Computer & Technology Classes

Computer classes are designed for the new computer user who is not familiar with the software being taught. One-on-one instruction is also available for users of all skill levels to brush up on the basics of using the computer or to learn a new skill. 

All classes are free but registration is necessary due to limited space.
To register for a class at the Goldsboro Library, call 919-735-1824 ext. 3.
To register for a class at the Steele Memorial Library, call 919-299-8105, ext. 3.

Below is a sample of the classes offered; others may be offered on an occasional basis.

ABCs of Computers
Learn the basics of using the computer, including how to use a mouse and keyboard, and using basic functions and settings. 
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Internet Basics
The Internet is used in so many different ways--studying, paying bills, keeping up with family and friends, entertainment. Learn how you can access the Internet and make it a part of your daily life.
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Email Basics
Learn how to set up an email account and use it to communicate with family and friends or do business.
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Microsoft Word
Get started with the basics of Microsoft Word. Learn to use fonts, language tools and some basic editing techniques.
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Microsoft Publisher
Learn the basics of using Microsoft Publisher to create flyers, brochures, invitations, and more for your personal or business needs.
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Microsoft Excel
Learn about cells, columns, rows, autosum, simple formulas, number formats, and page setup features.
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Microsoft PowerPoint
Learn how to create engaging presentations using Microsoft PowerPoint.
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Downloading E-books
Download books to your e-reader, tablet, and other devices for free. All you need is your library card to get started.

Downloading Magazines
Learn how to use Zinio, a library-sponsored program that allows you to download free digital magazines to your mobile device. We have fifty titles available for you to choose from-all you need is your library card.

One-on-one Assistance
Registration required for these sessions. Bring your questions about your laptop, tablet, or ereader. Practice new computer skills or learn to use the library catalog while instructors are available to assist. This is also a good time to learn more advanced computer techniques, learn to use a scanner, or work on job applications and resumes. Call the reference desk at 919-735-1824 ext. 3 to set up an appointment or complete our registration form.
Dell Computer
When you can't make it to one of our classes, or if you need an extra lesson, check out the free tutorials on our list of technology training sites.