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computer & technology training

Kent | Main Library | Mott

Technology moves at lightning speed, and we want to help you move right along with it! Our free computer and technology programs (~90 per month) are designed to meet customers at whatever level of knowledge they are at, from novices to seasoned users.

Make an appointment with our experts:
Kent: Tuesday - Friday, 9:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Main Library: Monday - Saturday, 1:30 - 4:30 p.m.
Mott: Monday - Wednesday, 2 - 4 p.m. and Thursday - Friday, 9 a.m. - noon

For more information, to ask our Computers & Media Department a question about technology or to set up an appointment, call 419.259.5200 or email below.

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Computer & Technology Programs

Open Computer Lab

Saturday Jan. 18
at 9:00 a.m.

Location: Kent

Receive assistance with resumes, cover letters, online job applications, typing, Microsoft Office, census help, and more. A tech trainer will be present to answer questions and provide assistance.

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Microsoft Excel for Beginners

Tuesday Jan. 21
at 2:00 p.m.

Location: Kent

Learn how to create spreadsheets, format data, and utilize formulas using Microsoft Excel.

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Introduction to the Studio Lab

Tuesday Jan. 21
at 6:00 p.m.

Location: Mott

Learn what you can create in our new studio space! Library staff will be available to demonstrate and answer questions. Different activities highlighted every month.

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Learning Circle: How to Become a Recording Engineer

Tuesday Jan. 21
at 6:00 p.m.

Location: Main Library

Want to learn how to become a recording engineer? A learning circle is a group for learners who complete online courses together.

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Computer Basics

Wednesday Jan. 22
at 9:30 a.m.

Location: Kent

This hands-on class is an introduction to the computer and includes a mouse tutorial. This class is a 2-week series. Please contact the Kent Branch at 419-259-5340 to register.

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Internet Basics

Wednesday Jan. 22
at 11:00 a.m.

Location: Kent

Learn basic Internet terms, how to browse pre-selected websites, and search using a search engine.

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Get Device Advice

Get advice on smartphones, tablets or laptops!

Have questions about your electronic device? Need information on the best new device for you? Interested in learning how to access eMedia available with your Library card?

Our Device Advice sessions are free and open to the public. Customers can walk in anytime during the session and get guidance and answers in a casual and relaxed format.

Device Advice Programs

Device Advice

Tuesday Feb. 11
at 9:00 a.m.

Location: Oregon

Do you have questions about a smartphone, tablet, or laptop? Need information on the best new device for you? Drop in and get guidance and answers in a casual and relaxed format.

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Device Advice

Tuesday Mar. 10
at 9:00 a.m.

Location: Oregon

Do you have questions about a smartphone, tablet, or laptop? Need information on the best new device for you? Drop in and get guidance and answers in a casual and relaxed format.

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Device Advice

Tuesday Apr. 14
at 9:00 a.m.

Location: Oregon

Do you have questions about a smartphone, tablet, or laptop? Need information on the best new device for you? Drop in and get guidance and answers in a casual and relaxed format.

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Learn Online

Can't make it to our in-person computer programs? Learn online at your own pace!

Digital Learn

New to computers or haven't used them for a while? For those who are a little unsure or uncomfortable, or just need a bit of a refresher, Digital Learn helps users tackle technology and gain the confidence needed to succeed.

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GCFLearnFree.org

Provides high quality, innovative learning opportunities to anyone who wants to improve their technology, literacy and/or math skills. Offers information on more than 180 topics through 2,000 lessons, 800+ videos and over 50 interactive activities and games.

School Information
Grade Levels: elementary, middle school and high school
Subjects: art, English/language arts, health, math and technology

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Pro Seniors

Committed to helping seniors access information and resources. Includes a collection of pamphlets, legal forms and directories to either print out or complete online. Covers topics such as power of attorney, wills, medical directives, expungement eligibility and more!

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Techboomers

Free videos and article tutorials on how to use popular websites like Netflix, Amazon and Gmail as well as various social networks. Tutorials are geared towards baby boomer, senior learners and inexperienced internet users.

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