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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!

¿Quieres comunicarte con tu familia y amigos en todas partes del mundo? Aprende a usar o mejorar tu uso de Facebook.
 

Have you ever lost a digital photo, music mp3 or important document after thinking it was safely saved to your computer? Come learn how to back up your important data and never lose a file again!

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.

Is your computer running slow? Have you noticed programs you don't remember installing? Come learn how to remove programs, manage the space on your computer, and find and delete files you're not using to get your machine running smoothly and efficiently.

Have you heard of the Cloud, but you're not quite sure what that means or where to go to access it?  Take a look at some common cloud applications and learn how easy and convenient cloud computing can be.

Aprende las partes de la computadora, cómo abrir y cerrar programas, y practica el uso del ratón.

Obtén una cuenta de email Gmail y aprende a enviar y recibir email.

Aprende a usar un navegador,  para obtener acceso al internet, y Google para encontrar información confiable.

Aprende a proteger tus datos personales y a evitar estafas comunes, y así mantenerte seguro en internet. 

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.

Need to fix the red eyes in a favorite photo? Want to add some balloons and text to a birthday pic? Want to give your photos a vintage look? Learn how to do all that and more using free, online photo editing services like Pixlr and Photoshop Express!

In this quick class, learn about ways you can store your photos online - both free and paid. We'll explore Google Drive, Flickr, and other options that let you back up your photos and have access to them from anywhere!

Come learn how to attach a file to an email using Yahoo, Gmail or Outlook/Hotmail so you can send your resume to potential employers, a picture to your parents or a song to your best friend.

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.

Learn how to use the control Facebook gives users to find a level of privacy and security that's right for you.

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.

With Google Drive, you can save your documents online so you can access them from any computer with internet access, no disk or drive required! Google Drive also makes it easy to share and collaborate on documents without having to email them back and forth. Must have email address to attend this class.

¿No estás seguro dónde quedan todos los archivos en tu computadora? ¿Es difícil encontrar archivos que has guardado? Ven y aprende como está organizada tu computadora.

Are you interested in learning how to create or customize a website? Learning HTML and CSS will let you build pages from scratch and customize platforms like WordPress. This is a four part class. 

HTML and CSS I: Learn what HTML is and how to format text, insert images, and create links in HTML. Must have an email account and intermediate internet skills to attend this class.

HTML and CSS II: Learn what CSS is, how it relates to HTML, and start styling backgrounds, text, and fonts. Must have an email account and intermediate internet skills to attend this class.

HTML and CSS III: Concentrate on webpage layout with the box model. Must have an email account and intermediate internet skills to attend this class.

HTML and CSS IV: Tie together all we've learned of CSS and HTML and discuss website planning and hosting. Must have an email account and intermediate internet skills 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.

Did you know that there is a free alternative to Microsoft Office? LibreOffice is a free, open-source office suite that runs on Windows, OS X, and Linux. We'll give you a brief overview of each of the programs and let you know what you need to get started.

LinkedIn is a social network that allows professionals to search for jobs, join groups, research companies, and network with other people in their field. Learn how to create a LinkedIn account and use it effectively.

Did you know that there is a free alternative to Windows and OS X? Linux offers a wide-range of free, open-source operating systems and software that run on nearly any computer, old or new. We'll introduce you to some popular Linux programs and let you know what you need to get started.

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.

Macros are an amazing tool to make repetitve tasks a snap to perform.  Come learn how to record and run simple macros in Excel.  Basic Excel 2007 skills required to participate in this course.

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

Microsoft OneDrive is an online storage service and more. Join us to see how you can store files from your computer online and even have access to FREE versions of Word, Excel and PowerPoint!

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

From greeting cards to banners to newsletters, desktop publishing can be easy with Publisher. Start by learning how to use a template to create a business card easily; then learn how to edit and arrange text, images, fonts, and colors as we create a flyer with Publisher 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.

Whether you already have a resume or need to start from scratch, come learn how to use MS Word to easily create a professional looking resume using basic formatting tools.  Students must have basic Word 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 and social networks are, and get to know some of the most popular and useful 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.

Learn how to use WordPress.com to create your own blog. We will cover making new posts, adding photos, links, and videos, managing comments, changing your site’s appearance with themes, and using tags and categories. You must have an email address to attend. Please sign up for a free account at wordpress.com before coming to class.

Building on the skills learned in Wordpress I, students will learn how to customize their Wordpress blog more or use WordPress to create a more robust website. We will explore creating pages, static homepages, custom menus, and integrating social media with your WordPress site. You must have a Wordpress account to attend and attending the Wordpress.com I class first is highly recommended.

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!