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Winnipeg Public Library

Computer Workshops and eMedia Appointments

The Library provides a range of basic and specialized computer workshops offered by staff and independent trainers. These 2 hour workshops range from beginner (Level 1) to more advanced (Levels 2 and 3).

The Library also provides 1-on-1 training for our eMedia through bookable 45-minute appointments. All workshops and appointments are free.

Computer Basics

Computer Basics 1

A gentle introduction to get you started with the basics of computer use, focusing on the functional skills you will need to have: turning a computer on & off, basics of using a mouse, how to use the different parts of Windows, and how to open and close programs.

Computer Basics 2

Expand on your understanding and use of computers. Learn more about using a mouse and how to navigate Windows, plus learn typing skills. Build on your experience!

Computer Basics 3

This course will teach you the basics of organizing files on a Windows computer. Learn about using external storage devices (and what the terminology means), some tips for keeping things organized, and other useful info.

Email Basics

This workshop will show you how to maintain a free email account. Learn how to receive and open, reply to, format and send emails. You will be given information about signing up for your own email address at the end of the course. Prerequisite: You should know how to use a web browser, and have basic typing and mouse skills.

Internet Basics

Are you curious about the Internet but not sure where to begin? This is a gentle introduction to using the Internet to search for information, including basic skills such as using a browser, using search engines like Google, and finding and exploring websites. Prerequisite: You should know the basics of how to navigate a computer, and have basic typing and mouse skills.

Word Processing

Word Processing 1

Welcome to the world of creating documents! This workshop will teach you more about the use of the keyboard and mouse for editing text using Microsoft Word 2010. As well, you will learn basic skills for opening and saving documents, and how to format text for emphasis and style. Prerequisite: You should know the basics of how to navigate a computer, and have basic typing and mouse skills.

Word Processing 2

Build on your Word Processing skills to improve the appearance of your Word documents. Learn skills to create lists, insert special characters, create tables, work with pictures, adjust the page layout, and preview it all before you print! Also watch a demonstration of how SkyDrive and GoogleDocs allow you to edit and store documents online. Prerequisite: You should know the basics of how to use Microsoft Word and have some typing and mouse skills.

eMedia Help One-on-One Appointments

Book a 45-minute one-on-one help appointment with Library staff and get help with Library eBooks, eAudiobooks, eMagazines, eNewspapers, or streaming music or video. Please note: General training on how to use devices is not covered during these appointments.

Upcoming Classes

Last update: March 28, 2018