Computer Classes


There are no December Computer Classes


January Computer Classes


Tech Monday

Monday, Jan. 8, 10:00 – 11:59 am, Computer Lab
or call 217-424-2900 x. 7.

This informational session is an introduction into the basics of technology. Some examples of the technology covered includes; the basics of the Internet, downloads vs. uploads, and web browsers. We will also take suggestions during these sessions for future classes. The majority of the session will include coverage of the library’s e-resources and services.


Adult Tech Sessions: One-On-One Computer Sessions

Monday, Jan. 15, 10:00 – 11:59 am, Computer Lab
or call 217-424-2900 x. 7.

Are you having trouble with your email? Don’t know how to cut and paste? Some examples of the one-on-one computer sessions we can cover include emailing, the Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint), or Facebook. Our one-on-one computer sessions will be on January 15th and 29th between 10:00am – 11:59 am.


TechConnect for Seniors

Monday, Jan. 22, 10:00 – 11:59 am, Computer lab
or call 217-424-2900 x. 7.

This session is an introduction into the basics of technology. Some examples of the technology covered includes, hardware vs. software, basics of the Internet, downloads vs. uploads, web browsers, iPads and iPhones, signing up for a social media account and how to sign up for a free email account.


Adult Tech Sessions: One-On-One Computer Sessions

Monday, Jan. 29, 10:00 – 11:59 am, Computer Lab
or call 217-424-2900 x. 7.

Are you having trouble with your email? Don’t know how to cut and paste? Some examples of the one-on-one computer sessions we can cover include emailing, the Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint), or Facebook. Our one-on-one computer sessions will be on January 15th and 29th between 10:00am – 11:59 am.


There are three additional options:

  • Lynda.com – Lynda.com is an online learning site that hosts a constantly growing library of over 3,000 courses that include over 130,000 videos. Courses cover a variety of topics (including business, design, web development and multimedia skills) and software (Microsoft Office, Adobe Creative Suite and open source applications) that can help you pursue personal and professional goals. These courses are delivered by expert instructors and feature searchable transcripts that make it easy to find quick answers to questions. They also feature Certificates of Completion that can be uploaded to a LinkedIn profile.
  • 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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