July 7, 2022

Find time for personal growth, family connections, and relaxation during the busy holiday season – at your local Hennepin County library.  The following technology programs are scheduled free in December at Hennepin County libraries.  For Hennepin County Library’s complete program schedule, visit or call the library or go online to www.hclib.org
Hennepin County Library – Brookdale
6125 Shingle Creek Pkwy., Brooklyn Center, 952-847-5600
Computer Basics Workshop
Thursdays, Dec. 2 & 9, Jan. 6 & 13, Feb. 3 & 10; 1-3 p.m.
Saturdays, Dec. 4 & 11, Jan. 8 & 15, Feb. 5 & 12; 1-3 p.m. at Brookdale Library
Registration required; began Nov. 4; limit 13. Learn and bring questions about basic mouse and keyboarding skills, creating an e-mail account, using the Internet and scanning (where available).
Microsoft Word: Basics
Thursday, Dec. 2, 4-6 p.m. at Brookdale Library
Registration required; began Nov. 4; limit 13. Learn how to use the ribbon, enter and delete text, basic formatting, cut, copy and paste; and when to use “save” and “save as.”
Microsoft Excel: Basics
Saturday, Dec. 4, 10 a.m.-noon at Brookdale Library
Registration required; began Nov. 6; limit 13. Learn the basics of working with an Excel spreadsheet: navigation, entering data and using formulas.
Microsoft Word: Formatting Tips for Résumé Writers
Thursday, Dec. 9, 4-6 p.m. at Brookdale Library
Registration required; begins Nov. 11; limit 13. Learn how to set tab stops, use bulleted lists, bold and italic formats to make your résumé shine. Prerequisite: Microsoft Word: Basics or familiarity with word processing is highly recommended.
Microsoft Excel: Creating and Managing Lists
Saturday, Dec. 11, 10 a.m.-noon at Brookdale Library
Registration required; begins Nov. 13; limit 13. Learn to create lists such as an inventory, contact list or collection, sort data and print using Microsoft Excel. Prerequisite: Microsoft Excel Basics or familiarity with spreadsheets is highly recommended.
Hennepin County Library – Eden Prairie
565 Prairie Center Dr., Eden Prairie, 952-847-5375

Computer Basics Workshop
Mondays, Dec. 6, Jan. 3 & 24, Feb. 21; 2-4 p.m.
Tuesdays, Dec. 7, Jan. 4, Feb. 1 & 22; 2-4 p.m.
Thursday, Jan. 27, 2-4 p.m. at Eden Prairie Library
Registration required; began Nov. 8; limit 8. Learn and bring questions about basic mouse and keyboarding skills, creating an e-mail account, using the Internet and scanning (where available).
Microsoft Excel: Basics
Tuesday, Dec. 7, 6-8 p.m. at Eden Prairie Library
Registration required; began Nov. 9; limit 8. Learn the basics of working with an Excel spreadsheet: navigation, entering data and using formulas.
Hennepin County Library – Franklin
1314 E. Franklin Ave., Minneapolis, 952-847-2925

Microsoft PowerPoint: Basics
Thursday, Dec. 9, 6-8 p.m. at Franklin Library
Registration required; begins Nov. 11; limit 8. Learn to create presentations and use the ribbon to create a basic slide show.
Microsoft Word: Basics
Friday, Dec. 10, 10 a.m.-noon at Franklin Library
Registration required; begins Nov. 12; limit 8. Learn how to use the ribbon, enter and delete text, basic formatting, cut, copy and paste; and when to use “save” and “save as.”
Hennepin County Library – Hosmer
347 E. 36th St., Minneapolis, 952-847-2900

Senior Open Lab
Fridays, Dec. 3 & 10, Jan. 7, 21 & 28, Feb. 4 & 25; 10:30 a.m.-noon at Hosmer Library
Self-directed computer time to work at your own pace with assistance available.
Computer Class in Spanish
Saturdays, Dec. 4-Feb. 26 (except Dec. 25 & Jan. 1), 10 a.m. at Hosmer Library
Learn the basics about computers; how to use Microsoft Word, the Internet, e-mail, the library catalog and databases. Classes for beginners, taught in Spanish, are free. For details, call 952-847-5648.
Funding provided by a grant from the Library Foundation of Hennepin County from the Digital Inclusion Fund of The Minneapolis Foundation.
Aprenda computación básica; cómo usar Microsoft Word, el Internet, el correo electrónico, el catálogo de la biblioteca y las bases de datos. Las clases son en español y gratis, para estudiantes de nivel básico a intermedio. Llame 952-847-5648 para más información.
Financiamiento proveído por una subvención del Digital Inclusion Fund of The Minneapolis Foundation para la Library Foundation of Hennepin County.


Computer Basics Workshop
Tuesdays, Dec. 14, Jan. 11 & 18, Feb. 8 & 15; 1-3 p.m.
Fridays, Dec. 17, Jan. 14, Feb. 11 & 18; 10 a.m.-noon at Hosmer Library
Registration required; begins Nov. 16; limit 9. Learn and bring questions about basic mouse and keyboarding skills, creating an e-mail account, using the Internet and scanning (where available).
Social Networking: Basics
Tuesdays, Dec. 14 & Jan. 11, 6-8 p.m. at Hosmer Library
Registration required; begins Nov. 16; limit 9. Learn how to navigate the new generation of social media websites including Twitter, LinkedIn and Facebook.
Hennepin County Library – Minneapolis Central
300 Nicollet Mall, Minneapolis, 952-847-8000

Computer Basics Workshop
Fridays, Dec. 3 & 10, Jan. 7 & 14, Feb. 4 & 11; 1-3 p.m.
Tuesdays, Dec. 7, Jan. 4, Feb. 1; 1-3 p.m. at Minneapolis Central Library
Registration required; began Nov. 5; limit 12. Learn and bring questions about basic mouse and keyboarding skills, creating an e-mail account, using the Internet and scanning (where available).
Microsoft Excel: Basics
Friday, Dec. 3, 4-6 p.m. at Minneapolis Central Library
Registration required; began Nov. 5; limit 12. Learn the basics of working with an Excel spreadsheet: navigation, entering data and using formulas.
Computer Class in Spanish
Saturdays, Dec. 4-Feb. 26 (except Dec. 25 & Jan. 1), 10 a.m. at Minneapolis Central Library
Learn the basics about computers; how to use Microsoft Word, the Internet, e-mail, the library catalog and databases. Classes for beginners, taught in Spanish, are free. For details, call 952-847-5648.
Funding provided by a grant from the Library Foundation of Hennepin County from the Digital Inclusion Fund of The Minneapolis Foundation.
Aprenda computación básica; cómo usar Microsoft Word, el Internet, el correo electrónico, el catálogo de la biblioteca y las bases de datos. Las clases son en español y gratis, para estudiantes de nivel básico a intermedio. Llame 952-847-5648 para más información.
Financiamiento proveído por una subvención del Digital Inclusion Fund of The Minneapolis Foundation para la Library Foundation of Hennepin County.


Microsoft Word: Formatting Tips for Résumé Writers
Tuesday, Dec. 7, 6-8 p.m. at Minneapolis Central Library
Registration required; began Nov. 9; limit 12. Learn how to set tab stops, use bulleted lists, bold and italic formats to make your résumé shine. Prerequisite: Microsoft Word: Basics or familiarity with word processing is highly recommended.
Microsoft Excel: Creating and Managing Lists
Friday, Dec. 10, 4-6 p.m. at Minneapolis Central Library
Registration required; begins Nov. 12; limit 12. Learn to create lists such as an inventory, contact list or collection, sort data and print using Microsoft Excel. Prerequisite: Microsoft Excel Basics or familiarity with spreadsheets is highly recommended.
OpenBook: A Brand New World of Reading
Thursday, Dec. 16, 4-6 p.m. at Minneapolis Central Library
Registration required; begins Nov. 18; limit 5. Introduction to optional character reading (OCR) scanning for low-vision and blind writers and readers with OpenBook software.
Funding for Adaptive Technology Classes is provided by a generous grant from the Hudson Family Foundation.
Hennepin County Library – North Regional
1315 Lowry Ave. N., Minneapolis, 952-847-8450

Microsoft Excel: Basics
Friday, Dec. 17, 10 a.m.-noon at North Regional Library
Registration required; begins Nov. 19; limit 6. Learn the basics of working with an Excel spreadsheet: navigation, entering data and using formulas.
Microsoft Excel: Creating and Managing Lists
Friday, Dec. 17, 10 a.m.-noon at North Regional Library
Registration required; begins Nov. 19; limit 6. Learn to create lists such as an inventory, contact list or collection, sort data and print using Microsoft Excel. Prerequisite: Microsoft Excel Basics or familiarity with spreadsheets is highly recommended.
Computer Basics Workshop
Fridays, Dec. 17, Jan. 21 & 28, Feb. 18 & 25; 1-3 p.m. at North Regional Library
Registration required; begins Nov. 19; limit 6. Learn and bring questions about basic mouse and keyboarding skills, creating an e-mail account, using the Internet and scanning (where available).

Hennepin County Library – Ridgedale
12601 Ridgedale Dr., Minnetonka, 952-847-8800

Computer Basics Workshop
Thursdays, Dec. 16, Jan. 20 & 27, Feb. 17 & 24; 1-3 p.m.
Tuesdays, Jan. 18 & 25, Feb. 15 & 22; 1-3 p.m. at Ridgedale Library
Registration required; begins Nov. 18; limit 10. Learn and bring questions about basic mouse and keyboarding skills, creating an e-mail account, using the Internet and scanning (where available).
Social Networking: Basics
Thursday, Dec. 16, 4-6 p.m. at Ridgedale Library
Registration required; begins Nov. 18; limit 10. Learn how to navigate the new generation of social media websites including Twitter, LinkedIn and Facebook.
Microsoft Excel: Basics
Saturday, Dec. 18, 2-4 p.m. at Ridgedale Library
Registration required; begins Nov. 20; limit 10. Learn the basics of working with an Excel spreadsheet: navigation, entering data and using formulas.
Hennepin County Library – Southdale
7001 York Ave. S., Edina, 952-847-5900

Computer Basics Workshop
Mondays, Dec. 13, Jan. 10 & 17, Feb. 7 & 14; 2-4 p.m.
Thursdays, Dec. 16, Jan. 13 & 20, Feb. 10 & 17; 2-4 p.m. at Southdale Library
Registration required; begins Nov. 15; limit 9. Learn and bring questions about basic mouse and keyboarding skills, creating an e-mail account, using the Internet and scanning (where available).
Hennepin County Library – Sumner
611 Van White Mem. Blvd., Minneapolis, 952-847-2875

Wednesday Open Computer Lab
Wednesdays, Dec. 1-Feb. 23, 3:30-5:30 p.m. at Sumner Library
Learn and practice basic computer skills. Volunteer on hand to offer one-on-one assistance.
Hennepin County Library is nationally recognized as one of the top libraries in the United States. The 41-library system serves 1.2 million residents in Hennepin County and offers about 5 million books, CDs, DVDs, electronic resources, and other items in more than 40 languages, and 1,775 public computers.  Last year, there were an estimated 5.6 million in-person visits to Hennepin County libraries and an estimated 15.6 million visits to Hennepin County Library’s website, www.hclib.org Library customers checked out about 17 million items and asked more than 900,000 reference questions.  More than 2500 volunteers contributed more than 86,000 hours of service to Hennepin County Library in 2009.  The library is a service of Hennepin County.

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