Technology Training Classes
All programs are free and open to the public. Registration opens two weeks prior to each class. Call the branch hosting the class to reserve a seat.
If you can't find a class with what you need, schedule a free one-on-one technology help session through our Book a Librarian program.
Regularly Scheduled Sessions
Ancestry Database: Discover your family history. Learn the ins and outs of this massive database, which is available for free through the Wichita Public Library.
Android Tablets: Learn the basics of your Android, Kindle Fire or Nook tablet, as well as ways to customize your device and install apps.
Building a Resume: Create a resume using Microsoft Word. For beginning computer users with basic keyboard and mouse skills.
Buying and Selling Online: We will look at online auction sites such as Ebay and Craigslist in this class. Students will learn how to search, post, bid and reply to posts safely. For beginning computer users with basic keyboard and mouse skills.
Downloading E-books: Learn how to use Overdrive, the Library’s free digital e-book service. Bring your digital reader or mobile device for hands-on-help. Participants must have an active library card to use the digital collection.
E-books and E-readers: Did you know you can download e-books from your library for your portable devices, including e-book readers and many smartphones? Learn how in this session. Feel free to bring your portable device if you have one.
Email Basics: Create a free personal email account and learn to compose, send, receive and forward emails and attachments. For beginning computer users with basic keyboard and mouse skills.
Facebook: Learn how to connect with friends and family on this social network site. A Facebook account will be created in class. Must already have an email account and basic keyboard and mouse skill.
Internet Basics: Learn about search engines, search strategies and evaluating website content.
Learning about iPads: Bring your iPad and learn about iPad functionality. For those with a new iPad or who just want to see what the hype is all about, this class covers what the device can do, its basic operation and some fun apps.
Microsoft Excel Basics: Learn the basic functions of this spreadsheet program-- adding, subtracting and creating functions. For beginning computer users with basic keyboard and mouse skills.
Microsoft PowerPoint Basics: Learn to design presentations and slideshows for business, school or personal use.
Microsoft Word Basics: Learn about creating, editing and saving documents using basic formatting tools. For beginning computer users with basic keyboard and mouse skills.
Online Job Searching: Learn about well-known job searching websites. Topics include searching job listings, filling out online application forms, and submitting electronic resumes. Students should have basic computer skills and an email address.
Playing with Pinterest: Learn about Pinterest, an online visual pin board. Learn about the "Pin It" button, how to follow other pinners and good pintiquette. An email address is needed before class. For beginning computer users with basic keyboard and mouse skills.
Aprenda como navegar el internet: Aprenda los conceptos básicos de la búsqueda del internet en español.
Aprenda los conceptos básicos de la computadora: Esta clase esta designada para personas que hablan el idioma español y necesitan ayuda con los conceptos básicos de la computadora. This class is for Spanish speakers who need the very basics of getting started with computers.
Other Classes: Check out the Google Calendar for currently scheduled classes.
Accommodations for those with special needs are available. Please request at 261-8500 a minimum of 48 hours in advance of the event. Technology training is made possible in part by the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation and Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. These programs also receive support from the City of Wichita, Wichita Public Library Foundation, the National Endowment for the Humanities, and the Friends of the Wichita Public Library.
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