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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
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.

John's Island Regional Library
Tuesday, February 7 from 10 a.m.-12 p.m.

Registration begins January 31

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

Registration begins January 31

Main Library
Thursday, March 2 from 1:30-3:30 p.m.

Registration begins February 23

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.

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

Registration begins February 7

Main Library
Tuesday, February 14 from 5:30-7:30 p.m.

Registration begins February 7

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

Registration begins March 2

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
Tuesday, February 21 from 5:30-7:30 p.m.

Registration begins February 14

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

Registration begins March 9

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.

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

Registration begins February 14

Main Library
Tuesday, February 28 from 5:30-7:30 p.m.

Registration begins February 21

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

Registration begins March 16

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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 bookmarks. Completion of Computer Fundamentals or previous experience is expected.

Main Library
Thursday, February 2 from 5:30-7:30 p.m.

Registration begins January 26

Dorchester Road Regional Library
Tuesday, February 7 from 1:30-3:30 p.m.

Registration begins January 31

John's Island Regional Library
Tuesday, March 7 from 10 a.m.-12 p.m.

Registration begins February 28

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.

Main Library
Thursday, February 9 from 5:30-7:30 p.m.

Registration begins February 2

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

Registration begins February 7

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

Registration begins March 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
Thursday, February 16 from 5:30-7:30 p.m.

Registration begins February 9

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

Registration begins February 14

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

Registration begins March 14

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.

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

Registration begins February 16

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

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.

Dorchester Road Regional Library
Tuesday, February 28 from 1:30-3:30 p.m.

Registration begins February 21

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

Registration begins March 15

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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, February 4 from 9:30-11:30 a.m.

Registration begins January 28

Main Library
Wednesday, March 1 from 9:30-11:30 a.m.

Registration begins February 22

Dorchester Road Regional Library
Tuesday, March 7 from 1:30-3:30 p.m.

Registration begins February 28

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
Wednesday, February 1 from 9:30-11:30 a.m.

Registration begins January 25

Main Library
Saturday, March 4 from 9:30-11:30 a.m.

Registration begins February 25

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

Registration begins March 7

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, February 15 from 9:30-11:30 a.m.

Registration begins February 8

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

Registration begins March 14

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

Registration begins February 15

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
Wednesday, February 8 from 9:30-11:30 a.m.

Registration begins February 1

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
Friday, February 10 from 9:30-11:30 a.m.

Registration begins February 3

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

Registration begins March 18

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, February 18 from 9:30-11:30 a.m.

Registration begins February 11

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, February 25 from 9:30-11:30 a.m.

Registration begins February 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
Friday, February 3 from 9:30-11:30 a.m.

Registration begins January 27

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

Registration begins March 4

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, February 11 from 9:30-11:30 a.m.

Registration begins February 4

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

Registration begins March 1

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
Friday, February 17 from 9:30-11:30 a.m.

Registration begins February 10

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
Friday, February 24 from 9:30-11:30 a.m.

Registration begins February 17

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.

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

Registration begins February 24

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

Registration begins March 21

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

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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' newest upgrade. Learn how to customize your settings, explore some of the latest features, and discover some helpful shortcuts. Registration is not required.

Main Library, 2nd Floor Classroom
Monday, February 27 from 10-11:30 a.m.

Hurd St. Andrews Regional Library
Thursday, March 2 from 5:30-7 p.m.

Digital Drop-In
Do you need a little help with your new laptop, phone or tablet? Would you like to see some popular laptop and tablet options before making a purchase? Drop in and play with our "tech toy box," or see a Tech Team member for assistance with your own device. Registration is not required. First come, first served. Additional appointments may be necessary.

Main Library, 2nd Floor Classroom
Monday, March 6 from 2:30-4:30 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.

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, 2nd Floor Classroom
Thursday, February 2 from 2-3:30 p.m.

Otranto Road Regional Library
Wednesday, February 15 from 2-3:30 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, 2nd Floor Classroom
Thursday, February 9 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, 2nd Floor Classroom
Thursday, February 16 from 2-3:30 p.m.

Otranto Road Regional Library
Wednesday, March 15 from 2-3:30 p.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, 2nd Floor Classroom
Thursday, February 23 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.

Main Library, 2nd Floor Classroom
Tuesday, March 7 from 6-7:30 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 January and February

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