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:
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12:00 PM -
Learn how the library's genealogy resources can help you trace your ancestry. There are many resources out there to help you in your genealogical research, but the good ones cost money. Your library card allows you access to several of the big genealogy websites. We'll show you what we have and how they can help you in your quest for family history.*zm*
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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, September 14 through October 26. Participants will need a DPL library card to register.*zm*
Learn to create free interactive online forms that help collect data. Join via Zoom here: https://zoom.us/j/99598184101*zm*
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Learn how to get the most out of your email.Bring your questions and learn how to organize your inbox, send group messages, and attach files. *zm*
Learn how to use and share Google Sheets in this interactive training. Join via Zoom: https://zoom.us/j/94908750315
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Learn how to research and shop for your new laptop. Join via Zoom: https://zoom.us/j/97765208068
5:00 PM -
Your business has changed whether you like it or not. The new restrictions on businesses require a different approach to succeed. This workshop will provide some hints and practical ideas about how to evaluate your business and what changes you need to make to continue as a viable operation. This is an interactive session and questions are welcomed.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.*zm*
Learn online with DPL Librarians. https://zoom.us/j/98285624513The majority of mobile devices that aren't Apple products are running the Android operating system. Learn the basics of this OS and common features regardless of the brand of your device.We will cover text messaging, taking and sending pictures, using the Play Store and installing apps, accessing the Internet, managing your contacts and more!Bring your questions and your fully charged Android smartphone or tablet.
2:00 PM -
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.*zm*
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.
Take Gale Courses from the comfort of your home or office at the times that are most convenient for you.
Basic information tutorials for computer use.
Free self paced computer tutorials.
Free training videos and tutorials for Microsoft operating systems and products.
Learn how to use popular websites.
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