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Introductory Computer Classes @ Library 

We offer free in-house introductory computer classes. A $5 deposit is required to register for the classes. 

Computer Comfort  - Calendar
An introductory class to familiarize yourself with the computer and various basic functions. We will be covering the computer components and Windows navigation  including file management, and go over any other concerns you may have when working with your computer

Intro to Internet  -  Calendar
The basics of navigating the Internet for those with little to no experience.

Intro to Email  - Calendar
Create a Gmail account, sending messages, checking your email, and replying to messages. Time permitting we will also cover folders, saving drafts, contacts/address book, attachments (viewing and downloading), calendar and notepad functions.

Intro to Microsoft Word 2013  -  Calendar | Class
An introduction to the word processing program, Microsoft Word.  Learn how to create a simple document, edit and format text, correct spelling errors, and adjust the margins.  We will also cover how to save, print and open files. Day 2 will cover newspaper columns, page borders, inserting page breaks, section breaks, page numbers, creating a bulleted or numbered list, creating and formatting tables.

Intro to Microsoft Excel 2013  - Calendar | Class
This class will cover entering text and numbers, formatting text and performing mathematical calculations. We will also work with worksheet formatting and working with multiple sheets and charts.

Intro to PowerPoint 2013 - Calendar
An introduction to the presentation program. Learn how to create a simple presentation, create and edit slides, insert clipart, apply designs, work with views, and run the slide show.  We will also  cover how to save, print and open presentations.


Free Online Computer Courses/Tutorials

lynda logo3 is a leading online learning company that helps anyone learn business, technology and creative skills to achieve personal and professional goals. members have access to the video library of engaging, top-quality courses taught by recognized industry experts. You will need your 14 digit Shelby County Library Card Number and your 4 digit PIN number to access.  Get started now! 


techboomers is a free educational website that teaches older adults and others with basic computer sills how to use the most populra and trusted websites and apps. 

GCF Learn Free (Goodwill Community Foundation) -

We highly recommend for patrons needing help with Microsoft Office, but GCFLearnFree also offers tutorials on math, career, reading and Everyday Life.


Microsoft offers online training courses for Office 2007- Office 2013 - Click to see the lates tutorials and webinars



Explore these MOOCs (Massive Open Online Course) to determine which one is the best fit.  A recent development in distance education, a MOOC is an online class with open access via the web. Offers interactive participation using traditional course materials like videos, readings and problem sets.  The following are just a sample of the most popular ones.


Coursera offers courses in a wide range of topics, spanning the Humanities, Medicine, Biology, Social Sciences, Mathematics, Business, Computer Science, and many others. Whether you're looking to improve your resume, advance your career, or just learn more and expand your knowledge, we hope there will be multiple courses that you find interesting.
EdX offers interactive online classes and MOOCs from the world’s best universities. Online courses from MITx, HarvardX, BerkeleyX, UTx and many other universities. Topics include biology, business, chemistry, computer science, economics, finance, electronics, engineering, food and nutrition, history, humanities, law, literature, math, medicine, music, philosophy, physics, science, statistics and more. EdX is a non-profit online initiative created by founding partners Harvard and MIT.
Udemy’s site exclaims, “Our goal is to disrupt and democratize education by enabling anyone to learn from the world’s experts.” There are many courses available. Filter the search to FREE instead of ALL under Price to search for free courses.
ITunesU Free Courses – Apple’s free app “gives students access to all the materials for courses in a single place. Right in the app, they can play video or audio lectures. Read books and view presentations.”

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  Learning Express | College Prep Center -First time? You will have to register as a new user using your Library Card Number as your Username, then select a password. 

Getting into college is an important step to building a strong future. But first, you need to do well on your college admission tests and write a personal essay that highlights your special talents. Focus your preparation where you need it most by choosing one of the learning centers below. Each learning center provides the resources you need to achieve your college preparation goals.

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