We’re hosting eight free computer classes at our branches in February, including classes on Microsoft Excel, Facebook and eBay

The classes at the Main Branch include:

  • Microsoft Word—Labels & Mail Merge at 2 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 22. Learn how to use Microsoft Word to create mailing labels and format envelopes and form letters.
  • Excel I at 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 22, and again at 2 p.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 23. In this class, people will learn how to describe a worksheet and its function; create a basic worksheet and learn how to save it to disk; apply simple formulas to perform calculations; apply simple formatting; and explore options for printing a simple worksheet. (Microsoft Word experience necessary.)
  • introduction to Facebook at 10 a.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 23. The hands-on class will demonstrate basic Facebook features and tips. Please come to class with your Facebook login information and password.
  • Excel II at 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 23, and again at 2 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 24. Learn how to create and copy formulas and functions; understand relativity when working with formulas and functions; recognize and troubleshoot errors in formulas and functions; insert, delete and resize rows and columns; and use advanced printing features.
  • Excel III at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 24. Learn how to hide and freeze columns and rows, use print area and print titles, conditional formatting, and how to create and format charts.

The class at the Lake Branch is:

  • An introduction to selling on eBay at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 24. Learn how to sell items on eBay, instead of throwing them away. All attendees must have an email address. Attendees can bring a personal device of their choice to work on or the library will provide one. Registration opens Thursday, Feb. 10.

All of the classes are free. However, registration is required. RSVP on our event calendar by calling us at (440) 255-8811. Unless otherwise noted, registration starts on Monday, Feb. 7.

The library also offers several online computer classes through the LinkedIn Learning database. The courses are free to watch with a public library card. For more information, visit www.mentorpl.org/linkedinlearning.