Computer Classes

We offer various hands-on computer classes for adults and teens 14 years or older.

Class schedules

Our online Events Calendar lists classes currently scheduled for all libraries. You can also download a printable schedule of Computer/Digital Media Lab classes scheduled for May – August 2018.

Registration

All classes require registration using a valid Henrico Library card. Registration begins one month before each class. To find a class and register, visit our online Events Calendar, click the class of your choice, and click VIEW MORE for registration instructions. You may also contact any library location to register for classes.

Class descriptions and files

All classes for Microsoft products use Microsoft Office 2013 and Windows 7, which are available on our public computers. Class materials for previous software versions are also available for self-instruction.

Description of classesClass Handouts (PDF)Class files
Computer Basics: Keyboard & Mouse Keyboard and Mouse handout Mouse training
Parts of a keyboard
Computer Basics: Working with Windows Working with Windows handout
Computer Basics: File Management for Windows File Management handout Spinach salad
Tomato soup
Internet: Getting Started Internet: Getting Started (web page)
Microsoft Word 2013 Word handout Sample Resume
Microsoft Excel 2013 Excel handout Class file
Microsoft Publisher 2013 Publisher handout
Microsoft PowerPoint 2013 PowerPoint handout Sample presentation
Sample video
Introduction to Facebook Facebook handout
Introduction to Twitter Twitter handout

 

Practice

Websites for Beginners

Keyboard & Mouse

Prerequisite: None
Objectives: If you know little or nothing about computers, this is the place to start.

Computer Basics: Working with Windows

Prerequisite: Knowledge of the keyboard and mouse.
Objectives: Learn about Microsoft Office software and its functions; become familiar with the basic commands in Microsoft Word and Internet Explorer software programs.

Computer Basics: File Management

Prerequisite: Keyboard & Mouse and Working with Windows or comparable knowledge.
Objectives: Don’t know what to do with all those computer files? We’ll help you get organized.

Internet: Getting Started

Prerequisite: Keyboard & Mouse or comparable knowledge of the keyboard and mouse.
Objectives: Learn your way around the Web with a hands-on guided tour.

MS Word 2013

Prerequisite: Keyboard & Mouse or comparable knowledge of using the keyboard and mouse.
Objectives: Learn how to use the basic features of Microsoft Word.

MS Excel 2013

Prerequisite: Word I or comparable knowledge of Word and use of the keyboard and mouse.
Objectives: Learn the basic features of Microsoft Excel.

MS Publisher 2013

Prerequisite: Word I or equivalent knowledge of basic Word and the use of the keyboard and mouse.
Objectives: See what Microsoft Publisher has to offer and learn how to create flyers and brochures with text, borders, and graphics.

MS PowerPoint 2013

Prerequisite: Word I or equivalent knowledge of basic Word and the use of the keyboard and mouse.
Objectives: See what Microsoft PowerPoint has to offer and learn how to create slideshows with text, graphics, and animation.

Introduction to Facebook

Prerequisite: A working email address that can be accessed from the library; Knowledge of the keyboard and mouse; Basic knowledge of the Internet.
Objectives: Learn Facebook basics and how to create a Facebook account.

Introduction to Twitter

Prerequisite: A working email address that can be accessed from the library; Knowledge of the keyboard and mouse; Basic knowledge of the Internet.
Objectives: Learn how to set up an account and get started using Twitter.