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Please note: We are in the process of updating this page and not all technology classes offered at the Denver Public Library will appear in this list. If you're looking for a class not displayed here, please visit the Events & Classes calendar.

There's more to Googling than you think! If you've got a handle on basic Internet searching and want to streamline your technique, this class is for you. Learn how to choose search terms and use shortcuts that will yield better results!

Just got an Android phone? Thinking of getting a tablet? Come check out some cool features and apps offered on Android and maximize your user experience!

First, find out what a blog is and see examples of popular and local blogs.  Then learn how start your own blog using Word Press or Tumblr.  Whether you want to read or write (or both), you'll learn it here!

Are you interested in buying a new computer? Not sure what RAM is or how big a hard drive should be? Come to this class to learn what to look for so you can determine which computer is right for you.

Looking to buy a new television or sell your old couch? Learn how to use websites like Craigslist and eBay to buy and sell things online.

Sign up for a Gmail email account and learn how to send and receive email.

Learn the basics of using a computer and practice using a mouse. NO computer experience required.

Learn how to use a web browser to access the web, and use Google to find the information you need from websites you can trust.

Not sure where files go when you save them? Having trouble finding things you saved? Come to this class to find out how your computer is organized.

Ever wondered what the inside of your computer looks like? Have you heard terms like "RAM" and "Hard Drive" but don't know what they mean? Come learn about key hardware components and see how a computer is constructed.

Looking for a job, an apartment, or someone to buy your old couch? Craigslist can help! Learn how to use this free online classified ads website to buy & sell goods, apply for jobs, and much more.

Learn how to delete emails, use folders and search your inbox so you can find important emails in a snap. We will cover Yahoo, Gmail and Outlook /Hotmail.

Learn how to connect with friends and family all over the world by making the most of Facebook, including messaging, posting photos and making Friends.

Facebook offers business users a wealth of information that can be used to reach your target audience. Learn how to access and plan for social network success whether you're a small business, non-profit, entrepreneur or promoter.

Learn about several options for entertaining yourself for FREE (and legally) online, including streaming TV shows and movies, music sites and more. 

The Gnu Image Manipulation Program (GIMP) is a free alternative to Photoshop. Come learn the basics of the GIMP - color correction, fixing exposure, and other fixes, and take the first steps to making your photos look great!

 Learn how to use Google’s online calendar for effective time management, sharing event information, invites, notifications and more. Must have email address to attend this class.

Learn the basics of using Apple gadgets including customizing appearance, changing settings, and using iCloud. If you're thinking about buying an Apple device, come for the beginning of the class to hear what makes them different. Bring your device and your questions!

Look at some common job seeking websites and learn how to search and apply for jobs online.

Always wanted to make your own techno song or your own beats? LMMS (Linux Multimedia Studio) is a free cross-platform alternative to commercial programs like FL Studio®, which allows you to produce music with your computer. This includes the creation of melodies and beats, the synthesis and mixing of sounds, and arranging of samples. Come learn the basics and leave with your first song!

Social media is a powerful tool for getting the word out, whether you're selling a product, promoting an event or raising awareness about something.  This class will teach you to tap into the power of Facebook, Twitter, blogs and personal websites to get your message across.

Many people know the basic formatting tools in Excel 2007, like changing the font or cell color. But if you want to learn some amazing time saving tools, check out conditional formatting, naming ranges or freezing rows.

Excel 2007 spreadsheets allow you to easily store, organize and manipulate data. In this class, you will learn the basics of Excel (inserting text, basic functions, AutoSum, AutoFill, and more) by creating a basic budget spreadsheet and making Excel do all the math for you!

Learn how to get more out of your data with subtotals and what-if analysis. Basic Excel skills required to attend.

Build upon the lessons covered in Excel Basics. Learn how to make Excel do the work for you by using commonly accessed Formulas and Functions. Basic Excel 2007 skills required to participate in this course.

Make your Excel 2007 workbook pop by using pivot tables and graphs to represent your data visually.

Use the sort and filter features in Excel 2007 to organize your data so you can find the information you are looking for easily.

Learn how to create, edit and save a basic presentation using MS PowerPoint 2007.

Learn how to create and edit a document with Word 2007.  We will look at basic formatting tools like how to bold text and change the page alignment.

Working with a group of people on a document can be tricky.  Take a look at some tools like Comments, Track Changes & Protect Document that make the process easier.  Students must have basic Word skills to attend this class.

Learn how to create easy to use forms in Word 2007.  Students must have basic Word skills to attend this class.

Learn how to add page numbers, dates, logos, titles, names and more to the top and bottom of pages automatically in Word 2007. Students must have attended Microsoft Word Basics or have equivalent skills to attend this class.

Learn how to use Microsoft Word 2007 to find, use and manipulate images in your documents. Students must have basic Word skills to attend this class.

Learn how to use the Mail Merge function in Microsoft Word 2007 to easily create mailing labels, envelopes, form letters and more. Students must have attended Computer Basics: Microsoft Word or have equivalent skills to attend this class.

Word 2007 has many tools in place to help you create consistently beautiful documents. Learn how styles and themes can help you create easy-to-use long documents. Students must have attended Microsoft Word Basics or have equivalent skills to attend this class.

Learn how to make your Word 2007 document easier to read and more appealing by using tables and columns to organize and display information. Students must have basic Word skills to attend this class.

Did you know you don't have to construct complicated documents like resumes from scratch? Word 2007 has templates available for everything from resumes to newsletters. Save yourself time and effort by learning how to find and edit these templates.  Students must have basic Word skills to attend this class.

Tired of Powerpoint slideshows? Looking to wow people with your presentations? Learn how to make great presentations with the FREE web-based program, Prezi.

Learn about tools you can use to limit what's shared about you online. Find out how browser plug-ins, proxies, and the Tor browser can help keep your information private.

Come learn how to use Skype to make voice and video calls for free from your computer or mobile device! Email address required.

Learn what social media is, and get to know some of the biggest social media sites including Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Yelp and MeetUp.com

Learn how to stay safe online by protecting your personal information and avoiding common Internet scams.

Learn about malware threats, how to tell if a computer is infected, and how to install and use a high quality free antivirus program.

Did you know that YouTube can do more than just play a single video at a time?  Come learn about channels, subscriptions, playlists and more!