Digital Learning

Digital Learning

Workshops

WorkshopsWe know that learning technology with personal guidance and a group setting can make all the difference.

You are invited to join us on Wednesdays, 4:30pm - 5:30pm, at the Downtown Branch for Digital Skills Workshops designed to help you become comfortable and safe using the Internet for research, work, education, social interaction and more. We use a hands-on approach to cover a variety of topics each month.  No sign-up required. Always FREE. Just drop by!

Library Workshop Descriptions

Check the Upcoming Events page for the following workshop dates.

Internet Browsers - Internet browsers allow us to view the world wide web, but do you know their capabilities and limitations?  This hands-on workshop is designed to help beginners become more confident and comfortable when using the Internet.  Please join us to discover the basic features and functions of Internet browsers.

 

Online Search - Do you know how search engines work? Join us for a hands-on introduction to Internet searching. We will explore basic techniques and tricks that will help you get the best results when looking for information online.

 

Email - Do you feel comfortable using email? Using email is a prerequisite for communicating online and for engaging with the world.  Join us for a discussion of email best practices and setup a free email account (if you don’t have one). We will practice using email to ensure you know how to send attachments, photos, and more!

 

Google Docs - Have you created documents online using Google Docs? Making documents such as letters, resumes, and flyers has never been more simple.  Join us for this hands-on exploration of Google’s free document creation software. We will practice creating and formatting a document from start to finish!

 

YouTube - Do you use Youtube videos to find answers and learn new things?  Ideas and information have never been more accessible, thanks to the millions of videos online.  In this workshop we will explore YouTube and practice finding, saving, and sharing videos.

 

Google Sheets - Have you created spreadsheets online to organize information, forms, and budgets?  Our hands-on workshop will help you understand the basic functions of making a spreadsheet with Google Sheets.  We will practice by helping you create an example monthly budget that can be customized for your personal use.

 

Online Research - Are you comfortable using library databases and subject guides? Learn how to access resources such as academic journals, reference materials, and newspapers.  Join us for this hands-on introduction to using the library’s databases for research!

 

eAudiobooks - Do you know how to access eAudiobooks? Your public library provides access to thousands of popular titles in digital audio format.  Join us for an overview of eAudiobooks and learn how to get these titles for your computer, smartphone, or tablet.

 

More Computer and Technology Classes 

Senior Computer Center of Santa Cruz is located at the at Louden Nelson Community Center (301 Center Street Santa Cruz, California 95060).  Annual membership is $25 per year per person. They offer classes and help using Android, iPhones, and other computer trouble shooting services. Visit the Senior Computer website for more information.

Watsonville, Aptos, Santa Cruz Adult Education has been a community resource for over 90 years.  They currently offer a variety of computer and internet classes.  These classes do have a cost ranging from $50-$100. Check out the Adult Education website to view their class selection and register online.  

Cabrillo College Extension offers an array of computer and technology classes from beginner to advanced.  The cost of these classes vary from $35-$200 with group discounts available.  Visit the Cabrillo College Extension website to see all the course options and prices. 

 

WorkshopsWe know that learning technology with personal guidance and a group setting can make all the difference.

You are invited to join us on Wednesdays, 4:30pm - 5:30pm, at the Downtown Branch for Digital Skills Workshops designed to help you become comfortable and safe using the Internet for research, work, education, social interaction and more. We use a hands-on approach to cover a variety of topics each month.  No sign-up required. Always FREE. Just drop by!

Library Workshop Descriptions

Check the Upcoming Events page for the following workshop dates.

Internet Browsers - Internet browsers allow us to view the world wide web, but do you know their capabilities and limitations?  This hands-on workshop is designed to help beginners become more confident and comfortable when using the Internet.  Please join us to discover the basic features and functions of Internet browsers.

 

Online Search - Do you know how search engines work? Join us for a hands-on introduction to Internet searching. We will explore basic techniques and tricks that will help you get the best results when looking for information online.

 

Email - Do you feel comfortable using email? Using email is a prerequisite for communicating online and for engaging with the world.  Join us for a discussion of email best practices and setup a free email account (if you don’t have one). We will practice using email to ensure you know how to send attachments, photos, and more!

 

Google Docs - Have you created documents online using Google Docs? Making documents such as letters, resumes, and flyers has never been more simple.  Join us for this hands-on exploration of Google’s free document creation software. We will practice creating and formatting a document from start to finish!

 

YouTube - Do you use Youtube videos to find answers and learn new things?  Ideas and information have never been more accessible, thanks to the millions of videos online.  In this workshop we will explore YouTube and practice finding, saving, and sharing videos.

 

Google Sheets - Have you created spreadsheets online to organize information, forms, and budgets?  Our hands-on workshop will help you understand the basic functions of making a spreadsheet with Google Sheets.  We will practice by helping you create an example monthly budget that can be customized for your personal use.

 

Online Research - Are you comfortable using library databases and subject guides? Learn how to access resources such as academic journals, reference materials, and newspapers.  Join us for this hands-on introduction to using the library’s databases for research!

 

eAudiobooks - Do you know how to access eAudiobooks? Your public library provides access to thousands of popular titles in digital audio format.  Join us for an overview of eAudiobooks and learn how to get these titles for your computer, smartphone, or tablet.

 

More Computer and Technology Classes 

Senior Computer Center of Santa Cruz is located at the at Louden Nelson Community Center (301 Center Street Santa Cruz, California 95060).  Annual membership is $25 per year per person. They offer classes and help using Android, iPhones, and other computer trouble shooting services. Visit the Senior Computer website for more information.

Watsonville, Aptos, Santa Cruz Adult Education has been a community resource for over 90 years.  They currently offer a variety of computer and internet classes.  These classes do have a cost ranging from $50-$100. Check out the Adult Education website to view their class selection and register online.  

Cabrillo College Extension offers an array of computer and technology classes from beginner to advanced.  The cost of these classes vary from $35-$200 with group discounts available.  Visit the Cabrillo College Extension website to see all the course options and prices.