Computer Workshops

he 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 Word
Wednesay, April 12, 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. - Struble Room at the 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, April 12, 2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. - Struble Room at the 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, working with tables and columns.

Introduction to Excel
Wednesday, April 26, 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. - Struble Room at the 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.

Intermediate Excel - Charts and Formulas
Wednesday, April 26, 2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. - Struble Room at the 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.

STEM @ Your Library
Circuit Scribe
Wednesday, April 12, 5:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. - Struble Room at the Chester County Library
Wednesday, April 12, 6:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. - Struble Room at the Chester County Library
Learn to use the Circuit Scribe conductive ink pen to draw your own circuit.
Attendees must be 8 years or older.

Make it with Makey Makey
Friday, April 14, 3:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. - Struble Room at the Chester County Library
Wednesday, April 26, 5:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. - Struble Room at the 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. 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.

Introduction to Arduino
Friday, April 28, 3:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. - Struble Room at the 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.

This project, STEM @ Your Library, is made possible by a grant from the Institution of Museum and Library Services as administered by the Pennsylvania Department of Education through the Office of Commonwealth Libraries, and the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, Tom Wolf, Governor.


Upcoming Computer and Technology Workshops at the Henrietta Hankin Branch

Introduction to Excel
Thursday, April 6, 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. - Community Room at 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 Microsoft Excel – Charts and Formulas
Thursday, April 6, 1:00 p.m. - 3:15 p.m. - Community Room at 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 Microsoft Excel - Tables and Printing
Thursday, April 27, 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. - Community Room at 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.

Internet Security
Thursday, April 27, 1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. - Community Room at Henrietta Hankin Branch Library
Learn about protecting your computer and smart phone from Internet attacks. We’ll discuss Virus Ware, Spy Ware, and managing passwords and email. We’ll also review good practices to observe when surfing the Internet. Lecture class, no computer or device needed. This program supports information literacy.

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 fill out the One-on-One Basic Computer Tutor Request Form and submit it in person at the John W. Jacobs Technology Center.  You can also submit it online.

Facebook:  This is designed to help people learn about social networking on Facebook.  Meet with a volunteer tutor for two hours.  You will learn how to upload photos, tagging, instant messaging, account security, privacy and more on your current Facebook account.  If you don't have a Facebook account, you can also learn the basics of creating a new profile.  To request a tutor, please fill out the One-on-One Facebook Tutor Request Form and submit it in person at the John W. Jacobs Technology Center.  You can also submit it online.

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