InformationEast Library will be closed Wednesday, April 22 - Sunday, April 26 for renovations. Available holds can be picked up at Library 21c during that time.

Computer Classes for Seniors

Laptop Lab

When: Tuesday, April 21, 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.

Internet Basics Class

When: Tuesday, April 21, 2015 - 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Where: Sand Creek Library - 1821 South Academy Blvd. at Sand Creek Computer Lab

In this class, learn to use the different functions of a web browser how to navigate the internet and how to use different search techniques to find information. Prerequisites: Completion of Computer Basics Class or experience using a mouse and keyboard.

Computer Basics Help

When: Tuesday, April 21, 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.

Tim Gill Center for Public Media Citizen Journalism Course

When: Tuesday, April 21, 2015 - 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Where: Tim Gill Center at G&L Community Fund Room (East)


The Tim Gill Center for Public Media's Citizen Journalism coursework is designed to engage community members with local media outlets via hands-on training in interview and recording skills and broadcast production. This three-week class structure is offered quarterly at the Tim Gill Center in partnership with Rocky Mountain PBS and Pikes Peak Library District - Library 21c. Students are invited to discover and discuss the history and intent of citizen journalism, then work to produce interviews, feature stories and essays which are available, for free, to partner organizations and local media outlets.

What constitutes citizen journalism? How have citizens engaged in community media throughout time? What is the role of citizen journalism today? Explore local opportunities to share your story and your voice while participating in an individual citizen journalism project for radio broadcast through the Tim Gill Center for Public Media.

This class runs Tuesdays 5 - 7 p.m. for three concurrent weeks beginning April 7, 2015. One registration includes all three classes; if you cannot attend all three dates, please wait to register for the next set of classes.

April 7: Introduction to Citizen Journalism and Local Opportunities
April 14: Field Recording and Studio Interviews
April 21: Audio Editing for Broadcast

A personal recording device (such as a handheld digital recorder, iPad, iPhone, computer and/or other machine with recording capability) is necessary to produce content for this class. Please provide information on the type of recorder you will use in the "Notes" field below.


NOTE: All class sessions will take place at Rocky Mountain PBS/The Tim Gill Center for Public Media, 315 East Costilla Street, downtown Colorado Springs, 80903. This class is open to all age and skill levels and there is NO prerequisite. Citizens under the age of 14 must be accompanied by a parent. Each family member must register separately. CLASS LIMIT 25.

C3 Center for Public Media Camera & Lighting Class

When: Tuesday, April 21, 2015 - 5:00 PM - 8:00 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.

Video Editing Basics Using Premiere CC

When: Tuesday, April 21, 2015 - 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Where: Library21c -1175 Chapel Hills Drive at Petritz Learning Lab

For those new to video editing, this introductory editing class will get you up and running with Adobe Premiere CC. We will cover a range of topics from navigating the interface, importing assets, working with sequences and timelines, applying titles and effects, and exporting your finished edit.

Patrons 9-13 years of age must be accompanied by an adult.

Computer Basics Help

When: Wednesday, April 22, 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.

55+ Basic Computer Class Series

When: Wednesday, April 22, 2015 - 10:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Where: Penrose Library - 20 North Cascade at Penrose Computer Lab

Meeting for 2 class sessions, students in this class will cover a different topic each class related to basic computer skills.
Patron will be signing up for both classes.
Wednesday, March 22nd, 55+ Mouse and Computer Basics 10am - Noon.
Thursday, March 23rd, 55+ Computer Basics Practice Lab 10am - Noon.

C3 Center for Public Media 101 Orientation Class

When: Wednesday, April 22, 2015 - 6:00 PM - 7:30 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).

Introduction to Photo-Editing with GIMP

When: Wednesday, April 22, 2015 - 6:30 PM - 8:30 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.

Word I - 2013 Edition

When: Thursday, April 23, 2015 - 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Where: Library21c -1175 Chapel Hills Drive at Petritz Learning Lab

Class Description: Word I: Become familiar with basic word processing skills necessary to create and save word documents by learning to read the Microsoft Word screen and entering and manipulating basic text.
Prerequisites: Computer Basics Class or Windows 8 plus experience using a mouse and keyboard. Call 884-9800 to register.

55+ Basic Computer Class Series

When: Thursday, April 23, 2015 - 10:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Where: Penrose Library - 20 North Cascade at Penrose Computer Lab

Meeting for 2 class sessions, students in this class will cover a different topic each class related to basic computer skills.
Patron will be signing up for both classes.
Wednesday, March 22nd, 55+ Mouse and Computer Basics 10am - Noon.
Thursday, March 23rd, 55+ Computer Basics Practice Lab 10am - Noon.

1-on-1 Computer Session

When: Monday, April 27, 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, April 28, 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.

Email Basics Class

When: Tuesday, April 28, 2015 - 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Where: Sand Creek Library - 1821 South Academy Blvd. at Sand Creek Computer Lab

learn the basics of email including how to read, compose, send, reply to, and forward messages using a free account. Prerequisite: Computer Basics.


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