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					                            JUNE 2011 COMPUTER CLASSES
                    CHARLESTON COUNTY PUBLIC LIBRARY LOCATIONS

MAIN LIBRARY, 68 Calhoun Street, downtown: 805-6885

Computer Fundamentals
Introduction to Computers
Unravel the mystery of the computer as you learn the parts of the computer, the difference between hardware and software, what an
operating system is and how files are stored. Practice using the mouse and keyboard, too! No previous computer experience expected.

     Thursday, June 2 from 5:30 – 7:30 p.m.
     Registration begins May 26

     Wednesday, June 22 from 2:30 – 4:30 p.m.
     Registration begins June 15

Using the Mouse and Keyboard
The mouse and keyboard are your computer’s communication tools. Learn how to click, double-click, click and drag and scroll with
the mouse. Then practice typing and editing text, numbers and symbols with the keyboard. No previous computer experience expected.

     Thursday, June 9 from 5:30 – 7:30 p.m.
     Registration begins June 2

     Wednesday, June 29 from 2:30 – 4:30 p.m.
     Registration begins June 22

Working with Windows
Come explore the typical menus, toolbars and dialog boxes you’ll see when working with Windows XP and Microsoft Office 2007.
Learn how to resize windows, open files and make selections from the toolbars. Experience using the mouse and keyboard is expected.

     Thursday, June 16 from 5:30 – 7:30 p.m.
     Registration begins June 9

File Storage and Organization
Discover how to save and organize your computer files more efficiently. Learn how to rename files, move and copy files, create
folders to save files by subject and delete unwanted files. Experience using the mouse and keyboard is expected.

     Thursday, June 23 from 5:30 – 7:30 p.m.
     Registration begins June 16


Digital Photos
Digital Photo Basics
Explore some common features shared by digital cameras, like pixel and zoom settings. Learn how to transfer, organize and print
photos. Practice inserting images into a document and using some simple editing tools. Completion of Internet Basics (or previous
experience) is expected.

     Tuesday, June 7 from 5:30 – 7:30 p.m.
     Registration begins May 31

Digital Photos: Beyond the Basics
Discover some helpful tools for working with digital photos. Learn how to crop and resize photos with Photo Editor and check out
some photo-editing and printing websites, like Picnik and Snapfish. Completion of Digital Photos Basics (or previous experience) is
expected.

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     Tuesday, June 14 from 5:30 – 7:30 p.m.
     Registration begins June 7


Internet Explorer
Internet Basics
Dive into the World Wide Web with Internet Explorer! Learn how to find a website, navigate through web pages, evaluate web sites
and use the Search and Favorites tools. Completion of the Computer Fundamentals series (or previous experience) is expected.

         Saturday, June 4 from 9:30 – 11:30 a.m.
         Registration begins May 28

         Thursday, June 30 from 5:30 – 7:30 p.m.
         Registration begins June 23

Internet: Beyond the Basics
Explore some common search engines like Google and Ask and learn how to enter effective search terms. Practice reviewing the
search results and choosing advanced search options. Completion of Internet Basics (or previous experience) is expected.

         Saturday, June 11 from 9:30 – 11:30 a.m.
         Registration begins June 4

Internet: What Should I Read?
Looking for a few page-turners this summer? Come check out some helpful databases and websites for finding your next “good read.”
Discover ways to keep track of your readings and how to share your recommendations with others, too. Completion of Internet Basics
(or previous experience) is expected.

         Wednesday, June 8 from 2:30 – 4:30 p.m.
         Registration begins June 1

Internet: Online Job Searching
Explore some of the most popular national and local job search sites and practice searching for position openings. Discover helpful
tips for beginning a job search and take a look at some online resume resources. Completion of Internet Basics (or previous
experience) is expected.

         Monday, June 13 from 2:30 – 4:30 p.m.
         Registration begins June 6

Internet: E-mail Essentials
Learn how to send, receive, reply and forward e-mail messages with a Yahoo training account. Practice opening and saving
attachments, organizing messages into folders and creating a contact list. Completion of Internet Basics (or previous experience) is
expected.

         Saturday, June 18 from 9:30 – 11:30 a.m.
         Registration begins June 11

Internet: Virtual Traveler
Take a look at some popular ticket-finding websites, translation and currency-conversion tools and map finders. Whether you’re
traveling to Memphis or Melbourne, these web sites can show you the way! Completion of Internet Basics (or previous experience) is
expected.

         Monday, June 20 from 2:30 – 4:30 p.m.
         Registration begins June 13




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Internet: Google Docs
Learn how to use Google’s free, web-based software to create documents, spreadsheets, and presentations, edit existing Microsoft
Office files, share your work with others in real time, and save your work securely online. Completion of Internet Basics and Word
Basics (or previous experience) is expected.

         Saturday, June 25 from 9:30 – 11:30 a.m.
         Registration begins June 18


Microsoft Access
Access 2007 Basics
Databases store large amounts of related data, like inventory and address lists. Discover the basic tools used to create and modify
related tables, forms, queries and reports in a database. Completion of Excel Basics (or previous experience) is expected.

         Tuesday, June 21 from 9:30 – 11:30 a.m.
         Registration begins June 14

Access 2007: Beyond the Basics
Learn how to import and export data, establish advanced relationships among tables, design complex queries, and modify database
objects in design view. Completion of Access Basics (or previous experience) is expected.

         Tuesday, June 28 from 9:30 – 11:30 a.m.
         Registration begins June 21




Microsoft Excel
Excel 2007 Basics
Explore the parts of a workbook and learn how to enter, edit and duplicate data. Practice inserting formulas, formatting text, resizing
columns, creating charts, renaming and deleting sheets and printing. Completion of Word Basics (or previous experience) is expected.

         Tuesday, June 7 from 9:30 – 11:30 a.m.
         Registration begins May 31


Excel 2007: Beyond the Basics
Learn how to customize a worksheet by inserting and formatting rows and columns, sorting and filtering data, applying additional
formulas and functions and selecting print options. Completion of Excel Basics (or previous experience) is expected.

         Tuesday, June 14 from 9:30 – 11:30 a.m.
         Registration begins June 7


Microsoft PowerPoint
PowerPoint 2007 Basics
Learn how to create an electronic slide show, apply themes and styles, edit and format text, work with images and placeholders and
view your presentation. Completion of Word Basics (or previous experience) is expected.

         Friday, June 17 from 9:30 – 11:30 a.m.
         Registration begins June 10




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PowerPoint 2007: Beyond the Basics
Discover how to insert slides and modify placeholders to display digital photos. Learn how to link to other slides and websites, format
text as WordArt and apply custom animation. Completion of PowerPoint Basics (or previous experience) is expected.

         Friday, June 24 from 9:30 – 11:30 a.m.
         Registration begins June 17


Microsoft Publisher
Publisher 2007 Basics
Publisher can be used to create personalized flyers, cards, newsletters and more. Learn how to customize a template by adding text and
shapes, changing colors, inserting images and formatting text. Completion of Word Basics (or previous experience) is expected.

         Tuesday, June 21 from 5:30 – 7:30 p.m.
         Registration begins June 14

Publisher 2007: Beyond the Basics
Add design elements like sidebars, tables, photo captions and calendars to customize a blank publication. Learn how to add pages,
insert text, change images and link text frames. Completion of Publisher Basics (or previous experience) is expected.

         Tuesday, June 28 from 5:30 – 7:30 p.m.
         Registration begins June 21

Microsoft Word
Word 2007 Basics
Learn how to enter, edit and format text in a document. Practice copying and pasting text and explore common features like spell-
check and ClipArt. Saving and printing tips will also be discussed. Completion of the Computer Fundamentals series (or previous
experience) is expected.

         Friday, June 3 from 9:30 – 11:30 a.m.
         Registration begins May 27

         Thursday, June 9 from 9:30 – 11:30 a.m.
         Registration begins June 2

Word 2007: Beyond the Basics
Practice some of Word’s more advanced features like inserting photos and textboxes, working with tables, adding headers and footers,
setting tabs and creating columns. Completion of Word Basics (or previous experience) is expected.

         Friday, June 10 from 9:30 – 11:30 a.m.
         Registration begins June 3

         Thursday, June 16 from 9:30 – 11:30 a.m.
         Registration begins June 9

Word 2007: Resume Tips and Tools
 Learn how to use a resume template in Microsoft Word to effectively represent your skills and experience. Discover how to
 add and delete fields, format text professionally, and create a cover letter to accompany your resume. Completion of Word
 Basics (or previous experience) is expected.

         Monday, June 6 from 2:30 – 4:30 p.m.
         Registration begins May 31




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Word 2007: Mail Merge Magic
Create an address list in Excel and then merge it with Word to generate personalized letters, envelopes and labels. Learn how to filter
and format the addresses, too. Completion of Word Basics and Excel Basics (or previous experience with both) is expected.


         Thursday, June 23 from 9:30 – 11:30 a.m.
         Registration begins June 16


Word 2007: Tables and Forms
Learn how to create and format a basic table. Then turn it into an electronic form by adding text fields, check boxes, drop-down
menus, and protection. Others will be able to add data without changing the table. Completion of Word Basics (or previous
experience) is expected.

         Thursday, June 30 from 9:30 – 11:30 a.m.
         Registration begins June 23


Library Tools
Library Tools: Catalog Quest
Learn how to search the library catalog to find books, movies, and other materials. Discover the benefits of placing items on hold,
searching by type, and viewing your library account online. Completion of Internet Basics (or previous experience) is expected.

         Wednesday, June 1 from 2:30 – 4:30 p.m.
         Registration begins May 25


Open Computer Lab
Practice your computer software skills during these open lab times. Sign up for a one-hour session (first-come, first served) to use a
wide variety of computer programs, including Internet Explorer, MS Word, MS Excel, MS PowerPoint and MS Publisher. Staff will
be available to assist you during these sessions.

         Sundays, June 5, 12, 19, 26 from 2:00 – 5:00 p.m.
         Mondays, June 6, 13, 20, 27 from 9:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. and 5:30 – 8:00 p.m.
         Tuesdays, June 7, 14, 21, 28 from 12:00 – 4:30 p.m.
         Wednesdays, June 1, 8, 15, 22, 29 from 9:00 a.m.– 2:00 p.m. and 5:30 – 8:00 p.m.
         Thursdays, June 2, 9, 16, 23, 30 from 12:00 – 4:30 p.m.
         Fridays, June 3, 10, 17, 24 from 12:00 – 6:00 p.m.
         Saturdays, June 4, 11, 18, 25 from 1:00 – 6:00 p.m.



DORCHESTER ROAD REGIONAL LIBRARY, 6325 Dorchester Road: 552-6466

Computer Basics (adults)
Tuesday, June 21 from 1 – 2 p.m.                                                          Registration starts 6/14
Learn the basic components of the computer. Perfect for beginners, participants will leave the session knowing how to identify the
various parts of the computer and understanding how these parts work. Space is limited to four people. Call 552-6466 or stop by the
Information Desk to register.

E-mail Basics (adults)
Wednesday, June 22 from 1 – 2 p.m.                                                               Registration starts 6/14
Learn how to create and use an e-mail account, including how to send and receive e-mail and send attachments. Space is limited to
four people. Call 552-6466 or stop by the Information Desk to register.
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Introduction to the Internet
Thursday, June 23 from 1 – 2 p.m.                                                                  Registration starts 6/14
This class provides an overview of how the internet is structured and introduces searching on the World Wide Web. Space is limited
to four people. Call 552-6466 or stop by the Information Desk to register.

JOHN’S ISLAND REGIONAL LIBRARY, 3531 Maybank Highway: 559-1945
Computer Basics (adults/young adults)
Tuesday, June 7 from 10 a.m. – 12 p.m.                                                            Registration starts 5/24
This program provides a basic introduction to the personal computer and its parts. Learn how to use the mouse and navigate the
computer screen. There is time for hands-on practice. No computer experience necessary.

Files and Folders (adults/young adults)
Tuesday, June 21 from 10 a.m. – 12 p.m.                                                   Registration starts 6/7
Learn how to organize your computer files more effectively. Basic concepts include: creating a file or document, creating folders,
naming folders and saving document in a folder and deleting files. Prerequisite: Computer Basics will be helpful.

Internet Basics (adults/young adults)
Tuesday, June 28 from 10 a.m. – 12 p.m.                                                 Registration starts 6/14
An introduction to the Internet, focusing on the World Wide Web, using Internet Explorer. Provides an overview of how the Internet
is structured and introduces searching on the World Wide Web. Prerequisite: Some experience using a mouse will be helpful.

Keyboard Basics (adults/young adults)
Tuesday, June 14 from 10 a.m. – 12 p.m.                                                 Registration starts 5/31
Basic orientation to using the computer keyboard. Learn to be a more efficient keyboarder. General instruction and hands-on
practice. No computer experience is necessary.


OTRANTO ROAD REGIONAL LIBRARY, 2261 Otranto Road: 572-4094
Using the Mouse and Keyboard
Monday, June 13 from 6:30 – 7:30 p.m.
The mouse and keyboard are your computer’s communication tools. Learn how to click, double-click, drag, and scroll with the
mouse. Practice typing and editing text with the keyboard.

Trident One Stop: Virtual One Stop
Thursday, June 16 from 6:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m
Join a Trident One Stop Counselor to learn about the new South Carolina Virtual One Stop (VOS) system for filing unemployment
claims and employment searches.

Word 2007 Basics
Monday, June 20 from 6:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
Learn how to enter, edit, and format text in a document. Practice copying and pasting, and explore spell check, ClipArt, saving and
printing.




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                Media interested in learning more about events at the Charleston County Public Library should contact
               the Library’s Public Relations and Marketing Department at 843/805-6819 or publicrelations@ccpl.org.




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