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Classes at the Library

The Deschutes Public Library offers free, hands on computer classes on variety of topics. Class size and topics vary based on library facilities and community demand.

In addition to formal classes, the library offers open computer labs where community members can drop in to ask specific technology questions or practice computer skills.

Sign-up for classes online, at your local library, or call one of the following numbers:

  • Bend: 541-617-7080
  • La Pine: 541-312-1090
  • Redmond: 541-312-1050
  • Sisters: 541-312-1070
  • Sunriver: 541-312-1080

Classes Coming Up in the Next 30 Days

Visit the online calendar for a complete listing.

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  • Jul 13
    ONLINE ONLY: Learning Circle – Writing Effective Grant Proposals

    10:00 AM -

    Write a grant proposal in six weeks with this Gale Course.

    Join a Deschutes Public Library learning circle and write your grant proposal. If you've never written a grant proposal or have struggled writing one in the past then this is the class for you. Learn how to become fully familiar with the institution or project for which you are requesting support, prepare background and financial statements, and how to put everything together so you can assemble, write, and submit complete grant proposals to foundations, corporations, and wealthy individuals for any number of projects.

    Learning circles are free, peer-led study groups for learners who want to take online courses together in a public space. This circle will follow the Writing Effective Grant Proposals class offered through Gale Courses, an online learning platform accessed with your library card.

    Two lectures are posted each week with suggested assignments. Learning circle participants will meet virtually via Zoom conference once a week to discuss the lectures and share insights and feedback on the assignments.

    The Learning Circle will meet on Mondays, June 15 through July 27. Participants will need a DPL library card to register.

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  • Jul 20
    ONLINE ONLY: Learning Circle – Writing Effective Grant Proposals

    10:00 AM -

    Write a grant proposal in six weeks with this Gale Course.

    Join a Deschutes Public Library learning circle and write your grant proposal. If you've never written a grant proposal or have struggled writing one in the past then this is the class for you. Learn how to become fully familiar with the institution or project for which you are requesting support, prepare background and financial statements, and how to put everything together so you can assemble, write, and submit complete grant proposals to foundations, corporations, and wealthy individuals for any number of projects.

    Learning circles are free, peer-led study groups for learners who want to take online courses together in a public space. This circle will follow the Writing Effective Grant Proposals class offered through Gale Courses, an online learning platform accessed with your library card.

    Two lectures are posted each week with suggested assignments. Learning circle participants will meet virtually via Zoom conference once a week to discuss the lectures and share insights and feedback on the assignments.

    The Learning Circle will meet on Mondays, June 15 through July 27. Participants will need a DPL library card to register.

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  • Jul 27
    ONLINE ONLY: Learning Circle – Writing Effective Grant Proposals

    10:00 AM -

    Write a grant proposal in six weeks with this Gale Course.

    Join a Deschutes Public Library learning circle and write your grant proposal. If you've never written a grant proposal or have struggled writing one in the past then this is the class for you. Learn how to become fully familiar with the institution or project for which you are requesting support, prepare background and financial statements, and how to put everything together so you can assemble, write, and submit complete grant proposals to foundations, corporations, and wealthy individuals for any number of projects.

    Learning circles are free, peer-led study groups for learners who want to take online courses together in a public space. This circle will follow the Writing Effective Grant Proposals class offered through Gale Courses, an online learning platform accessed with your library card.

    Two lectures are posted each week with suggested assignments. Learning circle participants will meet virtually via Zoom conference once a week to discuss the lectures and share insights and feedback on the assignments.

    The Learning Circle will meet on Mondays, June 15 through July 27. Participants will need a DPL library card to register.

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  • Aug 4
    ONLINE ONLY: SCORE Workshop: Considerations as You Re-Open Your Business

    5:00 PM -

    The pandemic has forced everyone to re-think their business and how best to deal with customers under the "new normal.” Those who do not adapt will likely suffer losses and many may even shut down. This session looks at the many factors to consider when re-opening your business, including how your customer interactions may be different and how best to plan your finances.

    This is a virtual session via Zoom and registration is required. A link to the meeting will be sent to participants the day before the workshop.

    SCORE is a nonprofit association dedicated to educating entrepreneurs and helping small businesses start, grow, and succeed nationwide. They are a resource partner with the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) and have been mentoring small business owners for more than forty years. For more information about Central Oregon SCORE please visit their web site at http://centraloregon.score.org.

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  • Aug 10
    ONLINE ONLY: Finding Grants From Home

    10:00 AM -

    Learn how to use Foundation Online Essential to find grants for your nonprofit.

    This workshop provides an overview of the funding research process for nonprofits seeking grants from foundations, corporations, and grant-making public charities using Foundation Online Essential. Learn how to use this resource from your home or office to identify potential funders for your nonprofit.

    This is a virtual session via Zoom and registration is required. A link to the meeting will be sent to participants the day before the workshop.

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  • Aug 20
    ONLINE ONLY: SCORE Workshop: Marketing Your Business Under the “New Normal”

    5:00 PM -

    The world has changed and smart business owners must adapt to the new expectations of customers. What are the best ways to entice customers to your product and service now that many interactions need to be done remotely? Is your website appropriate for the new normal and what other techniques should you utilize to best reach customers? This session, hosted by Sami Bedell-Mulhern, will discuss how best to market your business now that customer interactions have changed.

    This is a virtual session via Zoom and registration is required. A link to the meeting will be sent to participants the day before the workshop.

    SCORE is a nonprofit association dedicated to educating entrepreneurs and helping small businesses start, grow, and succeed nationwide. They are a resource partner with the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) and have been mentoring small business owners for more than forty years. For more information about Central Oregon SCORE please visit their web site at http://centraloregon.score.org.

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Library Resources


Learning Express Library

Access a comprehensive, interactive online learning platform of practice tests and tutorial course series designed to help you succeed on the academic or licensing tests you need to pass.

Gale Courses

Take Gale Courses from the comfort of your home or office at the times that are most convenient for you.


Web Tutorials & Resources

digitallearn.org
Basic information tutorials for computer use.

GCF LearnFree
Free self paced computer tutorials.

Microsoft Office Training Center
Free training videos and tutorials for Microsoft operating systems and products.

TechBoomers
Learn how to use popular websites.

Page Last Modified Thursday, September 5, 2019


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