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COMPUTERS & TECHNOLOGY

 

DATABASES

  • Computer Database
    The database includes computer-related product introductions, news and reviews in areas such as hardware, software, electronics, engineering, communications, and the application of technology.

  • General Science Collection
    Key subjects covered include the biological sciences, computing, engineering, and technology.

* Computer CORE help desk is for general computer tech support. Questions relating to specific Library systems or services shoudld be directed to Library staff.

Virtual Events
Mon, Jan 30, 10:00am - 11:00am
Charles E. Beatley Jr. Central Library - Computer area
If you know little or nothing about computers and want to learn more, this is the place to start!
This event is full

Mon, Jan 30, 4:30pm - 6:30pm
Charles E. Beatley Jr. Central Library
Need help copying or scanning? Need to send an or download an attachment but don't know how? Volunteers are here to help! Click on the event title for more details.

Tue, Jan 31, 4:30pm - 6:30pm
Charles E. Beatley Jr. Central Library
Need help copying or scanning? Need to send an or download an attachment but don't know how? Volunteers are here to help! Click on the event title for more details.

Tue, Jan 31, 5:00pm - 7:00pm
Kate Waller Barrett Branch Library
Barrett Library has a volunteer available on Tuesdays to help with computer and technologies use. Appointments are available at 5 PM and 6 PM. Please call 703-746-1721 to schedule an appointment.

Wed, Feb 01, 10:00am - 11:00am
Charles E. Beatley Jr. Central Library - Computer area
If you know little or nothing about how to use the web and want to learn more, this is the place to start!  
This event is full

Tue, Feb 07, 5:00pm - 7:00pm
Kate Waller Barrett Branch Library
Barrett Library has a volunteer available on Tuesdays to help with computer and technologies use. Appointments are available at 5 PM and 6 PM. Please call 703-746-1721 to schedule an appointment.

Mon, Feb 13, 10:00am - 11:00am
Charles E. Beatley Jr. Central Library - Computer area
If you know little or nothing about computers and want to learn more, this is the place to start!
This event is full

Tue, Feb 14, 5:00pm - 7:00pm
Kate Waller Barrett Branch Library
Barrett Library has a volunteer available on Tuesdays to help with computer and technologies use. Appointments are available at 5 PM and 6 PM. Please call 703-746-1721 to schedule an appointment.

Wed, Feb 15, All day
Charles E. Beatley Jr. Central Library - Computer area
If you know little or nothing about how to use the web and want to learn more, this is the place to start!  

Tue, Feb 21, 5:00pm - 7:00pm
Kate Waller Barrett Branch Library
Barrett Library has a volunteer available on Tuesdays to help with computer and technologies use. Appointments are available at 5 PM and 6 PM. Please call 703-746-1721 to schedule an appointment.

Mon, Feb 27, 10:00am - 11:00am
Charles E. Beatley Jr. Central Library - Computer area
If you know little or nothing about computers and want to learn more, this is the place to start!
This event is full

Tue, Feb 28, 5:00pm - 7:00pm
Kate Waller Barrett Branch Library
Barrett Library has a volunteer available on Tuesdays to help with computer and technologies use. Appointments are available at 5 PM and 6 PM. Please call 703-746-1721 to schedule an appointment.

Wed, Mar 01, 10:00am - 11:00am
Charles E. Beatley Jr. Central Library - Computer area
If you know little or nothing about how to use the web and want to learn more, this is the place to start!  

COMPUTER BASICS CLASS

This course covers the basics of using computers for browsing the internet.

 

GALE COURSES

Blogging and Podcasting for Beginners
Learn how to create your very own blog and podcast using the tools that you already have available on your computer.

Write Effective Web Content
Learn how to write Web content and produce multimedia elements to make your website or blog a must-visit site on the Internet.

How to Get Started in Game Development
Take steps toward a new career in game development by building a foundation to design games in a wide variety of genres for different audiences and platforms.

Secrets of Better Photography
Learn how to take better pictures by understanding your camera and how to use it in a variety of situations.

Creating WordPress Websites
Discover how to easily create blogs and websites with WordPress, the world's most popular Web publisher.

 

These class are available online for no charge with your library card.
Complete Course Catalog     How To Enroll    Support    Ask A Librarian

 

 

UNIVERSAL CLASS

Learn OneNote 2016
OneNote is simply a note taking program that you can use to take notes and organize those notes with pictures, tables, charts, as well as screen clippings from the web and other programs –and that's just the start.

Typing and Keyboarding 101
This course, Typing and Keyboarding for Business Professionals, is entirely self-teaching. Each lesson is short, simple and easy to master, with easy-to-understand text and custom-designed typing drills.

Google Analytics 101
This course  walks you through the set up process and helps you work with important dashboard metrics that you can use to improve website conversions and traffic.

Virtual Assistant 101
This course will walk you through the process of preparing for a successful VA business.

How to Run an Effective Helpdesk
Draft a plan, determine which services you’ll offer, and how to measure performance of your IT help desk.

 

These class are available online for no charge with your library card.
Complete Course Catalog     Register    View Tutorial    Ask A Librarian

COMPUTER BASICS COURSE

This course covers the basic elements of using a computer to browse the internet.


 

 

GROW WITH GOOGLE

The Alexandria Library is a partner with Grow with Google, which makes tools and digital skills training easily accessible online for free.

As a partner we also receive resources to teach digital skills to our community at the library, both in the library and online.

LEARN MORE >>

Last updated: October 2022