Computer Classes

March Computer Classes


Basic Word

Tuesday, March 7, 10:30 – 11:45 am, Computer Lab

Word- Learn how to use Word’s built-in editing features like cut and paste, spell check, grammar suggestions, and adding comments to documents in this class. You will need to have basic mouse and keyboarding skills to appreciate this class. Registration is required.

Register now by clicking on the Computer Class Name above, or call 217-424-2900 x. 7.


Computer Tutoring / Windows 10 / Library Website

Tuesday, March 14, 10:15 – 11:30 am, Computer Lab
Hands on instruction exploring Windows 10 and the Library Website (including databases). Topics include passwords, email and computer vulnerabilities, firewalls, cookies, and viruses/spyware. Bring all your related questions to this discussion. Registration is required.
Register now by clicking on the Computer Class Name above, or call 217-424-2900 x. 7.

Basic Excel

Wednesday, March 15 10:30 – 11:45 am, Computer Lab

These sessions explore the basics of Microsoft Excel spreadsheets such as identifying the columns, rows, and cells. The class will construct a simple spreadsheet, enter, edit and interpret the information. Registration required.

Register now by clicking on the Computer Class Name above, or call 217-424-2900 x. 7.


Basic iPads/Tablets

Friday, March 17, 2:15 – 3:45 pm, Computer Lab

Explore the basics of IPads including basic settings, setting up an iTunes account, backing up your device to iCloud, downloading apps, setting up email accounts, setting up FaceTime and messaging. Drop-in for assistance with Android and iOS devices including: apps, social networking, general settings, and other features of your device. Bring your own tablet or smart phone for hands on learning, Registration required.

Register now by clicking on the Computer Class Name above, or call 217-424-2900 x. 7.


Basic Internet Class for Beginners

Wednesday, March 18, 10:15 – 11:30 am, Computer Lab

Learn the basics the Internet and online information. Use the functions of a web browser to navigate and save World Wide Web sites. Search the Internet using the address bar or search tool. View, print, save and open a document from the Internet or other online service. Use the functions of a web browser to navigate and save World Wide Web sites. Search the Internet using the address bar or search tool. View, print, save and open a document from the Internet or other on-line service. Describe the purpose and use of a virus detection, spyware, and adware programs. Registration required.

Register now by clicking on the Computer Class Name above, or call 217-424-2900 x. 7.


April Computer Classes


Basic Word

Tuesday, April 4, 10:30 – 12:00 pm, Computer Lab

Word- Learn how to use Word’s built-in editing features like cut and paste, spell check, grammar suggestions, and adding comments to documents in this class. You will need to have basic mouse and keyboarding skills to appreciate this class. Registration is required.

Register now by clicking on the Computer Class Name above, or call 217-424-2900 x. 7.


Basic iPads/Tablets

Thursday, April 6, 2:15 – 3:45 pm, Computer Lab

Explore the basics of IPads including basic settings, setting up an iTunes account, backing up your device to iCloud, downloading apps, setting up email accounts, setting up FaceTime and messaging. Drop-in for assistance with Android and iOS devices including: apps, social networking, general settings, and other features of your device. Bring your own tablet or smart phone for hands on learning, Registration required.

Register now by clicking on the Computer Class Name above, or call 217-424-2900 x. 7.


Computer Tutoring / Windows 10 / Library Website

Monday, April 10, 10:15 – 11:30 am, Computer Lab
Hands on instruction exploring Windows 10 and the Library Website (including databases). Topics include passwords, email and computer vulnerabilities, firewalls, cookies, and viruses/spyware. Bring all your related questions to this discussion. Registration is required.
Register now by clicking on the Computer Class Name above, or call 217-424-2900 x. 7.

Basic Excel

Tuesday, April 11 10:30 – 11:45 am, Computer Lab

These sessions explore the basics of Microsoft Excel spreadsheets such as identifying the columns, rows, and cells. The class will construct a simple spreadsheet, enter, edit and interpret the information. Registration required.

Register now by clicking on the Computer Class Name above, or call 217-424-2900 x. 7.


There are two additional options:

  • Gales Courses – Gale Courses offers a wide range of highly interactive, instructor led courses that you can take entirely online.   As a Decatur Public Library card holder in good standing, you are entitled to these courses at no cost. Courses run for six weeks and new sessions begin every month. Computer Fundamental classes include Keyboarding, Introduction to Microsoft Excel, and Introduction to Windows. These classes can be taken at the library or at home.
  • DMCOC – If you are looking for a job, but lack computer skills. If you don’t know much about computers, but want to learn. Decatur Macon County Opportunities Corporation may be able to help you. Classes include Keyboarding, Computer Basics, Learning the Internet, and using Microsoft Word and Excel. Enrollment is by appointment only. Call 428-0155 for an appointment.
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