Computer Classes

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The William P. Faust Public Library of Westland offers a variety of drop-in sessions and computer classes covering diverse computer topics and suited to different skill levels. Read the descriptions below to find out what classes would be useful to you. If you don't see a class that covers the topic you're looking for or if you can't find a class you want at a time that is convenient for you, you might want to check out our 1-on-1 Computer Training Sessions.

Check out our events calendar or inquire at the reference desk to find out the days and times these sessions are held. There is no registration required for drop-in sessions but registration up is required for all computer classes.

Regular Drop-in Sessions:

Job Seekers Lab

Every Tuesday 10am-1pm, Wednesday 5-8pm, and Friday 1-4 pm

If you need to file for unemployment, create a resume or cover letter, learn how to search and apply for jobs online, or access the Michigan talent bank website, then this is the lab for you. A librarian will be available to assist you--just drop by during the lab's open hours.

eReader & Tablet Support Group

Third Thursday of every month from 2-4 pm

Do you have an eReader or Tablet? Would you like to get help using your iPad, Kindle, or Android device? Do you want to learn how to download free books, audiobooks, movies, and music from the library? Stop in to meet with other users, share your expertise, or learn some tips and tricks for getting the most out of your device.

Computer Classes:

Computer Basics I

This class is for people with no computer experience. Learn computer terminology, how to properly turn a computer on and off, navigating windows, finding programs and using the mouse.

Computer Basics II

This class is for people with some computer experience. Learn the basics of using the Windows 7 operating system.

Internet Basics

This course is designed to be a very basic introduction to the Internet, and the software used to navigate the Internet. Students should leave this course with the ability to log onto the Internet, get to specific websites, and navigate inside and across websites. Prerequisite: Computer Basics or some previous computer experience.

Introduction to Microsoft Word

Learn the basics of word processing including creating and saving documents, formatting texts, and printing. Prerequisite: Computer Basics or some previous computer experience. Some keyboarding skills are required.

Excel for the Beginner

This class serves as an introduction to Microsoft Excel for the very beginner. You will learn how to format cells, create lists, and alter the text in the cells. Basic computer knowledge is necessary to take this class, and familiarity with Microsoft Word is preferred. You may bring a flash drive to save your work, but it is not required.

PowerPoint for the Beginner

This class is an introduction to Microsoft PowerPoint for the very beginner. Learn how to make presentations using PowerPoint, with a focus on inserting and formatting text and pictures. Basic computer knowledge is necessary to take this class, and familiarity with Microsoft Word is preferred. You may bring a flash drive to save your work, but it is not required.

Publisher for the Beginner (quarterly)

This class serves as an introduction to Publisher for the very beginner. You will learn about the different publication types and how to use templates to make a flier. Basic computer knowledge is necessary to take this class, and familiarity with Microsoft Word is preferred. You may bring a flash drive to save your work, but it is not required.

Internet Special Topics

In this class we will cover a variety of intermediate topics to help you make better use of the internet – from finding the information that matters most with smarter Google searches, to selling things online, to learning to use library databases effectively. Topics will rotate based on demand, so please let us know at the reference desk if there’s anything you’re interested in learning in order to make your digital life more effective and more fun. This course requires some experience with the internet. Recommended prerequisite: Internet Basics.

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