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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:

  • Jan 24
    Downtown Bend: Know Jobs & Resumes

    10:30 AM - Meyer Classroom

    Get help updating your resumé and learn about local job resources.

    Are you looking for employment? Is your resume up-to-date? Would like to have an expert review your current resume and provide suggestions for changes? Learn how you can update your resume to get the job you want during this interactive workshop. Staff from Goodwill Job Connection and Deschutes Public Library will share information about career resources; give pointers about best practices for the job search and creating resumes; and work with individuals to review resumes and provide suggestions. Bring your flash drive and save your work. Class size is limited, so registration is recommended. Call 541-617-7080 to reserve your seat today!

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  • Jan 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.

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  • Jan 25
    Redmond: Magazine and Video Downloads

    1:00 PM - Multi-Purpose Room

    Discover and explore the library's digital magazine and video collection. This is an opportunity to learn how to use RBDigital, kanopy, and Hoopla with your laptop, tablet, e-reader or smart phone. Registration required. Prerequisites: Familiarity with Internet Explorer (or other browser software).

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  • Jan 29
    Downtown Bend: Introduction to Finding Grants

    10:30 AM - Meyer Classroom

    Deschutes Public Library will host a free workshop on finding funders for nonprofit organizations.

    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 Downtown Bend Public Library

  • Jan 29
    Redmond: Open Computer Lab

    1:30 PM - Multi-Purpose Room

    Practice computer skills! Problem-solve with staff! Find answers to your e-reader 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 29
    Downtown Bend: Magazine and Video Downloads

    2:30 PM - Meyer Classroom

    Learn to use RBDigital and Hoopla.

    Discover and explore the library's digital magazine and video collection with your laptop, tablet, e-reader or smart phone. Registration required. Prerequisites: Familiarity with Internet Explorer (or other browser software).

     Add to Calendar  |   Find Downtown Bend Public Library

  • Jan 29
    East Bend: Open Computer Lab

    3:00 PM - Meeting Room

    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 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

  • Jan 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

  • Feb 5
    Redmond: Open Computer Lab

    1:30 PM - Multi-Purpose Room

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

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  • Feb 5
    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.

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  • Feb 5
    East Bend: Open Computer Lab

    3:00 PM - Meeting Room

    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

  • Feb 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

  • Feb 6
    Sala abierta de computación

    5:30 PM - Meyer Classroom

    Ayuda con sus preguntas técnicas. Traiga su propio aparato electrónico. Practique sus habilidades de computación. Resuelva sus problemas técnicos con nuestro personal. Encuentre respuestas a sus preguntas sobre los lectores de libros electrónicos. ¡Gratis y abierto a todo el público! Traiga su propio aparato electrónico. Registración no es requerida.

     Add to Calendar  |   Find Downtown Bend Public Library

  • Feb 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

  • Feb 8
    Redmond: Word Business Basics

    12:00 PM - Multi-Purpose Room

    Bring your lunch and learn about Microsoft Word. If you sometimes struggle with Microsoft Word and want to learn how you can better use it to help your business life succeed this hour long class will give you the confidence you need.

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  • Feb 12
    Redmond: Open Computer Lab

    1:30 PM - Multi-Purpose Room

    Practice computer skills! Problem-solve with staff! Find answers to your e-reader 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

  • Feb 12
    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.

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  • Feb 12
    East Bend: Open Computer Lab

    3:00 PM -

    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

  • Feb 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

  • Feb 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

  • Feb 15
    Redmond: Introduction to Finding Grants

    2:00 PM - Multi-Purpose Room

    Deschutes Public Library will host a free workshop on finding funders for nonprofit organizations.

    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

  • Feb 19
    Redmond: Open Computer Lab

    1:30 PM - Multi-Purpose Room

    Practice computer skills! Problem-solve with staff! Find answers to your e-reader 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

  • Feb 19
    Downtown Bend: Intro to Facebook

    2:30 PM - Meyer Classroom

    Connect and share safely with friends, groups and businesses.

    More and more people are using social networking to connect with friends and family. We’ll show you how to get the most out of your account while staying safe online.

    Activities will include finding contacts and groups to build your network, adding photos, commenting on and sharing posts. Participants will also learn how to access their security and privacy settings with a discussion of the options.

    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 Downtown Bend Public Library

  • Feb 19
    East Bend: Open Computer Lab

    3:00 PM - Meeting Room

    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

  • Feb 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

  • Feb 19
    Redmond: Obtaining a Small Business Administration (SBA) Loan

    6:00 PM - Multi-Purpose Room

    If you're starting a business that requires significant financial investment up front, finding a source of funding can be a challenge. Many start-ups and new small businesses often find they may not qualify for a traditional small business bank loan. But there are options! SBA Loan Programs are an alternative to traditional bank loans. SBA has a variety of loan programs, and each is developed to suit individual business needs such as start-up funds, exporting assistance funds, disaster recovery and more. Learn more about securing SBA loans in this program. Free, but space is limited and registration is required.

    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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  • Feb 20
    Sala abierta de computación

    5:30 PM - Meyer Classroom

    Ayuda con sus preguntas técnicas. Traiga su propio aparato electrónico. Practique sus habilidades de computación. Resuelva sus problemas técnicos con nuestro personal. Encuentre respuestas a sus preguntas sobre los lectores de libros electrónicos. ¡Gratis y abierto a todo el público! Traiga su propio aparato electrónico. Registración no es requerida.

     Add to Calendar  |   Find Downtown Bend Public Library

  • Feb 20
    Downtown Bend: Obtaining a Small Business Administration (SBA) Loan

    6:00 PM - Brooks Room

    SCORE Small Business Workshop: Obtaining a Small Business (SBA) Loan.

    If you're starting a business that requires significant financial investment up front, finding a source of funding can be a challenge. Many start-ups and new small businesses often find they may not qualify for a traditional small business bank loan. But there are options! SBA Loan Programs are an alternative to traditional bank loans. SBA has a variety of loan programs, and each is developed to suit individual business needs such as start-up funds, exporting assistance funds, disaster recovery and more. Learn more about securing SBA loans in this program. Free, but space is limited and registration is required.

    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.

     Add to Calendar  |   Find Downtown Bend Public Library

  • Feb 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

  • Feb 26
    Redmond: Open Computer Lab

    1:30 PM - Multi-Purpose Room

    Practice computer skills! Problem-solve with staff! Find answers to your e-reader 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

  • Feb 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. Registration required. Prerequisites: Familiarity with Internet Explorer (or other browser software).

     Add to Calendar  |   Find East Bend Public Library

  • Feb 26
    Downtown Bend: Fake News and Information Literacy

    2:30 PM - Meyer Classroom

    Learn how to sort real from false information online.

    The Internet has become the wild west of information. Anyone can say anything online and they do! How can you ensure you're finding and sharing real and reliable information?

    We will discuss why fake news has become so prevalent online and share tips from research experts on how to separate the good, the bad and the ugly of online information using real examples.

    Space is limited and registration is requested.

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  • Feb 26
    East Bend: Open Computer Lab

    3:00 PM - Meeting Room

    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

  • Feb 26
    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

  • Feb 28
    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

  • Mar 5
    Redmond: Open Computer Lab

    1:30 PM - Multi-Purpose Room

    Practice computer skills! Problem-solve with staff! Find answers to your e-reader 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

  • Mar 5
    Downtown Bend: Savvy Search Skills

    2:30 PM - Meyer Classroom

    Improve your internet search results and avoid common pitfalls.

    A wealth of information exists on the internet, but how can you access what you need safely and efficiently? In this class, you will learn how to choose a search engine based on your needs, evaluate search results and websites based on specific criteria and how to make your searches more effective from the outset.

    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

  • Mar 5
    East Bend: Open Computer Lab

    3:00 PM - Meeting Room

    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

  • Mar 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

  • Mar 6
    Sala abierta de computación

    5:30 PM - Meyer Classroom

    Ayuda con sus preguntas técnicas. Traiga su propio aparato electrónico. Practique sus habilidades de computación. Resuelva sus problemas técnicos con nuestro personal. Encuentre respuestas a sus preguntas sobre los lectores de libros electrónicos. ¡Gratis y abierto a todo el público! Traiga su propio aparato electrónico. Registración no es requerida.

     Add to Calendar  |   Find Downtown Bend Public Library

  • Mar 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

  • Mar 8
    Redmond: Gmail Management

    10:00 AM - Multi-Purpose Room

    Learn how to get the most out of Gmail. Learn how to create a label system, send group messages using contact labels, and create filters and rules. Registration Required. Prerequisites: Familiarity with internet and computers.

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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.

Lynda.com

Select from a broad range of technology, business, and professional video tutorials ranging from one to thirty minutes long. In addition, self-paced learning paths guide students through courses with a comprehensive goal.


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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