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.

Basic Excel for Office 2013 - Part 1

Wednesday, September 7, 2:00 - 4:00pm. Meeting Room 3

This class is for first-time users of Excel. This two-hour training session 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 PowerPoint for Office 2013

Wednesday, September 21, 2:00 - 4:00pm. Meeting Room 3

This class is for first time users of PowerPoint. This two-hour training session covers the basics of PowerPoint 2013, including review of the menus and ribbons, and creating a simple PowerPoint presentation that contains symbols, pictures, text, and more.  Before taking this class, you should have a good understanding of Microsoft Windows or have taken Introduction to Computers and Word Basics.  

Basic Excel for Office 2013 - Part 2

Wednesday, September 27, 2:00 - 4:00pm. Meeting Room 3

This class is for first-time users of Excel. 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 two-hour 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. 

Basic Word 2013

October 12, 2016 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm. Meeting Room 3

This class is designed for those new to word processing. Learn how to create, format, save/open and cut/copy and paste documents. Basic keyboard knowledge is desirable. Prior use of mouse is required.

Using Word 2013 to Format Your Resume

October 18, 2016 10:30 am-12:00 noon. Meeting Room 3

Using a sample resume, students will learn how to format “paper” documents and prepare an electronic version to post on the Web.  The workshop will also explore job sites, such as Career Builder and Monster. Prerequisites are completing Basic Word or a good working knowledge of Microsoft Word 2013.

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

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