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.

 

ONE-ON-ONE FACEBOOK BASICS

This half-hour session provides personal instruction by a Librarian. How to create an account, find friends, and create a post. If time allows, posting photos, creating friends lists, and managing privacy settings will be discussed.

Date Day Time Age
Nov 12 Wed 11–11:30am 18+
Nov 18 Tues 10:30–11am 18+
Dec 10 Wed 11–11:30am 18+
Dec 16 Tues 10:30–11am 18+

Price: Free Community Event
Registration Begins: Aug 1
Location: Library Public Area 2nd Floor
Registration Ends: When Program is Filled

 

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
Nov 6, 20 Thu 1-1:30pm 18+
Nov 18, 25 Tue 7-7:30pm 18+
Nov 9 Sun 3-3:30pm 18+
Dec 11 Thu 1-1:30pm 18+
Dec 14 Sun 3-3:30pm 18+
Dec 16, 30 Tue 7-7:30pm 18+

Price: Free Community Event
Registration Begins: Aug 1
Location: Second Floor Information Desk
Registration Ends: When Program is Filled

 

E-READER 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
Nov 17 Mon 6:30-8pm 18+

Price: Free Community Event
Registration Begins: Aug 1
Location: Computer Lab
Registration Ends: When Program is Filled

 

VHS TO DVD INTRODUCTION

An overview of how to transfer your VHS tapes onto a DVD using the Library’s Creation Station. This presentation will describe the process step-by-step so you can transfer those home videos from tape to disc. You will not be transferring VHS to DVD during this class. THIS IS NOT A HANDS-ON WORKSHOP.

Date Day Time Age
Dec 4 Thu 11am-12:30pm 18+

Price: Free Community Event
Registration Begins: Aug 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
Nov 11 Tue 10:30-11am 18+
Nov 11 Tue 11-11:30am 18+
Dec 9 Tue 10:30-11am 18+
Dec 9 Tue 11-11:30am 18+

Price: Free Community Event
Registration Begins: Aug 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 the Edius software. Transfer your VHS tapes onto a DVD using the Library’s Creation Station. Bring your VHS tapes and blank DVDs. Attendees need to be comfortable using a PC.

Date Day Time Age
Nov 4 Tue 6-7pm 18+
Nov 6 Thu 11am-12pm 18+
Nov 10 Mon 6-7pm 18+
Dec 8 Mon 6-7pm 18+
Dec 9 Tue 6-7pm 18+
Dec 11 Thu 11am-12pm 18+

Price: Free Community Event
Registration Begins: Aug 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 account and how to type and send a message. If time allows, creating folders, an address book, and sending attachments will be discussed.

Date Day Time Age
Nov 12 Wed 10:30–11am 18+
Dec 10 Wed 10:30–11am 18+

Price: Free Community Event
Registration Begins: Aug 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 with their iPads. You don’t need any computer background in order to take this class. All you will need is your iPad, already registered and working, and your Apple ID. The course will cover the various parts of the iPad, what a user sees on the screen, how to use the basic hand gestures, applications, and settings.

Date Day Time Age
Nov 11 Tue 6-8pm 18+
Dec 18 Thu 11am-1pm 18+

Price: Free Community Event
Registration Begins: Aug 1
Location: Board Room
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 fl ash drive or learn using ours. Attendees need to be comfortable using a mouse and keyboard with a Windows computer.

Date Day Time Age
Nov 13 Thu 11am-12:30pm 18+
Dec 15 Mon 6-7:30pm 18+

Price: Free Community Event
Registration Begins: Aug 1
Location: Computer Lab
Registration Ends: When Program is Filled

 

IMPROVE YOUR TYPING SKILLS

Touch typing is a skill that many of us can benefit from. It makes you more marketable, and opens the door to more opportunities and helps to simplify your day to day activities. We’ll be using typing exercises for beginning typists, and frustrated hunt-and-peckers who want to move from two-finger typing to full-blown touch typing.

Date Day Time Age
Nov 24 Mon 6-8pm 18+
Dec 29 Mon 6-8pm 18+

Price: Free Community Event
Registration Begins: Aug 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 library card. Users can view their magazines through a web browser or on custom apps for Apple, Android and Windows 8 smartphones and tablets. You must have a Novi Public Library card to access this service.

Date Day Time Age
Dec 22 Mon 6-7pm 18+

Price: Free Community Event
Registration Begins: Aug 1
Location: Computer Lab
Registration Ends: When Program is Filled

 

FREEGAL MUSIC DOWNLOADS

Looking for a great way to expand your music collection — for free? By using your Novi Public Library card, you are eligible to download up to five free songs a week from the entire Sony Music and IODA catalogs – millions of songs for you to keep! You’ll use your library card number and PIN to log onto the website to download your free music. You must have a Novi Public Library card to access this service.

Date Day Time Age
Dec 22 Mon 7-8pm 18+

Price: Free Community Event
Registration Begins: Aug 1
Location: Computer Lab
Registration Ends: When Program is Filled

 

SKYPE ESSENTIALS

Learn how to set up a free Skype account and connect with other Skype users. Hands-on demonstrations using web cameras will have you Skyping in no time.

Date Day Time Age
Dec 2 Tue 6-7:30pm 18+

Price: Free Community Event
Registration Begins: Aug 1
Location: Board Room
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 need to have experience with Microsoft Excel.

Date Day Time Age
Dec 11 Thu 6:30-8pm 18+

Price: Free Community Event
Registration Begins: Aug 1
Location: Computer Lab
Registration Ends: When Program is Filled