The library offers free, introductory computer classes. All computer classes are held in the Gallery Room, located on the lower level of the Library. Due to limited space, advanced registration is required.

To register, or if you have any questions, please call Customer Services at (812) 949-3523.

Upcoming Classes

Computer/Typing 101

Monday, January 7

10:30 AM – 12 PM

In this class, you will learn the basics of computers. We will briefly cover the terms ‘hardware’ and ‘software’. You will get an understanding of the different types of computers and their parts and learn how to perform essential functions. NEW for this class! We will go over the basics of typing, including where to place your fingers and what the different rows on the keyboard are called. There will be resources covered for practice, both in-class and at home.

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Bring Your Own Device Workshop

Thursday, January 10

10:00 AM – 12 PM

Did you get some new technology for Christmas that you aren’t sure how to work? Our BYOD (Bring Your Own Device) Workshop gives patrons an opportunity to discuss, in an informal setting, any questions regarding their devices. We will have stations corresponding with the different types of technology, i.e. Apple, Android, Microsoft, where you can learn about your new device in a group setting. When signing up, please provide as much detail about your device and questions you have as possible (example, what kind of device is it, the brand, the operating system, etc.) so we know how many stations/people to expect.

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Internet Basics / Staying Safe on the Internet

Monday, January 14

10:30 AM – 12 PM

Take the first steps onto the Internet. Topics include: the difference between the Internet and the Web; searching for things; narrowing searches; and interesting places on the Internet. After learning how to navigate it, we will ensure that when you use the Web, you are practicing safe skills. Learn about some common misconceptions that are tied to the Internet as well as what you can do to protect your computer.

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Beginner Word

Tuesday, January 15

10:30 AM – 12 PM

Learn the basics of Microsoft Word! Our instructor will cover how to open Word, create, edit and save a document, and enter and change your text, as well as changing your margins and paragraphs, and making lists. Then you will learn how to print your document.

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Intermediate Word

Thursday, January 17

10:30 AM – 12 PM

Build on what you learned in Beginner Word in this informative class. You will learn how to use different design templates that Word has available, how to use various formatting tools, and pick up some tips and tricks to make creating your document easier.

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 Beginner Word at Galena Digital Library

(6954 Hwy 150, Floyds Knobs, IN)

Tuesday, January 22

12:30 PM – 2 PM

Learn the basics of Microsoft Word! Our instructor will cover how to open Word, create, edit and save a document, and enter and change your text, as well as changing your margins and paragraphs, and making lists. Then you will learn how to print your document.

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Beginner Excel

Tuesday, January 22

6 PM – 7:30 PM

Learn the basics of Excel, including an overview of the beginning functions of Excel. You will learn how to open, create and save an Excel document, get a layout of the different tools, and find out the basic spreadsheet concepts and how to do some beginning data entry and formatting.

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Intermediate Excel

Wednesday, January 23

10:30 AM – 12 PM

This class will build on what you learned in Beginner Excel, delving deeper into the concepts of Excel and its formatting. In addition, you will focus more on finishing your worksheet as well as how to utilize cell references between worksheets. Lastly, the instructor will cover conditional formatting and formulas that use cell references and basic mathematical calculations.

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 Beginner Excel at the Galena Digital Library

(6954 Hwy 150, Floyds Knobs, IN)

Thursday, January 24

12:30 PM – 2 PM

Learn the basics of Excel, including an overview of the beginning functions of Excel. You will learn how to open, create and save an Excel document, get a layout of the different tools, and find out the basic spreadsheet concepts and how to do some beginning data entry and formatting.

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 Word Q & A

Monday, January 28

10:30 AM – 12 PM

This session presents an opportunity for you to practice with Microsoft Word as well as ask any questions you have regarding the program or anything that you learned in a previous class that you would like to further cover. There will also be an exercise for those who may not have any specific thing they want to go over but just want another opportunity to work with Word in a teaching environment.

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