Computer Workshops

The John W. Jacobs Technology Center offers computer training classes for Microsoft Office. We also offer other technology related classes.

Upcoming Computer and Technology Workshops at the Chester County Library

Digital Device
Clinic

Saturday, December 2, 10:00 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. - Reference Department, Chester County Library
Saturday, December 2, 10:30 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. - Reference Department, Chester County Library
Saturday, December 2, 11:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. - Reference Department, Chester County Library
Saturday, December 2, 11:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. - Reference Department, Chester County Library

Introduction
to Excel
Saturday, December 2, 2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. - Struble Room, Chester County Library
This workshop is a basic introduction to Microsoft Excel. Learn the Excel environment, entering and editing data, using basic functions, formatting worksheets,  and creating charts.

Introduction to Word
Saturday, December 2, 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. - Struble Room, Chester County Library
This workshop is a basic introduction to Microsoft Word.  Participants will learn the basic tools of Microsoft Word including selecting and modifying text, cutting and pasting, and opening and saving a document.

Make Handmade Greeting Cards using ScanNCut
Wednesday, December 6, 10:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. - Struble Room, Chester County Library
Handmade greeting cards are thoughtful and unique. Join us to learn how to use the ScanNCut machine to create your own exquisite greeting cards. In this class, we will make a holiday card or a greeting card by using the ScanNCut machine that is available in the Digital Media Lab and Makerspace. After this class, you can use the techniques you learned to bring your own materials and creative ideas to the Digital Media Lab and Makerspace area to create any greeting card or paper crafting ideas on the ScanNCut machine. All materials for this class are provided without fees.


STEAM @ Your Library

Make it with Makey Makey
Wednesday, November 8, 6:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. - Struble Room, Chester County Library
Join us to explore basic electronics. Create circuits and switches, light up LEDs, and invent something out of the everyday objects around you. Have you ever wanted to make a working game controller out of play doh, or a banana piano? Makey Makey is a small kit that allows anyone to be an inventor!
Attendees must be between the ages of 6 to 12 years old.

Arduino Overview
Wednesday, December 6, 6:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. - Struble Room, Chester County Library
Arduino is an open source microcontroller platform designed to make it easy for hobbyists to use electronics in homemade projects. In this workshop, you will learn the overview of Arduino system.
Attendees must be 16 years or older.

Basic Computer Tutoring

One-On-One Tutoring at the Chester County Library
Basic Computer Training:  This is designed to assist people who have never used a computer.  Meet with a volunteer tutor for two hours and you will learn to use the mouse, keyboard and basic skills including navigating the Internet.  To request a tutor, please contact the John W. Jacobs Technology Center at 610-280-2666.

One-On-One Tutoring at the Henrietta Hankin Branch
Information about one-on-one tutoring is available at the Digital Discovery Center.