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Computer Classes

Due to COVID-19 restrictions, we have currently suspended all computer classes. When classes resume, you can find the schedule in the newsletter and our online calendar.

We offer a variety of computer classes each month at the Gonzales and Donaldsonville locations. Check the calendar for up-to-date scheduling information.

Windows 10  Internet Basics  Email  MS Word MS Excel 

MS Publisher  MS Powerpoint  Job Searching  Resumes

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Introduction to Windows 10

This workshop is intended for people with little or no computing experience. With hands‐on practice, participants will become familiar with how to use the basic components of a computer, as well as how to open files and programs in Windows 10, the world's most popular operating system. Recommended for beginners.

Internet Basics

Internet Basics is intended for people with little or no experience with the Internet or the World Wide Web. Participants will be introduced to the Internet, learn how the World Wide Web works, and learn how to explore the World Wide Web using Microsoft Internet Explorer.

Discovering Email

Write letters and instantly send them anywhere in the world. This workshop will cover a brief history of email, discuss its uses, cover the various types of email, discuss the features found in email, and feature hands‐on email practice. Having previous internet and computer experience would be helpful.

Introduction to Microsoft Word

Participants will become familiar with and practice using the basic tools of Microsoft Word 2016, such as the basic elements of the Word screen; ruler and toolbar; how to select and modify text; how to cut, copy, and paste text selections; how to alter typeface, font size, line spacing, and margins; how to use the spell check and grammar check functions; how to save and print documents; and how to make use of "Help.”

Introduction to Microsoft Excel

Participants will become familiar with the uses of a spreadsheet and practice using the basic features of Microsoft Excel 2016, including the Menu Bar, Tool Bar, and Formula Bar; selecting single cells and groups of cells; entering text and data; calculating sums; and formating the spreadsheet.

Introduction to Microsoft Publisher

Participants will become familiar with and practice using the basic tools of Microsoft Publisher 2016. Learn how to easily create, customize, and publish materials such as newsletters, brochures, flyers, etc.

Introduction to Microsoft PowerPoint

This program is designed for individuals who want to learn how to enhance presentations by using one of the most popular presentation software programs available. Attendees will create a presentation, make formating changes, insert clip art, and apply designs, transitions, and effects to a presentation. Basic computer and word processing skills are needed.

Job Searching on the Internet

Learn how to use the Internet as a vital tool in your job search. Post resumes on the Internet, send them in your email, find listings of job openings, research companies and careers, and communicate and network with others in your job field. These are a few of the advantages of using the Internet in your job search. In this workshop, we will show how to send your resume via the web, Usenet, or email, and demonstrate how to find a mailing list or access newsgroups online.

A Guide to Writing Resumés

Resumé writing is an essential skill for job seekers. This workshop is designed for first‐timers and for those looking to breathe new life into their current resumés. Learn how to write and format a resume that will stand out and create your own resumé using the library’s Career Cruising Database.