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Morrisson Reeves Library has a computer lab located in the lower level of the building. We offer free classes to the public. The classes are listed in order of difficulty and should be considered in sequence.  All computer classes require some familiarity with the computer/typewriter keyboard.


Basic Core Classes:

INTRODUCTION TO COMPUTERS AND THE INTERNET
Three-day course designed for the non-computer user or for those with limited computer experience; we will identify the parts of the computer system, storage media, and software available in our computer lab at the library. Instructions will include the start-up and shut-down of a computer, using a mouse, fundamentals of the Microsoft Windows Operating System, and the basics of using the internet.

INTERNET SEARCHING
Two-day course that covers basic browser usage with examples and fun exercises, including typing web addresses and visiting websites. This session will also show you how to manage your favorite websites and how to use keywords to search on the web. On day 2, we will learn how to use email. We will set-up e-mail accounts, send and receive email, and work with attachments (send pictures and documents). You will also learn the differences between CC and BCC.
Prerequisite Class: Intro to Computers (If you have a working knowledge of computers - this prerequisite is not necessary.)

MICROSOFT WORD
Three-day course that covers the basics of document creation, editing, and formatting. This class will also cover outlining, business letter templates and resume templates.
Prerequisite Class: Intro to Computers (If you have a working knowledge of computers - this prerequisite is not necessary.)

KINDLE AT MRL
Learn how to use the library’s downloadable eBook services with your Kindle. Bring your library card, library PIN #, and amazon.com account login information.
Prerequisite Class: Intro to Computers (If you have a working knowledge of computers - this prerequisite is not necessary.)

NON-KINDLE EBOOKS AT MRL
Learn how to use the library’s downloadable eBook services with your e-Reader device. Bring your library card and PIN #. The Adult Department can issue a PIN#.
Prerequisite Class: Intro to Computers (If you have a working knowledge of computers - this prerequisite is not necessary.)

AUDIOBOOKS AT MRL
Learn how to use the library’s downloadable audiobook services with your home devices. Bring your library card and PIN #. The Adult Department can issue a PIN#.
Prerequisite Class: Intro to Computers (If you have a working knowledge of computers - this prerequisite is not necessary.)


Advanced Classes:

ADVANCED MICROSOFT WORD
Three-day course that covers how to insert pictures and work within a text box. Learn how to mail merge and print envelops and labels.
Prerequisite Class: Microsoft Word

MICROSOFT EXCEL
Two-day course that covers how to create, edit, format, and print basic spreadsheets. You will also create formulas, use “AutoFill”, make charts/graphs, and transfer information from one spreadsheet to another.
Prerequisite Class: Microsoft Word

MICROSOFT POWERPOINT
Three-day course that covers creating slide show presentations on the computer screen that can be projected for a presentation. Learn to enter text, ClipArt, sounds, and music to make a presentation that is enhanced with formatting and transitions.
Prerequisite Class: Microsoft Word

SCANNER BASICS
Introduces images, files, and file handling. You will learn how to scan images using a portable scanner and practice scanning and printing images. Learn how to place scanned pictures on a portable data storage device or CD to have access later on.
Prerequisite Class: Intro to Computers

MICROSOFT ACCESS
Learn how to use and create databases, build and manipulate tables, create forms, perform queries, and create reports.
Prerequisite Class: Microsoft Excel

ANCESTRY.COM BASICS (NEW CLASS!)
One day genealogy course using ancestry.com to research your family. This class places special emphasis on analyzing and verifying evidence, so you can compile the most accurate genealogy possible.
Prerequisite Class: Internet Searching or comparable knowledge


ADVANCED INTERNET SEARCHING
Learn a little about the history of the Internet and how it works. Learn how to effectively search, Boolean logic, and how to make and maintain bookmarks. Enjoy and overview of a wide variety of exciting resources that Morrisson-Reeves Library is creating and buying for you to use, including the card catalog, INSPIRE, Chilton Auto Repair Reference Center, Local History Site, Reference USA business database, and much more.
Prerequisite Class: Internet Searching


REGISTRATION POLICY

Please read before registering for classes!

Our computer lab is equipped with 5 computers available for instruction and one teaching station.  Therefore, class size is limited to no more than 5 individuals for any scheduled training session.  To take any of our computer training classes, you must register with at the A-V Desk in person or by phone at 765-966-8291 ext. 111 or through our web site. 

Registration for any of our individual sessions or series (such as Microsoft Word, Excel, etc.) begins no earlier than two weeks before the date of the class. 

For the sake of others wanting to take computer training and are not able to register for classes due to full registration, please notify our Audio-Visual Staff as soon as you know that you will not be able to attend a session for which you are registered so that your slot is made available to someone else.

We appreciate your cooperation in making our computer training available to as many individuals as possible.

 

 

 


 

 

 

 

 


 


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Richmond, IN 47374-3079
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