Calendar of Events › Computer Classes
May 15, 2013
Teens will get an introduction on how to turn their boring webpage into something cool and funky. This class covers the basic knowledge of how to make a simple layout using CSS. Learn how to make a design layout, add graphics, and use cool fonts to express yourself. A general understanding of HTML 5 codes and concepts is required. Registration is required.
May 14, 2013
Did you think that Grand Rapids only changed street names in 1912? The first street name change in Grand Rapids occurred in 1857. East Bridge Street was changed to Michigan Street in 1909. Learn about the history of Grand Rapids street name changes prior to 1912 to pinpoint where your ancestors REALLY lived. Basic computer skills are required for this class.
This basic course is designed to provide students with an introduction to various aspects of personal computing. Attention will be focused on understanding the basic hardware components and operating systems, using the mouse, and saving files to storage devices. If you are just beginning to use computers, start with this class.
May 13, 2013
Designed for those who have some experience with using the mouse, this class covers the basics of using a word processing program similar the Microsoft Word. You’ll learn such fundamentals as simple document formatting, saving, and printing. This class is for true beginners of word processing.
May 11, 2013
Designed for those who already have a working knowledge of computers and some experience with using the mouse, GRPL offers a wide variety of electronic resources from research databases to access to the Michigan Electronic Library catalog (MELCAT). Find out how to search the library’s catalog and place holds, access ebooks, request items through MELCAT and surf GRPLpedia, the library’s wiki.
May 9, 2013
Designed for those who already have a working knowledge of computers and some experience with using the mouse, this class covers the basics of internet security from protecting your computer against malware and virus attacks, configuring your computer security and firewall settings to protecting your personal information online. After taking this class, you’ll have a basic understanding of the importance of internet security.
May 8, 2013
Designed for those who already have a working knowledge of computers and some experience with using the mouse, this class covers the basics of the Internet and will give participants a better understanding of the technology that is reshaping our world and our community. After taking this class, you’ll feel more comfortable taking advantage of resources on the Internet.
Students will learn HTML 5 language to design a webpage. Learn about codes for text formatting, paragraphs, spacing, and fonts. Basic computer skills required. Registration is required.
May 7, 2013
This is a more advanced class designed for those who already have a working knowledge of computers and the Internet. Students in this class will be introduced to blogging sites like Facebook, MySpace and Twitter. These sites are the new way to communicate and share photos with friends and family.