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Dubuque, IA 52001
Ph: (563) 589-4225
Fx: (563) 589-4217
Adult Computer Classes
As more and more businesses and government services move online, computer skills are increasingly important. As such, Carnegie-Stout Public Library offers a variety of computer classes free of charge to library cardholders.

Advance registration is required. Classes without a sufficient number of registered attendees may be canceled. To see which classes we're currently offering check the Adult Services Programs and Events page or call the Reference Desk at (563) 589-4225. Call the Reference Desk to register.


Classes for Beginners
These three classes are intended to give new computer users a firm foundation of basic computer skills. These classes are generally held on Tuesday mornings but other times may be added based on demand.

Computer Basics
This two-week class is designed for those with little or no experience with computers. In the first session we take a look at the basics of computer hardware and use an online tutorial to learn the fundamentals of using a mouse. In the second session we learn the basics of Microsoft Word, a common word processing program.
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Beginners Internet

This two-week class is designed to follow Computer Basics and teach fundamentals of using the Internet. In the first session we discuss the basics of getting online and using a web browser as well as some simple computer security tips. In the second session we create an email account.
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Intermediate Computing

This two-week class is designed for those who wish to build upon a basic understanding of computers. In the first session we use Microsoft Word and the Internet to learn about printing, copying and pasting text and images, and file management. In the second session we discuss email functions such as downloading and sending attachments and maintaining an electronic address book.
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Advanced Topics
These classes are intended for students who already possess basic computer skills and wish to learn more about the library's various digital resources.

Introduction to Ancestry.com
This one-session class introduces students to Ancestry.com, an online database accessible in the library. The database includes U.S. Federal Census records; passenger lists; birth, death, marriage and military records; and more.
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Introduction to EBSCOhost
This one-session class introduces students to EBSCO Host, an online database accessible both in the library and from home. This database covers a wide range of academic subjects and provides both abstracts and full-text versions of journal articles in English and Spanish.
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Introduction to HeritageQuest

This one-session class introduces students to HeritageQuest, an online database accessible both in the library and from home. The database includes census data, family records, and local histories.
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Introduction to OverDrive
This one-session class introduces students to OverDrive, an online service accessible both in the library and from home. OverDrive allows library patrons to download free audio books, e-books, and music. Downloaded media may be accessed on a home computer or portable electronic device.
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Introduction to Universal Class
This one-session class introduces students to Universal Class, an online service offering extensive self-guided classes in everything from Microsoft Office to cake decoration. Students will learn how to access Universal Class and begin studying any number of topics.
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IowaJobs Account Setup
In this one-session class we help students create an account on Iowa Workforce Development's IowaJobs online job bank. We also cover the basics of searching for job listings within the job bank.
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