Free Computer Class

March 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 March 2020, we are bringing back our introductory class on Microsoft Publisher. 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, March 2, 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*

Wednesday, March 4, 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.

Beginner Word*

Monday, March 9, 10:00 AM-11:30 AM

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.

Intermediate Excel*

Wednesday, March 11, 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.


Intermediate Word*

Monday, March 16, 10:00 AM-11:30 AM

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.

Advanced Excel*

Wednesday, March 18, 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.

Introduction to Publisher

Thursday, March 19, 6:00 PM-8:00 PM

Learn the basics of Publisher in this informative class. You will be taught picture and text formatting, how to add backgrounds, and how to make and add a page as well as other basic elements of this helpful program. You will also be introduced to a free resource called Canva.

Event Properties

Event Date 03-02-2020 10:00 am
Event End Date 03-02-2020 11:30 am