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Computer Beginners
1-on-1 Training Sessions

Not sure where to begin? Did you know we teach 1-on-1 computer sessions? Our friendly staff can help you develop your computer skills.

Visit the Information Desk or call us at (780) 410-8600 to find out our next available times. You will be asked to register in person, and leave a $5 refundable deposit, prior to each training session.

Computer Basics
No prior knowledge of computers is required or even expected for this training session! We help you with the basics, so you're ready to turn the computer on and go. Some of the topics we cover include...
  • Basic Terminology
  • Mouse / Keyboard
  • The Start Menu
  • Single vs. Double Click
  • Working With Folders
  • Minimize & Maximize
Handout: MS Word 2007 | PDF
iPad Basics
A hand holding an iPadNo prior knowledge of iPads is required or even expected for this training session! We help you with the basics, so you can start getting the most out of your new tablet. Some of the topics we cover include...
  • Buttons and on-screen indicators
  • Touchscreen basics
  • Caring for your iPad
  • The Settings Menu
  • WiFi and connecting to the internet
  • Apple ID
  • Apps
Handout: PDF
Android Basics
A variety of Android tablets and phonesNo prior knowledge of Android devices required or even expected for this training session! We help you with the basics, so you can start getting the most out of your new tablet. Some of the topics we cover include...
  • What is Android?
  • Getting to know the parts of your device
  • Touchscreen basics & zooming
  • Caring for your battery & screen
  • The settings menu: WiFi, Display options, Android version, Google Account
  • The notifications shade & status bar
  • Apps & widgets
  • Organizing your home screen

Please note: We may not be able to cover all these topics in a one-hour session. You can book another one-on-one to complete the topics, if you like.

Handout: PDF

Please note: Android devices can differ significantly from one another. Screenshots and diagrams in our handout may not match your device exactly. We will do our best to help you with your phone or tablet, but we are not experts in every Android device.

Introduction to The Internet
Let us introduce you to all the fun and useful things you can find on the Internet! We'll give you the skills you need to find information for your next trip, read the latest news, and save your favorite websites. You will learn...
  • About Internet & Web
  • How to Use a Browser
  • About Web Addresses
  • About Hyperlinks
  • Search Engine Basics
  • How to Add Favorites
Internet Explorer 7 Handout: MS Word 2007 | PDF

Internet Explorer 6 + Earlier Handout: MS Word 2007 | PDF

Introduction to Email
Want to stay in touch with friends and family? Apply for a job online? Learn how to send resumes, pictures and more through email. We cover how to...
  • Create an Account
  • Choose Passwords
  • Read Messages
  • Send & Reply
  • Delete Messages
  • Sign Out
Please note: We use Hotmail for our basic Introduction to Email session. If you already have an email account from another provider, bring your account information (login + password) and we will do our best to help.

Handout: MS Word 2007 | PDF

Introduction to Microsoft Word
Microsoft Word is a useful software program you can use to create letters, resumes, essays, simple posters and more. Let us show you how to...
  • Create Documents
  • Open & Save
  • Align Text
  • Format
  • Use Fonts
  • Print
Microsoft Word 2007 Handout: MS Word 2007 | PDF

Microsoft Word 2003 + Earlier Handout: MS Word 2003 | PDF

Introduction to Social Networking
There are lots of new sites and services on the Web to help you keep in touch with family, friends, and other people you are interested in. But where do you start? If you want to get started using social networking websites, we can help you set up an account and get connected.
Facebook:
  • Creating an account
  • Navigation on Facebook.com
  • Your home page and news feed
  • Your profile
  • Status updates
  • Account settings and privacy
Twitter:
  • Creating an account
  • Following
  • Hashtags
  • Composing a tweet
  • Account settings and privacy
When you sign up, please choose to focus on either Facebook or Twitter. If you already have an account on another social networking site, we may be able to help you with it if you bring your questions.

Facebook Handout: MS Word 2007 | PDF

Twitter Handout: MS Word 2007 | PDF

Getting Started with Library Downloads
Books with ebook readerWe offer free 1:1 sessions with a library staff member to get started using library eBooks, magazines and other downloads (movies, tv, music, eAudiobooks) on your device.

Please sign up for 1:1s in person at the Information Desk. A refundable $5 deposit is required.

Bring your device, fully charged or with the necessary charging cables.

More help with library downloads

Book A Librarian
Sign up for a free one-on-one session with a librarian and we'll show you how to find books, articles, great websites and more. If you are working on a research project, or just want to learn what the library has to offer, we can help! Feel free to bring your questions!

Available topics include the following:

  • How to find books, music and movies using the library catalogue
  • Using our databases to locate articles from newspapers & magazines
  • Tutorials on specific databases
  • What's on the library website
  • Getting started on a research project
  • Library services like microfilm or assistive technology
  • Other topics of your choosing
To sign up, please visit one of our Information Desks. You will be asked to leave a $5 deposit, which will be returned to you when you come to your session. Various times and days are available. Please contact us for more information.

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