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Computer & Internet Classes at Main Library

Free Instruction
Classes meet only once. Reservations are available one month before the day of the class. To register, please stop in or call
(216) 226-8275, ext. 127.

Computer Basics
You can do this. We recommend that all students practice using a mouse before class. Ask the Technology Center staff to show you how.
Thursdays at 10:00 a.m. in the Main Library Learning Lab
March 12, March 26, April 16, April 30, May 14, May 28, June 11, June 25, July 16, July 30, August 13 and August 27

Word Processing Basics
This overview of one of the most useful programs around teaches essential skills that can be used anywhere.
Wednesdays at 10:00 a.m. in the Main Library Learning Lab
March 18, April 15, May 20, June 17, July 22 and August 19

Internet Search Skills
Discover what’s been waiting for you online while learning search strategies.
Wednesdays at 10:00 a.m. in the Main Library Learning Lab
March 4, April 1, May 6, June 3, July 8 and August 5

One-On-One Job Search
Spend a half hour with an instructor polishing your resume, brushing up on computer skills and exploring employment websites.
Appointments are available Tuesdays between 7:00 p.m. and 8:00 p.m.
March 3, March 17, April 7, April 21, May 5, May 19, June 2, June 16, July 7, July 21, August 4 and August 18
Thursdays between 10:00 a.m. and 11:00 a.m.

March 5, March 19, April 9, April 23, May 7, May 21, June 4, June 18, July 9, July 23, August 6 and August 20

Hands-On Help with eReaders
Do you own a shiny, new eReader, but don’t know how to download any of the thousands of free titles that are available through the Library? Make an appointment with a knowledgeable staff member who can show you  around the bells and whistles of your device, whether it’s a Kindle, Nook, iPad, iPhone or something else entirely. Let’s talk.
Thursday Nights at the Madison Branch - Call (216)228-7428
Sunday Nights at the Main Library - Call (216)226-8275 ext. 127

Introduction to Ancestry: Library Edition
The Ancestry genealogy resource is free to use every day at the Library. How far back would you like to trace your family tree? Genealogist Deborah Abbott will show you how to unlock the secrets held by census reports, military records, birth certificates and death notices in this hands-on workshop. Unravel your history with professional results.
Tuesdays at 6:00 p.m. in the Main Library Learning Lab
March 31, April 28, May 26, June 30 and August 25

Learning Lab Hours for Students and Job Seekers
What if you need more time? The Main Library now offers extra computer time for job seekers, students, distance learners or anyone looking to learn a new skill. You can use this extra time for your own pursuits or take a self-taught course through Learning Express Library—an OPLIN educational resource provided by the State of Ohio that offers free online lessons for numerous software applications and test preparation for the GED, SAT, ASVAB, Nursing Exams and countless other standardized tests. These computers are self serve. Patrons must provide their own headphones, which are required for many classes. Everyone else is encouraged to bring a pair for silent enjoyment. Please note that Learning Lab computers will be monitored remotely by staff. The same printing privileges and other rules apply.
No Appointment Neccessary. Library Card Required.
Limited Availability During Classes and Other Events.
Monday through Saturday, 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. and 6:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

LearningExpressLibrary
Are you a self-motivated person who’s ready to step up and pursue your goals? Find practice tests and study materials for your upcoming GED, SAT, AP or Civil Service exam and other standardized tests here. You can also learn how to use popular software programs, build new skills, become a citizen and even sell real estate. There are hundreds of free courses from which to choose.

Job and Career Accelerator
With this innovative job-hunting system from the Ohio Web Library, you can access detailed career information and find new opportunities that match your skills and interests, search millions of local and national job postings, create professional resumes and cover letters for any job, practice interview skills and track your progress all in one place.