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May Computer Training at the Library

May Computer Training at the Library

Posted April 18, 2013

Get the computer training you need at the Library and update your skills this month. Register now for the East Brunswick Public Library’s latest computer class offerings.

The computer training schedule for May has now been published. The training schedule will focus on the Microsoft Office Suite for users who already have basic skills. We will be offering three levels of Microsoft Word, four levels of Excel, and PowerPoint II. 

We are also offering classes for beginners with the PC Literacy series.  PC Literacy I and II will be offered on Wednesday afternoons during the month. 

New Class

We are pleased to announce a new class offering this month, a keyboard shortcut class called Tips, Tricks and ShortcutsTips, Tricks and Shortcuts is an introduction some of the time saving keyboard shortcuts for common computer programs that people use every day. Learn how using the Ctrl, Alt and function keys can make your keyboard experiences easier and make you look like an expert! It is for almost every level of student except introductory. Registrants should have mastered the concepts in PC Lit I and II and the Intro to Word. This will make their introduction to using the shortcuts much easier.

QuickBooks Series Begins Again in May

The Library's three part hands-on introductory series for the popular small business financial software, QuickBooks begins again in May. The courses are offered on Saturdays, beginning on May 4th, 18th and then June 1st. These classes are designed for individuals who are just starting out with QuickBooks and have a working knowledge of the Windows environment.

The fee for each course is $50. Advance registration and prepayment is required. See the event in the calendar for the specifics on registration and cancellation.

QuickBooks, Level I

Saturday, May 4th from 9:30 - 2 p.m. This class will introduce users to the interface, show how to set up a company’s QuickBooks, and how to begin to add and work with customers, vendors, accounts and inventory.

QuickBooks, Level II

Saturday, May 18th from 9:30 - 2 p.m. Level II will include working with your accounts, recording sales information, handling payments, and, time permitting, entering and paying bills.

QuickBooks, Level III

Saturday, June 1st from 9:30 - 2 p.m. The final course in the series, will cover payroll basics, handling sales tax, customizing QuickBook forms, and using reports in QuickBooks.

Cancellation Policy for BRC Classes

If you must cancel, please call 732-390-6782 at least 24 hours in advance of each class. You can also cancel your registration by email to The registration fee is nonrefundable without proper cancellation notice but may be applied to another class at a future date.

May Schedule:

All courses are offered using Windows 7 and Office 2010. Registration is required. All registrants should look at the class offerings carefully to insure that they have the necessary skills for each class. Most classes are two hours long and limited to 12 students per class.  


There is a $5 fee for cardholders and a $10 fee for non-cardholders for classes other than BRC classes. Fees will be added to a cardholder’s account and paid for at the Circulation desk. Register at the Library, by phone or by going to the event in the website Calendar and clicking on the Sign Me Up link. Your library card and PIN numbers will be required. Non-cardholders must pay at the time of registration, i.e. registrations must be in person.

Cancellation Policy

Fees for computer class registrations are NOT refundable, so please be aware that you are making a definite commitment to attend a class when you register.  Managing all of the changes in customer computer class registrations has been a very large job and has required staff hours which the library no longer has. The library would ask that you think of this as a small donation for all of the hours that are put in to running the classes.

If you cannot attend

If you cannot attend a class for which you have registered the Library would ask that as a courtesy to other registrants who may be waitlisted for that class that you call 732-390-6767 to cancel your registration or cancel your registration online so that they might have the opportunity to attend.

Waitlisted registrants

Waitlisted registrants will be notified by email and/or telephone as soon as there is a vacancy in a class. They will have 24 hours to respond to the notification. If they do not respond within that time frame, the next person on the waiting list will be notified. Once a commitment to attend has been made, that registration is subject to the same cancellation policy noted above. They do not pay unless there is a cancellation and they are admitted to the class proper.

Registration Requirements 

Please register early.  Registration will be closed 24 hours before the start of a class.  If there are fewer than six people registered at that time the class will be cancelled.  The library will make every effort to run classes as scheduled.  If circumstances dictate that the library must cancel a class, registration fees for those students are refundable.

Contact the Trainers

For more information, please call 732-390-6767.