Free Computer Classes at Shaker Library
Shaker Library offers a variety of FREE, one-and-a-half-hour computer classes.  Registration is required and begins four weeks before the class; please call the Main Library Computer Center: 216-991-2030 x 2385. If you reach the library’s automated attendant, choose Option 8 to reach the Computer Center.

July and August Computer Class Offerings
Understanding the functions of a computer can make life easier and more enjoyable. Learn how to store and catalog photographs and music; watch movies; play games; create art; interact with friends; manage your finances, and perform many other tasks using your home computer. Take one of our free classes. You will be pleased when you master a new computer skill.

 ASK THE TECH TRAINER
The technology trainer will be waiting to help you in the Computer Center.
Drop in. No appointment is necessary to get one-on-one time with the trainer.
2-4 PM Saturdays
July 1, July 15, July 29 
August 12 and August 26
JULY CLASSES

10-11:30 AM Saturday, July 1 Excel 2013 I

Excel is a great way to track budgets, analyze data, and make charts. Learn the basics of spreadsheet construction: how to enter, edit, sort, and format data. We will also go over how to do basic calculations.   Proficiency with a keyboard and mouse are required for this class. 

10-11:30 AM Thursday, July 6: Facebook
Learn how to keep in touch by making and editing a Facebook profile. Plus, we will cover information about keeping your private details private in the Age of the Internet.   Proficiency with a keyboard and mouse and an email address and password are required for this class.

10-11:30 AM Saturday, July 15: Excel 2013 II
Explore the ways Excel can display data as tables or visualize your information with charts. Learn how to sort data, use autofill, and use formulas.   Concepts covered in the   Excel 2013 I class are required for this class.

10-11:30 AM Saturday, July 29: Excel 2013 III
Find trends in your data or organize it in useful ways! Learn to create Pivot Tables to display data in different ways. We will review Pivot Charts and conditional formatting, which offer dynamic ways to present your information graphically.   Concepts covered in the   Excel 2013 I and II classes are required for this class.

AUGUST CLASSES

6:30-8:30 PM Tuesday, August 1: Photoshop Elements 13: Photo Restoration
Learn to touch up old photos and apply photo effects with Photoshop Elements 13. We will go over removing scratches and creases, fixing faded colors, and cropping photos on a selection of example digital photos.   Proficiency with a keyboard and mouse are required for this class.

10-11:30 AM Thursday, August 3: Welcome to the Internet I
Learn the basics of the Internet, including how to use a browser, search the Web, navigate within a website, and the meaning of all of those acronyms and buzzwords you keep seeing.   This class builds on ideas covered in Computers for Beginners. 10-11:30 AM Saturday, August 12: Word 2013 I
Microsoft Word is the premier way to create and edit documents. Learn the basics of fonts, paragraphs, page layout, saving, proofing, and printing a document.   Proficiency with a keyboard and mouse are required for this class.

You can’t believe everything you see on the Internet. In this class, you’ll learn about the tools used to make those interesting composited images you’ve seen online: cutting out parts from  image  and making it blend into another, arranging elements in your image with layers, and applying filters.   Proficiency with a keyboard and mouse are required for this class.

10-11:30 AM Thursday, August 17: Welcome to the Internet II
Learn how to use Google’s powerful hidden search options to run effective web searches and evaluate your search results. We will also take a look at alternative search engines and why you might want to use them.   This class builds on ideas covered in Computers for Beginners and Welcome to the Internet classes.

10-11:30 AM Saturday, August 26: Word 2013 II
Learn to create mass mailings with Mail Merge, how to track changes from multiple users in a single document, and insert footnotes, citations, and captions.   Concepts covered in the   Word 2013 I and II classes are required for this class.

7-8:30 PM Tuesday, August 29: LastPass
Keeping your online accounts secure is an important part of using the Internet. Instead of remembering all of those passwords let a secure LastPass account do it for you. The tech trainer will help you set up a LastPass account. Then you will learn how to store login information and use LastPass’s browser extension and smartphone app to log into your online accounts.   An email address and proficiency with a keyboard, mouse, and web browser are required for this class.

Lynda.com is now available to all Shaker Library cardholders! Learn how to develop new professional skills through thousands of excellent and free online courses.   A Shaker library card and proficiency with a keyboard, mouse, and web browser are required.

Lynda.com
Can't make it to the classes? Learn a new skill online, at your own pace, on your own time! Lynda.com is a leading online learning platform that offers 6,034 courses in Business, Technology and Creative Skills taught by industry experts.  Your Shaker Library card gives you access to top-quality courses taught by recognized industry experts. Once you have logged into lynda.com with your library card number and PIN you must create a personalized lynda.com account by entering your name and e-mail address. Connect. Learn. Grow.