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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:

  • Oct 22
    Downtown Bend: Learning Circle - Genealogy Basics

    12:00 PM - Meyer Classroom

    Tackle the 6-week Gale Course with a fun group.

    Join Deschutes Public Library’s first learning circle and discover your family’s history. Genealogy is one of the most difficult types of research you can undertake, but it is also the most fascinating because it's all about you! If you're considering researching your own family tree, but don't know where to begin, join this fun and casual learning circle to get started.

    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 Genealogy Basics 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 once a week to discuss the lectures and share insights and feedback on the assignments.

    The Learning Circle will meet on Tuesdays, Sept. 10 through Oct. 22, from 12-1pm in the Meyer Classroom. Participants will need a DPL library card to register.

     Add to Calendar  |   Find Downtown Bend Public Library

  • Oct 22
    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

  • Oct 22
    East Bend: eBook Downloads

    2:00 PM - Meeting Room

    Learn how to download eBooks and audiobooks 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. Prerequisites: Familiarity with Internet Explorer (or other browser software).

     Add to Calendar  |   Find East Bend Public Library

  • Oct 22
    Downtown Bend: Intro to eBay

    2:30 PM - Meyer Classroom

    Safely buy and sell items on the popular auction site.

    eBay is one of the original places to buy and sell items online and it remains a popular marketplace for many. Sellers do pay a fee to trade on the platform and in return eBay offers protections other online marketplaces don’t.

    In this class, you will learn how to create an eBay account, search for items, purchase items, list items for sale and avoid scams and 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.

     Add to Calendar  |   Find Downtown Bend Public Library

  • Oct 22
    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

  • Oct 22
    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

  • Oct 24
    Downtown Bend: Open Computer Lab

    2:30 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

  • Oct 25
    Redmond: Android Camera Basics

    2:00 PM - Multi-Purpose Room

    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. "

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  • Oct 29
    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

  • Oct 29
    Downtown Bend: Intro to Craigslist

    2:30 PM - Meyer Classroom

    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.

     Add to Calendar  |   Find Downtown Bend Public Library

  • Oct 29
    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

  • Oct 29
    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

  • Oct 30
    eBook Downloads at Fika Sisters Coffeehouse

    10:00 AM - Fika Sisters Coffeehouse

    Learn how to download eBooks and audiobooks 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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  • Oct 31
    Downtown Bend: Open Computer Lab

    2:30 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

  • Nov 5
    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

  • Nov 5
    Downtown Bend: Coding Camp I

    2:30 PM - Meyer Classroom

    Build a webpage.

    Play with the web programming languages HTML, CSS and JavaScript in a low stress, friendly environment. Learn more about your computer and how it works and build your confidence.

    •In Part I, participants will create a simple web page using HTML.
    •In Part II, participants will use CSS to add style to the simple web page created in part I.
    •In Part III, participants will add interactive features to their web page using JavaScript.

    This workshop is intended for beginners and will follow RailsBridge curriculum. No prior knowledge is required. Registration is required.

     Add to Calendar  |   Find Downtown Bend Public Library

  • Nov 5
    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

  • Nov 5
    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

  • Nov 7
    Downtown Bend: Open Computer Lab

    2:30 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

  • Nov 8
    Redmond: Intro to Finding Grants

    2:00 PM - Multi-Purpose Room

    Tips, plus an introduction to 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.

    Registration is limited and registration is recommended.

     Add to Calendar  |   Find Redmond Public Library

  • Nov 12
    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

  • Nov 12
    Downtown Bend: Coding Camp II

    2:30 PM - Meyer Classroom

    Design a webpage.

    Play with the web programming languages HTML, CSS and JavaScript in a low stress, friendly environment. Learn more about your computer and how it works and build your confidence.

    •In Part I, participants will create a simple web page using HTML.
    •In Part II, participants will use CSS to add style to the simple web page created in part I.
    •In Part III, participants will add interactive features to their web page using JavaScript.

    This workshop is intended for beginners and will follow RailsBridge curriculum. No prior knowledge is required. Registration is required.

     Add to Calendar  |   Find Downtown Bend Public Library

  • Nov 12
    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

  • Nov 12
    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

  • Nov 14
    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.

     Add to Calendar  |   Find Downtown Bend Public Library

  • Nov 14
    Downtown Bend: Open Computer Lab

    2:30 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

  • Nov 15
    Redmond: Intro to Facebook Marketplace

    2:00 PM - Multi-Purpose Room

    Safely buy and sell items on the popular social network.

    Did you know you can buy and sell items of Facebook? The popular social networking site now hosts a platform for local marketplaces, but how can use this new service safely and effectively?

    In this class, you'll learn how to search and browse fb marketplace, what you can sell on fb marketplace and how to post items for sale and tips for staying safe and secure.

    Participants will need an active Facebook account and the password to get in if using one of our classroom computers.

    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 Redmond Public Library

  • Nov 16
    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

  • Nov 19
    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

  • Nov 19
    Downtown Bend: Coding Camp III

    2:30 PM - Meyer Classroom

    Interact with a webpage.

    Play with the web programming languages HTML, CSS and JavaScript in a low stress, friendly environment. Learn more about your computer and how it works and build your confidence.

    •In Part I, participants will create a simple web page using HTML.
    •In Part II, participants will use CSS to add style to the simple web page created in part I.
    •In Part III, participants will add interactive features to their web page using JavaScript.

    This workshop is intended for beginners and will follow RailsBridge curriculum. No prior knowledge is required. Registration is required.

     Add to Calendar  |   Find Downtown Bend Public Library

  • Nov 19
    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

  • Nov 19
    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

  • Nov 19
    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

  • Nov 20
    Downtown Bend: Introduction to Digital Marketing

    6:00 PM - Brooks Room

    SCORE small business workshop: Introduction to Digital Marketing

    Do you want to get your new business off to a fast start? Are you ready to take your existing business to the next level? Not sure how to use social media, email, and your web site for effective marketing results? Join fellow entrepreneurs and SCORE mentors to learn from Sami Bedell-Mulhern of H & E Marketing Solutions how the latest digital marketing strategies can help you grow your business. 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 centraloregon.score.org.

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  • Nov 21
    Downtown Bend: Open Computer Lab

    2:30 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

  • Nov 26
    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

  • Nov 26
    East Bend: eBook Downloads

    2:00 PM - Meeting Room

    Learn how to download eBooks and audiobooks 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. Prerequisites: Familiarity with Internet Explorer (or other browser software).

     Add to Calendar  |   Find East Bend Public Library

  • Nov 26
    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

  • Nov 27
    eBook Downloads at Fika Sisters Coffeehouse

    10:00 AM - Fika Sisters Coffeehouse

    Learn how to download eBooks and audiobooks 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

     Add to Calendar  |   Find Sisters Public Library

  • Dec 3
    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 3
    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 3
    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.

Page Last Modified Thursday, September 5, 2019


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