The John W. Jacobs Technology Center offers computer training classes for Microsoft Office. We also offer other technology related classes.
You can find all of our computer workshops on our Computer Workshops calendar.
Upcoming Computer and Technology Workshops at the Chester County Library
Digital Device Clinic
Saturday, April 14, 10:00 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. - Burke Room, Chester County Library
Saturday, April 14, 10:30 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. - Burke Room, Chester County Library
Saturday, April 14, 11:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. - Burke Room, Chester County Library
Saturday, April 14, 11:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. - Burke Room, Chester County Library
Introduction to Word
Wednesday, April 11, 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 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.
Introduction to Excel
Wednesday, April 11, 2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. - Struble Room, Chester County Library
Learn the Excel environment, entering and editing data, using basic functions, formatting worksheets and creating charts.
Thursday, April 12, 2:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. - Struble Room, Chester County Library
Join us for a demonstration on photo digitization. You will be shown to how to preserve your personal and family photos by using the scanners and equipment that are available here at the Chester County Library’s Jacobs Technology Center. This is a demonstration only. You will not need to bring a computer or personal photos.
This demonstration covers photo digitization only, photo editing will not be a part of the presentation.
Intermediate Excel (Charts and Formulas)
Thursday, March 22, 10:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. - Struble Room, Chester County Library
This workshop is designed to help the participant to begin using some intermediate Excel level charts and formula commands. Topics include: Multiple charts from a single worksheet; appearance and location of charts; selected date, autosum, logical and lookup functions; simple links to other files; and relative/absolute cell addresses.
Intermediate Excel (Tables and Printing)
Friday, April 20, 2:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. - Struble Room, Chester County Library
This workshop is designed to help the participant to begin using some intermediate Excel level table and print commands. Topics include: Using tables, filters, automatic table formats, and the sorting feature; inserting a pivot table based on sample table information; printing Excel worksheet information by means of print ranges and other range names; and reviewing some of the Excel print options.
Introduction to PowerPoint
Wednesday, April 25, 10:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. - Struble Room, Chester County Library
From this workshop, you will learn how to create a simple presentation. Topics include: overview the PowerPoint environment, inserting clipart and images, and creating animations.
Wednesday, April 25, 2:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. - Struble Room, Chester County Library
Many people are surprised to discover that they can make a quick buck off their old stuff, and it isn’t even that hard. In this workshop you will learn the basics of eBay, i.e. setting up an account, using PayPal, listing your stuff, transferring payments, and leaving feedback. Bring an item or three to get started if you want, or just watch and learn. You may also want to bring a camera or smartphone, and you will definitely need one for eBaying at home.
Making Handmade Handmade Greeting Cards
Saturday, April 28, 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 greeting card such as a birthday card or a Mother’s day 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
STEM @ Your Library
Make it with Makey Makey
Thursday, March 22, 6:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. - Struble Room, Chester County Library
Wednesday, April 25, 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
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.