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

Introduction to Excel
Tuesday, September 12, 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 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
Tuesday, September 12, 2:00 p.m. - 4:00 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.

Intermediate Word
Wednesday, September 13, 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. - Struble Room, Chester County Library
This workshop is designed to develop an Intermediate skill level using Microsoft Word. Participants will learn the intermediate tools of MS Word including inserting photos and other graphics; bullets and numbering, adjusting line spacing and margins, adding headers and footers, and working with tables and columns.

Intermediate Excel - Tables and Printing
Wednesday, September 13, 2:00 p.m. - 4:00 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.

Digitizing Photos
Tuesday, September 19, 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. - Struble Room, Chester County Library
Wednesday, September 27, 2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. - Struble Room, Chester County Library
Join us to learn how to preserve your personal and family photos. In this workshop, you'll learn how to scan your photos and your options to save files. You’ll also learn the equipment offered in the Library's Digital Media Lab/Makerspace. We encourage you to bring one or two photos to practice in this workshop.

Introduction to PowerPoint
Friday, September 22, 2:00 p.m. - 4:00 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.

STEAM @ Your Library
Make it with Makey Makey
Tuesday, September 12, 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.

Circuit Scribe
Wednesday, September 13, 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 8 years or older.

Arduino Overview
Wedensday, September 27, 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. Use an Arduino starter kit to create and build a project.
Attendees must be 13 years or older.


Upcoming Computer and Technology Workshops at the Henrietta Hankin Branch Library

Introduction to Excel
Tuesday, September 19, 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. - Community Room, Henrietta Hankin Branch 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.

Intermediate Excel -Charts and Formulas
Thursday, September 21, 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. - Community Room, Henrietta Hankin Branch 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
Thursday, September 21, 1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. - Community Room, Henrietta Hankin Branch 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.

Advanced Excel - New Class!
Tuesday, September 26, 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. - Community Room, Henrietta Hankin Branch Library
Learn about advanced features of Excel including Macros, Database Functions, Collaboration with Others, Pivot Tables, Charts & Graphics, and more. Participate in class exercises using our lab computers.

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.