New to computers and the Internet?
Show up for free classes with Tigard Public Library staff.
Computer classes are held in the Technology Room on the
second floor of the library. Open Computer Lab time is available each week.
All classes are free. Registration is not required. Classes
are available on a first-come, first-served basis. Just stop by the
Reference Desk to pick up a ticket. For more information, call the reference desk at
Friday, March 14, 2-4:15 p.m.
Saturday, March 22, 2-5 p.m.
Tuesday, March 25, 10-11:30 a.m.
Do you need help setting up your e-reader or mobile device to use Library2Go and download free books successfully? Make an appointment and bring in your device for one-on-one help.
Call the Reference Desk at 503-718-2517 for more information and to make your appointment. Registration opens one week in advance of each clinic.
Open Learning Labs
Sundays and Tuesdays from 2–4 p.m.
Wednesdays from 6:30–8:30 p.m.
Friendly lab assistants are available to help you practice computer skills and work on projects
such as typing, web searching and setting up email accounts. Drop by for hands-on practice or
ask for help finding free online classes where you can learn at your own pace.
Have a laptop? We have wireless internet and can help you practice the basics on your own computer.
Assistance is limited to practicing basic skills and does not include computer maintenance or repair.
|FREE Computer Classes @ the
Tigard Public Library
Classes are held in the Technology Room on the 2nd Floor and
are on a first-come, first-served basis.
Getting Started with Computers
Friday, March 7, 10:30 a.m.-Noon
Wednesday, April 16, 1:30-3 p.m.
General introduction to computers, including an overview of computer components, use of the mouse
and locating programs and files that can be found on the Desktop and in the Start menu. Learn how
to shut down a computer properly.
Getting Started with Word Processing - Level 2
Tuesday, March 11, 10:30 a.m.-Noon
Build on basic word processing skills from our Level 1 class. Learn more about changing the "look"
of your document, changing font styles, using bullets and numbered lists, adding borders and inserting
clipart or photos. This class uses Microsoft Word 2010.
Introduction to Google Drive
Saturday, March 15, 3-4:30 p.m.
Learn about Google Drive and how to create, edit and share your work online and access your files
from anywhere. Explore how "cloud computing" tools like Google Drive can help you collaborate on
projects and organize your life. You can manage documents, spreadsheets, presentations, surveys
and more all in one conveniently accessible location.
Getting Started with Windows
Friday, March 21, 10:30 a.m.-Noon
Saturday, April 19, 1:30-3 p.m.
This class features the most important tools of the Windows 7 operating system and the way programs work
on a typical Windows PC.
Getting Started with Excel - Level 1
Monday, March 24, 7-8:30 p.m.
An introduction to spreadsheet software. Learn how to navigate the Excel 2010 ribbon, how to
work with cells, rows and columns and how to use simple formulas and functions.
Getting Started with Excel - Level 2
Monday, March 31, 7-8:30 p.m.
Build on your Excel 2010 skills by learning how to format your cells, sort, filter and validate your
data, insert shapes, clip art and comments and replace incorrect data.
Creating Word Clouds with Poetry
Saturday, April 5, 11a.m.-Noon
Tuesday, April 8, 7-8 p.m.
Wednesday April 9, 2-3 p.m.
Friday, April 11, 2-3 p.m. (teen session)
Transform a favorite William Stafford poem into visual art. Create fun word clouds using free
online resources and basic computer skills. Samples of participants' creations will be displayed
in the library lobby throughout April to help celebrate National Poetry Month. Registration is
required and begins Tuesday, March 25. Please call 503-718-2517 to register for one of the workshops.
Introduction to WordPress: Building a Website
Sunday, April 6, 2-5 p.m.
WordPress is a powerful platform for building blogs or websites - and it's free! Learn how to
create a site using WordPress' hosted services. Leave with your own site launched and the
know-how to keep it going. Registration is required and begins Sunday, March 23.
Call 503-718-2517 to register.
Getting Started with Excel - Level 3
Monday, April 7, 7-8:30 p.m.
Build on skills covered in Excel 1 & 2. Learn how to set printing options, about building pivot
tables and how to design basic charts and pivot charts so you can create professional looking reports.
Want to take self-directed classes online or practice your skills?
Try the following:
(Computer Tutorials in Spanish/Entrenamiento en Tecnología)
Library Resource: May Require a Library card and password