Learn About Computers at the Parsippany Library
For the month of March, the main branch of the Parsippany Free Public Library presents a host of free computer-related instructional offerings. Among the free classes: Computer Basics, Introduction to the Internet, Word, Excel, using Consumer Reports online, buying on eBay and more.
The classes are free, but prospective students must pre-register by calling 973-887-5150 x209 or sending email.
- Very Basics of Computers
Tuesday March 5, 2:30 p.m.
Wednesday March 27, 2:30 p.m.
This class is for computer novices only. Learn about the elements of a computer, and get comfortable using a computer mouse. You will get hands-on practice in using a mouse to navigate the computer.
- Introduction to the Internet
Thursday March 7, 2:30 p.m.
Tailored to the new user, this program covers the basics of the Internet.
- Word 2010 Basics
Tuesday March 12, 10:30 a.m.
Class covers the basics of creating a document, changing fonts, font sizes, margins, inserting pictures, and saving documents. Please bring a flashdrive with you. If you do not own a flash drive, you may purchase one before class at the Information Services desk for $5.00.
- Excel 2010 Basics
Wednesday, March 20, 2:30 p.m.
Learn the basics of creating spreadsheet and other functions of Excel. Class covers the basics of setting up a spread sheet, creating formulas, printing, and saving. Please bring a flashdrive with you. If you do not own a flashdrive, you may purchase one before class at the Information Services desk for $5.00.
- Job Search Tools @ Your Library
Saturday, March 16, 10 a.m.
Learn about online databases and tools, such as Reference USA and Career Transitions, that can take your job searching to the next level. Time will be allotted for students to visit sites after the class. Call 973-
- PC Security
Monday, March 25, 2:30 p.m.
Learn to protect your computer, your online identity, and your data, using free and low-cost programs. Items that will be covered include: malware, backup, basic wireless security, Microsoft Security Essentials, software updates, MalwareBytes, Spyware Blaster, safe surfing, and email tips.
- Buying on eBay
Saturday, March 23, 2:30 p.m.
Curious about eBay? Are you interested in searching for and bidding on eBay items? Then this class is for you. Learn tips for effective searching on eBay and see how to bid on and purchase items. This class will NOT cover selling on eBay.
- Social Media and You
Monday, March 18, 7 p.m.
Learn about social media tools and how you can use them to connect with friends and family.