South Sioux City Technology Classes
Know Your Computer: Would you like to learn the very basics of your computer? How
about increase you computer vocabulary? This class will teach the very basics of computer
knowledge. It will let you feel confident in knowing what all the components are on your
Introduction To Your Laptop: Have a laptop and want to know all about it? Stop on in and
we will start at the very basics and teach you all the components of your laptop computer.
Keyboard Mouse Skills:Double-click, Right-click, Scroll… If you get overwhelmed by
knowing what all to do and when to do it with your computer mouse, step into this class
and learn! Your mouse and keyboard are the ways you communicate with your computer;
the more you know the more you can make your computer work for you!
Windows Basics:We will start at the very beginning of Windows 7 with an introduction to
the Desktop, Start Menu and the all new Taskbar.
Windows Basics 2: With this class we will build on the knowledge of Windows Basic and
learn more about the Start Menu, where you can launch any programs installed on your
computer and also search for files (pictures, videos and music) We’ll also demonstrate how
to “pin” your favorite programs to the Start Menu or Taskbar.
Windows Basics 3: Did you know that you can Aero Peek, Snap and Shake on your
computer? If you don’t know what we am talking about, stop in and let us show you some
new ways of working with Windows to make it more productive.
Clean Up Your Computer:Is your computer running slower? Do pop-ups keep appearing?
Does your computer randomly crash or freezes up? Then this may be the class for you.
Clean Up Your Computer shows you how to maintain your computer on both the outside
and the inside. Learn what basic procedures and what free software you can use to improve
the performance of your computer.
Your Library Web Page: This is a broad overview of information and services available on
the library webpage. The focus is on using the online catalog.
Setting Up an Email Account:If you never have had an email account this is the class for
you. Learn about the different free email service that is very easy to sign-up for and use.
G-mail: Discover why G-mail is one of the most popular email services in the world. Learn
how to set up and use your Gmail account.
Setting Up A Yahoo Email Account:If you never have had an email account this is the class
for you. Yahoo email is a free email service that is very easy to sign-up for and use.
Facebook Basics:This class will help you get up to speed on how to create, use and
maintain a Facebook page of your own and understanding the privacy policies and settings.
Facebook for Your Business: This class will help you get up to speed on how to create,
use and maintain a Facebook page of for your own business.
Twitter Basics: An introduction to signing-up, creating a profile and using the service to
find friends and/ or use Twitter for a news source. Patrons will have the opportunity to
have two Twitter friends by the end of the class.
Blogging Basics: We will coverhow to create a blog, use templates to create the look you
want and how to add fun stuff to your blog.
Yahoo Messenger: Do you have friends or family that live so far away you never get to see
them. Yahoo Messenger provides you the opportunity to keep in contact with them for free.
Yahoo Messenger is a free instant messaging program that allows you to visually see, talk
to and even send text messages to individuals all over the world. This class will teach you
how to set up an account and what type of equipment you will need for your computer.
Smartphone App’s: Do you carry a “computer” in your pocket by way of a smartphone?
Want to know about programs that you can do on your smartphone? Stop on in and let us
help with that information.
QR Codes for Business: Discover the value of QR Codes for your business. Discover how
the use of QR Codes can be used to attract attention to your business, inform prospective
clients of products and services available from your business and increase your profits.
Everything Google: Welcome to the wonderful world of Google. Learners will discover
some about Gmail, iGoogle, Google Documents, Google calendar, Google Books and more.
Google's Documents Spotlight: This class will give learners an opportunity to learn how
to create word processing documents, spreadsheets and presentations in the cloud and
share them with friends.
Online Bookmarking and Note Keeping: Discover various options for online
bookmarking and note keepting.
Job and Career Accelerator:Are you looking for a job? Need help updating your resume?
Then this is your class. Learn how to use this library database to search and apply for jobs
in the United States. This program allows you to create a resume and cover letters that are
adapted to the type of job you are looking for.
Search Engines: Covers some of the search engines other than Google, Yahoo and Bing.
Students will learn about Collarity, Ixquick, Ask.com and Local.com.
How to Search the Internet:Tired of having 100,000’s of results appear whenever you
search the internet. Learn some of the tricks librarian’s use to make your search a lot more
Using Reference Sources: By using reference tools, we will cover how to find information
on Wilson Web, eLibrary and HeritageQuest.
Nebraska Access: An introduction to the search engine developed by the Nebraska Library
Commission and the databases available to South Sioux City Public Library card holders.
Internet Privacy: We will cover why privacy is important, safe searches and safety in
Microsoft Word 1:We want you to become familiar with Microsoft Word 2007, so to begin
we will start with basic terminology, how to accomplish everyday tasks such as creating a
new document, saving a document, spell checking, changetext and printing.
Microsoft Word 2: We will add to our knowledge from Word 1 and expand a little bit
more. We will discuss the ruler, indents & tabs, insert/overtype, cut and paste, using the
clipboard, and paragraph styles.
Microsoft Word 3: We have learned all about saving, new documents, text editing, cut and
paste and much more. In this class you will learn bullets, undo/redo, setting margins, page
numbers, page breaks, & headers/footers.
Microsoft Excel 1: Trying to make a spreadsheet? Need a little starting guidance? We can
help. We will teach all about the worksheets in Excel, how to move around the worksheet,
all about the cells in the worksheet (cut copy paste) inserting rows/columns, and saving all
your hard work.
Microsoft Excel 2: Did you know that Excel has a way to input math calculations right on
your worksheet? There are ways to edit the cells in the worksheet such as alignments,
borders, font changes, background, etc.
Microsoft Excel 3: If you need to insert a chart into an Excel worksheet, this class will
teach you how. We will also talk about page breaks and printing your document.
How to Create a Newsletter: Microsoft Publisher 2covers how to use Microsoft Publisher
to create a newsletter.
Microsoft Publisher 1: Microsoft Publisheris a basic course covering the types of
documents that can be created, how to modify templates and how to insert text and images.
Microsoft Publisher 2: Learn how to use and modify Microsoft Publisher templates.
Microsoft Publisher 3: Learn how to create a variety of documents using Microsoft
E-book Readers: Covers what an e-Book readeris and provides hands on demonstration of
some of the different kinds. Also teaches how to use Overdrive, a way to get e-Books
through the Library.
Learn Your Library Web Page: Learn everything that you have available on the library
web page. How to renew books, how to search for jobs, find out important information,
what books your favorite author has written. All this information will be revealed and
Tech Thursday: Bring your questions.
PowerPoint 1: learn how to navigate between the different views in PowerPoint. Discover
different templates, drawing tools, and slide master. Attendees will create a brief
PowerPoint 2: In this class, you will learn how to add graphics, animation, transitions,
sounds, and charts to a PowerPoint presentation. Attendees need to have basic PowerPoint
skills before attending this class.