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
This class will teach you the basics that will prepare you for the path of learning on your own. We recommend that all
students practice using a mouse before class. Ask the Technology Center staff to show you how.
Saturdays at 3:00 p.m. in the Main Library Learning Lab
September 6, October 4, November 1, November 29, January 24 and February 21

Word Processing Basics
Take this simple overview of one of the most useful programs around. Word processing skills come in handy almost everywhere.
Saturdays at 3:00 p.m. in the Main Library Learning Lab
September 20, October 18, November 15, December 13, January 10 and February 7


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
September 16, October 21, November 18, January 27 and February 17

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.

One-On-One Job Search
Spend thirty minutes with a staff member polishing your resume, brushing up on computer skills and exploring employment websites. Whether you need a new job or just want to explore your options, we want to get you started with personal attention.
Appointments are available Tuesdays between 7:00 p.m. and 8:00 p.m.
September 9, October 7, November 4, December 9, January 6 and February 3
Thursdays between 10:00 a.m. and 11:00 a.m.
September 11, October 9, November 6, December 11, January 8 and February 5

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.