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Technology Training

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Tech Team Quarterly Catalog

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, Oct. 3 from 1:30-3:30 p.m.

Registration begins Sept. 26

Main Library
Friday, Oct. 13 from 9:30-11:30 a.m.

Registration begins Oct. 5

Main Library
Monday, Nov. 20 from 9:30-11:30 a.m.

Registration begins Nov. 13

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.

Otranto Road Regional Library
Tuesday, Oct. 10 from 1:30-3:30 p.m.

Registration begins Oct. 3

Main Library
Friday, Oct. 20 from 9:30-11:30 a.m.

Registration begins Oct. 13

Main Library
Monday, Nov. 27 from 9:30-11:30 a.m.

Registration begins Nov. 20

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.

Otranto Road Regional Library
Tuesday, Oct. 17 from 1:30-3:30 p.m.

Registration begins Oct. 10

Main Library
Friday, Oct. 27 from 9:30-11:30 a.m.

Registration begins Oct. 20

Main Library
Monday, Dec. 4 from 9:30-11:30 a.m.

Registration begins Nov. 27

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.

Otranto Road Regional Library
Tuesday, Oct. 24 from 1:30-3:30 p.m.

Registration begins Oct.17

Main Library
Friday, Nov. 3 from 9:30-11:30 a.m.

Registration begins Oct. 27

Main Library
Monday, Dec. 11 from 9:30-11:30 a.m.

Registration begins Dec. 4

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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, Oct. 5 from 1:30-3:30 p.m.

Registration begins Sept. 28

Main Library
Tuesday, Oct. 10 from 5:30-7:30 p.m.

Registration begins Oct. 3

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

Registration begins Nov. 9

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.

Mt. Pleasant Regional Library
Thursday, Oct. 12 from 1:30-3:30 p.m.

Registration begins Oct. 5

Main Library
Tuesday, Oct. 17 from 5:30-7:30 p.m.

Registration begins Oct.10

Main Library
Friday, Dec. 1 from 9:30-11:30 a.m.

Registration begins Nov. 22

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.

Mt. Pleasant Regional Library
Thursday, Oct. 19 from 1:30-3:30 p.m.

Registration begins Oct. 12

Main Library
Tuesday, Oct. 24 from 5:30-7:30 p.m.

Registration begins Oct. 17

Main Library
Friday, Dec. 8 from 9:30-11:30 a.m.

Registration begins Dec. 1

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, Oct. 26 from 1:30-3:30 p.m.

Registration begins Oct. 19

Main Library
Tuesday, Oct. 31 from 5:30-7:30 p.m.

Registration begins Oct. 24

Main Library
Friday, Dec. 15 from 9:30-11:30 a.m.

Registration begins Dec. 8

Introducing Cloud Storage
Learn how to use Google Drive and Microsoft's OneDrive to create and store documents online. Explore the possibilities of sharing and real-time collaboration. Searching the Web and Basic Word 2016 (or previous experience) is expected.

Main Library
Wednesday, Oct. 25 from 9:30-11:30 a.m.

Registration begins Oct. 18

Main Library
Wednesday, Dec. 6 from 9:30-11:30 a.m.

Registration begins Nov. 29

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
Thursday, Oct. 26 from 5:30-7:30 p.m.

Registration begins Oct. 19

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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.

Main Library
Wednesday, Oct. 4 from 9:30-11:30 a.m.

Registration begins Sept. 27

Otranto Road Regional Library
Tuesday, Nov. 7 from 1:30-3:30 p.m.

Registration begins Oct. 31

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

Registration begins Nov. 28

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.

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

Registration begins Oct. 4

Main Library
Tuesday, Dec. 12 from 5:30-7:30 p.m.

Registration begins Dec. 5

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
Thursday, Nov. 2 from 5:30-7:30 p.m.

Registration begins Oct. 26

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

Main Library
Wednesday, Oct. 18 from 9:30-11:30 a.m.

Registration begins Oct. 11

Otranto Road Regional Library
Tuesday, Nov. 14 from 1:30-3:30 p.m.

Registration begins Nov. 7

Main Library
Tuesday, Dec. 19 from 5:30-7:30 p.m.

Registration begins Dec. 12

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
Thursday, Nov. 16 from 5:30-7:30 p.m.

Registration begins Nov. 9

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Advanced Office 2016

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, Nov. 1 from 9:30-11:30 a.m.

Registration begins Oct. 25

Advanced PowerPoint 2016
Insert slides and modify text boxes to display digital photos. Learn how to link to other slides and sites, format text with special effects and apply custom animation. Completion of Basic PowerPoint 2016 (or previous experience) is expected.

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

Registration begins Nov. 1

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
Thursday, Nov. 9 from 5:30-7:30 p.m.

Registration begins Nov. 2

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
Wednesday, Nov. 15 from 9:30-11:30 a.m.

Registration begins Nov. 8

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
Wednesday, Nov. 22 from 9:30-11:30 a.m.

Registration begins Nov. 15

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

Main Library
Wednesday, Nov. 29 from 9:30-11:30 a.m.

Registration begins Nov. 22

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, Nov. 30 from 5:30-7:30 p.m.

Registration begins Nov. 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.

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

Registration begins September 28

Mt. Pleasant Regional Library
Thursday, Nov. 9 from 1:30-3:30 p.m.

Registration begins November 2

Main Library
Saturday, Dec. 2 from 9:30-11:30 a.m.

Registration begins November 25

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
Thursday, Oct. 12 from 5:30-7:30 p.m.

Registration begins October 5

Mt. Pleasant Regional Library
Thursday, Nov. 16 from 1:30-3:30 p.m.

Registration begins November 9

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

Registration begins December 2

 

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Technology Programs and Assistance

Explore the World of Virtual Reality
Virtual reality apps allow you to dive oceans, tour landmarks, experience cultures, solve mysteries and so much more...all without leaving your home! Discover some popular VR apps and gear and get ready for your own interactive adventure! Demonstration only. Registration is not required.

Main Library
Tuesday, Oct. 3 from 6-7:30 p.m.

Main Library
Saturday, Dec. 16 from 10-11:30 a.m.

20 Tips for Your Windows 10 Computer
Bring your laptop (or come and watch) and take a look at Windows' latest upgrade. Learn how to navigate the Start menu, customize your settings and discover some helpful features. Registration is not required.

John's Island Regional Library
Wednesday, Oct. 4 from 2-3:30 p.m.


Main Library
Saturday, Oct. 14 from 10-11:30 a.m.

Main Library
Thursday, Dec. 7 from 6-7:30 p.m.

20 Tips for Your Mac
Bring your MacBook (or come and watch) and learn how to use the Dock, Finder and Launchpad to navigate your Apple computer effectively and efficiently. Registration is not required.

John's Island Regional Library
Wednesday, Oct. 11 from 2-3:30 p.m.

Main Library
Saturday, Oct. 28 from 10-11:30 a.m.

Main Library
Thursday, Dec. 14 from 6-7:30 p.m.

Planning a Website
Want to create a website for yourself or your business? There are lots of options these days! We'll discuss how to create a traditional website, as well as some free alternatives. Learn about domain names, hosting services, design templates and more. Demonstration only. Registration is not required.

Main Library
Thursday, Oct. 19 from 6-7:30 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.

Main Library
Saturday, Oct. 21 from 10-11:30 a.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.

Main Library
Saturday, Nov. 4 from 10-11:30 a.m.

Facebook 101
Explore the major features of Facebook, like Timelines and the News Feed, as you discover how to connect with old friends and make new ones. Review security settings and learn how to manage your friends lists, too. Demonstration only. Registration is not required.

Main Library
Tuesday, Nov. 7 from 6-7:30 p.m.

Twitter 101
Learn the ins and outs of Twitter, one of the fastest growing social networking sites. Discover how to read and post tweets and how to follow friends, celebrities and businesses. Demonstration only. Registration is not required.

Main Library
Tuesday, Nov. 14 from 6-7:30 p.m.

Tech Toys Buying Guide
Find out what's hot this holiday season - from wearables to VR gear and more! If you're thinking about making a more traditional purchase, we'll show you what to look for when buying a computer or tablet. Test drive a few popular mobile devices, too. Demonstration only. Registration is not required.

Main Library
Saturday, Nov. 18 from 10-11:30 a.m.

LinkedIn 101
Discover how to manage your professional identify with LinkedIn. Connect with other professionals and gain access to job listings, corporate news and business insights. Demonstration only. Registration is not required.

Main Library
Tuesday, Nov. 21 from 6-7:30 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.

Main Library
Tuesday, Nov. 28 from 6-7:30 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 is not required.

Main Library
Wednesday, Dec. 13 from 10-11:30 a.m.

CCPL's eLibrary
Get an overview of CCPL's downloadable eBook, audiobook and magazine collection. Practice using ccpl.org and related apps to check out and download materials from OverDrive, RBdigital and Hoopla. Review the lending restrictions and added features, as well. Demonstration only. Registration is not required.

Main Library
Wednesday, Dec. 20 from 10-11:30 a.m.

Guided Assistance

Digital Drop-In
Stop by and play with our "tech toy box" of popular devices, or see a CCPL Tech Team member for assistance with your own device. Also, 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. First come, first served. Additional appointments may be necessary.

Mt. Pleasant Regional Library
Wednesday, Oct. 4 from 1:30-3:30 p.m.

Tech Help: Book-a-Librarian (non Tech Team)
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, e-reader 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 October, November and December

 

 

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