Learn New Computer Skills at HCLS

The photograph shows two open laptops on a table with a pair of hands hovering over the mouse on the computer on the left.

Looking to learn new skills in technology? Upcoming classes at Howard County Library System can help you develop new skills or even refresh and develop previous learning. Join us for a class in e-mail basics this month or mark your calendars for classes and open labs in 2023!

If you’re new to using email, our hour-long Computer Skills – Learn How to Use Email on Tuesday, December 13 at Miller Branch introduces some basic email skills and leads you through practice activities, including creating an email account. Best of all, no computer is required! Although you are more than welcome to bring your own laptop, our PC laptops are available for student use. Register here.

Not sure how to get started creating job application documents? Our Computer Skills – Career Skills class on Wednesday, February 1 at Central Branch introduces basic skills for creating resumes and cover letters and leads you through practice activities, including how to use and edit resume and cover letter templates. No computer is required. Again, you can bring your own laptop or use our PC laptops for the session. Registration for the February class opens on December 31.

Finally, if you’re looking to brush up your skills in a less formal setting, bring your questions to an open lab! Boost your technical knowledge by getting hands-on assistance with topics including:  

  • Basic computer skills  
  • Using the Internet 
  • Setting up an email account 
  • Creating and saving documents 

We will work with you at your skill level and provide information and guidance to develop the skills you are seeking or resolve the problem you are facing. No computer required! Use our PC laptops and headphones, or bring your own laptop and headphones. 

Miller Branch offers two sessions of Computer Skills Open Lab – one on Tuesday, January 17 (registration open now) and one on Tuesday, February 21. Registration for the February date opens January 1, 2023.

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