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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.

Hurd/St. Andrews Regional Library
Thursday, August 10 from 1:30-3:30 p.m.
Registration begins August 3
 
Main Library
Wednesday, August 23 from 9:30-11:30 a.m.
Registration begins August 16
    
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.

Hurd/St. Andrews Regional Library
Thursday, August 17 from 1:30-3:30 p.m.
Registration begins August 10

Main Library
Wednesday, August 30 from 9:30-11:30 a.m.
Registration begins August 23

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.

Hurd/St. Andrews Regional Library
Thursday, August 24 from 1:30-3:30 p.m.
Registration begins August 17

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

Registration begins August 30

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

Hurd/St. Andrews Regional Library
Thursday, August 31 from 1:30-3:30 p.m.
Registration begins August 24

Main Library
Wednesday, September 13 from 9:30-11:30 a.m.

Registration begins September 6

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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.


Dorchester Road Regional Library
Tuesday, August 8 from 1:30-3:30 p.m.
Registration begins August 1

Hurd/St. Andrews Regional Library
Thursday, September 7 from 1:30-3:30 p.m.

Registration begins August 31

Main Library
Wednesday, September 20 from 9:30-11:30 a.m.

Registration begins September 13

Finding Popular Sites and Apps
Conduct efficient searches and learn about 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.

Dorchester Road Regional Library
Tuesday, August 15 from 1:30-3:30 p.m.
Registration begins August 8

Hurd/St. Andrews Regional Library
Thursday, September 14 from 1:30-3:30 p.m.

Registration begins September 7

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.

Main Library
Wednesday, July 26 from 9:30-11:30 a.m.
Registration begins July 19

Dorchester Road Regional Library
Tuesday, August 22 from 1:30-3:30 p.m.
Registration begins August 15

Hurd/St. Andrews Regional Library
Thursday, September 21 from 1:30-3:30 p.m.

Registration begins September 14

Main Library
Wednesday, September 27 from 9:30-11:30 a.m.

Registration begins September 20

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.

Hurd/St. Andrews Regional Library
Thursday, September 28 from 1:30-3:30 p.m.

Registration begins September 21

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Job Prep Tools
 
Applying for Jobs Online
Discover helpful tips for conducting a job search and applying for jobs. Practice using popular sites and resources. Completion of Searching the Web or previous experience is expected.

Main Library
Wednesday, August 2 from 9:30-11:30 a.m.
Registration begins July 26

Dorchester Road Regional Library
Tuesday, August 29 from 1:30-3:30 p.m.
Registration begins August 22

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, August 9 from 9:30-11:30 a.m.
Registration begins August 2

Dorchester Road Regional Library
Tuesday, September 12 from 1:30-3:30 p.m.

Registration begins September 5

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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
Thursday, August 10 from 5:30-7:30 p.m.
Registration begins August 3 

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, August 17 from 5:30-7:30 p.m.
Registration begins August 10

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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
Saturday, August 5 from 9:30-11:30 a.m.
Registration begins July 29

Dorchester Road Regional Library
Tuesday, September 5 from 1:30-3:30 p.m.

Registration begins August 29

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

Registration begins August 29

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.

Main Library
Tuesday, July 25 from 5:30-7:30 p.m.
Registration begins July 18 

Main Library
Saturday, August 19 from 9:30-11:30 a.m.
Registration begins August 12

Dorchester Road Regional Library
Tuesday, September 19 from 1:30-3:30 p.m.

Registration begins September 12

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

Registration begins September 12

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
Thursday, September 7 from 5:30-7:30 p.m.

Registration begins August 31

Dorchester Road Regional Library
Tuesday, September 26 from 1:30-3:30 p.m.
Registration begins September 19

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, September 21 from 5:30-7:30 p.m.

Registration begins September 14

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
Wednesday, September 20 from 1:30-3:30 p.m.

Registration begins September 13

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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, August 26 from 9:30-11:30 a.m.
Registration begins August 19

Main Library
Tuesday, September 26 from 5:30-7:30 p.m.

Registration begins September 19


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
Saturday, August 12 from 9:30-11:30 a.m.
Registration begins August 5

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

Registration begins September 5

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
Thursday, September 14 from 5:30-7:30 p.m.

Registration begins September 7

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, September 28 from 5:30-7:30 p.m.

Registration begins September 21

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
Wednesday, September 27 from 1:30-3:30 p.m.

Registration begins September 20

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More with Office 2016 

Word: Mastering Mailings with Mail Merge
Merge an Excel contacts list with Word documents to create custom letters, envelopes, and labels. Completion of Basic Word 2016 and Basic Excel 2016 or previous experience with both is expected.

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

Registration begins August 26

Word: Designing Tables and Forms
Learn how to design and format a table, and then add text fields, check boxes, and drop-down menus to create a fillable form. Completion of Advanced Word 2016 or previous experience is expected.

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

Registration begins September 2

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
Tuesday, August 1 from 5:30-7:30 p.m.
Registration begins July 25

Main Library
Saturday, September 16 from 9:30-11:30 a.m.

Registration begins September 9

Excel: Building Better Workbooks
Make your spreadsheets work for you by incorporating drop-down lists along with 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
Thursday, August 3 from 5:30-7:30 p.m.

Registration begins July 27 

Main Library
Saturday, September 23 from 9:30-11:30 a.m.

Registration begins September 16

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Picture Pointers  

Managing Your Photos
Explore some common digital camera features, 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
Tuesday, August 8 from 5:30-7:30 p.m.
Registration begins August 1

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

Registration begins September 5

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, Searching the Web or previous experience is expected.

Main Library
Tuesday, August 15 from 5:30-7:30 p.m.
Registration begins August 8

Main Library
Monday, September 18 from 9:30-11:30 a.m.

Registration begins September 11

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Technology Programs and Assistance

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.

Main Library
Friday, August 4 from 2-3:30 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
Friday, August 18 from 2-3:30 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.

Main Library
Friday, September 1 from 2-3:30 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.

Main Library
Friday, September 15 from 2-3:30 p.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, August 22 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 follow friends, celebrities and businesses. Demonstration only. Registration is not required.

Main Library
Thursday, August 24 from 6-7:30 p.m.

Instagram and Snapchat 101
Explore these popular mobile photo sites, and learn how to share pics and messages with your friends and followers. Demonstration only. Registration is not required.

Main Library
Tuesday, August 29 from 6-7:30 p.m.

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
Wednesday, August 30 from 2-3:30 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
Thursday, August 31 from 6-7:30 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.

Mt. Pleasant Regional Library
Wednesday, August 16 from 10:30 a.m.-12 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. Take a look at CCPL’s InstantFlix and hoopla offerings, too. Demonstration only. Registration not required.

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

Digital Music Demo
Explore how to stream music for free through Internet radio, and learn how to download tracks from Amazon, iTunes, and CCPL’s Freegal service. Discover how to convert CDs and sync tracks to mp3 players, too. Demonstration only. Registration not required.

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, OneClickdigital, and hoopla. Review the lending restrictions and added features, as well. Demonstration only. Registration not required.

Main Library
Friday, July 28 from 10 a.m.-12 p.m.

Hour of Code
Join a global movement that introduces millions of students to computer science and computer programming through hour-long tutorials presented by code.org. 

Otranto Road Regional Library
Monday, July 24 from 3-4 p.m.

Book-a-Librarian (adults)
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 branch, and make an appointment with a librarian for a one-on-one session. 

 
John’s Island Regional Library

St. Paul's/Hollywood Branch Library 

Throughout July

Cooper River Memorial
Thursday, July 27 at 10 a.m.
Tuesday, August 8 at 10 a.m.
Thursday, August 31 at 10 a.m.
Thursday, September 28 at 10 a.m.

John’s Island Regional Library
St. Paul’s/Hollywood Branch Library
Throughout August


Otranto Road Regional Library
       
Tuesday, August 22 from 1:30-2:30 p.m. 

Mt. Pleasant Regional Library
St. Paul’s/Hollywood Branch Library
John's Island Regional Library
Throughout September

Tech Help: CCPL Downloadable Media
Do you have questions about downloadable media and your device? Call 843-572-4094, ext. 6415 to attend this session.

Freegal Music Downloads
Sign up for a Freegal account, and learn how to download free music.

Cooper River Memorial
Thursday, August 17 from 2-3:30 p.m. 

Skype Me!
Come learn about this free video-calling site and participate in a live chat. We'll talk about some competitor products like FaceTime and Google Hangouts, too. Demonstration only. Registration is not required.

Main Library
Friday, September 29 from 2-3:30 p.m.

RBdigital Magazine Downloads
Sign up for an account and learn how to download free magazines from RBdigital.

Cooper River Memorial
Thursday, September 21 1-3 p.m.

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