Computers & Technology
LEARN NEW COMPUTER AND TECHNOLOGY SKILLS
You've come to the right place for computer assistance and information. The La Crosse Public Library has many wonderful resources to learn new technology skills and update those you currently have. Find new materials, assistance and a whole lot of great links to boost your computer savvy.
Computer Classes at La Crosse Public Library
La Crosse Public Library offers an ongoing series of introductory computer classes. These classes are designed to give participants the basic skills required in the modern day work environment. Most sessions are three weeks long and the classes meet on Tuesday and Thursday mornings, 9:30-12:00, in the basement training room at the main library. Participants must have minimal experience using a computer mouse and keyboard. Below is the basic class outline:
- Day 1: Introduction to the physical computer and the Windows® operating system.
- Day 2: Microsoft Word 2007 part 1
- Day 3: Microsoft Word 2007 part 2
- Day 4: Microsoft Excel 2007 part 1
- Day 5: Microsoft Excel 2007 part 2
- Day 6: The Internet, Power Searching and Forms.
Classes are filled on a first come, first served basis. If you have additional questions, please contact the Reference Desk at: 789-7122. Upcoming 2013 classes are listed below:
Classes have been suspended until further notice. Watch this space for updates.
RESOURCES @ LA CROSSE PUBLIC LIBRARY
LearningExpress (Available to residents of the state of Wisconsin.)
Learning Express offers a variety of online computer training videos. Follow the link above then click on "Computer Skills."
TypingMaster.com (Funded by and available to city of La Crosse residents)
Improve your keyboarding skills with drills and practice on this interactive website. You will need to create an account the first time you log on, but then the website tracks your progress.
Local Computer Assistance:
Western Technical College Employment Services
(You may be able to hire a Western Technical College student to give you one-on-one computer help for a fee. Call the WTC Employment Office (785-9440) and ask them to post a job request on their Student Job Board. Method and amount of payment will be worked out between you and the student.)
Try Fast Facts for further information on local computer training, tutoring, and repair services as well as local eBay sales.
Local Computer Classes:
- Computer Training and Consulting, LLC
- La Crosse Parks & Recreation
- La Crosse Public Library - See above.
- Western Technical College
Links for Recycling Computers and Equipment:
- La Crosse County Household Hazardous E-Waste Program
- Try Fast Facts for more links to information about recycling old/used computers and equipment.
Online Computer Tutorials for Beginners:
Last updated 9/2012 by Darcy