Introductory Skills Classes
Intro to Computers
Beginners: learn the basics of the computer system, how to use the mouse and keyboard, and how to access Library resources onscreen. No computer experience needed.
Intro to the Internet
What is the Internet? How does it work? Learn how to search for information and how to evaluate what you find. Keyboard and mouse skills required.
Special-Interest Classes About Online Resources
Designed for those who already have computer and Internet skills.
Successful Internet Searching
Learn expert techniques to find exactly what you’re looking for on the web – and save time, too. Internet skills required.
eBooks for Kindle
Especially for Kindle users: bring your Kindle to learn how to download free eBooks from Eugene Public Library. Get helpful tips for getting the most out of your Library2Go account. Internet skills required.
eBooks for Nook
Especially for Nook users: bring your Nook to learn how to download free eBooks from Eugene Public Library. Plus helpful tips for getting the most out of your Library2Go account. Internet skills required.
eBooks & Audiobooks for Tablets & Smartphones
Bring your device to learn how to borrow free eBooks and audiobooks from the huge selection in Library2Go. For users of Kindle Fire, Nook HD, Apple, and Android tablets and smartphones. Required: basic computer and Internet skills, basic knowledge of your device.
iPad for Beginners
Especially for iPad users: bring your iPad and learn how to make the most of it! At this user-friendly class, learn about iPad features, plus how to use Library resources with your iPad. Internet skills required.
iPad: Next Steps
Especially for iPad users: bring your iPad to get tips, tricks, and practice with iCloud, photos, e-mail, calendar, apps, and data management. Learn how to get the most out of your iPad. Required: “iPad for Beginners” class or similar level of experience.
Free Digital Magazines
Eugene Public Library’s Zinio service offers free, cover-to-cover, current issues of popular magazines for tablets, eReaders, computers, and phones. Learn how to access these magazines to read and download them to keep. Best-selling magazines are available on every topic. An email account and Internet skills required.
Store and Share Digital Photos
Beginners: learn how to organize and share digital photos. Get an introduction to uploading, downloading, and emailing photos, as well as creating online albums. Note: this class uses the Library's PCs, but most tips apply to Mac users too. No camera needed. Internet skills required.
Digital Photo Editing
Learn tips and tricks to edit digital photos using free online software. Learn how to use tools to improve or creatively alter images in a variety of ways. Sample photos for hands-on class work will be supplied. Basic Internet skills required.
Print Your Book
An introduction to the many self-publishing resources available online. Whether you have written a book you want to print and sell widely, or you want to print just a few copies of a family history or recipe collection, self-publishing is now easier and more affordable than ever. Intermediate computer and Internet skills required.
Intro to Facebook
Curious about Facebook? Discover how to use the social media site to keep in touch with friends and family, network for business, reconnect with former lassmates, and have fun. Learn about Facebook features, tools, risks, and privacy settings. An email account and intermediate Internet skills required.
Intro to Blogging and Blogging: Next Steps
Learn about this form of social networking and its purpose, including the opportunity to create a blog in class and receive assistance on design, security and posting. Plus, an introduction to tools that deliver automatic updates from your chosen websites for news, entertainment, and more. Internet skills and email account required.
Intro to Genealogy and Genealogy: Next Steps
Learn how to research your family tree. Take a tour of Library tools Ancestry Library Edition and HeritageQuest, and free websites including US Genweb and Cyndi's List. Get help on searching the U.S. Census and ordering vital records. Comprehensive handout. Internet skills required.
Travel Info Online
Get handy tips to use the Internet to compare rates, find bargains, book tickets, and more. Plus, an introduction to online Library resources including Global Road Warrior and CultureGrams. Internet skills required.
One-on-One Computer Help
Do you need assistance with basic computer skills, e-mail, or Word? Would you like someone to show you how to use Library computers to download, save, or print from your e-mail or the Internet? Library staff will provide help with your particular concerns. See schedule for dates and times.