Computer Classes

The library is happy to offer computer education and assistance to library patrons free of charge. We offer a variety of structured classes as well as personalized instruction and assistance. Structured class descriptions are listed below, but you are welcome to contact our Technology Librarian to schedule an appointment on a topic of your choosing. Some other topics covered include (but are not limited to):

  • Purchasing new technology- how to choose the right device for you
  • Using a mobile device
  • Tablet assistance (iPad, Kindle Fire, etc.)
  • Using Facebook
  • Optimizing computer performance/strategies to remove and prevent viruses

Using the Library Catalog and Databases
Limit 2 people per session
Tuesdays at 2 p.m. – class is one hour long
If you want to look up a book, audiobook, DVD or CD in our online catalog yourself — or use the catalog or databases from home — this class is for you. Learn how to request items not available in the Morrill Memorial Library from other libraries in the Minuteman Network. In addition, find out how to view the titles you currently have checked out, renew Norwood materials, pay your fines online and change your personal information. Also learn how to request books in advance of publication from our link on the website. Please bring your library card with you.

Computer Skills For Beginners
Limit 2 people per session
Tuesdays at 3 p.m. – class is one hour long
Have you never used a computer before? In this class you will learn basic computer terminology and how to click and scroll like a pro after taking a self-guided tutorial using the mouse and the keyboard. Please bring your library card with you.

Basic Internet
(Some computer skills or Computer Skills for Beginners class required)
Limit 2 people per session
Mondays at 2 p.m. – class is one hour long
This course is geared to those who are already comfortable with a mouse and a keyboard but would like more help learning to navigate the Internet.  This class covers accessing websites, using search engines such as Google, and navigating the library’s homepage. Please bring your library card with you.

Email for Beginners
(Some computer skills or Computer Skills for Beginners class required.)
Limit 1 person per session.
Thursdays at 6 p.m. – class is one hour long.
Wouldn’t you like to be emailing your family and friends? Create your own email account in Gmail (Google Mail) in this class. Learn how to log in and send, receive, forward and delete messages. In addition to your library card, please bring the current email address of someone you know so you can practice sending an email.

Downloading eBooks to Your Device
Limit 2 people per session
Fridays at 11 a.m. – class is one hour long
Learn how to borrow eBooks and download them to your tablet, eReader, or mobile device. Please bring your library card and device with you.

General Technology Assistance

If you need assistance with a specific program (Word, Excel, iTunes, etc.) or device (iPad, smartphone, laptop, etc.) or are unavailable for regular class sessions, we offer scheduled individual or small group sessions. Please contact the Technology Librarian directly or look of a general appointment slot on our online reservations to schedule a time.

Reserve an Appointment slot online:

http://norwoodlibrary.simplybook.me/index/about

or email/call our Technology Librarian to reserve an appointment slot:
Email (preferred): apalmgren@minlib.net
Phone:  781-769-0200 x122

 

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