The Norman Transcript


February 2, 2014

Library sets free class schedule

NORMAN — The Norman Public Library will resume its schedule of free computer classes in February in the Computer Training Center, 225 N. Webster Ave.

Each class consists of verbal and visual instruction and includes guided practice through various activities.

Among the offerings are classes on social networking platforms and a computer security class offered Feb. 12 by Dave Moore.

Patrons may confer with a librarian about their computer skills and what the Computer Training Center can provide to enhance those skills by calling 701-2697. Patrons can enroll for classes online under the Computer Class schedule at

The February schedule features:

· Computer use:

Beginning Mouse and Keyboarding Skills — 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. Monday

Computers, Inside and Out — 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. Tuesday

Windows, Part 1: The Operating System and Desktop — 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. Wednesday

Windows, Part 2: Navigating the Internet — 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. Thursday

Windows, Part 3: Manage Your Files — 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. Friday

· Computer software:

Word Processing, Part 1: An Introduction to Managing Words Using the Computer — 1 to 3 p.m. Feb. 10

Word Processing, Part 2: Cut, Copy and Paste — 1 to 3 p.m. Feb. 11

Word Processing, Part 3: Shortcuts and Special Features — 1 to 3 p.m. Feb. 12

Word Processing, Part 4: Page Setup and Tables — 1 to 3 p.m. Feb. 13

Introduction to Microsoft Excel, Part 1 — 1 to 3 p.m. Feb. 17

Introduction to Microsoft Excel, Part 2 — 1 to 3 p.m. Feb. 18

Introduction to Microsoft Excel, Part 3 — 1 to 3 p.m. Feb. 19

Introduction to Microsoft Excel, Part 4 — 1 to 3 p.m. Feb. 20

· Internet-based and informational:

Using — 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Feb. 11

Fight the Internet Bad Guys and Win — 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Feb. 12

Beginners Email — 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. Feb. 14

Microsoft Publisher — 1 to 3 p.m. Feb. 14

Digital Photography — 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. Feb. 21

What’s Twitter? — 1 to 3 p.m. Feb. 21

Microsoft PowerPoint — 1 to 3 p.m. Feb. 24

Get a Facebook Account — 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. Feb. 25

Facebook for Beginners — 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. Feb. 25

Linux Beginners — 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Feb. 25

Pinterest and Instagram — 1 to 3 p.m. Feb. 26

Creative Images, Part 1 — 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. Feb. 27

Creative Images, Part 2 — 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. Feb. 28

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