Technology Classes

Class Schedule: May - July 2014

Introduction to eBooks & eReaders: This class is all about eBooks and eReaders. Learn how to browse and download free eBooks from the library. Bring your library cards and eReaders, such as iPads, Kindles, Android tablets, Nooks & smartphones. For Kindle devices, you'll need your Amazon.com account and password. For Apple devices, you'll need your Apple ID and password. Class duration: 2 hours.

Wednesday, July 30 - 5:30-7:30 pm - Village Branch, 1123 Sunset Ave., Springfield, OH (937) 322-2226

Class Schedule: September - November 2014

iPad Basics: Bring your iPad and learn some basic functions and features of your device. This class is designed for new iPad users. Don't forget to bring your Apple ID and password information. There are three sessions to choose from. Registration is required and begins two weeks prior to each class. Space is limited to 6 adults. Class duration: 2 hours.

Wednesdays: September 10, October 8 & November 5 - 1:00-3:00pm

Gaier Room - Main Library, 201 South Fountain Ave., Springfield, OH (937) 328-6903

eBooks & More for iPads: Learn how to download eBooks, audiobooks and streaming videos from the library. This class is specifically for iPad users. This class is designed for users already familiar with iPad Basics. Don't forget to bring your Apple ID and password information along with your library card number and password. There are three sessions & locations to choose from. Registration is required and begins two weeks prior to each class. Please call the location you wish to attend to register for their class. Space is limited to 6 adults. Class duration: 2 hours.

Thursday, September 11 - 1:00-3:00pm - Park Branch, 1119 N. Bechtle Ave., Springfield, OH (937) 322-2498

Wednesday, October 8 - 4:00-6:00pm - Gaier Room - Main Library, 201 S. Fountain Ave., Springfield, OH (937) 328-6903

Thursday, November 6 - 1:00-3:00pm - Enon Branch, 209 E. Main St., Enon, OH (937) 864-2502

Kindle Fire Basics: Bring your Kindle Fire and learn some basic functions and features of your device. This class is designed for new Kindle Fire users. Don't forget to bring your Amazon account and password information. There are three sessions to choose from. Registration is required and begins two weeks prior to each class. Space is limited to 6 adults. Class duration: 2 hours. 

Wednesdays: September 17, October 15 & November 12 - 1:00-3:00pm

Gaier Room - Main Library, 201 South Fountain Ave., Springfield, OH (937) 328-6903

eBooks & More for the Kindle Fire: Learn how to download eBooks, audiobooks and streaming videos from the library. This class is specifically for Kindle Fire users. This class is designed for users already familiar with Kindle Fire basics. Don't forget to bring your Amazon account and password information along with your library card number and password. There are three sessions & locations to choose from. Registration is required and begins two weeks prior to each class. Please call the location you wish to attend to register for their class. Space is limited to 6 adults. Class duration: 2 hours.

Thursday, September 18 - 1:00-3:00pm - Park Branch, 1119 N. Bechtle Ave., Springfield, OH (937) 322-2498

Wednesday, October 15 - 4:00-6:00pm - Gaier Room - Main Library, 201 S. Fountain Ave., Springfield, OH (937) 328-6903

Thursday, November 13 - 1:00-3:00pm - Enon Branch, 209 E. Main St., Enon, OH (937) 864-2502

Windows 8.1 Basics: Learn about Windows 8.1 features such as tiles, charms bar and other new features. Keyboard and mouse skills are required. A Windows 8.1 laptop can be provided or you are welcome to bring your own Windows 8.1 laptop or tablet. Don't forget your Microsoft account and password information. There are two sessions to choose from. Registration is required and begins two weeks prior to each class. Space is limited to 6 adults. Class duration: 2 hours.

Wednesday: September 24 & November 19 - 1:00-3:00pm

Gaier Room - Main Library, 201 South Fountain Ave., Springfield, OH (937) 328-6903

Downloading Zinio Magazines: Learn how to download free magazines from the library to your computer, tablet or smartphone. A laptop can be provided or you are welcome to bring your own device. Tablet and smartphone users, don't forget to bring your important account and password information (i.e. Apple ID, Microsoft account). You will also need your library card number and password. There are three sessions & locations to choose from. Registration is required and begins two weeks prior to each class. Please call the location you wish to attend to register for their class. Space is limited to 6 adults. Class duration: 2 hours.

Thursday, September 25 - 1:00-3:00pm - Park Branch, 1119 N. Bechtle Ave., Springfield, OH (937) 322-2498

Wednesday, October 22 - 4:00-6:00pm - Gaier Room - Main Library, 201 S. Fountain Ave., Springfield, OH (937) 328-6903

Thursday, November 20 - 1:00-3:00pm - Enon Branch, 209 E. Main St., Enon, OH (937) 864-2502

 

No time for a Class? Book a One-on-One Computer Training Session

Schedule a free 60 minute one-on-one computer training session with a library staff member. Training sessions are for adult and by appointment only. Available training sessions are Windows 7 Basics, Windows 8 Basics, Internet Basics, E-mail Basics, Microsoft Word, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft PowerPoint, and Library Catalog & Databases. Computer training sessions are conducted on library PCs, patrons must have a valid Clark County Public Library card for training sessions.To schedule an appointment, please fill out the One-on-One Computer Training Session form and turn it in at the Reference Desk or at any Clark County Public Library location. Any Questions? Please call the Reference Desk at (937) 328-6903 or e-mail ebooks@ccpl.lib.oh.us.

Library staff cannot provide assistance with: secretarial work (typing or proofreading), online shopping, online tax assistance, social media (Facebook, Twitter, Skype, etc.), installing hardware or software, or troubleshooting problems on home computer or laptop.

 

No time for a Class? Book a One-on-One eReader Training Session

Schedule a free 60 minute one-on-one, eReader training session with a library staff member. Training sessions are for adults and by appointment only. Training is for any handheld device, i.e. Kindle, Nook, iPad, Android Tablet, or Windows devices. Users will learn how to connect to the library’s Wif-fi, download free digital content (eBooks, eAudiobooks, eMagazines, etc.), and other features of your device.  To schedule an appointment, please fill out the One-on-One eReader Training Session form and turn it in at the Reference Desk or at any Clark County Public Library location. Any Questions? Please call the Reference Desk at (937) 328-6903 or e-mail ebooks@ccpl.lib.oh.us.

 

Want More Computer Classes? Try Gale Courses - Free Online Courses!

Gale Courses offer a wide range of highly interactive classes that you can take entirely online. You can enroll in as many courses as you would like with your library card. Courses run for six weeks and new sessions begin every month. Find a full list of the over 500 courses offered here - http://education.gale.com/l-spri44275/.

Here's a few to get you started:

Computer Fundamental Courses - Introduction to Windows 7, Introduction to Windows 8, Computer Skills for the Workplace, Introduction to PC Troubleshooting, Keyboarding, Introduction to Programming, Blogging and Podcasting for Beginners, Understanding the Cloud.

Microsoft Office Courses - Introduction to Microsoft Word (2007, 2010), Intermediate Microsoft Word (2007, 2010), Introduction to Microsoft Excel (2007, 2010, 2013), Intermediate Microsoft Excel (2007, 2010), Advanced Microsoft Excel (2007, 2010), Introduction to Microsoft Access (2007, 2010), Intermediate Microsoft Access (2007, 2010), Introduction to Microsoft PowerPoint (2010), Introduction to Microsoft Outlook (2007, 2010, 2013), Introduction to Microsoft Publisher (2007, 2010, 2013), What's New In Microsoft Office (2007, 2010, 2013), Introduction to Microsoft Word 2011 for Mac.

PC Security Courses - Introduction to PC Security, Advanced PC Security.

Graphic and Multimedia Design Courses - Introduction to Photoshop (CS5, CS6), Intermediate Photoshop (CS5,CS6), Photoshop CC for the Digital Photographer, Introduction to InDesign (CS5,CS6), Intermediate InDesign CS5, Introduction to Illustrator (CS5, CS6).

Web Technology - Achieving Top Search Engine Positions, Designing Effective Websites, Creating Web Pages, Advanced Web Pages, How to Get Started in Game Development.

 

Want More Computer Classes? Try Learning Express Library - Computer Skills Center!

Get Started with Your Computer - Computer Basics: Roles of Computer, Personal Computer Fundamentals, The Basics of Windows 7, Customizing Windows 7, Application Basics, Organizing Data, Web Browsing, Printing, & Maintenance and Security.

Get Started with the Internet - Internet Basics: What is the Internet?, Surfing the Internet, The Internet as a Search Tool, Using One-on-One Communications, Email Etiquette, Branching Out Using the Internet, Understanding Social Networking, Using Web Tools, & Protecting Yourself Online.

Popular Software tools: Microsoft Access, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Outlook, Microsoft PowerPoint, Microsoft Publisher, Microsoft Word, Corel WordPerfect X3.

Learn Computer Graphics and Illustration: Adobe Dreamweaver, Adobe Flash, Adobe Illustrator & Adobe Photoshop.

Understanding Your Operating System: Windows Operating System (Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7 & Windows 8) & Mac Operating Systems (Mac OS X Leopoard Desktop)

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