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. 

February Classes

VIDEO EDITING

THURSDAYS, FEBRUARY 21 & 28 AT 6:30 P.M.
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$10. Learn the fundamentals of video editing in this two-session class.

March Classes

EMAIL BASICS: GMAIL

WEDNESDAY, MARCH 6 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

THURSDAY, MARCH 7 AT 2:30 & 6:30 P.M.
Register Here for 2:30 P.M.
Register Here for 6:30 P.M.
$5.00 Learn how to create, edit and share documents online using Google’s cloud storage solution. Registration required. 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

SATURDAY, MARCH 9 AT 2:30 P.M.
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$5. Learn the strategies, skills and mindset to shop safely online while finding the best deals.

CREATE A PHOTOBOOK

WEDNESDAYS, MARCH 13 & 20 AT 6:30 P.M.
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$10. Explore different online photo services that enable you to create your very own photo album and much more!

GAMING FOR ADULTS: FORTNITE

THURSDAY, MARCH 14 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

SATURDAY, MARCH 16 AT 2:30 P.M.
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$10. Learn the fundamentals of word processing with Microsoft Word.

TYPING

THURSDAY, MARCH 21 AT 6:30 P.M.
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$5. Do you type with two fingers? If so, this class is for you. Learn keyboarding the correct way with fun and rewarding exercises that will increase your speed and accuracy.

April Classes

ADOBE LIGHTROOM: AN INTRODUCTION

THURSDAY, APRIL 4 AT 6:30 P.M.
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$5. 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.

ADOBE PHOTOSHOP: AN INTRODUCTION

WEDNESDAYS, APRIL 10, 17, & 24 AT 6:30 P.M.
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$15. This three-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.

EXCEL 2016: CREATING SPREADSHEET

THURSDAYS, APRIL 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.

VLOOKUP AND PIVOT TABLES IN EXCEL 2016

THURSDAY, APRIL 25 AT 6:30 P.M.
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$5. Explore more advanced features of Microsoft Excel 2016. Topics include creating Pivot Tables and using the VLOOKUP function.

LINKEDIN

SATURDAY, APRIL 27 AT 2:30 P.M.
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$5. Build and nurture your professional identity with LinkedIn, the world’s largest network of its kind.

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.

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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

2 Hours Free Parking in Chester Street Deck.

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

April 21: Easter

May 25-27: Memorial Day

July 4: Independence Day

 

 

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