Adult Programs

Our computer classes continue in July 2013: How to Use E-mail, Beginning Microsoft Word, and Facebook for Beginners. 

July 17: How to Use E-mail

July 24: Beginning Microsoft Word

July 31: Facebook for Beginners

* 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 February 6 email class first. Make sure you bring your Facebook User Name and Password so you can log in to your account at the library.

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 openĀ  and close a computer window. Laptop computers will be provided. You can bring your own laptop computer, if preferred. The class sizeĀ  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.

The library has offered such adult programs as mushroom identification, author readings, poetry readings, coupon swaps, adult summer reading programs and more. Here are some of the ongoing adult programs we offer:
Computer One-on-One Tutorials take place every Wednesday between 10 a.m. and 12 noon. Work with an experienced volunteer to learn computer basics.
Library-2-Go Drop-in Assistance for Kindle users happens every Tuesday night between 5 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. If you want to learn how to use the Library-2-Go e-book and audio book downloading service come in Tuesday nights. Users of other e-readers such as Nook, iPad users can also get information about Library-2-Go during this free session. Please have a working knowledge of your device.
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