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in-person class schedule

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.


Computer Basics

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. Northstar Digital Literacy Certification is available for this class.
Monday, January 17 / 1 - 4 PM

Warrensville Heights Branch
Monday, January 24 / 1 - 4 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.
Friday, February 18 / 10 AM - 1 PM

Microsoft Excel

Excel 1

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 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, January 5 / 7 – 8 PM
Wednesday, January 12 / 10 – 11 AM
Friday, February 11 / 10 – 11 AM

Word: Tables, Tab Stops and Images

Learn how to add organization and visual interest to your Word documents using tables and images. We will also learn to use tab stops to control the layout of text on the page.
Wednesday, January 19 / 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.
Monday, February 14 / 1 – 2 PM

Word: Managing Documents

Learn how to apply advanced formatting features to documents in Word. We’ll discuss how to apply formatting styles, use page and section breaks, insert a table of contents, and add headers, footers and page numbers to a document.
Tuesday, December 14 / 1 – 2 PM
Saturday, January 29 / 10 – 11 AM


Word: Advanced Tools

Explore advanced features of Word, including track changes, comments and footnotes. Learn how Microsoft generates different citation styles – such as MLA and APA – in your document.
Saturday, February 12 / 10 – 11 AM


Introduction to Excel: Part 1

Learn the basics of the popular spreadsheet software 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, January 6 / 1 – 2 PM
Wednesday, February 16 / 7 – 8 PM
Friday, February 25 / 10 – 11 AM

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.
Monday, January 10 / 1 – 2 PM
Monday, February 28 / 7 – 8 PM

Excel: Data Visualization

Learn how to use tools available in Excel to visualize your spreadsheet data. We’ll discuss how to insert and format charts and quickly highlight trends using conditional formatting rules.
Monday, January 31 / 10 – 11 AM

Excel: Formulas and 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.
Saturday, January 15 / 10 – 11 AM
Saturday, February 26 / 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.
Friday, January 21 / 10 – 11 AM

Excel: Pivot Tables, Part 1

Learn how to use Pivot Tables to quickly analyze and summarize large amounts of information. We'll explore tips for setting up source data and learn how to summarize numerical, date and time data.
Wednesday, February 2 / 10 – 11 AM

Excel: Pivot Tables, Part 2

Continue learning Pivot Table features that help summarize and organize large sets of data. This class will discuss sorting, filtering and grouping as well as Pivot charts.
Wednesday, February 9 / 1 – 2 PM

Excel: Data Analysis

Learn how to use some of Excel’s data analysis tools like Goal Seek, Scenario Manager and Data Tables.
Wednesday, January 26 / 1 – 2 PM


PowerPoint 1

Geared toward the beginner, this class offers an overview of Microsoft PowerPoint, a software program for designing creative presentations and slideshows. Create a simple presentation and learn how to add text, images and transitions to slides.
Tuesday, December 7 / 1 – 2 PM

PowerPoint 2

For those already familiar with Microsoft PowerPoint, build on what you know to take your presentation to the next level. Topics include using slide master and adding animations, hyperlinks, videos and sound.
Wednesday, December 8 / 10 – 11 AM


Introduction to Outlook

Learn how to use Microsoft Outlook for sending, receiving and organizing emails; maintaining a calendar; and adding contacts.
Thursday, December 9 / 10 – 11 AM

Publisher Basics

Learn the basics of Microsoft Publisher to create flyers, newsletters and other documents.
Thursday, December 2 / 10 – 11 AM

Google Docs and Sheets

Explore Google’s word processing program, Docs, and the spreadsheet program, Sheets. We'll give an overview of both programs and how to use them effectively.
Wednesday, February 23 / 1 – 2 PM