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Technology Training

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Please call (843) 805-6885 to register for classes. 

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Computer Fundamentals
Explore the basics of PC usage, learn the parts of the computer and how to use the mouse and keyboard to navigate windows. Discover how to save and organize files, too. Perfect for beginners or those seeking review.

Getting Started with Computers
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 is expected.
  
Otranto Road Regional Library
Tuesday, April 4 from 1:30-3:30 p.m.
Registration begins March 28
 
Main Library
Saturday, April 8 from 9:30-11:30 a.m.
Registration begins March 31  
    
Using the Mouse and Keyboard
Practice clicking, double-clicking, clicking and dragging, and scrolling with the mouse. Then practice typing and editing text, numbers and symbols with the keyboard. No previous computer experience is expected.

Main Library
Thursday, March 9 from 1:30-3:30 p.m.

Registration begins March 2

Saturday, April 15 from 9:30-11:30 a.m.
Registration begins April 8  
 
Otranto Road Regional Library
Tuesday, April 11 from 1:30-3:30 p.m.
Registration begins April 4 

Working with Windows
Explore the typical menus, toolbars and dialog boxes you’ll see when working with Windows 10 and Microsoft Office 2016. Learn how to resize windows, open files and make selections from the toolbars. Experience using the mouse and keyboard is expected.

Main Library
Thursday, March 16 from 1:30-3:30 p.m.

Registration begins March 9

Saturday, April 22 from 9:30-11:30 a.m.
Registration begins April 15 
 
Otranto Road Regional Library
Tuesday, April 18 from 1:30-3:30 p.m.
Registration begins April 11

 

Creating and Organizing Files
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.

Main Library
Thursday, March 23 from 1:30-3:30 p.m.

Registration begins March 16

Saturday, April 29 from 9:30-11:30 a.m.
Registration begins April 22  

Otranto Road Regional Library
Tuesday, April 25 from 1:30-3:30 p.m.
Registration begins April 18 

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Web Essentials
The Internet is a fascinating resource. Learn some effective search strategies and how to stay safe online. Specific topics like email and job searching also will be covered. Completion of Computer Fundamentals is suggested.

Searching the Web
Dive into the World Wide Web with Google Chrome. Learn how to find a website, understand URLs, navigate web pages, evaluate sites, and set favorites. Completion of Computer Fundamentals or previous experience is expected.

Mt. Pleasant Regional Library 
Thursday, April 6 from 1:30-3:30 p.m.
Registration begins March 30 
 
Finding Popular Sites and Apps
Conduct efficient searches, and take a look at some common video, shopping and social media sites, and their related apps. Discuss online threats and virus protection. Completion of Searching the Web or previous experience is expected.

John's Island Regional Library
Tuesday, March 14 from 10 a.m.-12 p.m.

Registration begins March 7

Mt. Pleasant Regional Library
Thursday, April 13 from 1:30-3:30 p.m.
Registration begins April 6 

Exploring Email and Contacts 
Practice sending and receiving messages, adding file attachments, organizing with folders, and creating contacts. Completion of Searching the Web or previous experience is expected. 

John's Island Regional Library
Tuesday, March 21 from 10 a.m.-12 p.m.

Registration begins March 14

Mt. Pleasant Regional Library
Thursday, April 20 from 1:30-3:30 p.m.
Registration begins April 13 
 
Staying Safe Online 
Learn about the most common online threats and how to stay protected while you search the Web and work with email. Completion of Searching the Web or previous experience is expected.
 
Mt. Pleasant Regional Library
Thursday, April 27 from 1:30-3:30 p.m.
Registration begins April 20 

Learning How to Code
Explore the fundamentals of HTML. Practice typing code that includes formatted text, a hyperlink, a table, and a photograph. Proficiency with the keyboard and internet is expected.

Main Library
Friday, March 17 from 9:30-11:30 a.m.

Registration begins March 10

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Job Prep Tools

Writing a Resume
Use a Word resume template to effectively represent your experiences. Adjust the layout and format text professionally. Completion of Basic Word 2016 or previous experience is expected.

Main Library
Wednesday, March 15 from 9:30-11:30 a.m.

Registration begins March 8
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Cloud Storage Solutions

Introducing Google Drive
Use Google's apps to create and share documents. Learn about cloud storage and online collaboration. Searching the Web and Basic Word 2016 or previous experience is expected.

Main Library
Wednesday, March 22 from 9:30-11:30 a.m.

Registration begins March 15
 
Introducing Microsoft OneDrive
Use Microsoft's apps to create and share documents. Learn about cloud storage and online collaboration. Searching the Web and Basic Word 2016 or previous experience is expected.
 
Main Library
Thursday, April 27 from 5:30-7:30 p.m.
Registration begins April 20 
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Basic Office 2016
Get to know the most popular Microsoft Office programs. Learn how to create, format and print attractive documents, spreadsheets, slide shows and publications. Completion of Computer Fundamentals is suggested.  

Basic Word 2016
Type, edit, and format text in a document. Practice copying and pasting, adding an image, saving and printing the document. Completion of Computer Fundamentals or previous experience is expected.

John’s Island Regional Library
Tuesday, April 4 from 10 a.m.-12 p.m.
Registration begins March 28
 
Main Library
Thursday, April 6 from 5:30-7:30 p.m.
Registration begins March 30  

Basic Excel 2016
Create a workbook with formatted text, simple formulas and multiple sheets. Practice creating a chart and printing, too. Completion of Word: The Basics or previous experience is expected.

Dorchester Road Regional Library
Tuesday, March 14 from 1:30-3:30 p.m.

Registration begins March 7
 
Main Library
Thursday, April 13 from 5:30-7:30 p.m.
Registration begins April 6 
 
John’s Island Regional Library
Tuesday, April 18 from 10 a.m.-12 p.m.
Registration begins April 11 

Basic PowerPoint 2016
Design a slide show with formatted text, images and a design theme. Explore the various views and show settings. Completion of Basic Word 2016 or previous experience is expected.

Dorchester Road Regional Library
Tuesday, March 21 from 1:30-3:30 p.m.

Registration begins March 14

Main Library
Thursday, April 20 from 5:30-7:30 p.m.
Registration begins April 13
 
Basic Publisher 2016
Create a flyer by customizing a built-in template. Add shapes and images, choose color and font schemes, and explore layers. Completion of Basic Word 2016 or previous experience is expected.
 
Main Library
Tuesday, April 4 from 5:30-7:30 p.m.
Registration begins March 28

Basic Access 2016
Discover the basic tools used to create and modify related tables, forms, queries, and reports in a database. Completion of Advanced Excel 2016 or previous experience is expected.

Main Library
Tuesday, March 21 from 5:30-7:30 p.m.

Registration begins March 14

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More with Office 2016

Excel: Analyzing with Formulas and Charts
Learn how to apply advanced formatting options, add and edit charts, and link worksheets in a workbook. Review some popular functions and how to move and rename sheets. Completion of Advanced Excel 2016 or previous experience is expected.

Main Library
Saturday, March 18 from 9:30-11:30 a.m.

Registration begins March 11

Excel: Building Better Workbooks
Make your spreadsheets work for you by incorporating drop-down lists, conditional formatting to color-code data, and cell comments. Discuss the benefits of protecting your workbook. Completion of Advanced Excel 2016 or previous experience is expected.

Main Library
Saturday, March 25 from 9:30-11:30 a.m.

Registration begins March 18

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Advanced Office 2016

Advanced Excel 2016

Learn how to customize a worksheet. Insert and format rows and columns, sort and filter data, apply functions, and select print options. Completion of Basic Excel 2016 or previous experience is expected.

Main Library
Saturday, March 11 from 9:30-11:30 a.m.

Registration begins March 4

John’s Island Regional Library
Tuesday, April 25 from 10 a.m.-12 p.m.
Registration begins April 18
 
Advanced Word 2016
Practice some of Word's more advanced features like inserting photos and text boxes, working with tabs and tables, and adding shapes and page borders. Completion of Basic Word 2016 or previous experience is expected.

Main Library
Wednesday, March 8 from 9:30-11:30 a.m.

Registration begins March 1

John’s Island Regional Library
Tuesday, April 11 from 10 a.m.-12 p.m.
Registration begins April 4 

Advanced Publisher 2016
Add design elements like sidebars, tables, photo captions, and calendars to create a newsletter from a blank publication. Insert pages, text, and images and link text boxes. Completion of Basic Publisher 2016 or previous experience is expected.

Main Library
Tuesday, April 11 from 5:30-7:30 p.m.
Registration begins April 4

Advanced Access 2016
Import and export data, establish advanced relationships, design complex queries, and modify objects in design view. Completion of Basic Access 2016 or previous experience is expected.

Main Library
Thursday, March 23 from 5:30-7:30 p.m.

Registration begins March 16

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Picture Pointers  

Managing Your Photos
Explore some common features shared by digital cameras, like pixel and zoom settings. Learn how to transfer, organize and print photos. Practice using some simple editing tools. Completion of Creating and Organizing Files or previous experience is expected.

John's Island Regional Library
Tuesday, March 28 from 10 a.m.-12 p.m.

Registration begins March 21
 
Main Library
Tuesday, April 18 from 5:30-7:30 p.m.
Registration begins April 11 

Editing and Sharing Photos
Learn how to use software and websites to import, organize and edit photos. Create a web album for sharing photos, and look at some photo gift ideas, too. Completion of Managing Your Photos and Searching the Web or previous experience is expected.

Main Library
Friday, March 10 from 9:30-11:30 a.m.

Registration begins March 3

Tuesday, April 25 from 5:30-7:30 p.m.
Registration begins April 18 
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Technology Programs and Assistance

Digital Drop-In
Try out popular devices, receive help with a new gadget, or try out the South Carolina Talking Book technology that features text-to-speech devices, magnifiers and computer software for the blind and visually impaired. Registration is not required, but appointments are first come, first served. Additional appointments may be necessary. 

Mt. Pleasant Regional Library
Monday, April 17 from 1:30-3:30 p.m. 

20 Tips for Your iPhone or iPad
Bring your iPhone or iPad or come and watch and practice 20 tips every iOS owner should know! Registration is not required.

Hurd St. Andrews Regional Library
Thursday, March 16 from 5:30-7 p.m.

20 Tips for Your Android Phone or Tablet
Bring your Android tablet or smartphone or come and watch and practice 20 tips every Android owner should know! Registration is not required.

Hurd St. Andrews Regional Library
Thursday, March 9 from 5:30-7 p.m.

Pinterest 101
You can use Pinterest to plan a garden, bookmark recipes to try, gather decorating ideas, and more! Learn how to search the site, "pin" and "repin," create inspiration boards, and follow your friends. Demonstration only. Registration is not required.

Otranto Road Regional Library
Wednesday, March 15 from 2-3:30 p.m.

Cable-Free TV
Learn about some popular options for viewing shows and movies via the Web, including watching on your PC and connecting Web-enabled devices like Roku and Chromecast to your TV. Demonstration only. Registration not required.

Dorchester Road Regional Library
Wednesday, April 12 from 10:30 a.m.-12 p.m. 

Digital Music Demo
Explore how to stream the music you like for free and how to download tracks from Amazon, iTunes, and CCPL's Freegal. Learn how to convert CDs and how to sync to mp3 players, too! Demonstration only. Registration not required.

Main Library, 2nd Floor Classroom
Tuesday, March 14 from 6-7:30 p.m.

Tech Help: Book-a-Librarian 
Have a technology question? Need help formatting your resume or completing a job application? Want to learn how to use the library's downloadable media on your tablet, phone, eReader or laptop? Call the reference department at 843-849-6161, and make an appointment with a librarian for a 30-minute face-to-face session.

Mt. Pleasant Regional Library
Throughout March

Skype Me!
Do you have a computer with a webcam and Internet access?  You can use Skype to chat with family and friends. Learn about this free video-calling site, and practice having a live chat. We’ll talk about similar products like FaceTime and Google Hangouts, too.

Main Library, Second Floor Classroom
Wednesday, April 5 from 10:30 a.m.-12 p.m. 
 
Email Marketing with MailChimp
Grab your customers’ attention with newsletters from MailChimp. This free service allows you to design newsletter campaigns and efficiently manage your mailing lists. Learn how to use templates, import contacts and send a newsletter. Demonstration only. Registration is not required.
 
Main Library, Second Floor Classroom
Wednesday, April 19 from 10:30 a.m.-12 p.m.

Blog about It
Blogs are all over the Web. These online journals are written by everyone from journalists to grandmothers in order to chronicle and comment on world events, life or work. Explore some popular blog types, and learn how to start your own. Demonstration only. No registration required.

Main Library, Second Floor Classroom

Wednesday, April 26 from 10:30 a.m.-12 p.m. 

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