Your Next Skill: Computer Literacy
Find different resources--free in-person classes, online classes, and books--which may help improve your computer literacy.
Tech Help at Seattle Public Library
Meet with an SPL staff person one-on-one for help with your technology questions. Staff can assist you with Library resources, help you get a free email address, master basic email, computer and internet skills, and learn how to use Microsoft Word. Tech Help is offered at several branches and includes drop-in sessions or scheduled appointments.
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Internet Basics at Seattle Public Library | Tuesday, May 14, 2019, 10:30am–12:30pm
Seattle Public Library offers lots of free classes that can help you learn computer skills. The Internet Basics class includes a brief introduction to search engines and online security, plus a take-home guide on how to find and evaluate websites. Other SPL classes you might find useful include Computer Basics and Microsoft Word Basics. Visit our Technology Skills Calendar at https://www.spl.org/programs-and-services/learning/technology-skills/technology-skills-calendar or pick up a quarterly class schedule at any SPL branch.
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Computer Literacy for Windows 10 at Lynda.com
This streaming online course "focuses on the Microsoft Windows 10 operating system and offers a thorough, jargon-free introduction to computers, files and folders, networks, and peripherals like printers and keyboards." The Seattle Public Library offers patrons free access to Lynda.com's entire library of streaming tutorials. To log in to Lynda.com visit https://ezproxy.spl.org/login?url=http://www.lynda.com/portal/sip?org=spl.org and enter your library card number and PIN.
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Easy Windows 10
This book's clear illustrations and simple step-by-step instructions will guide you through common computer tasks.
Format: Book - 2018 Third editionView Easy Windows 10
Troubleshooting & Maintaining your PC All-in-one
This 5 books in 1 resource can help you avoid common computer headaches and help you easily solve the problems you encounter.
Format: Book - 2017 Third editionView Troubleshooting & Maintaining your PC All-in-one
How to Speak Tech: The Non-techie's Guide to Key Technology Concepts
How to Speak Tech uses clear language and simplified examples to help readers understand a broad variety of technology topics and stay up to date on the latest technological concepts. "
Format: Book - 2019 Second editionView How to Speak Tech: The Non-techie's Guide to Key Technology Concepts