Want to learn a new computer skill? Below are some helpful handouts that cover computer learning topics. Click on a title below to download a handout.
Understanding Your Computer – Learn computing basics including how to minimize windows, move windows, and use the mouse.
Windows 8 – Learn how to navigate Windows 8. Customize the Metro and the desktop.
Windows 10 – Customize the taskbar and start menu in Windows 10
Files and Folders – Organize files on the computer. Learn how to save, open and move files.
Keyboard Basics – Learn about typing and the special keys on the keyboard.
Using a Flash Drive – Learn how to use a flash drive. Topics include opening, saving, and deleting files.
Photos: Organize and Back Up – Learn how to organize photos into folders on a computer and how to back them up on a flash drive.
My Library Account – View item due dates, renew items, and place holds online.
Searching for Library Materials – Learn the basics of searching the library catalog for books, movies, and music.
Great Books with BookBrowse – Learn how to use BookBrowse to find great books. Browsing, searching, and read-alikes are covered.
NoveList Plus – Learn how to use NoveList Plus to find great books. Browsing, searching, and read-alikes are covered.
E-Books on a Computer – Read eBooks from OverDrive and 3M on a computer.
Online Movies and Music with hoopla – Learn the basics of borrowing online movies, music albums, and audiobooks through hoopla.
Online Encyclopedia – Use Encyclopedia Americana online. Discover magazine articles and websites linked to each entry.
Online Magazines – Discover the wealth of magazine articles available online through Gale’s General OneFile.
Online Newspapers – Discover the wealth of newspaper articles available through Gale’s InfoTrac Newsstand.
Cloud Computing with Google Drive – Learn the basics of using Google Drive. Upload and download files.
Google Drive: Documents – Learn how to create and share documents in Google Drive.
Google Drive: Spreadsheets – Learn how to create spreadsheets in Google Drive.
Using the Computer Lab – Learn where to go online to play games, search the Internet, and check your e-mail on the library computers.
Internet for Beginners – Learn how to navigate to websites and bookmark your favorites.
Internet Searching – Improve your Internet search skills and review basic terminology.
Internet Searching Tips – Review Internet terminology and practice searching.
Internet Safety – Learn how to be safe online. Tips about protecting personal information and creating strong passwords are included.
Gmail Basics – Learn the basics of Gmail including sending and receiving e-mails.
Gmail Intermediate – Learn how to search for e-mails, use folders, and send attachments with Gmail.
Google Calendar – Learn the basics of Google Calendar. Create and delete appointments.
Job Searching Tips – Learn about resources for writing resumes and cover letters and searching and applying for jobs.
Resume Formatting with Word – Learn how to format a resume in Word.
Word for Beginners – Create a document in Microsoft Word. Learn how to change the way the text looks on the page.
Word Formatting 1 – Change the spacing and make lists in Word documents.
Word Formatting 2 – Insert headers, footers, and breaks in Word documents.
Word Pictures and Shapes – Add pictures and shapes to Word documents, center them on the page, and change their size.
Word 2016 Pictures and Shapes – Add pictures and shapes to Word 2016 documents, center them on the page, and change their size.
Excel for Beginners – Create and use spreadsheets in Excel. Learn how to enter, select and format data.
Excel Intermediate – Learn how to use basic formulas. Sort and filter data.
Excel Graphs – Learn how to make basic graphs in Excel.
Excel 2016 – Learn the basics of Excel 2016.
PowerPoint 1 – Learn how to create a basic presentation in PowerPoint.
PowerPoint 2 – Learn how to add pictures, clip art, and shapes to a basic presentation.
PowerPoint 3 – Learn how to customize the ways in which text and pictures appear and disappear during a presentation.
PowerPoint Gone Wrong for Adults – Learn how to make flashy, exciting, terrible presentations. Then learn how to fix them.
PowerPoint 2016 – Learn the basics of PowerPoint 2016.
Publisher for Beginners – Learn how to use a template and edit each part to make it your own.
Publisher Intermediate – Make a publication from scratch. Create a newsletter with textboxes and clip art.
Publisher 2016 – Learn the basics of Publisher 2016
Open Office Presentations 1 – Learn how to create a basic presentation in Open Office Presentations. Choose a style for your presentation, add and edit basic slides, and view your presentation.
Open Office Presentations 2 – Learn how to add pictures, clip art and shapes to a basic presentation. Resize, move, and delete these objects.
Open Office Presentations 3 – Learn how to customize the ways in which text and pictures appear and disappear during a presentation.
Basic iPad Apps – Use the Maps, Camera, and Safari apps.
iPad: Free Music – Get free music on an iPad with hoopla and Freegal.
iPad Fun for Adults – Play Candy Crush Saga, take crazy pictures, and create a stop-motion LEGO® movie.
iPad Fun for Adults 2 – Play a Pet Rescue Saga, make a flip book, and add colors back into photos.
Computer Programming/Web Design
Blog with WordPress for Beginners – Create a blog using WordPress.
Blog with WordPress Intermediate – Modify your existing WordPress blog. Modify pages and old posts.
Creating Websites – Create a basic website using Google Sites.
Intro to HTML – Learn basic HTML tags and create a “Hello, World!” website.
Interactive Fiction for Adults – Create a text-based adventure using Inform 7.
Programming with Scratch – Learn how to use the Scratch programming language.
Game Programming for Adults – Make a simple computer game using the Scratch programming language.
Popular Web Sites
Animoto – Make 30-second videos including images, text, and music with Animoto.com
Canva – Create graphics containing images and a few words with Canva.
Facebook Basics – Learn the basics and start connecting with friends and family through Facebook.
Facebook Games – Learn how to find popular games on Facebook.
GoodReads – Share book titles and recommendations on GoodReads.
Pinterest Basics – Learn the basics and start pinning with Pinterest, an online bulletin board of websites.
Twitter Basics – Learn to Tweet and find other people on Twitter.
Minecraft for Adults – Learn the basics of Minecraft, a popular sandbox game.
Printing Web Sites – Learn how to print websites. Use print preview features and copy and paste websites into Microsoft Word.
Coloring for Adults – Color online or on your phone or tablet.