Computer Classes

Computer, smartphone, and tablet

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 is encouraged for all computer classes.

Regular Drop-in Sessions:

Computer & Job Search Help

Every Tuesday 6:00-8:00pm, Thursday 3:00-5:00pm

Get help with:

  • learning to use a computer, smartphone or tablet
  • internet basics, email, or searching with Google
  • job searching, cover letters & resumes
  • Microsoft Word & PowerPoint
  • filling out forms and applications

A library staff member will be available to assist you--just drop by during the lab's open hours!

Computer Classes:

Computer Basics

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. A basic introduction to the Windows 7 operating system.

Introduction to Microsoft Excel

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.

Internet Topics

In these classes 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 using Facebook, 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.

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