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

Mon, Wed, Fri, 2:30-3pm
Tue, Thu, 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: Apr 1
Registration Ends: When Filled
Location: 2nd Floor Computer Area

Improve Your Typing Skills

Thursdays, 11am-12pm
Apr 21

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

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

Word 2010 Basics

Sat, 1-2:30pm
April 23

Learn the basics of creating, modifying, and saving documents using Microsoft Word in this hands on workshop. Participants must have basic computer experience.

Age: 18+
Price: Free community Event
Location: Computer Lab
Registration Begins: December 1

iPad Tips & Tricks

Tuesdays, 6:30-8pm
Apr 26

Thursdays, 11am-1pm
Apr 28

Tuesdays, 6-8pm
May 3, Jun 7, Jul 5, Aug 2

Thursdays, 11am-1pm
May 5, Jun 9, Jul 7, Aug 4

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.

Age: 18+
Price: Free Community Event
Registration Begins: Apr 1
Registration Ends: When Filled
Location: Second Floor Meeting Room

Word 2013 Basics

Saturdays, 1-2:30pm
May 7, Jun 25

Learn the basics of creating, modifying, and saving documents using Microsoft Word in this hands-on workshop. Participants must have basic computer experience.

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

E-Reader Instruction

Mondays, 6-7pm
Apr 18, May 9, Jun 27, Jul 11, Aug 29

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.

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

Zinio Digital Magazines

Mondays, 7-8pm
Apr 18, May 9, Jun 27, Jul 11, Aug 29

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.

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

VHS to DVD Workshop

Mondays, 6-7pm
Apr 11. May 16, Jun 20, Jul 18, Aug 15

Thursdays, 11am-12pm
Apr 14. May 19-cancelled, Jun 23, Jul 21, Aug 18

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 should be comfortable using a PC.

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

Excel 2013 Basics

Fri, 1-2:30pm
May 20

Sat, 1-2:30pm
Aug 27

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

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

Tech Time

Thursdays, 2-2:30pm
Apr 14, 28, May 5, 19-cancelled, Jun 9, 23, Jul 7, 21, Aug 4, 18

Tuesdays, 7-7:30pm
Apr 19 May 10, 24, Jun 14, 28, Jul 12, 26, Aug 9, 23

Sundays, 2-2:30pm
May 22, Jun 12, Jul 24, Aug 21

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: Apr 1
Registration Ends: When Filled
Location: Second Floor Information Desk

Get Inspired With Pinterest

Wed, 7-8:30pm
May 25

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: Apr 1
Registration Ends: When Filled
Location: Computer Lab

3D Thursdays

Thursdays, 12-2pm
May 26, Jun 30, Jul 28, Aug 25

Join us for a demonstration of the Library’s 3D printer! We will showcase 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: Apr 1
Registration Ends: When Filled
Location: 2nd Floor-3D Printer Makerspace

PowerPoint 2013 Basics

Mon, 7-8:30pm
Jun 27

Design dynamic visual presentations by selecting suitable design layouts, inserting text and images, and using animation to enhance your slideshow in this hands-on class. Participants must have basic computer experience.

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

Blogging Basics

Sat, 1-2:30pm
Jul 16

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: Apr 1
Registration Ends: When Filled
Location: Computer Lab

Make Your Résumé Work For You

Wed, 1-2:30pm
Aug 3

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: Apr 1
Registration Ends: When Filled
Location: Computer Lab