Comics Digital Workshops for Teens and Adults

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Cartoonist Jerzy Drozd will teach you how to use Adobe Photoshop Elements to clean up your art, fill in line work with colors and halftones, create cool lettering, prep the finished page for printing, and more. Jerzy will provide one of his scanned comics pages for instruction but you can also bring your own comics page (scanned or unscanned) to work on.

Register at any information desk at any location or call 327-8301.

Comics Art Digital Coloring 101 for Teens Gr. 6-12 | Tues. August 17 | 1-3 pm OR 4-6 pm | Downtown 3rd Floor Computer Training

Comics Digital Coloring for Adults and Older Teens Gr. 9-12 | Wed. August 18 | 3-5 pm OR 6-8 pm | Downtown 3rd Floor Computer Training

The computer class AADL Catalog has been relocated

AADL Catalog has been relocated from Downtown to the West branch from 3:30 - 5:30 pm on Tuesday, July 13th.

See you in class!

Four New Classes in June and July

See you in class!!

Wednesday June 23, 2010: 3:30 pm to 5:30 pm -- Downtown Library
Wednesday July 14, 2010: 3:30 - 5:30 pm -- Downtown Library

Microsoft Excel Budget
Monday July 19, 2010: 3:30 pm to 5:30 pm -- West Branch

Microsoft Publisher
Monday July 19, 2010: 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm -- Pittsfield Branch

AADL Catalog
Monday June 28, 2010: 3:30 pm to 5:30 pm -- Pittsfield Branch
Tuesday July 13, 2010: 3:30 pm to 5:30 pm -- Downtown Library

Registration is not required. Classes are filled on a first-come, first-served basis. Classrooms will open 15 minutes before the class start times.

Thursday, May 13th is a Great Day to be a Beginner

We have two computer classes scheduled this Thursday that are perfect for beginnners. Come to Beginning Computers to learn about operating systems, the mouse, the keyboard, and the desktop. We'll practice opening programs, using the keyboard, copying/pasting and performing a Google search. Later in the same day we offer a great follow-up class to Beginning Computers, World Wide Web Tools. In this class we practice using internet browsers and search engines while learning internet terms such as links, blogs, and URL's.

Beginning Computers Thursday May 13: 9:15 am to 11:15 am -- Traverwood Branch
World Wide Web Tools Thursday May 13: 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm -- West Branch

Classes are filled on a first-come, first-served basis. See you in class!

Teen Stuff: Pulse It

Pulse It is an online reading program set up for teens. Teens ages 14-18 can join the community and read books for free online. Each month there are two books to choose from, you pick one and have 60 days to read it online. You can then chime in on the message boards and leave reviews of the book. Logging in each month also makes you eligible for a monthly drawing to win free stuff. The books are read by teens, discussed by teens, and reviewed by teens. A definite positive form of peer pressure! Check out the Pulse It site for all the fine details and to sign up.
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Free Office Productivity Tools

Can't afford Microsoft Office? No worries. Come to a computer class to learn more about how to use a free office productivity program. 101
Thursday May 6, 2010: 9:15 am to 11:15 am -- Traverwood Branch

Introduction to Google Documents
Monday May 17, 2010: 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm -- West Branch

Classes are filled on a first-come, first served basis. See you in class!

About the Computer Classes

Did you know computer classes at the Ann Arbor District Library are available for everybody (whether you have a library card or not), and at no charge? Also, as of April 1, registration is no longer required! Instead, classes are made available on a first-come, first-served basis. Computer labs open for class attendees 15 minutes before each class starts.

Click here for the current list of classes.

See you in class!

Springing Questions!

Check out the class schedule for April and May.

Do the bird songs in the morning remind you that you have something to say? Learn how to start your own blog for free using Blogger. What's a blog? This couple just made the news for their blog on how to live on a $1 a day diet.

Do you like to take digital photos of Spring flowers? Bring your camera to a Digital Camera 101 class or come to iPhoto, Flickr, or Photoshop Elements 101 to practice editing and sharing your photos using these three very different photo management programs.

Do you like to listen to books while you walk? Come to the Ebook class and learn how to download books from the Midwest Collaborative for Library Services.

Registration is not required for classes beginning April 1, 2010. Classes are filled on a first-come, first-serve basis. Classrooms will open 15 minutes before the class start times.

Create Mailing Labels, Print Envelopes, and Merge Letters
Come on over to the Pittsfield branch on Wednesday, March 24th to learn Microsoft Word Mail Merge. We'll teach you how to create a quick database of names and addresses that you can merge with Microsoft Word Letters, Envelopes and Mailing Labels.

Wed 03/24 3:30 pm - 5:30 pm, Pittsfield Branch Training Center

Registration is required. Register online, visit any AADL location, or call 734-327-4555.

See you in class!

Looking for Typing or Keyboarding Help?

Need to become a better/faster typer? Here are a couple resources that you may find helpful.

Check out the book Keyboarding Made Simple or the cd-rom Mavis Beacon Teaches Typing.

Practice keyboarding at one of our public computer stations using one of the keyboarding websites:
Davis Keyboard Practice
Jo Edkins Typing Practice

Check here to see how to position your hands on the keyboard.

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