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.

 

Computer Tutor 1 On 1

Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays, 2:30-3pm
Tuesdays, Thursdays, 7-7:30pm Weekly

Librarians are offering 30 minutes of one-on-one help with a computer topic of your choice. When registering, patrons will choose between the basics of Word, Excel, e-mail, Facebook or internet. Register at 248-349-0720.

Ages: 18+
Price: Free Community Event
Registration Begins: Dec 1 -Call 248.349.0720
Registration Ends: When Filled
Location: 2nd Floor Computer Area

Tech Time

Tuesday, 7-7:30pm
Dec 27

Monday, 7-7:30pm
Jan 2, 23, Feb 20, 27, Mar 20, 27, Apr 17, 24

Sunday, 2-2:30pm
Dec 11, Jan 8, Feb 5, Mar 5, Apr 2

Thursday, 2-2:30pm
Jan 12, 19, Feb 16, 23, Mar 16, 23, Apr 13, 20

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

Age: 18+
Price: Free Community Event
Registration Begins: Dec 1
Registration Ends: When Filled
Location: Second Floor Information Desk

VHS to DVD Workshop

Monday, 6-7pm
Dec 12, Jan 16, Feb 13, Mar 13, Apr 10

Thursday, 11am-12pm
Dec 15, Jan 19, Feb 16, Mar 16, Apr 13

Transfer your home movie VHS tapes onto a DVD using the Library’s Creation Station. Commercial movies may NOT be transferred. Bring a VHS tape, blank DVD-R’s, and ear buds for audio.

Age: 18+
Price: Free Community Event
Registration Begins: Dec 1
Registration Ends: When Filled
Location: Creation Station, 2nd Floor

Getting Started with Google Docs

Saturday, 1-2:30pm
Dec 17

Thursday, 7-8:30pm
Feb 16

If you have a Google account, Google’s Word Processing program makes online editing and collaboration a breeze.

Ages: 18+
Price: Free Community Event
Registration Begins: Aug 1
Registration Ends: When Filled
Location: Computer Lab

Basic Photo Editing

Tuesday, 6-8pm
Dec 20

Tuesday, 7-8pm
Jan 10, Feb 21, Mar 28, Apr 25

Learn basic photo and image editing using one of the best, free photo-editing packages on the web - GIMP. 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.

Age: 18+
Price: Free Community Event
Registration Begins: Dec 1
Registration Ends: When Filled
Location: Computer Lab

3D Thursdays

Thursday, 12-2pm
Dec 22, Jan 5, Feb 9, Mar 9, Apr 6

Join us in a demonstration of NPL’s 3D printer! Showcased will be easy to use software that lets you design your own models, a 3D scanner that allows real-world objects to be turned into models, and of course the CubePro printer itself!

Age: 10+
Price: Free Community Event
Registration Begins: Dec 1
Registration Ends: When Filled
Location: Computer Lab

Cloud Computing Basics

Thursdays, 7-8:30pm
Jan 5, Apr 6

Is your understanding of the cloud a little foggy? Let us 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.

Ages: 18+
Price: Free Community Event
Registration Begins: Dec 1
Registration Ends: When Filled
Location: Computer Lab

Microsoft Office Hours

Fridays, 3-5pm
Jan 13, Feb 17, Mar 10, Apr 7

Our computer lab will be staffed with librarians specifically for one-on-one assistance with E-mail, Web Searching, Microsoft Excel, Word, & PowerPoint.

Ages: 18+
Price: Free Community Event
Registration Begins: Dec 1
Registration Ends: When Filled
Location: Computer Lab

Vinyl and Cassette Conversion

Tuesday, 7-8pm
Jan 17, Feb 14, Mar 14, Apr 11

Digitize your tapes and vinyl LPs using NPL’s new turntable and cassette converters. Please bring ear buds/ headphones for audio.

Age: 18+
Price: Free Community Event
Registration Begins: Dec 1
Registration Ends: When Filled
Location: Creation Station, 2nd Floor

Make Your Résumé Work For You

Thursdays, 7-8:30pm
Jan 19, Apr 20

Gain confidence that your résumé will stand out with this workshop covering résumé styles, formats, do’s and don’ts. We will provide employment resources that can be found at the Novi Library.

Ages: 18+
Price: Free Community Event
Registration Begins: Dec 1
Registration Ends: When Filled
Location: Computer Lab

Blogging Basics

Monday, 7-8:30pm
Jan 30

Blogging can be a great marketing tool for your business, career, or just for fun. Learn the basics of Google’s blogging service.

Ages: 18+
Price: Free Community Event
Registration Begins: Dec 1
Registration Ends: When Filled
Location: Computer Lab

Get Inspired With Pinterest

Wednesday, 7-8:30pm
Feb 8

Learn to create and share virtual “boards” full of inspiration and ideas about your passions and hobbies. Plan a wedding, collect recipes, share crafting know-how and more with your friends online! Participants must have basic internet experience.

Ages: 18+
Price: Free Community Event
Registration Begins: Dec 1
Registration Ends: When Filled
Location: Computer Lab

Ancestry 101

Saturday, 1-3pm
Mar 4

Ancestry Library Edition is filled with military, naturalization & immigration records passenger lists and more. Come learn the basics and discover your connection to the past!

Ages: 18+
Price: Free Community Event
Registration Begins: Dec 1
Registration Ends: When Filled
Location: Computer Lab

Heritagequest 101

Saturday, 1-2:30pm
Mar 25

Heritage Quest delivers genealogical and historical sources with coverage dating back to the 1700s. Come learn the basics and discover your connection to the past!

Ages: 18+
Price: Free Community Event
Registration Begins: Dec 1
Registration Ends: When Filled
Location: Computer Lab