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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.

Narrow Class list by library:

  • Dec 17
    Redmond: Open Computer Lab

    1:30 PM - Multi-Purpose Room

    Practice computer skills! Problem-solve with staff! Find answers to your computer, phone, laptop or other technology questions. Free and open to the public. Use a library laptop or bring your own. No registration required.

     Add to Calendar  |   Find Redmond Public Library

  • Dec 17
    Sunriver: Open Computer Lab

    3:00 PM - Public Computers

    Practice or get help with basic tech tasks and questions.

    Practice computer skills! Problem-solve with staff! Find answers to your e-reader questions! Free and open to the public. Use a library computer or bring your own. No registration required.

     Add to Calendar  |   Find Sunriver Public Library

  • Dec 17
    East Bend: Open Computer Lab

    3:00 PM - Meeting Room

    Practice or get help with basic tech tasks and questions.

    Practice computer skills! Problem-solve with staff! Find answers to your e-reader questions! Free and open to the public. Use a library computer or bring your own. No registration required.

     Add to Calendar  |   Find East Bend Public Library

  • Dec 17
    Downtown Bend: SCORE Small Business Counseling

    5:30 PM - Meyer Classroom

    Receive confidential business planning with a SCORE mentor.

    Avoid time-consuming and costly mistakes by learning from someone who has "been there, done that." SCORE business counselors will be available from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. for free one-on-one small business counseling. Individuals who operate or wish to start small businesses can discuss business planning, organization and start-up, finance, marketing and other critical business issues with SCORE volunteers in private, confidential sessions. No appointment necessary.

     Add to Calendar  |   Find Downtown Bend Public Library

  • Dec 19
    Downtown Bend: Open Computer Lab

    1:00 PM - Meyer Classroom

    Practice computer skills! Problem-solve with staff! Find answers to your e-reader questions! Free and open to the public. Use a library computer or bring your own. No registration required.

     Add to Calendar  |   Find Downtown Bend Public Library

  • Dec 20
    Redmond: Intro to Craigslist

    2:00 PM - Multi-Purpose Room

    Safely buy and sell items on the popular classifieds site.

    "When people think of buying and selling online the first thing they often think of is Craigslist. This popular classifieds site remains one of the most popular internet markets because of its simplicity and free platform.

    In this class, you will learn how to browse and search for items, respond to ads, post your own ads with photos and avoid scams and other common pitfalls.

    This is a hands-on, interactive class. Participants should be comfortable using a mouse and internet browser. The library has laptops available or you can bring your own. Space is limited and registration is requested.

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  • Dec 31
    Redmond: Open Computer Lab

    1:30 PM - Multi-Purpose Room

    Practice computer skills! Problem-solve with staff! Find answers to your computer, phone, laptop or other technology questions. Free and open to the public. Use a library laptop or bring your own. No registration required.

     Add to Calendar  |   Find Redmond Public Library

  • Dec 31
    East Bend: Open Computer Lab

    3:00 PM - Meeting Room

    Practice or get help with basic tech tasks and questions.

    Practice computer skills! Problem-solve with staff! Find answers to your e-reader questions! Free and open to the public. Use a library computer or bring your own. No registration required.

     Add to Calendar  |   Find East Bend Public Library

  • Jan 7
    Redmond: Open Computer Lab

    1:30 PM - Multi-Purpose Room

    Practice computer skills! Problem-solve with staff! Find answers to your computer, phone, laptop or other technology questions. Free and open to the public. Use a library laptop or bring your own. No registration required.

     Add to Calendar  |   Find Redmond Public Library

  • Jan 7
    East Bend: Open Computer Lab

    3:00 PM - Meeting Room

    Practice or get help with basic tech tasks and questions.

    Practice computer skills! Problem-solve with staff! Find answers to your e-reader questions! Free and open to the public. Use a library computer or bring your own. No registration required.

     Add to Calendar  |   Find East Bend Public Library

  • Jan 7
    Downtown Bend: SCORE Small Business Counseling

    5:30 PM - Meyer Classroom

    Receive confidential business planning with a SCORE mentor.

    Avoid time-consuming and costly mistakes by learning from someone who has "been there, done that." SCORE business counselors will be available from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. for free one-on-one small business counseling. Individuals who operate or wish to start small businesses can discuss business planning, organization and start-up, finance, marketing and other critical business issues with SCORE volunteers in private, confidential sessions. No appointment necessary.

     Add to Calendar  |   Find Downtown Bend Public Library

  • Jan 8
    eBook Downloads at Fika Sisters Coffeehouse

    10:00 AM - Fika Sisters Coffeehouse

    Learn how to download eBooks and audio books from the library.

    Discover and explore the library's eBook and downloadable audiobook collection. This is an opportunity to learn how to download library resources to your laptop, tablet, e-reader or smart phone.
    Fika Sisters Coffeehouse
    201 E Sun Ranch Drive

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  • Jan 9
    Downtown Bend: Introduction to Finding Grants

    10:00 AM - Meyer Classroom

    Tips, plus and introduction to the Foundation Directory Online.

    Introduction to Finding Grants will provide an overview of the funding research process for nonprofits seeking grants from foundations, corporations, and grantmaking public charities. Participants will learn tips on how best to identify funding sources for nonprofit organizations, highlighting the electronic and print resources available for free at Deschutes Public Library. This workshop will include a demonstration of Foundation Directory Online, Foundation Center's premiere searchable database that provides information on more than 140,000 grantmakers and over 5 million grant records.

    Seating is limited and registration is recommended.

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  • Jan 9
    Downtown Bend: Open Computer Lab

    1:00 PM - Meyer Classroom

    Practice computer skills! Problem-solve with staff! Find answers to your e-reader questions! Free and open to the public. Use a library computer or bring your own. No registration required.

     Add to Calendar  |   Find Downtown Bend Public Library

  • Jan 11
    Sunriver: Android Basics

    10:30 AM - Meeting Room

    Learn the basics of using your Android smartphone or tablet.

    We will cover text messaging, taking/attaching pictures, installing apps, using the Play Store, accessing the Internet, managing your contacts and more!

    Bring your questions and your fully charged Android smartphone or tablet.

    Space is limited and registration is requested.

     Add to Calendar  |   Find Sunriver Public Library

  • Jan 14
    Redmond: Open Computer Lab

    1:30 PM - Multi-Purpose Room

    Practice computer skills! Problem-solve with staff! Find answers to your computer, phone, laptop or other technology questions. Free and open to the public. Use a library laptop or bring your own. No registration required.

     Add to Calendar  |   Find Redmond Public Library

  • Jan 14
    Downtown Bend: Intro to Windows 10

    2:30 PM - Meyer Classroom

    Navigate and maximize Microsoft's newest operating system.

    You can’t buy a new PC today that’s not loaded with Microsoft’s latest operating system. The update represents a fundamental change from earlier operating systems like Windows 7 and Vista as Microsoft works to make its software more compatible with mobile devices.

    Whether you’re struggling with the new system or curious to learn how to maximize its features this class is for you. We’ll show you how to navigate the new system, find all your programs and files and let you in on new features that will make your computing easier.

    This is a hands-on, interactive class. Participants should be comfortable using a mouse and internet browser. The library has laptops available or you can bring your own. Space is limited and registration is requested.

     Add to Calendar  |   Find Downtown Bend Public Library

  • Jan 14
    East Bend: Open Computer Lab

    3:00 PM - Meeting Room

    Practice or get help with basic tech tasks and questions.

    Practice computer skills! Problem-solve with staff! Find answers to your e-reader questions! Free and open to the public. Use a library computer or bring your own. No registration required.

     Add to Calendar  |   Find East Bend Public Library

  • Jan 14
    Downtown Bend: SCORE Small Business Counseling

    5:30 PM - Meyer Classroom

    Receive confidential business planning with a SCORE mentor.

    Avoid time-consuming and costly mistakes by learning from someone who has "been there, done that." SCORE business counselors will be available from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. for free one-on-one small business counseling. Individuals who operate or wish to start small businesses can discuss business planning, organization and start-up, finance, marketing and other critical business issues with SCORE volunteers in private, confidential sessions. No appointment necessary.

     Add to Calendar  |   Find Downtown Bend Public Library

  • Jan 15
    Downtown Bend: Writing an Effective Business Plan

    6:00 PM - Brooks Room

    SCORE Workshop: Writing an Effective Business Plan

    Are you starting a new business? Facing challenges with your existing business? Looking to expand an existing business? Find out how to clearly communicate your business purpose and secure funding while learning about market sizing, intellectual property, financial projections, business strategy and more. The session is free, but registration required. Contact the Downtown Bend Library at 541-617-7080 for more information and registration.

    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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  • Jan 16
    Downtown Bend: Open Computer Lab

    1:00 PM - Meyer Classroom

    Practice computer skills! Problem-solve with staff! Find answers to your e-reader questions! Free and open to the public. Use a library computer or bring your own. No registration required.

     Add to Calendar  |   Find Downtown Bend Public Library

  • Jan 17
    Redmond: Android Basics

    2:00 PM - Multi-Purpose Room

    Learn the basics of using your Android smartphone or tablet.

    We will cover text messaging, taking/attaching pictures, installing apps, using the Play Store, accessing the Internet, managing your contacts and more!

    Bring your questions and your fully charged Android smartphone or tablet.

    Space is limited and registration is requested.

     Add to Calendar  |   Find Redmond Public Library

  • Jan 18
    La Pine: Open Computer Lab

    11:00 AM - Meeting Room

    Practice or get help with basic tech tasks and questions.

    Practice computer skills! Problem-solve with staff! Find answers to your e-reader questions! Free and open to the public. Use a library computer or bring your own. No registration required.

     Add to Calendar  |   Find La Pine Public Library

  • Jan 21
    Redmond: Open Computer Lab

    1:30 PM - Multi-Purpose Room

    Practice computer skills! Problem-solve with staff! Find answers to your computer, phone, laptop or other technology questions. Free and open to the public. Use a library laptop or bring your own. No registration required.

     Add to Calendar  |   Find Redmond Public Library

  • Jan 21
    Downtown Bend: Intro to the Cloud

    2:30 PM - Meyer Classroom

    Use Google Drive to create, save and share files online.

    Just what is the cloud and why would you want to use it? This class will answer those questions and teach you the basics of cloud computing through Google Drive. You will learn how to create and save your files to the cloud and share and collaborate with others.

    Participants must have a google or gmail account prior to class.

    This is a hands-on, interactive class. Participants should be comfortable using a mouse and internet browser. The library has laptops available or you can bring your own. Space is limited and registration is requested.

     Add to Calendar  |   Find Downtown Bend Public Library

  • Jan 21
    Sunriver: Open Computer Lab

    3:00 PM - Public Computers

    Practice or get help with basic tech tasks and questions.

    Practice computer skills! Problem-solve with staff! Find answers to your e-reader questions! Free and open to the public. Use a library computer or bring your own. No registration required.

     Add to Calendar  |   Find Sunriver Public Library

  • Jan 21
    East Bend: Open Computer Lab

    3:00 PM - Meeting Room

    Practice or get help with basic tech tasks and questions.

    Practice computer skills! Problem-solve with staff! Find answers to your e-reader questions! Free and open to the public. Use a library computer or bring your own. No registration required.

     Add to Calendar  |   Find East Bend Public Library

  • Jan 21
    Downtown Bend: SCORE Small Business Counseling

    5:30 PM - Meyer Classroom

    Receive confidential business planning with a SCORE mentor.

    Avoid time-consuming and costly mistakes by learning from someone who has "been there, done that." SCORE business counselors will be available from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. for free one-on-one small business counseling. Individuals who operate or wish to start small businesses can discuss business planning, organization and start-up, finance, marketing and other critical business issues with SCORE volunteers in private, confidential sessions. No appointment necessary.

     Add to Calendar  |   Find Downtown Bend Public Library

  • Jan 23
    Downtown Bend: Open Computer Lab

    1:00 PM - Meyer Classroom

    Practice computer skills! Problem-solve with staff! Find answers to your e-reader questions! Free and open to the public. Use a library computer or bring your own. No registration required.

     Add to Calendar  |   Find Downtown Bend Public Library

  • Jan 24
    Redmond: Android Camera Basics

    2:00 PM - Multi-Purpose Room

    Learn the basics of taking great photos on your Android smartphone or tablet.

    The Android camera comes pre-installed with many options and configurations. Learn how to zoom, focus, frame, and manipulate the flash and other options. Take a walking tour of the library and compare pictures afterwards!

    Bring your questions and your fully charged Android smartphone or tablet.

    Space is limited and registration is requested.

     Add to Calendar  |   Find Redmond Public Library

  • Jan 28
    Redmond: Open Computer Lab

    1:30 PM - Multi-Purpose Room

    Practice computer skills! Problem-solve with staff! Find answers to your computer, phone, laptop or other technology questions. Free and open to the public. Use a library laptop or bring your own. No registration required.

     Add to Calendar  |   Find Redmond Public Library

  • Jan 28
    Downtown Bend: Intro to File Management

    2:30 PM - Meyer Classroom

    Find and manage documents and photos on your computer.

    Learn the basics of managing files in the Windows 10 environment. Organize your documents and photos using File Explorer and create a system so you can easily save, locate, and move your files on your computer. Also learn how to attach a file to an email and upload photos to your favorite social network.

    This is a hands-on, interactive class. Participants should be comfortable using a mouse and internet browser. While the library has laptops, attendees are encouraged to bring their laptops and/or a flash drive. Space is limited and registration is requested.

     Add to Calendar  |   Find Downtown Bend Public Library

  • Jan 28
    East Bend: Open Computer Lab

    3:00 PM - Meeting Room

    Practice or get help with basic tech tasks and questions.

    Practice computer skills! Problem-solve with staff! Find answers to your e-reader questions! Free and open to the public. Use a library computer or bring your own. No registration required.

     Add to Calendar  |   Find East Bend Public Library

  • Jan 28
    Downtown Bend: SCORE Small Business Counseling

    5:30 PM - Meyer Classroom

    Receive confidential business planning with a SCORE mentor.

    Avoid time-consuming and costly mistakes by learning from someone who has "been there, done that." SCORE business counselors will be available from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. for free one-on-one small business counseling. Individuals who operate or wish to start small businesses can discuss business planning, organization and start-up, finance, marketing and other critical business issues with SCORE volunteers in private, confidential sessions. No appointment necessary.

     Add to Calendar  |   Find Downtown Bend Public Library

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.

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