Computer Classes for Seniors

Introduction to Photo-Editing with GIMP

When: Friday, March 27, 2015 - 3:30 PM - 5:30 PM
Where: Library21c -1175 Chapel Hills Drive at Petritz Learning Lab

Interested in touching up some pictures, but can't afford the price tag for professional software like Photoshop or Corel? Not to worry! GIMP is a free downloadable software you can use at home to accomplish most of your photo-editing needs.

In this class, we'll teach you the basics of how to adjust the lighting in your pictures, crop out unnecessary parts, remove red-eye, edit the foreground and background elements, and more.

This class is for advanced computer users who are very comfortable with computer navigation and have experience using a variety of software including Microsoft Office products. Best suited for students 13+; Ages 9-12 must be accompanied by an adult.

Paper Crafts with Theresa Pingel!

When: Saturday, March 28, 2015 - 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Where: Manitou Springs Library at Congregational Church, 103 Pawnee Ave

If you've attended one of Theresa Pingel's paper crafting classes in the past, you know how much fun they are. Each participant will take home 2 finished projects. Beginners are welcome! All supplies are provided and there is no charge, but you must register online at ppld.org or call 685-5206. Class size is limited to 20. The class will be held at the Congregational Church in Manitou. There is free parking behind the church. Everyone is welcome!

C3 Center for Public Media Camera & Lighting Class

When: Sunday, March 29, 2015 - 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Where: Library21c Special Rooms-1175 Chapell Hills Drive at C3 Center for Public Media

Basic introduction to studio green screen & lighting. Must have already taken the 101 orientation and safety course. Additional courses will be required to check-out field equipment. Patrons 9-13 years of age must be accompanied by an adult.

1-on-1 Computer Session

When: Monday, March 30, 2015 - 9:00 AM - 9:45 AM
Where: Cheyenne Mountain Library - 1785 S. 8th Street Suite 100 at Cheyenne Computer Lab

Don’t see a computer class offering what you need? Sign up for a 1-on-1 session! Topics can include: Mouse Basics; Computer/Windows Basics; Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Publisher); Internet Basics and Email; Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, LinkedIn, Prezi, and Craigslist; Ereaders; and transferring digital photographs to a computer. A reservation must be made and the topic approved in advance. Sessions are 45 minutes long. Contact Cheyenne Mountain Library to set up an appointment: 633-6278.

Laptop Lab

When: Tuesday, March 31, 2015 - 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Where: Old Colorado City Library - 2418 West Pikes Peak at Old Colorado City Meeting Room

Library laptops are available for use in our downstairs meeting room. Library staff will be on hand either to assist with personal projects from class work, to job skills to Microsoft Office products, Facebook, Craigslist and more. Or we can provide practice materials on computer basics. No registration required, but limited to first 10 attendees. Call the library for more information.

Word 1 Class

When: Tuesday, March 31, 2015 - 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Where: Sand Creek Library - 1821 South Academy Blvd. at Sand Creek Computer Lab

Become familiar with basic word processing skills. Prerequisite: Computer Basics Class.

Computer Basics Help

When: Tuesday, March 31, 2015 - 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Where: Ruth Holley Library - 685 North Murray Blvd. at HO Study Room (paper sign-in)

Computer and Internet basics for beginners using tutorial-based coaching. No pre-registration. Walk-ins welcome. Bring your own head-phones or ear-buds. Or you can purchase ear-buds for $1 at the customer service desk for this class.

Computer Basics Help

When: Wednesday, April 01, 2015 - 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
Where: Ruth Holley Library - 685 North Murray Blvd. at HO Study Room (paper sign-in)

Computer and Internet basics for beginners using tutorial-based coaching. No pre-registration. Walk-ins welcome. Bring your own head-phones or ear-buds. Or you can purchase ear-buds for $1 at the cutomer service desk for this class.

Introduction to 3D Modeling using 123D Design

When: Wednesday, April 01, 2015 - 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Where: Library21c -1175 Chapel Hills Drive at Petritz Learning Lab

An introduction to Autodesk's free 3D Modeling software. Great for those who want to get started in designing their own models for 3D Printing. This class is for advanced computer users who are very comfortable with computer navigation and have experience using a variety of software including Microsoft Office products, but no previous 3D Modeling experience is needed. This class is best suited for students 13 and over. Students 9-11 must be accompanied by an adult.

HIgh Altitude Gardening

When: Saturday, April 04, 2015 - 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Where: Ute Pass Library - 8010 Severy at Ute Pass Community Events

You are invited to a garden chat with Karen Anderson, "The Plant Lady," from Paradise Gardens. Karen has been specializing in high altitude, organic, and native gardening since 1977, and is offering to share her experience, knowledge and passion with you in a casual , informative gathering at the Ute Pass Library!. She will begin with working with, and building your soil, and then address other questions in the gardening world. Bring your notebooks!. This is a free class thanks to the generous support of the Ute Pass Friends of the Library.

1-on-1 Computer Session

When: Monday, April 06, 2015 - 9:00 AM - 9:45 AM
Where: Cheyenne Mountain Library - 1785 S. 8th Street Suite 100 at Cheyenne Computer Lab

Don’t see a computer class offering what you need? Sign up for a 1-on-1 session! Topics can include: Mouse Basics; Computer/Windows Basics; Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Publisher); Internet Basics and Email; Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, LinkedIn, Prezi, and Craigslist; Ereaders; and transferring digital photographs to a computer. A reservation must be made and the topic approved in advance. Sessions are 45 minutes long. Contact Cheyenne Mountain Library to set up an appointment: 633-6278.

C3 Center for Public Media 101 Orientation Class

When: Monday, April 06, 2015 - 5:00 PM - 6:30 PM
Where: Library21c Special Rooms-1175 Chapell Hills Drive at C3 Center for Public Media

Interested in using Library 21c’s innovative new C3 Center for Public Media? Whether you’re creating your first masterpiece or are a seasoned professional, Library 21c's Audio/Video Studio offers the tools to produce original content for television, radio and the web.

This 101 Orientation course guides patrons through studio policies and procedures while serving as the first step toward using the facility for independent projects. After taking this course, patrons are also eligible to register for a variety of classes to learn audio and video skills.
 
This course is required training to use the C3 Center for Public Media. Attendees under 14 years of age must be accompanied by an adult. Please register EACH family member who will be attending. PLEASE ENTER YOUR LIBRARY CARD NUMBER IN THE "NOTES" FIELD BELOW. Limit 25 per class.
 
Visit the Center for Public Media on Facebook:
https://www.facebook.com/ppldtv

For more information, please call the Studio Line at (719) 884-7010 or email kperdoni@ppld.org (audio) or rclements@ppld.org (video).

Laptop Lab

When: Tuesday, April 07, 2015 - 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Where: Old Colorado City Library - 2418 West Pikes Peak at Old Colorado City Meeting Room

Library laptops are available for use in our downstairs meeting room. Library staff will be on hand either to assist with personal projects from class work, to job skills to Microsoft Office products, Facebook, Craigslist and more. Or we can provide practice materials on computer basics. No registration required, but limited to first 10 attendees. Call the library for more information.

Resume Maker Class

When: Tuesday, April 07, 2015 - 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Where: Sand Creek Library - 1821 South Academy Blvd. at Sand Creek Computer Lab

In this class, you will learn about library resources that can help with our job search, resume and interviewing skills.

One on One computer class

When: Tuesday, April 07, 2015 - 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Where: Ute Pass Library - 8010 Severy

One on one class with basic Microsoft Office programs, Email, Internet basics, Craigs list, Resume building, job search strategies, and more! Call Ute Pass LIbrary to set up a reservation and approve the topic in advance.


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