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 session with a computer tech on a topic of your choice.

Date Day Time Age
Dec 14 Sun 3-3:30pm 18+
Dec 16, 30 Tue 7-7:30pm 18+
Jan 5, 19 Mon 7-7:30pm 18+
Jan 11 Sun 2-2:30pm 18+
Jan 15, 29 Thu 2-2:30pm 18+
Feb 2, 16 Mon 7-7:30pm 18+
Feb 8 Sun 2-2:30pm 18+
Feb 12, 26 Thu 2-2:30pm 18+
Mar 2, 16 Mon 7-7:30pm 18+
Mar 8 Sun 2-2:30pm 18+
Mar 12, 26 Thu 2-2:30pm 18+
Apr 6, 20 Mon 7-7:30pm 18+
Apr 12 Sun 2-2:30pm 18+
Apr 16, 30 Thu 2-2:30pm 18+
 
Price: Free Community Event
Registration Begins: Dec 1
Location: Second Floor Information Desk
Registration Ends: When Program is Filled

ONE-ON-ONE INTERNET BASICS

Receive personal instruction by a librarian.

Date Day Time Age
Jan 6 Tue 10:30-11am 18+
Jan 6 Tue 11-11:30am 18+
Feb 3 Tue 10:30-11am 18+
Feb 3 Tue 11-11:30am 18+
Mar 3 Tue 10:30-11am 18+
Mar 3 Tue 11-11:30am 18+
Apr 7 Tue 10:30-11am 18+
Apr 7 Tue 11-11:30am 18+
 
Price: Free Community Event
Registration Begins: Dec 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
Dec 18 Thu 11am-1pm 18+

Price: Free Community Event
Registration Begins: Aug 1
Location: Board Room
Registration Ends: When Program is Filled

IPAD TIPS & TRICKS

This course is designed to launch first-time owners into a comfort zone with their iPads.

Date Day Time Age
Jan 6 Tue 6-7:30pm 18+
Jan 8 Thu 11am-12:30pm 18+
Feb 10 Tue 6-7:30pm 18+
Feb 12 Thu 11am-12:30pm 18+
Mar 10 Tue 6-7:30pm 18+
Mar 12 Thu 11am-12:30pm 18+
Apr 7 Tue 6-7:30pm 18+
Apr 9 Thu 11am-12:30pm 18+
 
Price: Free Community Event
Registration Begins: Dec 1
Location: Second Floor Meeting Room
Registration Ends: When Program is Filled

ONE-ON-ONE E-MAIL BASICS

Receive personal instruction by a librarian such as how to create an e-mail account and how to type and send a message.

Date Day Time Age
Jan 7 Wed 10:30–11am 18+
Feb 4 Wed 10:30–11am 18+
Mar 4 Wed 10:30–11am 18+
Apr 8 Wed 10:30–11am 18+
 
Price: Free Community Event
Registration Begins: Dec 1
Location: Computer Lab
Registration Ends: When Program is Filled

ONE-ON-ONE FACEBOOK BASICS

This session provides personal instruction by a Librarian.

Date Day Time Age
Dec 16 Tue 10:30–11am 18+
Jan 7 Wed 11–11:30am 18+
Jan 13 Tue 10:30–11am 18+
Feb 4 Wed 11–11:30am 18+
Feb 10 Tue 10:30–11am 18+
Mar 4 Wed 11–11:30am 18+
Mar 10 Tue 10:30–11am 18+
Apr 8 Wed 11–11:30am 18+
Apr 14 Tue 10:30–11am 18+
 
Price: Free Community Event
Registration Begins: Dec 1
Location: Library Public Area 2nd Floor
Registration Ends: When Program is Filled

WORD 2010 BASICS

The basics of creating, modifying, and saving documents will be covered.

Date Day Time Age
Jan 10 Sat 10:30am-12pm 18+
 
Price: Free Community Event
Registration Begins: Dec 1
Location: Computer Lab
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
Jan 13 Tue 7-8pm 18+
Feb 19 Thu 11am-12pm 18+
Mar 31 Tue 7-8pm 18+
Apr 16 Thu 11am-12pm 18+
 
Price: Free Community Event
Registration Begins: Dec 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.

Date Day Time Age
Dec 15 Mon 6-7:30pm 18+
Jan 15 Thu 11am-12:30pm 18+
Feb 17 Tue 6-7:30pm 18+
Mar 19 Thu 11am-12:30pm 18+
Apr 14 Tue 6-7:30pm 18+
 
Price: Free Community Event
Registration Begins: Dec 1
Location: Computer Lab
Registration Ends: When Program is Filled

LIFELONG LEARNING: GET GOING WITH GALE COURSES AND LEARNING EXPRESS LIBRARY

Gale Courses deliver hundreds of engaging, instructor-led online courses focused on professional development, technology skills, and personal enrichment. Learn how to create an account, register for classes, and get started with this great tool as well as the basics of our online test taking program Learning Express Library.

Date Day Time Age
Dec 13 Sat 10:30am-11:30am 18+
Jan 16 Fri 10:30am-12pm 18+
Feb 7 Sat 10:30am-12pm 18+
Mar 13 Fri 10:30am-12pm 18+
Apr 1 Wed 6:30pm -8pm 18+
 
Price: Free Community Event
Registration Begins: Dec 1
Location: Computer Lab
Registration Ends: When Program is Filled

VHS TO DVD WORKSHOP

Transfer your VHS tapes onto a DVD using the Library’s Creation Station. Bring a VHS tape, blank DVD-R’s, and ear buds for audio.

Date Day Time Age
Jan 20 Tue 6-7pm 18+
Jan 22 Thu 11am-12pm 18+
Feb 3 Tue 6-7pm 18+
Feb 5 Thu 11am-12pm 18+
Mar 24 Tue 6-7pm 18+
Mar 26 Thu 11am-12pm 18+
Apr 21 Tue 6-7pm 18+
Apr 23 Thu 11am-12pm 18+
 
Price: Free Community Event
Registration Begins: Dec 1
Location: Creation Station, 2nd Floor
Registration Ends: When Program is Filled

IMPROVE YOUR TYPING SKILLS

Move from two-finger typing to full-blown touch typing.

Date Day Time Age
Dec 29 Mon 6-8pm 18+
Jan 26 Mon 6-8pm 18+
Feb 23 Mon 6-8pm 18+
Mar 30 Mon 6-8pm 18+
Apr 27 Mon 6-8pm 18+
 
Price: Free Community Event
Registration Begins: Dec 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

EXCEL 2010 BASICS

Learn how to create, modify, and save spreadsheets.

Date Day Time Age
Jan 31 Sat 1-2:30pm 18+
 
Price: Free Community Event
Registration Begins: Dec 1
Location: Computer Lab
Registration Ends: When Program is Filled

GET INSPIRED WITH PINTEREST

Create and share virtual “boards” full of inspiration and ideas about your passions and hobbies.

Date Day Time Age
Feb 18 Wed 6:30-8pm 18+
 
Price: Free Community Event
Registration Begins: Dec 1
Location: Computer Lab
Registration Ends: When Program is Filled

CLOUD COMPUTING BASICS

We will 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.

Date Day Time Age
Mar 18 Wed 6:30-8pm 18+
 
Price: Free Community Event
Registration Begins: Dec 1
Location: Computer Lab
Registration Ends: When Program is Filled

POWERPOINT 2010 BASICS

Design dynamic visual presentations by selecting suitable design layouts, and using animation to enhance your slideshow.

Date Day Time Age
Apr 29 Wed 6:30-8pm 18+
 
Price: Free Community Event
Registration Begins: Dec 1
Location: Computer Lab
Registration Ends: When Program is Filled