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Norman has free computer classes in July

computer labThe Norman Public Library has announced its free computer class schedule for July. Classes take place in the Computer Training Center of the library.

Among the featured offerings in July is a three-part series for teens age 13-17 on film making. Students will learn about script writing, filming and then post-production techniques in the class, which will meet from 10 a.m. to noon July 15, 17 and 19.

Another new class is a look at the money management website Mint.com, set for 6-8 p.m. Thursday, July 25. The website gives ways to keep track of personal finances.

Computer instruction is intended for beginners. Each class consists of verbal and visual instruction and includes guided practice through various activities.

The Computer Training Center is open for face to face registration 9 a.m. to noon July 1. Patrons may confer with a librarian about their computer skills and the level of instruction that the Computer Training Center can provide to enhance those skills. You may also register by phone at 701-2697 or online.

The July schedule includes:

Computer Use Classes

  • Really Basic Personal Computing – 1-3 p.m. July 1
  • PC Basics – 1-3 p.m. July 2
  • Windows 7, Part 1, the Operating System – 1-3 p.m. July 8
  • Windows 7, Part 2, File Management – 1-3 p.m. July 9

Computer Software Classes

  • Basic Word Processing using Microsoft Word, part 1 – 6-8 p.m. July 15
  • Cut, Copy and Paste using Microsoft Word, part 1 – 6-8 p.m. July 16
  • Short Cuts and Drawing Tools using Microsoft Word, part 1 – 6-8 p.m. July 17
  • Page Setup and Tables using Microsoft Word, part 1 – 6-8 p.m. July 18
  • Introduction to Microsoft Excel, part 1, Formatting and Data Entry – 9:30-11:30 a.m. July 22
  • Introduction to Microsoft Excel, part 2, Formulas and Functions – 9:30-11:30 a.m. July 23
  • Introduction to Microsoft Excel, part 3, Sorting, Filters and Charts – 9:30-11:30 a.m. July 24
  • Introduction to Microsoft Excel, part 4, Sparklines, Slicers and Pivot Tables – 9:30-11:30 a.m. July 25

Internet Based and Informational Classes

  • Learning About Computer Security – 9:30-11:30 a.m. July 10
  • Email Basics – 9:30-11:30 a.m. July 11
  • Breaking New Ground with Genealogy – 6 p.m. July 11
  • Internet 1 – 10 a.m.-noon July 12
  • Teen Filmmakers – 10 a.m.-noon July 15, 17, 19
  • Money Management at Mint.com – 6-8 p.m. July 25
  • Pinterest – 9:30-11:30 a.m. July 26
  • Microsoft Publisher – 9:30-11:30 a.m. July 29
  • Microsoft PowerPoint – 9:30-11:30 a.m. July 30
  • Digital Photo Basics – 9:30-11:30 a.m. July 31
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