charles E. Beatley Jr. Central Library - Small Conference Room
Learn how customers find your business online and how to promote your business using Search Engine Optimization (SEO) and Smart Campaigns in Google Ads.
Registration opens Tuesday, September 17 2019 at 9:00am

Fri, Oct 18, 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Charles E. Beatley Jr. Central Library - Small Conference Room
Learn best practices and analyze trends about how customers engage with your business online, then turn these insights into well-informed, actionable decisions.
Registration opens Wednesday, September 18 2019 at 9:00am

 

GALE COURSES

Introduction to Microsoft Word 2016
Learn to use the basic features of Word 2016 (now available through Office 365) to type, edit, format, spell check, and print professional-looking documents, letters, and reports.

Introduction to Microsoft Excel 2016
Become proficient in using Microsoft Excel 2016 and discover how to create worksheets, workbooks, charts, and graphs quickly and efficiently

Introduction to Microsoft PowerPoint 2016
Learn how to use Microsoft PowerPoint 2016 to create professional-looking presentations using slide and layout masters that make global changes in a snap.

Introduction to Microsoft Project 2016
Use this popular project management software to plan, implement, and control projects, track costs and resources, and generate reports using Gantt Chart and Calendar views.

Introduction to Photoshop CC
Learn how to use Adobe Photoshop CC, the world's best graphics program, to edit and process photos and create original images.

Photoshop Elements for the Digital Photographer
Learn how to use the tools and features of Adobe Photoshop Elements for editing and fixing your digital photos and images.

Introduction to Illustrator CS6
Learn to design and draw vector art, work with shape gradients, and manipulate color images using Adobe Illustrator CS6.

 

These class are available online for no charge with your library card.
Complete Course Catalog     How To Enroll    Support    Ask A Librarian

 

 

UNIVERSAL CLASS

Dreamweaver 101
Adobe Dreamweaver is a web design program that gives even the most amateur web designer the ability to create stunning web pages fairly quickly and easily. No HTML knowledge necessary!

Introduction to CSS
This course shows you how to design web pages and create CSS classes from a beginner's level to a more intermediate level.

Introduction to JavaScript
This course gets you started with an introduction to JavaScript. This course gets you started with basic functionality such as creating functions, creating variables, and calling these lines of code from your standard HTML pages.

Introduction to SQL
This comprehensive course teaches and demonstrates all aspects of SQL. No prior SQL experience needed. 

Learn HTML
This course teaches you how to create webpages from scratch using the most current standard in HTML -- HTML5. 

Windows 10
The purpose of this course is to teach all students how to navigate the Windows 10 interface, as well as use its features and apps, regardless of whether or not you are currently using the operating system.  

SEO Copywriting
SEO stands for Search Engine Optimization, and is, simply put, the way to get your content found on the Web. In this class, we will equip you with the skills to take on those SEO writing jobs.  

 

These class are available online for no charge with your library card.
Complete Course Catalog     Register    View Tutorial    Ask A Librarian

 

GROW WITH GOOGLE

 

 

With the online curriculum provided by Grow With Google, you can brush up on your digital skills at your own pace. 

Lessons include:

  • Starting and Editing a Resume
  • Using Google to Get a New Job
  • Plan Effective Meetings
  • Effective Communications at Work
  • Collaborate with Digital Tools.

Click here to sign up

Use code  5 D Q N 2 Z for the program. 

Dowload the flyer here.