Adult Computer Classes

Would you like to improve your computer skills? From introductory computer knowledge to software applications, the library offers several basic computer classes. Classes are free, and each class is approximately two hours. Space is limited, and registration is required.

Not sure where to start? View our Computer Class Descriptions to learn more about the classes the library has to offer!

For more information or to register for a class, please call the Library at 281-478-7208.

Computer Class

Class Descriptions

Finding a Job
Do you need help searching for a job?  Do you need assistance creating or updating your resume? Could your cover letter use some work?  The library has print and online resources to help you with resumes and interview skills.  Learn how the library resources can help you explore career opportunities, search for jobs, create resumes and cover letters, prepare for the interview, and more!

Genealogy: Basics
Have you always wanted to research your family history? Come to the library and learn about our great genealogy resources! Learn to use Ancestry Library Edition on the library computers and search the census from home using HeritageQuest Online. Complete useful charts and forms and start tracing your roots!

Genealogy: Organizing, Sharing and Saving your Family History
What do you do with all of those great documents and photos that you’ve found in your genealogy search?  Keeping up with all of that information and making sure that you can pass it down to others in your family can be overwhelming.  This class will teach you how to care for, organize and share your genealogy research with your loved ones. PREREQUISITES: DPPL’s Genealogy Basics class or basic knowledge of genealogy research is preferred.

Introduction to Computers
Become familiar with the computer and computer terminology, and get comfortable using a mouse, opening software applications, and other basic skills.

Microsoft Excel 2016: Basics
Become familiar with Excel 2016 and learn how to create and edit basic spreadsheets, and use simple formulas and functions. PREREQUISITES: Basic computer skills (mouse & keyboard) and basic knowledge of personal computers.  Familiarity with Microsoft Word is preferred.

Microsoft Excel 2016: Shortcuts & More
Do you want to navigate and work with data more efficiently using Microsoft Excel? In this class, you will learn shortcuts for navigation, selection, formatting, formulas, and more. You will also use the paste special option and learn a few formulas for joining and manipulating data. Prerequisite: Microsoft Excel 2016: Basics class or basic Excel knowledge is required.

Microsoft Word 2016: Basics
Become familiar with the 2016 version of Word and learn how to create and edit basic Word documents, including resumes and letters. PREREQUISITES: Basic computer skills (mouse & keyboard) and basic knowledge of personal computers.

Microsoft Word 2016: Resumes
Learn how to use Microsoft Word 2016 to create a basic resume with simple formatting.  The class covers how to save resumes in different file formats and the different types of resumes. PREREQUISITES: Basic computer skills (mouse & keyboard) and either Microsoft Word 2016: Basics class or basic MS Word knowledge.

Microsoft PowerPoint 2016: Basics
Become familiar with the 2016 version of PowerPoint and learn how to create a presentation using themes, illustrations, transitions and animation.   PREREQUISITES: Basic computer skills (mouse & keyboard) and basic knowledge of personal computers.  Familiarity with Microsoft Word is preferred.