Technology Programming

To register or for more information about any of the classes below, please contact Steven Miller, Reference Librarian at (781) 585-0517 x6272. Spaces for classes are limited to five students and are held in the Adult Services area of the Kingston Public Library.

Basic Computer Classes (Patrons must sign up for all four classes)

Week 1 (Thursday, October 6 - 10:30 AM) Learning How to Use A Keyboard & Mouse - Learn how to use a keyboard and mouse. Participants will learn how to use different parts of Windows like the icons, desktop, and start menu. 

Week 2 (Thursday, October 13 - 10:30 AM) - Internet Searching - Participants will learn how to use the Internet. Learn about browsers, links, and bookmarks. Additionally, participants will gain knowledge about how to search for information using Google. 

Week 3 (Thursday, October 20 - 10:30 AM) - Introduction to E-mail - Participants will learn how to navigate an inbox, send/receive e-mails, and create contacts. 

Week 4 (Thursday, October 27- 10:30 AM) - Identifying Internet Scams/Fake News - Learn about Internet safety and security. Participants will learn how to identify fake news and become more informed about what's going on in the world.

Intermediate Computer Classes 

Introduction to Microsoft Word (Tuesday, October 4 - 2 PM) - Learn the basics of using Microsoft Word. Participants will learn how to create and open documents, format text, use toolbars, how to save their work, and print documents.   

Introduction to Microsoft Excel (Tuesday, October 11 - 2 PM) - Learn the basics of Microsoft Excel. Participants will learn about entering data into cells, toolbars, copy/pasting, formulas, saving and printing spreadsheets.  

Learning About Files/Folders (Tuesday, October 18 - 2 PM) - Learn how to organize, identify, send files, and everything in between.

Stand Alone Classes

Introduction to Ancestry Library Edition (Tuesday, October 25 - 2 PM) - Learn how to use Ancestry Library Edition to access billions of records in census data, vital records, dictionaries, photos, and more. Instruction will be provided on how to search more than 7,000 databases - which comprise of immigration records, family histories, military records, court and legal documents, and maps.