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Open Lab

10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
East
Community Room
Drop in with your device or use one of ours to get your computer-related questions answered. The trainer will be on hand to get you pointed in the right direction and connect you with available resources. All skill levels welcome.

*The trainer is unable to handle personal/confidential information and cannot create documents/files for you.
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Computer Basics

1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Trotwood
Community Room
Does the thought of a computer intimidate you? Fear not our computer basics course is here. Join us for this course designed to get you acclimated to the various components of a computer. Prior registration is needed. 
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Discovering the Code

2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Main
Technology Lab A, 1st Floor
Are you ready to take your computer skills to the next level? Have you ever wondered how websites are created? We may not always see it, but computer code is everywhere now, in every aspect of modern life. A good working knowledge of coding is more necessary than ever. This course explores the unusual and interesting evolution of computers and computer languages. Learn some of the "hows" and "whys" of coding. 

Attendees should know the basics of how to use a computer. Basic computer knowledge is recommended. Advance registration required.

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Email Basics

3:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Belmont
Community Room
Learn more about how to create an email account and send, receive, and delete emails. Get all your email related questions answered. 

To create an account, please bring your mobile phone.

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Excel: Just the Basics

3:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Wilmington-Stroop
Community Room

First of our revised Microsoft Office Series, this session introduces you to the basics of the modern version of Microsoft Office Excel. Following the GCF LearnFree.org Microsoft Office Series for Excel 2013, participants will review the fundamentals features of a Workbook. Advance registration required.

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Word Advanced

3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Miamisburg
Conference Room
After taking Word Basics, or if you already have a working knowledge of Word Basics and want to learn more, join us for our next class, Word 2 Advanced. In this class you will learn how to use Word Art, create columns, borders, tables, charts, and more. Pre-registration is required.
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Tech Assistance

4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Brookville
Adult Area
Is your tablet or mobile device giving you a headache? Curious about ebooks, audiobooks, or other digital media? Stop in with your tablet, ereader, or laptop for an informal help session. 1-on-1 sessions are available by appointment if you are unable to attend.

Please Note: The tech assistant is unable to to modify/delete files or programs.
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Code-Curious: html

10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Main
Technology Lab A, 1st Floor
If you're wondering if you can code, the answer is YES you can!!! Our absolute-beginner-level Coding class is for the Code-Curious. We will introduce html coding concepts and take you from a blank page to a web page within one session. Targeted for adult learners, young adults may find this session helpful.

Attendees should know the basics of how to use a computer. Advance registration required.
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COMPUTER KEYBOARD BASICS FOR OLDER ADULTS

2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Northwest
Technology Lab
Just as important as the mouse, the keyboard is a vital part of most computers. Knowing how to type is not required, but having the basic knowledge of keyboard keys is. Within this session, we will learn the essential keys and functions of the computer keyboard. Basic computer knowledge is recommended. Class size is limited to twelve participants.
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Upload & Download

2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Main
Technology Lab A, 1st Floor
Sharing pictures, submitting resume or turning in homework online, at some point you will need to learn how to move files from your computer to another. Designed as a supplemental class for our Computer and Email Series, attend this session to learn how to move and share computer files. Basic computer knowledge is recommended. Advance registration required.

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Open Lab

6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Main
Technology Lab A, 1st Floor
Need more practice after your class or need additional computer help?  Lab sessions are available to practice what you’ve learned.  Library trainers will informally assist you with various computer-related subjects.  Registration is not required and is on a first come first served basis. Call 463-2665 for more information about our Lab Sessions.

Available software:

 
Internet Explorer 11
Google Chrome 
Microsoft Word 2013
Microsoft Publisher 2013
Microsoft PowerPoint 2013

Microsoft Excel 2013
Winway Resume Deluxe
Adobe Digital Editions
Overdrive Media Console 
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Downloadable

10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Main
Technology Lab A, 1st Floor
All things Downloadable through your Dayton Metro Library: Discover DML’s Downloadable Digital Media, find free books, music, videos and more. Instructors will demonstrate how to download sound files and EPUB files from the library website and transfer them to an mp3 player and eBook reader. Tablet users will discover the Library Apps that are available for accessing library materials. Attendees are welcomed to bring in their E-Readers, Tablets, Laptops or Digital devices to practice or get help with searching, downloading and more! Advance registration is required.
 
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Schedule Tech One-On-One

9:30 AM - 5:30 PM
Belmont
Schedule an informal session to address your personal technology needs. Sessions are scheduled in 30-60 minute increments. *Times available all week. Call to make an appointment and verify trainer availability. 

Appropriate session topics include:
  1. Basic computer skills or questions.
  2. Downloading and using library materials (Overdrive, Zinio, Hoopla & databases).
  3. Creating email or social media accounts. 

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Ancestry Library Edition

2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Main
Technology Lab A, 1st Floor
This workshop, designed for the novice, will highlight some of the most useful databases contained within the subscription website Ancestry Library Edition. Included in the lecture will be: Federal Censuses, User-submitted Family Trees , Ohio Marriage and Death Indexes, Social Security Death Index, and World War I Draft Registration Cards.
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Social Media Basics

2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Huber Heights
Community Room
Don’t know your Facebook from your date book? Does Twitter have you all-a-flutter? All joking aside, if you’re interested in getting involved in social media, this is the place to get informed. Laptops will be provided for use during this class.
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Library Databases

6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Burkhardt
Community Room
Dig into the information the library has to offer.  Come learn about the databases you can access through the library's website.  Learn a language, research your family's history, search for jobs--all with the Dayton Metro Library.  Laptops will be provided, but participants are encouraged to bring their own. Registration is required.  
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Mouse Basics

2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Main
Technology Lab A, 1st Floor
Before you begin to use a computer, there is the “mouse.” For beginners learn the mouse skills needed to begin your computer training.  For experienced users having trouble navigating computer programs learn how to identify “Links”. Master your mouse skills with Mousercise. Advance registration is required.
 
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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.

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Word: Just the Basics

6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Main
Technology Lab A, 1st Floor
First, of our revised Microsoft Office Series, this session introduces you to the basics of the modern version of Microsoft Office Word.  Following the GCF LearnFree.org Microsoft Office Series for Word 2013, participants will be guided through the fundamentals of using Microsoft Office Word. Advance registration required. 

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Google Drive Basics

12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Huber Heights
Community Room
Google Drive, formerly Google Docs, is a file storage and synchronization service created by Google. It allows users to store files in the cloud, share files, and edit documents, spreadsheets, and presentations with collaborators. In this class we will get a basic understanding of how to use the various aspects of Google Drive. 
CLASS PREREQUISITE: Established Google Account and password and basic computer experience.
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The Computer Keyboard

2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Main
Technology Lab A, 1st Floor
Just as important as the mouse, the keyboard is a vital part of most computers. Knowing how to type is not required, but having the basic knowledge of keyboard keys is. Within this session, we will learn the essential keys and functions of the computer keyboard.  Basic computer knowledge is recommended. Advance registration is required.
 
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Tech Assistance

4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Brookville
Adult Area
Is your tablet or mobile device giving you a headache? Curious about ebooks, audiobooks, or other digital media? Stop in with your tablet, ereader, or laptop for an informal help session. 1-on-1 sessions are available by appointment if you are unable to attend.

Please Note: The tech assistant is unable to to modify/delete files or programs.
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Computer Basics

2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Main
Technology Lab A, 1st Floor
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 is required.

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COMPUTER BASICS FOR OLDER ADULTS

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.
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Ereader Assistance

3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Northmont
Community Room
Bring your own ereader to learn how to use the library's OverDrive program for electronic books.  
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