Computer Programs

All computer classes except Tech Time, Drop-In Computer Lab, and One-on-One Instruction require participants to be confident using a computer and proficient with a keyboard and mouse.

 

TECH TIME

One-on-one session with a computer tech on a topic of your choice. Investigating your family tree? Microsoft Word have you stumped? We have the tools to help.

Date Day Time Age
Jul 1, 22 Tue 6-6:30pm 18+
Jul 3, 24 Thu 1-1:30pm 18+
Aug 4, 18 Mon 6-6:30pm 18+
Aug 14, 21 Thu 1-1:30pm 18+
 
Price: Free Community Event
Registration Begins: Apr 1
Location: Second Floor Information Desk
Registration Ends: When Program is Filled

 

EXCEL 2010 BASICS

Learn how to create, modify, and save spreadsheets using Microsoft Excel in this hands-on workshop. Participants must have basic computer experience.

Date Day Time Age
Aug 5 Tue 6:30-8pm 18+
 
Price: Free Community Event
Registration Begins: Apr 1
Location: Computer Lab
Registration Ends: When Program is Filled

 

VHS TO DVD INTRODUCTION

Using the Library’s Creation Station, this presentation will describe the process of transferring home videos from tape to disc. You will not be transferring them. THIS IS NOT A HANDS-ON WORKSHOP.

Date Day Time Age
Jul 7 Mon 7-8:30pm 18+
Aug 7 Thu 11am-12:30pm 18+
 
Price: Free Community Event
Registration Begins: Apr 1
Location: Computer Lab
Registration Ends: When Program is Filled

 

ONE-ON-ONE INTERNET BASICS

Receive personal instruction by a librarian on Internet basics such as navigating the task bar, searching with known addresses, and keyword searching.

Date Day Time Age
Jul 8 Tue 10:30-11am 18+
Jul 8 Tue 11-11:30am 18+
Aug 5 Tue 10:30-11am 18+
Aug 5 Tue 11-11:30am 18+
 
Price: Free Community Event
Registration Begins: Apr 1
Location: Computer Lab
Registration Ends: When Program is Filled

 

VHS TO DVD WORKSHOP

This is a HANDS-ON workshop that will have you working on a PC using Edius software. Transfer your VHS tapes onto a DVD using the Library’s Creation Station. Bring your VHS tapes and blank DVDs. Attendees should be comfortable using a PC.

Date Day Time Age
Jul 8 Tue 7-8:30pm 18+
Jul 10 Thu 11am-12:30pm 18+
Jul 14 Mon 7-8:30pm 18+
Aug 11 Mon 7-8:30pm 18+
Aug 12 Tue 7-8:30pm 18+
Aug 14 Thu 11am-12:30pm 18+
 
Price: Free Community Event
Registration Begins: Apr 1
Location: Creation Station, 2nd Floor
Registration Ends: When Program is Filled

 

ONE-ON-ONE E-MAIL BASICS

Receive personal instruction by a librarian on e-mail basics such as how to create an e-mail account and how to type and send a message. If time allows, creating folders and an address book will be discussed.

Date Day Time Age
Jul 9 Wed 10:30-11am 18+
Jul 9 Wed 11-11:30 am 18+
Aug 6 Wed 10:30-11am 18+
Aug 6 Wed 11-11:30 am 18+
 
Price: Free Community Event
Registration Begins: Apr 1
Location: Computer Lab
Registration Ends: When Program is Filled

 

USING YOUR IPAD

This course is designed to launch first time owners into a comfort zone. Computer background is not required to take this class. All you will need is your iPad, already registered and working, and your Apple ID. We will cover the basic parts of the iPad, the screen, basic hand gestures and some of the applications.

Date Day Time Age
Jul 15 Tue 6-8pm 18+
Jul 17 Thu 10:30-12:30pm 18+
Aug 19 Tue 6-8pm 18+
Aug 21 Thu 10:30-12:30pm 18+
 
Price: Free Community Event
Registration Begins: Apr 1
Location: Board Room
Registration Ends: When Program is Filled

 

EREADER INSTRUCTION

Learn how to download library items to your eReader with hands-on instruction. Please make sure that you have an active Novi Library card in order to access materials. Kindle users will also need their Amazon login and password.

Date Day Time Age
Jul 21 Mon 7-8pm 18+
 
Price: Free Community Event
Registration Begins: Apr 1
Location: Computer Lab
Registration Ends: When Program is Filled

 

BASIC PHOTO EDITING WITH PAINT.NET

Learn basic photo and image editing using one of the best, free photo editing packages on the web - Paint.NET. Bring your own photos on a personal flash drive or learn using ours. Attendees should be comfortable using a mouse and keyboard with a Windows computer.

Date Day Time Age
Jul 29 Tue 7-8:30pm 18+
Aug 28 Thu 11am-12:30pm 18+
 
Price: Free Community Event
Registration Begins: Apr 1
Location: Computer Lab
Registration Ends: When Program is Filled

 

ZINIO DIGITAL MAGAZINES

Learn how to access full digital issues of selected magazines using the Zinio service with your Novi Public Library card, which you must have with you to participate in this class.

Date Day Time Age
Aug 25 Mon 7-8pm 18+
 
Price: Free Community Event
Registration Begins: Apr 1
Location: Computer Lab
Registration Ends: When Program is Filled

 

CLOUD COMPUTING BASICS

Is your understanding of the cloud a little foggy? Let clarity beam through, as we take you through the basics of cloud computing and the many free resources that can be used in your daily life. Participants must have an email account and confidence navigating the Internet.

Date Day Time Age
Jul 12 Sat 1-2:30pm 18+
 
Price: Free Community Event
Registration Begins: Apr 1
Location: Computer Lab
Registration Ends: When Program is Filled

 

INTERMEDIATE EXCEL 2010

Your basic skills will be taken to the next level in this hands-on workshop. Learn more about advanced formatting, calculations and chart-making. Participants must have experience with Microsoft Excel.

Date Day Time Age
Aug 12 Tue 6:30-8pm 18+
 
Price: Free Community Event
Registration Begins: Apr 1
Location: Computer Lab
Registration Ends: When Program is Filled