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The Cloud

10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Main
Computer Lab
Why is everyone taking about it? What is it? Are you that person that just looks up whenever you’re told “save it to the Cloud? Then this class is for you. With a hand on approach, attendees will be provided a thorough overview of the next evolution in computer file storage called “The Cloud”. Attendees should know the basics of how to use a computer.

Class size is limited to twelve participants with a maximum capacity of sixteen. Sessions will start promptly at listed start time with consideration for parking and weather conditions. Each attendee will be assigned to a laptop for use for hands on training.
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Adult GED Classes

10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Main
Computer Lab
Begin your preparation for the GED with FREE Adult GED Classes offered by Miami Valley Career Technology Center at the Dayton Metro Library. Practice reading, writing, math, and critical thinking skills that form the foundation of GED success. Classes will be held at Main Library Computer Lab, 215 E. Third St., Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays from 10 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. Preregistration required, contact Miami Valley Career Technology Center ABLE, GED program at 937-854-6297.
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Go Digital with Overdrive, Hoopla, and Zinio

2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
West Carrollton
Meeting Room
Did you get a new device over the holidays and need help using it to access our digital collection?  This class will review Overdrive, Hoopla and Zinio to access digital books, movies, audio books and magazines - all free from your library.  Please bring the device you want to use to this class.
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Internet Basics

2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Huber Heights
Meeting Room

This class is for people that have at least a little knowledge of the mouse. Topics include what a browser is and how it works, parts of a web address, and search engines and how to use them. Laptops will be provided to use during this class.

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Word Basics

2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Northwest
Technology Lab

This session introduces you to the basics of Microsoft Office Word.  We will explore features and functions that every Word user should know.  Advance registration is required.

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Internet Basics

3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Main
Computer Lab
Now that you have mastered the mouse and conquered the computer, let’s go online. Let us introduce you to the World Wide Web. Internet Basics is first in a three part series to prepare you to surf the net with confidence. Learn how the internet works. We will review Internet connection options, browsers, search engines and much more. 

Class size is limited to twelve participants with a maximum capacity of sixteen. Sessions will start promptly at listed start time with consideration for parking and weather conditions. Each attendee will be assigned to a laptop for use for hands on training.
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Tech Time

6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
New Lebanon
Community Room
Designed to allow more time for practice, Tech Time is your opportunity to get additional computer help.  A library trainer will informally assist you with various computer-related subjects.  Please note:  a trainer is available for assistance only and cannot provide technical assistance for fixing computer problems, assist in the creation of content, or provide guidance in personal decisions.
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3D Printing at your Library

2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Huber Heights
Meeting Room
Watch a 3D printer in action, learn the basics, and learn how to design & print your own object using Tinkercad, a free online program.
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Tech Help!

2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Northwest
Technology Lab

Designed to allow more time for practice, Tech Help! is your opportunity to get additional computer help. Library trainers will informally assist you with various computer-related subjects.  Please note: Trainers are available for assistance only and cannot provide technical assistance for fixing computer problems, assist in the creation of content, or provide guidance in personal decisions. 

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Email Basics

3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Main
Computer Lab
Whether applying for a job online or just keeping in touch with family, having an Email account has become an essential way to communicate in today’s society. This class is your introduction to electronic mail. You will have the opportunity sign up for your own e-mail account as we learn the basics of electronic mail.

Class size is limited to twelve participants with a maximum capacity of sixteen. Sessions will start promptly at listed start time with consideration for parking and weather conditions. Each attendee will be assigned to a laptop for use for hands on training.
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Computer Basics

5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Northwest
Technology Lab
Now that you have mastered the mouse, let’s learn the basics of how the computer works. We will cover the fundamentals of the Operating System. This class provides hands on instruction for beginners. Advance registration required.

Class size is limited to twelve participants. Sessions will start promptly at listed start time with consideration for parking and weather conditions. Each attendee will be assigned to a desktop computer for use of hands on training.
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Word: Document Creation

6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Main
Computer Lab
This session concludes our three part series for Microsoft Office Word. Using Microsoft Office Word 2013, participants will use skills gained from our previous sessions to successfully create a full word document. This hands on session will highlight features designed go beyond just typing text within a document.  Advance registration required.
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Adult GED Classes

10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Main
Computer Lab
Begin your preparation for the GED with FREE Adult GED Classes offered by Miami Valley Career Technology Center at the Dayton Metro Library. Practice reading, writing, math, and critical thinking skills that form the foundation of GED success. Classes will be held at Main Library Computer Lab, 215 E. Third St., Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays from 10 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. Preregistration required, contact Miami Valley Career Technology Center ABLE, GED program at 937-854-6297.
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Computer Applied

3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Main
Computer Lab
Now that you understand the difference between hardware and software, continue building your knowledge with Computer Applied – “What every computer user should know”. We will continue your learning path with understanding the anatomy of the computer. Students will apply skills learned from Computer Basics to build their comprehension of computer fundamentals.

Class size is limited to twelve participants with a maximum capacity of sixteen. Sessions will start promptly at listed start time with consideration for parking and weather conditions. Each attendee will be assigned to a laptop for use for hands on training.
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The Cloud

5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Northwest
Technology Lab
Why is everyone taking about it? What is it? Are you that person that just looks up whenever you’re told “save it to the Cloud? Then this class is for you. With a hand on approach, attendees will be provided a thorough overview of the next evolution in computer file storage called “The Cloud”. Attendees should know the basics of how to use a computer.

Class size is limited to twelve participants. Sessions will start promptly at listed start time with consideration for parking and weather conditions. Each attendee will be assigned to a desktop computer for use for hands on training.
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Computer Basics for Senior Citizens

2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Northwest
Technology Lab
Now that you have mastered the mouse, let’s learn the basics of how the computer works. We will cover the fundamentals of the Operating System. This class provides hands on instruction for beginners. Advance registration required.

Class size is limited to twelve participants with a maximum capacity of fifteen. Sessions will start promptly at listed start time with consideration for parking and weather conditions. Each attendee will be assigned to a computer for use for hands on training.
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Internet Applied

3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Main
Computer Lab
Let’s learn how to navigate the World Wide Web. Internet Applied, second of a three-part series, will provide instruction on navigating the web. This program focuses on the Browser. The hands-on techniques taught in this class will help you understand the many features of the Browser to navigate the web productively. 

Class size is limited to twelve participants with a maximum capacity of sixteen. Sessions will start promptly at listed start time with consideration for parking and weather conditions. Each attendee will be assigned to a laptop for use for hands on training.
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Adult GED Classes

10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Main
Computer Lab
Begin your preparation for the GED with FREE Adult GED Classes offered by Miami Valley Career Technology Center at the Dayton Metro Library. Practice reading, writing, math, and critical thinking skills that form the foundation of GED success. Classes will be held at Main Library Computer Lab, 215 E. Third St., Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays from 10 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. Preregistration required, contact Miami Valley Career Technology Center ABLE, GED program at 937-854-6297.
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Email Applied

3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Main
Computer Lab
Now that you have an Email account, let’s review its commonly used features. This class will provide instruction on using electronic mail. You will have the opportunity to learn how to send and receive messages, manage your Inbox and more…

Class size is limited to twelve participants with a maximum capacity of sixteen. Sessions will start promptly at listed start time with consideration for parking and weather conditions. Each attendee will be assigned to a laptop for use for hands on training.
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Mobile Photography 1.0: Hardware & Software

3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Main
Computer Lab
How many pictures do you have on your phone or mobile device? Now what are you going to do with them? Part one of our mobile photography series will help you figure that out. In Mobile Photography 1.0 we introduce you to how mobile digital photography works, provide tips on how to take a better picture, and show you options to get the pictures off your device. Attendees should know the basics of how to use a computer and have an active email account.

Class size is limited to twelve participants with a maximum capacity of eighteen. Registration is required and is on a first come first served basis.  Training sessions take place in our Computer Training Lab on the second floor within the Audio Visual Department of the Main Library. Sessions will start promptly at listed start time with consideration for parking and weather conditions. Each attendee will be assigned to a laptop for use for hands on training.
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Adult GED Classes

10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Main
Computer Lab
Begin your preparation for the GED with FREE Adult GED Classes offered by Miami Valley Career Technology Center at the Dayton Metro Library. Practice reading, writing, math, and critical thinking skills that form the foundation of GED success. Classes will be held at Main Library Computer Lab, 215 E. Third St., Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays from 10 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. Preregistration required, contact Miami Valley Career Technology Center ABLE, GED program at 937-854-6297.
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Internet Applied

2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Huber Heights
Meeting Room

Have you had our Beginning Internet class?  Would you like to know more?  Attendees will gain a deeper knowledge of website evaluation, security, and further instruction on searching.  Laptops will be provided to use during this class.

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Advice for Your Device

2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Huber Heights

Bring your device and get assistance installing the library's apps for e-books, downloadable audiobooks, e-magazines, music and movies. You will need your library card and PIN, and you may need the password for your App Store on your device. Class size is limited so we can give one-on-one attention.

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Computer/Mouse Basic

2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Trotwood
Meeting Room
Learn the fundamentals of computer operating systems, how to start/shutdown and what is a Desktop.  This class also covers fundamental skills you need to use the Mouse and to aid you in computer searching.  This class is designed for patrons with minimal Computer & Mouse skills. Advance registration is required.  
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Internet Searching

3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Main
Computer Lab
This program completes the learning track for the Internet training series. This class is designed to equip attendees with the knowledge and skills necessary to conduct the most efficient and productive web searching activities possible. Learn tips and secrets for finding the best information online including information on using search engines, subject directories, and specialized databases.

Class size is limited to twelve participants with a maximum capacity of sixteen. Sessions will start promptly at listed start time with consideration for parking and weather conditions. Each attendee will be assigned to a laptop for use for hands on training.
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