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Dorchester Road Regional

No classes offered in April.

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John's Island Regional  

Internet: Beyond the Basics (teens and adults)
Practice using Google and evaluating search results. Learn some advanced search strategies and how to interact effectively with web sites. Look at some social networking sites, including blogs, Facebook and YouTube. Completion of Internet Basics, or related experience, needed.

Monday, March 31 from 6 - 8 p.m. 
Registration begins March 17

Introduction to Computers (teens and adults)
Unravel the mystery of how a computer works, the difference between hardware and software and how files are stored. Practice using the mouse and keyboard, too. No previous computer experience needed.

Tuesday, April 1 from 10 a.m. - 12 p.m. 
Registration begins March 18

Using the Mouse and Keyboard (teens and adults)
The mouse and keyboard are your computer's communication tools. Learn how to click, click and drag, double-click and scroll with the mouse. Practice typing and editing text, numbers and symbols with the keyboard. No previous computer experience needed.

Tuesday, April 8 from 10 a.m. - 12 p.m.
Registration begins March 25

Excel 2013 Basics (teens and adults)
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 related experience, needed.

Monday, April 21 from 6 - 8 p.m. 
Registration begins April 7

Excel 2013: 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 related experience, needed.

Monday, April 28 from 6 - 8 p.m. 
Registration begins April 14

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

Tuesday, April 15 from 10 a.m. - 12 p.m.
Registration begins April 1

Internet Basics (teens and adults)
Dive into the World Wide Web with Internet Explorer. Learn how to find a web site, navigate through web pages, evaluate web sites and use the Search and Favorites tools. Completion of the Computer Fundamentals series, or related experience, needed.

Tuesday, April 22 from 10 a.m. - 12 p.m.
Registration begins April 8

Internet: Beyond the Basics (teens and adults)
Practice using Google and evaluating search results. Learn some advanced search strategies and how to interact effectively with web sites. Look at some social networking sites, including blogs, Facebook and YouTube. Completion of Internet Basics, or related experience, needed.

Tuesday, April 29 from 10 a.m. - 12 p.m.
Registration begins April 15

Tech Toy Box Session (teens and adults)
Did you know the library has free eBooks, audio books, emagazines and music for your Smartphone, tablet and MP3 player? Need a little help with your gadgets? Drop in to play and explore. Staff will be available to answer questions and offer assistance.

Thursdays, April 10 and 24 from 10 a.m.-12 p.m.

Word 2013 Basics (teens and adults)
Learn how to enter, edit and format text in a document. Practice copying and pasting text, explore common features like spell-check and ClipArt and get tips on saving and printing files. Completion of the Computer Fundamentals series, or related experience, needed.

Monday, April 7 from 6 - 8 p.m. 
Registration begins  March 24

Word 2013: Beyond the Basics (teens and adults)
Practice some of Word's advanced features, such as inserting photos and text boxes, working with tables, adding headers and footers, setting tabs and creating columns in a simple newsletter. Completion of Word Basics, or related experience, needed.

Monday, April 14 from 6 - 8 p.m. 
Registration begins March 31

All computer classes are free. For more information please call 559-1945 and ask for the Reference Department. Class space is available for 8 participants per session.

*Class space is limited to eight participants per session.

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St. Andrews Regional 

Computer Fundamentals
Introduction to Computers 
Unravel the mystery of how a computer works, the difference between hardware and software and how files are stored. Practice using the mouse and keyboard, too. No previous computer experience needed.

Wednesday, April 2 from 1:30 - 3:30 p.m. 
Registration begins March 26

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

Wednesday, April 9 from 1:30 - 3:30 p.m. 
Registration begins April 2

Working with Windows 
Explore the typical menus, toolbars and dialog boxes for Windows 7 and Microsoft Office 2010. Learn how to resize windows, open files and make selections from the toolbars. Experience using the mouse and keyboard needed.

Wednesday, April 16 from 1:30 - 3:30 p.m. 
Registration begins April 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 by subject and delete unwanted files. Experience using the mouse and keyboard needed.

Wednesday, April 23 from 1:30 - 3:30 p.m. 
Registration begins April 16

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Otranto Road Regional  

No classes offered in April.

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Mt. Pleasant Regional

Office 2010 Basics 
Word 2010 Basics 
Learn how to enter, edit and format text in a document. Practice copying and pasting text, explore common features like spell- check and ClipArt and get tips on saving and printing files. Completion of the Computer Fundamentals series, or related experience, is needed.

Thursday, April 3 from 1:30 - 3:30 p.m. 
Registration begins March 27

Excel 2010 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 related experience, is needed.

Thursday, April 10 from 1:30 - 3:30 p.m. 
Registration begins April 3

PowerPoint 2010 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 related experience, is needed.

Thursday, April 17 from 1:30 - 3:30 p.m.
Registration begins April 10

Publisher 2010 Basics 
Use Publisher 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 related experience, is needed.

Thursday, April 24 from 1:30 - 3:30 p.m.
Registration begins April 17

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Edisto Branch

No classes offered in April.

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Main Library, 2nd floor
Technology Learning Center Schedule of Classes
Please call (843) 805-6885 to register for classes.
 


Computer Fundamentals 
Introduction to Computers 
Unravel the mystery of how a computer works, the difference between hardware and software and how files are stored. Practice using the mouse and keyboard, too. No previous computer experience needed.

Tuesday, April 1 from 1:30 - 3:30 p.m. 
Registration begins March 25

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

Tuesday, April 8 from 1:30 - 3:30 p.m. 
Registration begins April 1

Working with Windows 
Explore the typical menus, toolbars and dialog boxes for Windows 7 and Microsoft Office 2010. Learn how to resize windows, open files and make selections from the toolbars. Experience using the mouse and keyboard needed.

Tuesday, April 15 from 1:30 - 3:30 p.m. 
Registration begins April 8

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 by subject and delete unwanted files. Experience using the mouse and keyboard needed.

Tuesday, April 22 from 1:30 - 3:30 p.m. 
Registration begins April 15

Internet Explorer 
Internet Basics 
Dive into the World Wide Web with Internet Explorer. Learn how to find a web site, navigate through web pages, evaluate web sites and use the Search and Favorites tools. Completion of the Computer Fundamentals series, or related experience, needed.

Friday, April 4 from 9:30 - 11:30 a.m. 
Registration begins March 28

Internet: Beyond the Basics 
Practice using Google and evaluating search results. Learn some advanced search strategies and how to interact effectively with web sites. Look at some social networking sites, including blogs, Facebook and YouTube. Completion of Internet Basics, or related experience, needed.

Friday, April 11 from 9:30 - 11:30 a.m. 
Registration begins April 4

Email Essentials 
Learn how to send, receive, reply and forward email messages. Practice opening and saving attachments, organizing messages into folders and creating contacts. Completion of Internet Basics, or related experience, needed.

Friday, April 18 from 9:30 - 11:30 a.m. 
Registration begins April 11

Google Drive
Learn how to use Google's free, web-based software to create documents, spreadsheets and presentations, edit existing Microsoft Office files, share work with others in real time and save work securely online. Completion of Internet Basics and Word Basics, or related experience, needed.

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

Thursday, April 24 from 5:30 - 7:30 p.m. 
Registration begins April 17

Computer Maintenance Tips
Want to know how to handle virus threats, suspicious emails and outdated programs? Not sure how to control your computer's settings? Learn some helpful tips and websites for maintaining a happy computer. Completion of Internet Basics, or previous experience, needed.

Thursday, April 24 from 5:30 - 7:30 p.m. 
Registration begins April 17

Microsoft Word 2010
Word 2010 Basics 
Learn how to enter, edit and format text in a document. Practice copying and pasting text, explore common features like spell-check and ClipArt and get tips on saving and printing files. Completion of the Computer Fundamentals series, or related experience, needed.

Wednesday, April 2 from 9:30 - 11:30 a.m. 
Registration begins March 26

Word 2010: Beyond the Basics 
Practice some of Word's advanced features, such as inserting photos and text boxes, working with tables, adding headers and footers, setting tabs and creating columns in a simple newsletter. Completion of Word Basics, or related experience, needed.

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

Resume Tips and Tools 
Use a Word template in create a resume that effectively represents your skills and experience. Discover how to add and delete fields, format text and create a cover letter to accompany your resume. Completion of Word Basics, or related experience, is needed.

Wednesday, April 16 from 9:30 - 11:30 a.m. 
Registration begins April 9

Mail Merge Magic
Create an address list in Excel, and merge it with Word to generate personalized letters, envelopes and labels. Learn how to filter and format addresses. Completion of Word Basics and Excel Basics, or related experience, is needed.

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

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.

Wednesday, April 23 from 9:30 - 11:30 a.m. 
Registration begins April 16

Microsoft PowerPoint 2010
PowerPoint 2010 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 related experience, needed.

Thursday, April 3 from 5:30 - 7:30 p.m. 
Registration begins March 27

PowerPoint 2010: 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 related experience, needed.

Thursday, March 27 from 5:30 - 7:30 p.m. 
Registration begins March 20

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

Microsoft Excel 2010
Excel 2010 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 related experience, needed.

Tuesday, April 1 from 5:30 - 7:30 p.m. 
Registration begins March 25

Excel 2010: 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 related experience, needed.

Tuesday, April 8 from 5:30 - 7:30 p.m. 
Registration begins April 1

Microsoft Access 2010
Access 2010 Basics 
Databases store large amounts of information, such as inventory and address lists. Discover the basic tools used to create and modify related tables, forms, queries and reports in an Access database. Completion of Excel Basics, or related experience, is needed.

Tuesday, April 15 from 5:30 - 7:30 p.m. 
Registration begins April 8

Access 2010: 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 related experience, needed.

Friday, March 28 from 9:30 - 11:30 a.m. 
Registration begins March 21

Tuesday, April 22 from 5:30 - 7:30 p.m. 
Registration begins April 15

Digital Photos 
Digital Photos Basics 
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, like crop and red-eye removal. Completion of Internet Basics, or related experience, needed.

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

Digital Photos: Beyond the Basics 
Discover some helpful tools for working with digital photos. Learn how to import, organize and edit photos with Picasa 3 and PicMonkey. Create a web album with Flickr and explore printed photo projects with Shutterfly. Completion of Digital Photos Basics, or related experience, needed.

Saturday, April 19 from 9:30 - 11:30 a.m. 
Registration begins April 12

Tech Talks
Facebook 102
Explore the major features of Facebook, including timelines and the news feed, as you discover how to connect with old friends and make new ones. Learn how to make a Friends list, set up an event, create a Group, design a Page for your business or organization and customize the News Feed. Learn about Facebook apps, too. Demonstration only. No registration required.

Monday, April 7 from 10 - 11:30 a.m. 
Main Library, Meeting Room A

A Look at Windows 8
Learn about the latest Windows computers and tablets. The Start menu's customized tiles give you automatic updates and quick access to the files and sites you use most. Preview Windows' new look to decide if it's the right upgrade for you. Demonstration only. No registration required.

Wednesday, April 16 from 5:30 - 7 p.m. 
Main Library, Meeting Room A

Downloading and Streaming Music 
Learn how to stream the music you like for free from sites like Pandora and how to purchase tracks from online music stores like iTunes. Learn how to convert CDs and sync to mp3 players, too. Demonstration only. No registration required.

Tuesday, April 29 from 5:30 - 7 p.m. 
Main Library, Meeting Room B

Techshop: Free Magazines
Learn how to access hundreds of downloadable magazines from Zinio for free. Take a look at the vast collection, and learn how to view them on your computer or tablet. Discuss how to create and manage your account, too. Demonstration only. No registration required.

Tuesday, April 8 from 10 - 11 a.m. 
Main Library, Meeting Room A

Tech Toy Box
Wish you could spend a little time with the latest gadgets before you make a big purchase? Drop in and take a look at some popular eReaders like the Kindle Touch, Nook, Kindle Fire and tablets like the Samsung Galaxy and iPad. Just play and explore. Staff will help answer questions and offer assistance. Demonstration only. No registration required.

Friday, April 11 from 2 - 3 p.m. 
Main Library, Second Floor

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