Computer Classes

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  • All computers in the Computer Training Center have Windows 8 and Microsoft Office 2013 (Office 2007 and 2010 are very similar to 2013).
  • All classes are free; however, registration is required. To register click the Register button above. If you have questions about computer training call 785-580-4606, or email
  • Other classes may be offered on an occasional basis.
Beginning Classes Beyond the Basics

Beginning Classes

Designed for the new computer user and presented at a relaxed pace. We recommend taking the classes listed below in the order listed. We encourage you to repeat these classes as many times as you wish.

Taming Your Mouse

Learn the proper way to hold and move the mouse. Learn about checkboxes, radio buttons, scroll bars and more. Practice mouse skills by playing Mouserobics and Mousing Around. Click on the blue links to go to these fun web sites and practice your mouse skills. If you can’t make one of these sessions, register for a Computer & Gadget Help session to get started. See the description of these sessions at the bottom of this page.
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Handouts: Mouse Handout

Windows for Beginners

Learn Windows basics. Learn about the mouse, desktop, icons, task bar, and keyboard. Learn to minimize and maximize windows. Learn about Windows 8 features such as tiles, charms bar, and other new features. Use Windows accessories including the calculator and WordPad. View upcoming sessions and register.
Handouts: Windows 7 | Windows 8

Internet Introduction

Learn basic internet functions and visit a variety of sites for information and entertainment.
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Handouts: Internet Explorer 7 & 8 | Internet Explorer 10

Google It

Google does more than find webpages. Search for information, images, videos, maps, and shop on the Internet. See your home with Google Maps and learn about even more Google apps and software.
Handouts: Google It

Email for Beginners

Learn to login to an account and to open, delete, reply to, forward and forward email messages.
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Beyond the Basics

Take the following classes when you feel ready for more challenging projects. These are presented at a faster pace than beginning classes.

Ebooks & Digital Music, Movies and Magazines

Access the digital library anytime on your home computer or device using our free apps! Get a quick tour of our Digital Branch and learn how to use ebooks with Overdrive, magazines with Flipster and movies with Hoopla.

Word I: Introduction to Word Processing

Get started with the basics of Microsoft Word. Learn to use fonts, language tools and some basic editing techniques. This class also helps you better use email and the Internet.
Handouts: Word 2007 | Word I 2013

Word II: Intermediate Word Processing

Using Microsoft Word, edit text, form a header and footer, create a Word table to organize information and insert clipart, photos or WordArt into your document.
Handouts: Tables Tabs Columns 2007 | Cut Copy Paste 2007

Word: Mail Merge & Mailing Labels

Create mailing labels, envelopes, personalized letters, and directories by combining a Word form and a data table created in Word or Excel.
Handouts: Word Mail Merge 2007

Excel: Introduction to Spreadsheets

Learn about cells, columns, rows, AutoSum, simple formulas, number formats, and page setup features.
Handouts: Excel Intro 2007 | Excel Intro 2013

Excel: Lists

Familiarity with basic Excel is required for this class. Learn to create field names, sort lists, and link worksheets. Find out how to create lists that can be used in our Word: Mail Merge and Mailing Labels class.
Handouts: Excel Lists 2007 | Excel Lists 2013


Create a dynamic presentation from start to finish. Learn to insert slides, add text, graphics, transitions and animations.
Handouts: PowerPoint 2007

Facebook for Beginners

Sign up for a Facebook account and learn the basics of this popular social networking site. Be sure to bring your email address and email password. If you already have an account, please bring your Facebook password.
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Pinterest for Beginners

Come learn about Pinterest, a simple, online way to organize images, projects, ideas and favorites. Open an account, create boards and begin pinning! Learn to install the “Pin It” button and how to find pins in particular categories or follow other pinners. Be sure to bring your Pinterest password if you have an account or bring your email address and email password if you don’t.
Handouts: Pinterest

Editing Digital Photos

Learn to crop, rotate, resize, reduce red eye, play with color and use special effects on your digital photos using Google’s Picasa, free online software you can download to your computer.
Handouts: Picasa

Ebooks for Your Kindle or Android Tablet

Bring your Kindle or Android tablet and your library card. Learn to download free library ebooks to your device. Come prepared to to share your favorite tablet features with the group.
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iPad Workshop

Bring your iPad and your library card and learn to download free library ebooks. Staff and participants share their favorite apps or iPad features with each other.
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Computer & Gadget Help

Registration required for these casual sessions. Bring your questions about your laptop, tablet, e-reader, digital camera, or cell phone. Practice new computer skills or learn to use the library catalog while instructors are available to assist. This is also a good time to learn more advanced computer techniques, learn to use a scanner or work on job applications and resumes. We will call or email before the session and confirm what gadget you’re bringing so that we can best serve you.
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