Syosset Library offers free computer classes to Syosset Library card holders!
This hands-on experience is a great way to learn how to use a computer or improve your skills. All classes are taught one-on-one by a Reference Librarian, which allows you to learn at your own pace. Classes are held Monday-Friday at 10 AM and 2 PM, Saturday at 10 AM and are approximately 45 minutes.
To schedule your class, visit the librarians at the Reference Desk, or call 516-921-7161 ext. 217. You can also email here. All appointments are first come, first served.
List of Computer Classes:
Basics of Using the Mouse
In this class you will learn the different parts of a computer and how to navigate using one. Practice moving the mouse across the screen, learn the difference between clicking and double-clicking and how to scroll across a page. Want to practice from home or not sure if this is the class for you? Try the exercises on this website.
Basics of Using the Mouse Course Materials
Introduction to the Internet
What is the internet and how do I use it? This class will teach you how to navigate the internet using Microsoft Explorer, going from one website to the next, or how to search for a website if you don’t know which one you’re looking for. You can save your favorite websites with bookmarks to make them easy to find again later.
Introduction to the Internet Course Materials
Introduction to Email (Part 1)
In this class we will help you set up an email account of your own. You will learn how to check your email, read emails you have received and send your own.
Email Part1 Course Materials
Introduction to Email (Part 2)
In this class you will learn how to take your email account to the next level. Learn how to create an address book with your friends and family’s email addresses, organize your emails into folders and send attachments with your emails.
Email Part2 Course Materials
Basics of Microsoft Excel
Need to keep track of a lot of numbers or information? Learn how to create a spreadsheet, enter and organize your information. We will show you how to use formulas and create charts and graphs.
Excel Course Materials
Basics of Microsoft PowerPoint
Learn to create a professional-looking slide presentation using Microsoft PowerPoint. In this class you will learn how to create slides, use customized themes and add animations and sound effects.
PowerPoint Course Materials
Basics of Microsoft Publisher
Microsoft Publisher is a publishing program that helps you create, design and publish professional-looking flyers, brochures, business cards, calendars and more. Learn how to use templates and color schemes to make your project match your vision.
Publisher Course Materials
Basics of Microsoft Word
Learn the basics of word processing and create professional-looking documents easily. In this class you will learn your way around the Microsoft ribbon and utilize many tools such as copy, paste, spell check, tables, margins, line spacing and more.
Word Course Materials
Social Networking is an internet-based activity. You should feel comfortable using the internet and have an email account before signing up for a Social Networking class.
Create your own blog using Blogger.com. “In simple terms, a blog is a web site, where you write stuff on an ongoing basis. New stuff shows up at the top, so your visitors can read what's new. Then they comment on it or link to it or email you.” – from Blogger.com.
Blogging Course Materials
Do you have a lot of bookmarks saved on your computer? Use more than one computer? Use Delicious to keep all your bookmarks in one place. Delicious is a social bookmarking site where you can save all your bookmarks online, share them with other people, and see what others are bookmarking.
Delicious Course Materials
Digg is a website used to discover and share what’s happening on the web. Digg includes information not only from the major news outlets, but also from blogs large and small. You can be actively involved in the selection process by submitting articles and by commenting on articles that appear on the site. You can invite friends to join you as a Digg-er and follow what they are Digging.
Digg Course Materials
Facebook is a social networking site that connects people with their friends, family and other people in their lives. Through Facebook, you can talk with people you see every day, or find old schoolmates you haven’t seen in years. Send emails and instant messages or post photos, videos and links to other websites.
Facebook Course Materials
LibraryThing is a website that allows you to create your own personal library online. It allows you to keep track of the books you have read, plan to read and even the books you swear you’ll never read. It’s also a social networking tool that helps you meet fellow readers with similar interests.
LibraryThing Course Materials
Sometimes described as the Facebook of the business world, LinkedIn is a social network where professionals from all fields find customers, employees, jobs, investors, business partners, service providers, industry experts and opportunities through their network of business relationships.
LinkedIn Course Materials
MySpace is a social networking website that allows members to provide profile information about themselves and to share photos, videos, music and more with friends. It can also be used to create a blog that can also be shared.
MySpace Course Materials
Twitter is a social networking site where you can create a microblog – a small blog where each blog post is limited to 140 characters (including numbers, letters, spaces and punctuation marks). Convey information quickly and concisely, or read what others are posting. You can follow other Twitter users or they can follow you.
Twitter Course Materials
YouTube is a website featuring an enormous collection of videos on almost any and all topics. Watch videos for free and without even having to register! You can also create an account and upload videos of your own, rate others’ videos and save your favorites to watch later.
YouTube Course Materials
Create a Resume with Learning Express
Learning Express is a powerful tool to help you draft your resume and perform your job search. Let us help you navigate through the process and get you on your way. This is a 2 part class: in the first class you will create an account in Learning Express and begin entering your resume information. In the second class you will edit and stylize your information and export it to a Microsoft Word document.
Prerequisites: Before taking this class, you must have an email account and basic familiarity with Microsoft Word. **Please bring a written copy of your resume, or equivalent information, as well as a flashdrive/floppy disk to save your resume at the end of the class.**
Create a Resume Using Learning Express Library Course Materials
Downloading Digital Photos
Photos stuck on your camera? Learn how to get them onto your computer. Please bring your memory card or your camera and USB Cable.
Downloading Digital Photos Course Materials
In this class we will cover how to browse our collection of eBooks or search for a specific title, then download it onto your ereading device. Bring your own device and we'll help you load it with your favorite eBooks. Use a laptop at home? Bring that too!
Downloading Ebooks Course Materials
Job Search Resources
In this class we will help you create a resume with Microsoft Word or the Career Cruising database. We will also show you how to create a cover letter and popular sites for posting your finished product.
Job Search Resources Course Materials
Ancestry® Library Edition
Discover lost ancestors and fill out your family tree with Ancestry®. Find census records, birth records, death records, immigration records, photos and more.
Interested in learning a new language? Mango offers hundreds of courses in over 40 languages. Create an account to keep track of what you’ve learned or start each session fresh. ESL courses are also available. Great for students and travelers!
Mango Languages Course Materials
Morningstar® Library Edition
Use Morningstar® to access financial and analyst reports on stocks, mutual funds, and ETFs.
Morningstar Course Materials
Research Techniques Using Syosset Public Library Specialized Databases
Improve your research skills and learn how to use Syosset Library’s many databases like a pro. In this class we’ll show you how to access our databases from home or in the library and find informative, accurate, current and reliable information.
Research Techniques Course Materials