January Computer Classes

One-on-one tutorials will resume on January 9 at 10 a.m.

Two new computer classes will be offered by the Estacada Library in January: Facebook for Beginners (Jan.  23) and  Internet Job Searching (Jan. 30).

The full January schedule:

January 9: How to Use E-mail

January 16: Beginning Microsoft Word

January 23: Facebook for Beginners

January 30: Internet Job Searching

* How to Use E-mail will show how to use such services as Gmail, Yahoo and Hotmail. Participants will learn how to create an e-mail account. Also covered: reading and sending email, creating folders, sending attachments, the address book, and Internet e-mail safety.

* Beginning Microsoft Word will teach participants the basics of Word by showing how to create a letter and/or a simple document with an image. It will cover cutting and pasting, type sizes and styles, inserting photos and images.

* Facebook for Beginners will explain how to set up a Facebook account and some basics on posting status updates and privacy settings. Note: Facebook requires users to have an e-mail address to set up a Facebook account. If you need help setting up an email account attend the January 9 email class first.

* Internet Job Searching will help job seekers find and apply for employment opportunities on the Internet.

Prerequisites: The classes are for people who have basic experience using computers. Participants must have an understanding of how to use a mouse, how to type, how to turn on a computer and how to open  and close a computer window. Laptop computers will be provided. You can bring your own laptop computer, if preferred. The class is limited to 4.


The weekly one-on-one computer tutorials will continue every Wednesday between 10 a.m. and 12 noon. Need help with some aspect of computer usage? Sign up for a half-hour session with Cathy, our volunteer computer instructor.

To sign-up for the classes or the tutorials, come in or call the library one week before the class at 503-630-8273.