News & Events - Computer Classes

Computer Classes are free and are offered on a first come, first served basis.
Please be on time!
Classes are held in Meeting Room 3 unless otherwise noted.

All classes are open to everyone but advanced classes may have prerequisites.

One-on-one computer lessons

By appointment. Information desk, Russell Library, 123 Broad St., Middletown. The topics for these personalized one-hour classes will be diverse and patron-driven including:

  • Overviews and special topics for Microsoft Office, Publisher and other applications
  • Database help for student’s homework, grant-seeking, genealogy, self-improvement, investment and small business development
  • Social Media, Email and ways to control your inbox 
  • Introduction to Digital Photography and/or photo editing
  • Patrons may bring laptops and other portable devices or use our computers for an introduction to the operating system, downloading music, magazines or books and streaming video. 

Please contact the Information Department for more details or to set up an appointment.  860-347-2520.

Computer Classes - November Flyer

Intro to Computers I

Tuesday, Nov. 15th
Capped at 8 patrons.

Intro to Computers II

Tuesday, Dec. 14th
Capped at 8 patrons

For ages 18+ only

Learn the basics of how to use a computer! This class is for those who ask themselves, “What do I do with this thing?” or “How do I turn it on?” whenever they see a computer. By the end of the class, participants will be able to turn on a computer, go to a website, and create an e-mail.

Registration Requested. Stop in at the Information desk on second floor or call 860-347-2520.

Basic Excel for Office 2013 - Part 1

Tuesday, November 22, 2:00 - 3:30pm

This class is for first-time users of Excel and covers all the basics including: review of menus and ribbons, file management, page set up, data input and navigating spreadsheets. Those attending this class should be comfortable putting information into a computer using the keyboard, navigating and selecting on the screen with a mouse, as well as using Microsoft Windows and navigating from window to window. We highly recommend that you take Introduction to
Computers first. After completion of this class students will have a good understanding of the basics to continue to the next class: Basic Excel 2013 - Part 2

Basic Excel for Office 2013 - Part 2

Tuesday, November 29 2:00 - 3:30 pm

Before taking this class, you should have a general understanding of Microsoft Windows and Excel spreadsheet and tools, as well as comfort navigating cells and entering numeric and alphabetic information. We highly recommend that you take Basics Excel 2013 - Part 1 first. This class will take the unformatted Excel file created in Excel 1 (you will be supplied this file) and add formatting including: using rules and cell boarders, shading, changing fonts, and using basic formulas. Also explored are simple sorting and filtering of names and numbers and other worksheet operations. Also covered are formatting data with styles along with a quick review of menus, ribbons, save and print functions.

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