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in-person class schedule -- 2021-2022

All classes are free. Registration is required for all classes and begins 30 days before the date of the class. To register, call the host branch or register online. Classes are for adults 18 and over. Classes start promptly! We cannot hold seats for attendees who arrive after class has started.

Northstar Digital Literacy Certification
All of our in-person classes qualify for Northstar Digital Literacy Certification. The Northstar Digital Literacy Project defines basic skills needed to perform tasks on computers and online. When students pass the assessments at approved sites, they can obtain the Northstar Digital Literacy Certificate. This can be used to demonstrate proficiency or as a credential for possible employment. Customers are welcome to bring earbuds or headphones to hear audio from the assessment.



Learn how to use web browsers and search engines to navigate the internet. We will also discuss how to stay secure while searching for and submitting information online. Prerequisite: Computer Basics or experience using a mouse. Northstar Digital Literacy Certification is available for this class.

Monday, January 17 / 1 - 4 PM


Learn the basics about computing devices, including identifying hardware, using a mouse and keyboard, and navigating the desktop environment. We will also cover computer settings, file management and mobile devices.

Warrensville Heights Branch
Monday, January 24 / 1 - 4 PM


Learn how to create, send and organize email, as well as attach files to messages. We will also discuss spam, junk mail and email etiquette. Prerequisite: Internet Basics. Preferred: an existing email account. Northstar Digital Literacy Certification is available for this class.

Wednesday, November 3 / 10 AM - 1 PM



Word 1

Learn how to enter and format text and images, change line spacing, and copy and paste. We will also offer saving and printing tips. Prerequisite: Experience using a mouse or Computer Basics. Northstar Digital Literacy Certification is available for this class.

Monday, November 22 / 1 - 4 PM

Friday, February 18 / 10 AM - 1 PM


Learn how to edit and manipulate images using basic tools. Topics include cropping and rotating images, using color correction tools and working with layers.

Photoshop I

Wednesday, December 1 / 1 - 3 PM

Microsoft Excel

Get an introduction to spreadsheets. Topics covered include entering data, using autofill and performing calculations with formulas and functions.

Monday, February 28 / 1 - 4 PM

virtual class schedule

All classes are free and held using Screenleap, which requires a web browser and an internet connection. There is no additional software to download. Google Chrome is the recommended browser. 

Registration is required for all classes, and a valid email address is required for registration. Classes are for adults 18 and over. Registrants will receive an email with a link to join the class at least an hour before the start time. Registration opens 30 days before the start of the class and closes before the start of the class:
  • For classes beginning at 10 AM, registration closes at 4 PM the day before the class.
  • For classes beginning at 1 PM, registration closes at 7 PM the day before the class.


Introduction to Excel, Part 1

Learn the basics of the popular spreadsheet program Excel. In this class, we will tour the Excel interface, learn how to enter, autofill and format data; and review saving and printing tips.
Thursday, November 4 / 1 - 2 PM

Introduction to Excel, Part 2

Continue learning some of the basic features in Excel. Topics covered will include formatting numbers, sorting and filtering, moving and copying worksheets, and freezing panes.
Friday, November 5 / 10 - 11 AM

Excel: Formulas & Functions

Learn how to calculate and summarize spreadsheet data using formulas and functions in Excel. This class will review basic mathematical formulas as well as introduce a variety of popular functions, including text and summary functions.
Friday, November 19 / 10 - 11 AM

Excel: Advanced Functions

Learn how to evaluate and retrieve data using some of the logical and lookup functions available in Excel. This class will also discuss defining and using named ranges in a spreadsheet.
Tuesday, November 30 / 1 - 2 PM

Excel: Advanced Tools

Learn how to use advanced tools in Excel to manage and work with spreadsheet data. We'll review how to apply data validation rules, convert data to a table, use paste special options and work with multiple worksheets.
Monday, November 15 / 1 - 2 PM


Introduction to Word

Learn how to enter and format text and images, change line spacing, and copy and paste in Microsoft Word. This class will also discuss saving and printing tips.
Wednesday, November 17 / 1 - 2 PM
Wednesday, January 5 / 7-8 PM


Word: Mail Merge

Learn how to use a list of contact information to quickly create letters, mailing labels and other documents in Microsoft Word. 
Tuesday, November 9 / 1 - 2 PM