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

Basic Excel for Office 2013 - Part 2

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

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.

Make Holiday and Gift Cards with Microsoft Publisher, Word and Excel

Wednesday December 7, 2:00 – 4:00 pm
Meeting Room 3

Use Microsoft Publisher, Word and Excel to make holiday cards, gift cards, place cards and other items for Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanzaa, and New Year’s. All items can be customized and personalized. Bring your creativity and a flash drive to take documents home to your printer. If you don’t have a printer, there will be opportunities to print at the library. Bring your own ink-jet ready special paper, printable certificates or cardstock, or use our paper.  
Drop-in, no registration.

Intro to Computers II

Tuesday, December 13
10:30am-11:30 am
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.

Last Minute Gifts for Little or No Money Using Microsoft Publisher

Wednesday December 21, 2:00 – 4:00 pm
Meeting Room 3

Resize your photos to fit your picture frame. No picture frame? Make a border using Publisher. Bring your digital photos or scan paper pictures and slides from your collection. Make certificates for your “World’s Greatest__________”. Use your imagination to create coupons redeemable for chores, dinners or hugs.  Think gifts from the heart not the pocketbook. Bring your own ink-jet ready special paper, printable certificates or cardstock or use our paper. Bring picture frames or carefully measured dimensions for your frame.
Drop-in, no registration.

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