300 W. Merrill St. Birmingham, MI 48009 | (248) 647-1700

Computer Classes

Our world is increasingly a digital one. If you’re having trouble keeping up — or just want to expand on what you already know — get up to speed with the computer classes at the Library. From basic skills to social-media tips and design programs, everything you need to thrive online is here.

All computer classes are in our first-floor computer lab and most require a basic understanding of computer functions and language. Registration is required and can be completed online via the links below, or by calling 248-554-4650. 

May Classes

POWERPOINT 2016: AN INTRODUCTION

THURSDAYS, MAY 2 & 9 AT 6:30 P.M.
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$10. Learn the fundamentals of slideshow creation with Microsoft PowerPoint in this two-session class.

TWITTER 101

FRIDAY, MAY 3 AT 10:00 A.M.
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$5. Become a Twitter pro as we create an account, compose tweets, connect with friends, and more.

BUILD A WEBSITE

WEDNESDAYS, MAY 8, 15 & 22 AT 6:30 P.M.
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$15.00 Create a basic website for yourself or for your business in this three-session class. Registration required. In this class, we will:
– Build a multi-page website from scratch.
– Cover the UI of the website builder.
– Create links to other pages on the site and to other websites.
– Edit and resize photos.
– Create a favicon.
– Embed video using HTML code.
– Have fun.

ADOBE ILLUSTRATOR: AN INTRODUCTION

THURSDAYS, MAY 23 & 30 AT 6:30 P.M.
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$10. Learn the basics of Adobe’s vector graphic creation program and how to create sensational digital art for print, video, and web.

June Classes

CREATE LASTING MEMORIES WITH A PHOTOBOOK 

THURSDAYS, JUNE 6 & 13 AT 6:30 P.M.
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$10. In this two-session class, we will discuss the procedure of creating a physical photo book that you can share with friends and family.

EMAIL BASICS: GMAIL 

SATURDAY, JUNE 8 AT 2:30 P.M.
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$5.00 Email like a pro. In this single session class, learn how to set up an email account, send attachments and much more. In the class, we will:
– set up an email account.
– format an email.
– attach a photo to an email. 
– send an email to someone. 
– open an email someone has sent to you.

GOOGLE DRIVE

WEDNESDAY, JUNE 12 AT 6:30 P.M.
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$5.00 Learn how to create, edit and share documents online using Google’s cloud storage solution. In the class, we will:
– create a Gmail account.
– explain the concept of cloud storage. 
– save a document to Google Drive. 
– create a document in Google Docs. 
– delete a document in Google Drive. 
– tag an item in Google Drive.

SHOP SAFELY ONLINE

FRIDAY, JUNE 14 AT 10:00 A.M.
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$5. Learn the strategies, skills and mindset to shop safely online while finding the best deals.

VIDEO GAMING

TUESDAY, JUNE 18 AT 6:30 P.M.
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FREE, Come play and learn about the multiplayer online shooter, Fortnite: Battle Royale.

WORD 2016: AN INTRODUCTION

THURSDAYS, MAY 23 & 30 AT 6:30 P.M.
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$5. Learn the fundamentals of word processing with Microsoft Word.

July Classes

ADOBE LIGHTROOM: AN INTRODUCTION

WEDNESDAY, JULY 10 & 17 AT 6:30 P.M.
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$10. Calling all photo enthusiasts. Add mood and drama to your photographs with Adobe Lightroom, We’ll cover exposure controls, tone curves, and other tools to make your photos distinctive and unique. Prerequisites: Basic understanding of Windows, Internet navigation and use of a mouse.

EXCEL 2016: CREATING SPREADSHEET

THURSDAYS, JULY 11 & 18 AT 6:30 P.M.
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$10. Learn the fundamentals of spreadsheet creation with Microsoft Excel in this two-session class.
In this class, we will:
– review the Microsoft Ribbon and Excel interface.
– create a monthly budget.
– create a chart and a graph.

VIDEO GAMING: DOTA 2

TUESDAY, JULY 16 AT 6:30 P.M.
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FREE, Come play and learn about the multiplayer online battle arena video game, DOTA 2.

VIDEO EDITING

SATURDAYS, JULY 20 & 27 AT 2:30 P.M.
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$10. Learn the fundamentals of video editing in this two-session class.

VLOOKUP AND PIVOT TABLES IN EXCEL 2016

THURSDAY, JULY 25 AT 6:30 P.M.
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$5. Come play and learn about the multiplayer online battle arena video game, DOTA 2.

TYPING

TUESDAY, JULY 30 AT 6:30 P.M.
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$5. 
Spend an hour refining your typing skills.

August Classes

BUILD A WEBSITE

THURSDAYS, AUGUST 1, 8, & 15 AT 6:30 P.M.
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$15. Create a basic website for yourself or for your business in this three-session class. Registration required. In this class, we will:
– Build a multi-page website from scratch.
– Cover the UI of the website builder.
– Create links to other pages on the site and to other websites.
– Edit and resize photos.
– Create a favicon.
– Embed video using HTML code.
– Have fun.

POWERPOINT 2016: AN INTRODUCTION

SATURDAYS, AUGUST 3 & 10 AT 2:30 P.M.
Register Here
$10. Learn the fundamentals of slideshow creation with Microsoft PowerPoint in this two-session class.

ADOBE ILLUSTRATOR: AN INTRODUCTION

WEDNESDAYS, AUGUST 14 & 21 AT 6:30 P.M.
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$10. Learn the basics of Adobe’s vector graphic creation program and how to create sensational digital art for print, video, and web.

ADOBE PHOTOSHOP: AN INTRODUCTION

SATURDAYS, AUGUST 17 & 24 AT 2:30 P.M. 
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$10. This two-session class covers the basics of photo enhancement and manipulation using Photoshop CC & Photoshop Elements. Improve skin tone, whiten teeth, create a digital collage, and more.

 

LINKEDIN

THURSDAY, AUGUST 22 AT 6:30 P.M.
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$5. Build and nurture your professional identity with LinkedIn, the world’s largest network of its kind.

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300 W. Merrill St.
Birmingham, MI 48009

Hours

Monday to Thursday 9:30 am - 9:00 pm
Friday and Saturday 9:30 am - 5:30 pm
Sunday 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Library Hours

Monday – Thursday
9:30am – 9:00pm

Friday & Saturday
9:30am -5:30pm

Sunday
12:00pm – 5:00pm

Baldwin Public Library

300 W. Merrill St.

Birmingham, MI 48009

248-647-1700

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Metered street parking around Library

Free Parking on Sundays

248-647-1700

300 W. Merrill St.
Birmingham, MI 48009

 

Library Hours

Monday to Thursday

9:30 am - 9:00 pm

Friday and Saturday

9:30 am - 5:30 pm

Sunday

12:00 pm - 5:00pm

Library Closed

July 4: Independence Day

August 31 - September 2: Labor Day Weekend

September 6: Staff Development Day

November 27: Closing at 5:30 p.m.

November 28: Thanksgiving

 

 

 

 

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