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The October and November computer class schedule is ready! Review the schedule online, pick up a brochure at any library location, or call 734-327-4555 for more information.

There are a few new classes:
A Genealogist's Best Friend - The Library: Learn from Bobbie Snow, of the Genealogical Society of Washtenaw County, how to use your local library and online libraries in your genealogy research.
Wednesday, October 26, 3:30 - 5:30 pm Downtown

Getting the Most Out of FamilySearch.org: Bobbie Snow will show you how to use FamilySearch.org to access over 100 years of genealogical records.
Tuesday, October 11, 7 - 9 pm at Pittsfield

Advanced Excel: Practice with drop-down lists, lookup , pivot tables, and more.
Monday, November 28, 7 - 9 pm Downtown

Etsy: Back by popular demand, Kate Kehoe (chicalookate), will talk about the online marketplace where folks buy/sell handmade creations, craft supplies, and vintage items.
Tuesday, October 4, 7 - 9 pm at Traverwood
Wednesday, November 9, 3:30 - 5:30 pm Downtown

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

See you in class!

Drop-In Facebook on Monday, July 25th @ Malletts Creek

Drop in at the Malletts Creek branch to learn about Facebook. Sign up for Facebook (it's free) and learn the basics: how to update your status, upload a photo, like or comment on a status, chat, and more.

Monday, July 25th, Malletts Creek, 7 - 9 pm

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

Free Software Tutorials!

Check out the LearningExpress Library @ AADL research for free Software Tutorials in Adobe Flash, Adobe Illustrator, Adobe Photoshop, Corel WordPerfect, Microsoft Word, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Access, Microsoft Outlook, Microsoft PowerPoint, Microsoft Project, Microsoft Publisher, Microsoft SharePoint, and Microsoft Visio.

Enjoy free online computer training at GCF Learn Free and research career training at CareerOneStop

Or take a computer class @ AADL, the complete schedule is available at aadl.org/classes. Registration is not required!

MedlinePlus - Health Information for Adults and Educational Games for Kids

Medline Body PartsMedline Body PartsCome to the West Branch on Monday, June 20th from 7 - 9 pm to learn from Kate Saylor, of the Taubman Health Sciences Library, on how to use MedlinePlus. Brought to you by the National Institutes of Health and produced by the National Library of Medicine, MedlinePlus provides medical information in a language you can understand. MedlinePlus is free, anyone may access information about treatments, drugs, supplements, medical definitions, and even games and videos.

A library card or membership is not required to attend a computer class. Registration is not required. Classes are filled on a first-come, first-served basis. Click here to view the computer class schedule. See you in class!

Etsy Class!

EtsyEtsy Join us for an Etsy class next Tuesday, June 14th from 7 to 9 pm at the Malletts Creek branch. Learn about the online marketplace from a local Ann Arbor artisan, photographer, and business owner, Kate Kehoe. Kate owns Chicalookate, and has been in business on Etsy for over 5 years. Check out the book, Craft, Inc, to learn more about making your hobby your business.

Registration is not required. Classes are filled on a first-come, first-served basis. For a complete class schedule, click here.

June/July Computer Classes

June July BrochureJune July Brochure The June/July computer class schedule is available! You can check out the schedule online or pick up the brochure at any library location.

We'll offer a new class for June and July named Etsy. What's Etsy? Etsy is a hip online marketplace for vintage goods, handmade crafts, and supplies. Etsy will be instructed by local artist Kate Kehoe, owner of Chicalookate.

All computer classes are open to the public. In other words, you don't have to have a Ann Arbor District Library card to attend a class. Registration is not required and classes are filled on a first-come, first-served basis.

See you in class!

Affordable Office Documents

Office LiveOffice Live Do you need to create professional office documents but your budget doesn't allow for expensive software programs? If you have a computer that is connected to the internet join Windows Live to create, edit, and store up to 25 GB of office documents. Other options? Sign up with Google and attend a computer class on how to use Google Documents or download OpenOffice from OpenOffice.org.

Public Computer Classes in February and March

February March Computer Class BrochureFebruary March Computer Class BrochureCome to any library location to pick up the latest computer class brochure or view the schedule online.

New Class! Join Kate MacDougall Saylor, MSI, Outreach Librarian for the University of Michigan Taubman Health Sciences Library for a class called MedlinePlus. MedlinePlus is a database provided by the National Library of Medicine and the National Institutes of Health filled with the latest information about diseases, conditions and treatments.

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

Winter Break Computer Classes

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Why wait until the New Year to take a computer class when you can get started right now? The following classes are scheduled during the last week of December.

Digital Camera 101 - Do you find your digital camera to be a little confusing? Are there buttons you avoid because you aren't sure what they do? Do you want to feel more confident about using the camera menu? Come to the Digital Camera class and we'll help you locate the menu, understand some of the camera and photo settings, turn on and off the flash, and more camera basics. Bring your camera!
Wednesday December 29, 2010: 3:30 pm to 5:30 pm -- Pittsfield Branch

Microsoft Word Insert - Find out why using a Page Break to move the blinking cursor to the top of the next page is a good idea. Explore inserting Columns, Tables, Footnotes, Indexes, and Symbols.
Wednesday December 29, 2010: 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm -- Malletts Creek Branch

Microsoft Word Drawing - You'll want to sit and play with the Microsoft Word program all day long after you take this class. Learn how to insert objects (Shapes, Squares, Circles, Charts, WordArt, Diagrams, Clip Art and more) into a Microsoft Word document and format the object color and border. Once you're comfortable inserting objects you'll learn how to wrap text around objects, layer the objects behind the text, and more.
Thursday December 30, 2010: 3:30 pm to 5:30 pm -- Traverwood Branch

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

Microsoft Office 2010

What is Microsoft Office? Microsoft Office is a group of programs designed to help you accomplish typical office tasks.

These are just a few of the Office programs:
Microsoft Word - Create documents such as letters and resumes.
Microsoft Excel - Create spreadsheets.
Microsoft PowerPoint - Create slide show presentations.
Microsoft Publisher - Create publications such as newsletters and greeting cards.
Microsoft Access - Create a database.

Want to learn how to use Microsoft Office 2010? Check out one of these books at the library:
Microsoft Office 2010 For Windows
Easy Microsoft Office 2010
Office 2010: The Missing Manual

Click here for a complete list of Microsoft Office 2010 books available at the Ann Arbor District Library.

Click here to go to the Microsoft Office website for an online tutorial.

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