The upcoming programs at the W.T. Bland Library, 1995 Donnelly St., in Mount Dora will take you from basics to skilled in a variety of subjects. From computer basics to genealogy, everything you want to know can be learned at your local library!
Monday, Jan. 8, 10:30am to noon
Microsoft PowerPoint: Basics
Learn how to create dynamic slides and presentations on PCs in our Technology Lab. This class is open to Adults, Teens, and Tweens. Call (352) 735-7180 (option 5) with any questions.
Tuesday, Jan. 9, 10:30am to noon
Beginning iPad & iPhone
Get to know your Apple iPad &/or iPhone in this class for beginners. Learn all about essential applications, settings, security, updates, and more. Even if you’ve owned your iPad or iPhone for a while, you’re sure to learn something new. Call (352) 735-7180 (option 5) with any questions.
Tuesday, Jan. 9, 6 to 7:30pm
Microsoft Excel: Advanced
Learn advanced skills for manipulating data and formatting Excel spreadsheets. Prior Excel experience is necessary for this class. Students will use the PCs in our Technology Lab, but are welcome to bring their own laptops. Call (352) 735-7180 (option 5) with any questions.
Wednesday, Jan. 10, 10:30am to noon
Curious about your family tree? Learn how to get started using your library’s FREE access to the public library edition of Ancestry.com. You’ll learn how to search census, military, birth, marriage, death, immigration, travel records and more. Call (352) 735-7180 (option 5) with any questions.
Saturday, Jan. 13, 1:30 to 3pm
If you have never owned a computer—or are afraid to use one—or only use it for email and maybe to write a letter—or don’t know how to turn it on—this class is for you! Join us to get better acquainted with computers. Call (352) 735-7180 (option 5) with any questions.
Wednesday, Jan. 17, 10:30 to 11:30am
Do you own a Samsung, Sony, LG, or other Android phone or tablet? Get the basics covered in this morning class. Bring your device and learn about Google Voice Search, Google talk to text, Google GPS, email and more. Call (352) 735-7180 (option 5) with any questions.
Wednesday, Jan. 17 6:00 to 7:30pm
Microsoft Word: Basics
Learn the basics of Microsoft Word, the most widely used word processing program. This class covers the essentials: text formatting, editing, how to copy and paste, inserting images, saving your work, printing, etc. Attendees will use PCs in our technology lab, which have Microsoft Word 2016 installed. Call (352) 735-7180 (option 5) with any questions.
Wednesday, Jan. 24, 6:00 to 7:30pm
Microsoft Excel: Basics
Learn how to use Excel to organize numbers and text in a spreadsheet format. Excel spreadsheets can be used for budgets, work and school projects, record-keeping, lists, inventories, and more. Attendees will use PCs in our Technology Lab, which have Microsoft Excel 2016 installed. Call (352) 735-7180 (option 5) with any questions.
Thursday, Jan.25, 2 to 4pm
Beginning Digital Photography
Instructor Steve Berger is a photographer with years of photography instruction experience. This class is a hands-on workshop for beginners. You’ll learn how to operate your digital camera and practice taking shots during class. Call (352) 735-7180 (option 5) with any questions.
Sunday, Jan. 28, 2 to 3:30pm
Introduction to WordPress
Create your own website! This introductory class will discuss the pros and cons of hosted and non-hosted WordPress sites. You will learn how to set up your hosting and the terminology used. You will also learn your way around the WordPress dashboard. Call (352) 735-7180 (option 5) with any questions.