Computer Classes

August Computer Classes


Really Basic Computers

Monday, August 6, 10:00 am, Computer Lab

 or call 217-424-2900 x. 7.

Assistance with basic computer skills, filling out job applications online, searching the Internet, the library catalog, library databases and much, much more!

Registration is required please.


Really Basic Internet

Friday, August 10, 10:00 am, Computer Lab

 or call 217-424-2900 x. 7.
Assistance with basic computer skills, using the Internet, the library catalog, library databases and much, much more!

Registration is required please.


Really Basic Email

Monday, August 20, 10:00 am, Computer Lab

 or call 217-424-2900 x. 7.

Get assistance with the basics of creating an email account, opening emails, sending emails and using the library’s online catalog and databases, and much, much more!

Registration is required please.


Really Basic Word

Friday, August 24, 10:00 am, Computer Lab

 or call 217-424-2900 x. 7.

Get assistance with basic Microsoft Word Basics, resume building, creating and saving a document, using the library catalog and databases, and much, much more!

Registration is required please.


Basic Computers

Monday, August 27, 10:00 am, Computer Lab

 or call 217-424-2900 x. 7.

Assistance with basic computer skills, using the library catalog and databases, and much, much more!

Registration is required please.


Tech Drop In

Friday, August 31, 10:00 am, Computer Lab

 or call 217-424-2900 x. 7.

Get assistance with using a computer, tablet, or phone. Topics available for help: basic operation, typing, internet searching, email, downloading eBooks & audio books, filling out job applications online, MSOffice, social media, amazon, etc.

Registration is required please.


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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