Get connected with free technology classes at The Grand Forks Public Library! We offer a wide range of hands-on technology training and we’re adding new classes all the time. The classes are ideal for the new and not so new computer user who wants to learn and practice in a casual environment before venturing on their own. Build your confidence when using computers in the library, at work, at home or when looking for a job.
Classes are about 60 minutes long and are held in the computer lab. The majority of our scheduled computer classes currently require registration, but walk-ins are welcome. Seats will be filled on a first-come, space available basis. We highly recommend that you arrive on time for the classes you wish to attend.
Check out the library calendar or this Computer Class brochure
for the current schedule of classes. Ready to register? Have more questions? Want to learn about something that’s not on our list? Give us a call! (701) 772-8116, ext. 12
This basic Windows info session is designed as a class for beginners who have little or no experience with computers.
Create a Holiday Letter
- Become familiar with the desktop and the Windows operating system
- Gain an understanding of the mouse, keyboard, tower, monitor and other hardware
- Learn the ins and outs of program and file organization
Use Microsoft Word to create a fun, colorful holiday letter to send to family and friends. You must take our Microsoft Word class, or be familiar with the program, before taking this class.
Drop-In Computer Help *Wednesday mornings @ 10 am
Do you need help with a computer-related question? Drop in for a short one-on-one session with a librarian. Note: Librarians are able to provide help on general computer topics only.
Electronic Devices: It's On. . .Now What?
Do you have a new Kindle, Nook, or iPad? Bring it to the library and we'll help you learn to use it. If you don't have your own, you can come and try out one of the library's electronic devices.
If you’ve ever been interested in selling your own handmade crafts online, come learn about Etsy, a huge online craft and art marketplace. You’ll learn how to set up an account, customize your profile and store, navigate the website, and list items. You will also have the opportunity to take great product photos, so bring a few of your handmade items.
Get hands-on experience with the library’s newest source of ebooks, audiobooks, and videos. If you have a mobile device, such as an iPod, a Nook or any other e-reader, please bring it with you.
Create a text document using Microsoft Word 2010. Learn how to navigate the program, insert pictures, change font size and color, and much more.
Come and learn more about social book-marking sites like Delicious and Pinterest.
Take a Byte Out of the Web
Has the World Wide Web got you burying your head in the sand? In this class, you’ll learn about web addresses, how to use web browsers and search engines, and practice navigating the Internet.