To register for a class, please call the Library at (734) 453-0750. Choose #4 to reach the Reader's Advisory Desk to check on available dates and times.
Classes are open to everyone!!
Not all classes listed below are scheduled each month.
BASIC COMPUTER SKILLS
This course is designed to teach basic computer and mousing skills to Plymouth residents. This includes an introduction to the Windows operating system. The class provides one session of mousing practice and hands-on work with the Library's electronic catalog. A follow-up session in the computer training room is held one week later for additional experience.
COMPUTER BASICS, PART II
If you have successfully passed Basic Computer Skills class, this is the next class for you. Hone your skills at clicking and dragging with your mouse. Learn how to save and move files around on your hard drive. Become comfortable using your Start Menu items. You must be able to use the mouse prior to taking this class !
This class for Plymouth residents will help computer users learn the basics of using the Internet. This will include an explanation of terms, use of a browser and utilizing search engines on the World Wide Web. Participants should be comfortable with the Microsoft Windows basics and using a mouse. Training is based on the hardware and software available in the Library.
E-MAIL, LEVEL 1
Learn how to create a free e-mail account using GMail E-mail in this one-session class. You will also learn how to compose, send and delete email messages on that account. Registrants must be Plymouth residents and should be comfortable using Microsoft Windows and basic Internet tasks.
E-MAIL, LEVEL 2
You will learn how to create mailing groups, upload photos and attachments to your e-mail and more in this class. You must have an existing Yahoo E-Mail account at the time you are taking this class.
MS WORD 2010, LEVEL 1
Students will learn how to open, close, modify, save and print a basic Word document. The class covers basic features of this software program only. Students must be comfortable keyboarding and using a mouse prior to taking this class.
MS WORD 2010, LEVEL 2
In this class students will learn how to adjust a layout using Page Setup, use auto correct, insert dates and symbols, work with two Word documents at the same time, insert bullets and numbering, alphabetize, use tables, insert symbols and more.
ADDRESS BOOK AND LABELS IN MS WORD 2010
It’s never too early to start thinking about your holiday card list! The Library will offer a class on creating an address book and making labels using Microsoft Word. Students will learn how to do a mail merge and print return address labels as well as mailing labels. Prior experience with MS Word is required for all students.
EXCEL 2010, LEVEL 1
Find out how to make a household or personal budget while learning Microsoft Excel. You must be comfortable with keyboarding and Microsoft Windows basics before signing up for this class.
MS EXCEL 2010, LEVEL II
For students who have completed the "Make a Budget with Excel Class. Excel II will cover the use of functions, Inserting comments, create a chart, learn to insert rows and columns, formatting the spreadsheet and printing the spreadsheet.
POWERPOINT 2010, LEVEL 1
Learn the basics of how to do a computer slide presentation using Microsoft Powerpoint. Topics include selecting a template, adding text and graphics, and then putting the entire finished product together into a slideshow. Participants must be comfortable using MS Windows and have good keyboarding skills.
POWERPOINT 2010, LEVEL 2
Explore animation, templates, and learn how to customize slides. Learn how to add audio to your slide show and make hand-outs and take-aways. Participants should have a basic working knowledge of PowerPoint
SHARING PHOTOS ONLINE
Learn about the various online options for either sharing your photos with family and friends or creating photo albums online and ordering prints to be delivered to your local drug store. Bring your own photos saved on either a USB Flash Drive or CD-ROM. Participants must be comfortable using MS Windows and have good keyboarding skills.
Residents interested in learning how to use the Library's collection of genealogy CD-ROMs will want to take this class. It also includes instructions on using Ancestry Library Edition, a subscription genealogy service, as well as FamilySearch and other valuable free Internet sites. Students must be comfortable using the Internet.
FACEBOOK FOR ADULTS
Find out what the Facebook craze is all about and learn how to create your own account on Facebook. Privacy and security issues will be addressed as well as uploading photos and videos.
INTRODUCTION TO TWITTER
Learn how to use 140 characters to express yourself online in one of the world's largest social media centers!
INTRODUCTION TO PINTEREST
If you like to view things in a graphic way, then you'll love Pinterest. Learn how to create an account and start pinning on your own boards! You must be comfortable searching the Web and have an existing e-mail account.
WALK-IN COMPUTER TUTORING
Get one-on-one help using a computer, a mouse, the library catalog, the Internet, or setting up a free e-mail account with Yahoo! or Hotmail. High school students volunteer every other Saturday to help you increase your computer skills—stay for 10 minutes or 2 hours! No registration necessary.
When you use Plymouth District Library's wireless network you have agreed to accept our Internet Use Policy.
Wireless access is provided using a public, unsecured network.