Computer Classes

Drop-In, no pre-registration required.                     Pre-Registration required


Ask a Tech
Every 2nd and 4th Tuesday, 11:00am - 1:00pm
Location: Study Room 3

Troubled by your laptop? Confounded by your Kindle? Peeved by your email? Get walk-in help with smart devices, email, and all things computer. Bring your laptop or use ours. 

Book a Librarian
Do you need one-on-one computer assistance? Whether you need help downloading an ebook, setting up an email account, or a demonstration of how to use the library's databases, we can help you accomplish your goals. The Howell Library is pleased to offer a 30-minute session with a library staff member. Call 517-546-0720 x106 to make your appointment.

Fall Tech Workshops 

All classes will be held 1:00pm-2:30pm in the Colbert Room. Registration is required and begins August 14, 2017 online, by phone, or in person.

Computer Basics
Wednesday, September 20

Intended for computer newbies, this class will teach you the basics: how to turn the computer off and on, using the desktop, opening and closing programs, and how to use the mouse. Click here to register.

Internet Basics
Wednesday, October 4

Focusing on the new user, this class will show you how to get started online, browse and search effectively, and more! Basic knowledge of computers required to attend this class.   Click here to register. 

Ancestry Library Edition
Wednesday, October 18

Ancestry Library Edition is a subscription version of As a library patron you can use this service for free from within the library. If your are new to genealogy and would like to know what Ancestry Library Edition can do for you, or just need tips and tricks to improve your search, this is the class for you. Basic knowledge of computers and the Internet is required to attend this class.  Click here to register. 

Microsoft Word Basics
Wednesday, November 1

Learn how to use Microsoft Word 2016 to create and format documents, cut and paste items, and more. Basic knowledge of computers is required to attend this class.  Click here to register. 

Google Drive Basics
Wednesday, November 15

Learn how to use this cloud-based program to create and save documents, spreadsheets, and more. Basic knowledge of computers, and the Internet is required to attend this class. Click here to register.


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