News & Events - Computer Classes

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 - March Flyer

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.

Using Word 2013 To Format Your Resume

Tuesday, March 28, 2:00pm - 3:30 pm
Meeting Room 3

Using a sample resume and cover letter, patrons 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: how to use the Web and Introduction to Microsoft Word 2013.

Intro to Computers I

Tuesday, April 11, 10:30 am
Meeting Room 3

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, navigate the desktop, go to a website, and check e-mail.
For ages 18+ only; maximum of 8 students.
Registration is suggested: please call the Information Services desk at 860-347-2520 or sign up in person.

Smart Searching: Internet Research, Fact Checking, and Staying Safe

Thursday, April 20, 10:30 am
Meeting Room 3

With so much information available on the web, how do you know what’s worth reading? Learn how to locate fact-based information on the Internet using strong search terms and good sources. Participants will learn how to locate information, determine its source, and weigh its credibility. They will also learn how to search beyond Google for articles, images, and other resources.
For ages 18+ only; maximum of 8 students.
Registration is suggested: please call the Information Services desk at 860-347-2520 or sign up in person.

Using Excel to Manage your Investments

Tuesday, April 25, 2017, 2:00 pm
Meeting Room 3

This class will focus on using an Excel spreadsheet to list off of your investments, bank accounts, savings, and stock information in a single location (in case of injury or death in the family).
Drop-in, no registration.

Using Excel to Manage your Household Budget

Wednesday, April 26, 2017 - 2:00 pm
Meeting Room 3

This class is designed to help you plan, manage and understand your finances... and know where your money is being spent!   
Drop-in, no registration.

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