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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:

  • 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.

     Add to Calendar  |   Find Redmond Public Library

  • Mar 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

  • Mar 12
    Downtown Bend: Online Privacy

    2:30 PM - Meyer Classroom

    Tips for keeping your personal data safe online.

    Much of our online browsing can be tracked and our social media posts made public. Recent events such as data breaches and social media releases of personal information have made us more concerned about identity theft and who can see what we do on the internet.

    Attend this workshop to learn about online privacy risks and tips for protecting your personal information, including:
    •Creating strong passwords
    •Safer web-browsing
    •Privacy settings for social networking (Facebook, Twitter, etc).

    Space is limited and registration is requested.

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  • Mar 12
    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 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

  • Mar 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

  • Mar 15
    East Bend: Gmail Management

    2:30 PM - Meeting 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.

     Add to Calendar  |   Find East Bend Public Library

  • Mar 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

  • Mar 19
    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

  • Mar 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

  • Mar 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

  • Mar 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

  • Mar 20
    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.

     Add to Calendar  |   Find Downtown Bend Public Library

  • Mar 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

  • Mar 22
    Redmond: Excel Business Basics

    2:00 PM - Multi-Purpose Room

    Visit the library and learn about Microsoft Excel. If you sometimes struggle with Microsoft Excel 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.

     Add to Calendar  |   Find Redmond Public Library

  • Mar 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

  • Mar 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

  • Mar 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

  • Mar 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

  • Mar 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 29
    Sisters: Gmail Management

    10:00 AM - Meeting 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.

     Add to Calendar  |   Find Sisters Public Library

  • Apr 2
    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

  • Apr 2
    Downtown to Bend: Intro to Facebook Marketplace

    2:30 PM - Meyer Classroom

    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 markeplace 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 Downtown Bend Public Library

  • Apr 2
    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

  • Apr 2
    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

  • Apr 4
    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

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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