Computer Classes

Please note that computer classes are not being offered during the winter of 2024.


Classes are held in the Conference room (unless otherwise indicated) using laptops owned by the library. Class size is limited to 6 people. Registration is required.

To register, use the the library's events calendar, call the Adult Reference Desk at 248-618-7693, or stop by the Adult Reference Desk next time you're in the library.

Classes offered are listed below, or if you would like a hard copy, you may print a flyer with class descriptions.

If you find you are unable to attend a class you are registered for, please call the Adult Reference Desk at 248-618-7693 to cancel as soon as possible to make your space available for someone on the waiting list.

Computer Basics for the Computer Shy

We’ll cover the absolute basics of a computer, including the parts, procedures for use, and how to move a mouse. This class is for complete computer beginners!

Internet 101

We’ll cover the basics of getting online, viewing web pages, and doing basic internet searches. This class is for internet beginners who have basic computer knowledge about how to move a mouse.

Using Email

We’ll cover how to reply and forward, how to search your email, use folders, how to do attachments and, maybe more. This class is for people who already have an email account.

Basic Microsoft Word 2016

We’ll cover entering text, basic formatting and copy/paste. This class is for people with basic computer knowledge.

Introduction to Excel 2016

We’ll start with an overview of Excel, and go over how to enter and edit data in cells, formatting cells, and basic formulas such as addition and subtraction. Basic computer knowledge and familiarity with Microsoft Word and/or other Microsoft Office application(s) are prerequisites for this class.

Intermediate Excel Part 1 and Part 2

Part 1

This session covers conditional formatting and math, date, and text functions, and Names on the Formula menu. Filtering and sorting from the Data menu are also covered. This is a two-part class. Please register for both part 1 and part 2 of this class.

Part 2

This session covers lookup, reference, and logical functions on the Formula menu. Advanced filtering, grouping, data validation, and goal seeking from the Data menu are also covered. This is a two-part class. Please register for both part 1 and part 2 of this class.