Free Computer Class

January 2020 Computer Classes at Floyd County Library

Featuring Microsoft Word and Excel

Monthly computer classes at the Floyd County Library are taught by knowledgeable and friendly Library staff members. For January 2020, we are offering our Cricut Design Software Class, which is also offered at the Galena Digital Library. Registration is required; please visit the Customer Service Desk or call 812-949-3522 to register for any of the following free classes. You may also register online at Computer classes are held in the Library’s Gallery Room. Please note: before taking classes marked with a (*), if you feel you aren’t comfortable with computers or need a refresher, we recommend taking Computer/Typing 101 or Internet Basics/Safety first.

Computer/Typing 101

Monday, January 6, 10:00 AM-11:30 AM

In this class, you will learn the basics of computers. We will briefly cover the terms 'hardware' and 'software'. You will get an understanding of the different types of computers and their parts and learn how to perform essential functions. We will also go over the basics of typing, including where to place your fingers and what the different rows on the keyboard are called. There will be resources covered for practice, both in-class and at home.


Beginner Excel*

Tuesday, January 7, 10:00 AM-12:00 PM

In this class you will learn the basics of Microsoft Excel, including an overview of the beginning functions of Excel. You will learn how to open, create and save an Excel document, get a layout of the different tools, and find out the basic spreadsheet concepts and how to do some beginning data entry and formatting.

Intermediate Excel*

Tuesday, January 14, 10:00 AM-12:00 PM

This class will build on what you learned in Beginner Excel, delving deeper into the concepts of Excel and its formatting. In addition, you will focus more on finishing your worksheet and how to utilize cell references between worksheets. To finish, the instructor will cover conditional formatting and formulas that use cell references and basic mathematical calculations.

Beginner Word*

Wednesday, January 15, 6:00 PM-7:30 PM

Come learn the very basics of Microsoft Word! Our instructor will cover how to open Word, create, edit and save a document, and enter and format your text, as well as changing your margins and paragraph settings and making lists. Once you have created your document, you will learn the steps to print it out.

Advanced Excel*

Tuesday, January 21, 10:00 AM-12:00 PM

Continuing on the basis of Beginner and Intermediate Excel, this class will introduce Excel Charts. We will also cover creating a clean, attractive printout of your spreadsheets. At the end, we will go over any questions you may have from this and/or previous Excel classes.

Intermediate Word*

Wednesday, January 22, 6:00 PM-7:30 PM

Build on what you learned in Beginner Word in this informative class. You will learn how to use different design templates that Word has available, how to use various formatting tools, and pick up some tips and tricks to make creating your document easier.

Cricut Design Software Class

Thursday, January 23, 10:00 AM-12:00 PM

Learn the basics of the Cricut Design Space software. We will cover how to utilize Design Space for our Cricut Maker and show you how to set up the machine. Registration is required.

The mission of the Floyd County Library is to support the growth and creativity of an engaged, informed, and connected community. The Central Library is located at 180 West Spring Street in downtown New Albany, Indiana and is open Monday-Thursday from 9:00 AM-8:30 PM, and Friday-Saturday from 9:00 AM-5:30 PM. The Galena Digital Library is located at 6954 Hwy 150 in Floyds Knobs, Indiana and is open Monday-Thursday from 11:00 AM-7:00 PM, and Friday-Saturday from 9:00 AM-5:30 PM. Please visit us online at and for more information on Library programs and services.

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Event Date 01-23-2020 10:00 am