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, January 6, 10:00 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. - Burke Room, Chester County Library
Saturday, January 6, 10:30 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. - Burke Room, Chester County Library
Saturday, January 6, 11:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. - Burke Room, Chester County Library
Saturday, January 6, 11:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. - Burke Room, Chester County Library

Introduction to Word
Wednesday, January 10, 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.

Digitizing Photos
Wednesday, January 10, 2:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. - Stuble 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.

Introduction to Excel
Friday, January 19, 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.

Making Handmade Valentine’s Day Card using ScanNCut
Monday, January 22, 6:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. - Struble Room, Chester County Library
Wednesday, January 31, 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 Valentine's 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


Girls Who Code Club
Tuesdays, Febrary 6, 13, 20, 27 and March, 6, 13, 20, 27 - Burke Meeting Room, Chester County Library
This 8-week course provides an excellent opportunity to begin learning the concepts of computer programming. Girls Who Code (www.girlswhocode.com), a nonprofit organization whose mission is to close the gender gap in technology, provides the curriculum. Each week’s activities will build on the previous week’s work.  It is important to plan to attend all eight classes to complete your project.
Attendees must be between the ages of 12 to 18 years old. This club welcomes both girls and boys.

The Chester County Library is proud to partner with the 2018 Longwood Gardens Community Read Program, “Women in Science”, developing programs designed to “encourage reading and start a conversation”. A limited number of family passes to Longwood Gardens will be given away during the club.


STEM @ Your Library

Circuit Scribe
Wednesday, January 10, 6:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. - Struble Room, Chester County Library
Learn to use the Circuit Scribe conductive ink pen to draw your own circuit.
Attendees must be 10 years or older

Make it with Makey Makey
Tuesday, January 30, 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, January 31, 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.