Computer Class Descriptions
Blogging Intro 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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
Start exploring your family tree with premium tools available free through the Library including Ancestry, HeritageQuest, and the Info Hub at the Library's website. Also 40+ recommended Internet sites including U.S. Genweb, Rootsweb, Family Search, and Cyndi's List. Internet skills required.
Genealogy: Next Steps
Designed for those who have already attended the Library’s Online Genealogy class. Get advanced tips on researching your family tree. Topics include in-depth Internet searching, how to organize your data and keep track of sources, and the benefits of connecting with the genealogy community online. Internet skills required.
Genealogy: Use Your Mobile Device
The mobility of tablet computers and smartphones has led to a wealth of new creative and practical tools for the do-it-yourself genealogist. Explore ways to expand, store, organize and share your research using the unique capabilities of your mobile device. Use your device on the go to capture photos, record oral histories, take notes, scan documents, display family tree GEDCOMs, and more. Instructors will demonstrate using iPads. All smart-devices welcome. Internet skills required.
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.
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.
Successful Internet Searching
Learn expert techniques to find exactly what you’re looking for on the web – and save time, too. 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 help downloading Library e-books or audiobooks to your device? Library staff will provide help with your particular concerns. See schedule for dates and times.