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Advanced Computer Classes

Advanced Computer Classes

Posted December 16, 2009 B By Joanne Mullowney

Registration for January Computer Training Classes now Available
Two New Course Additions! MS Word III and PowerPoint II

If you are an advanced computer user or already have Microsoft Office skills, then you will love four new/infrequent offerings from the East Brunswick Public Library. In January, the Library will be offering Microsoft Word III and PowerPoint II for the first time. Other infrequently offered programs include Genealogy on the Web and Internet IV. Classes are two hours long and limited to 12 students per class.

In PowerPoint II (register now), students will learn intermediate skills including Slide Masters, detailed skills for adding images (clipart, shapes, WordArt and more) to their shows, how to manipulate them and how to insert charts. Animation and transition basics will also be covered as well as tips and hints for better navigation. Prerequisite: PowerPoint Basics or equivalent PC experience.

In Word III (register now), students will continue to build on the skills learned in MS Word II. They will learn to add and format tables and columns, as well as footnotes and endnotes. They will also pick up new skills for inserting images; and learn the basics of mail merge for documents, labels and envelopes.

In Internet IV: the Interactive Web (register now), students will explore some of the best of the fabulous and free tools on the Web with this tour of some of the hottest technologies currently available. This new class will introduce you to sites that offer file sharing, image editing, online shopping, social networking, organization aids and more. Learn and enjoy some of the newest and most useful tools that will put you on the cutting edge of technology. Prerequisite: Internet I and II with additional Internet searching practice or its equivalent AND an active web-based email account. NOT for Beginners!

Genealogy on the Web I (register now) is an introduction to genealogical research on the Web. In it, students will explore some of the best rated genealogy web sites and learn how to trace their family’s roots online.

Computer Classes for January include:

  • PowerPoint II Tuesday, January 5th – 7 PM   register
  • PC Literacy I Saturday, January 9th – 9:30 AM register
  • Internet IV  Tuesday, January 12th – 7 PM register
  • Email Basics Part I Wednesday, January 13th – 2 PM register
  • MS Word III Thursday, January 14th  – 7 PM  register
  • Excel Basics  Saturday, January 23rd – 9:30AM register
  • Genealogy on the Web I Tuesday, January 26th – 7 PM  register
  • Email Basics Part II Wednesday, January 27th – 2 PM  register
  • Excel II Thursday, January 28th – 7 PM register

Please refer to the Computer Training page  for detailed class descriptions and prerequisites.
Registration is required for all classes. Please refer to the prerequisites required for each class you plan to attend, and make sure that you have the necessary skills to participate. All classes are 2 hours in length.  There is a $5 fee for cardholders and a $10 fee for non-cardholders. Fees will be added to a cardholder’s account and paid for at the Circulation desk. Non-cardholders must pay at the time of registration. Register at the Library or by visiting and clicking on the Calendar.   For more information, please call 732-390-6767.

The Library is also an accredited Professional Development Provider. Teachers who need continuing education credits may receive a 2-CEU certificate for any of our classes taken.
Our cancellation policy is strictly enforced and requires registrants who cannot attend to call the information desk at 732-390-6767 or cancel online at least 24 hours in advance of class. If you do not attend and fail to cancel, a $5 fee charged to your library account and non-cardholders will forfeit their $10 registration fee. Customers with fines exceeding $5 will have a blocked library card until the fine is paid.
Basic computer classes are offered on a regular monthly schedule, posted by the 15th of the prior month. Specialized training classes are offered intermittently throughout the year. Please check the library calendar for the most up-to-date class schedules. For more information or to register for a class, please call 732-390-6767, visit the information desk or go to The Library’s website at and click on the Library Calendar.