FREE Classes at the Thousand Oaks Library
Due to limitations in class size and popular demand, registration is required and students may be required to share a computer.
Registration starts on Friday, January 2, 2015.
Classes are open to ages 14 and up.
Register in person at the Reference Desk:
Grant R. Brimhall Library - 1401 East Janss Road, Thousand Oaks
Newbury Park Branch Library - 2331 Borchard Road, Newbury Park
Register by phone:
Grant R. Brimhall Library at 805-449-2660, option 5
Newbury Park Branch Library at 805-498-2139, option 5.
Classes start promptly at the listed time.
Open seats will be given to participants on the waiting list at the start of class.
Check the calendar on the Library’s website (www.toaks.org/library) for more information about classes and other special events.
Download the Winter 2015 Classes flyer [pdf]
Winter 2015 Schedule of Classes
We will look at MedLine Plus which is an extensive portal of health information. We will also look at the Health and
Wellness Resource Center and Alternative Medicine Module. We will learn to check up on doctors through the California
Medical Board. We will also look at the Covered California website for informat ion about the Affordable Care Act.
|January 14||Wednesday||GRB||10:00 a.m. - 11:30 p.m.||Technology Training Room*|
* Before Library Hours - please enter at the side door near the Children's Library entrance.
Book a Librarian
Thirty-minute tutoring appointments are available with a librarian to get help on a specific topic: using the library’s web site
to find books, magazine or journal articles, using e-books, using the Internet or sharing photos. This is a reference service
designed to guide you to make the best use of the Library’s resources and collections.
Librarians cannot offer advice (e.g., medical, legal, investment) except to advise users of reputable sources. Librarians may offer you sources to use and suggestions on where to search, but are prohibited by law from offering legal or medical advice or opinions. Only a professional practitioner can provide specific advice and direction in resolving legal and/or medical issues. Appointments start at 11:00 a.m. and 11:30 a.m. on Tuesdays. Meet the librarian at the GRB Reference Desk. Limit: one appointment per person.
|January 20||Tuesday||GRB||11:00 a.m.- 11:30 a.m.||Reference Desk|
|January 20||Tuesday||GRB||11:30 a.m.- 12:00 p.m.||Reference Desk|
|January 27||Tuesday||GRB||11:00 a.m.- 11:30 a.m.||Reference Desk|
|January 27||Tuesday||GRB||11:30 a.m.- 12:00 p.m.||Reference Desk|
|February 3||Tuesday||GRB||11:00 a.m.- 11:30 a.m.||Reference Desk|
|February 3||Tuesday||GRB||11:30 a.m.- 12:00 p.m.||Reference Desk|
|February 10||Tuesday||GRB||11:00 a.m.- 11:30 a.m.||Reference Desk|
|February 10||Tuesday||GRB||11:30 a.m.- 12:00 p.m.||Reference Desk|
|February 17||Tuesday||GRB||11:00 a.m.- 11:30 a.m.||Reference Desk|
|February 17||Tuesday||GRB||11:30 a.m.- 12:00 p.m.||Reference Desk|
|February 24||Tuesday||GRB||11:00 a.m.- 11:30 a.m.||Reference Desk|
|February 24||Tuesday||GRB||11:30 a.m.- 12:00 p.m.||Reference Desk|
|March 3||Tuesday||GRB||11:00 a.m.- 11:30 a.m.||Reference Desk|
|March 3||Tuesday||GRB||11:30 a.m.- 12:00 p.m.||Reference Desk|
|March 10||Tuesday||GRB||11:00 a.m.- 11:30 a.m.||Reference Desk|
|March 10||Tuesday||GRB||11:30 a.m.- 12:00 p.m.||Reference Desk|
Computer Basics I
This class covers the very basics of using a computer, from learning the keyboard layout and controlling the mouse to navigating the desktop. Students will also learn how to work with files and folders.
|January 27||Tuesday||NPB||10:30 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.||Meeting Room|
|January 29||Thursday||GRB||5:30 p.m. - 7:15 p.m.||Technology Training Room|
Computer Basics II: Microsoft Word
Learn the basics of Microsoft Word, including how to manipulate text, edit documents, and use menus and toolbars.
Prerequisites: Familiarity with using the keyboard and mouse.
|February 10||Tuesday||NPB||10:30 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.||Meeting Room|
|February 12||Thursday||GRB||5:30 p.m. - 7:15 p.m.||Technology Training Room|
Internet Basics I
An introductory Internet class. Topics covered include basic functions of the Internet, using Web browsers, navigating and evaluating web pages. Prerequisites: Some experience with using a mouse and ability to work in a "Windows" environment.
|February 24||Tuesday||NPB||10:30 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.||Meeting Room|
|February 26||Thursday||GRB||5:30 p.m. - 7:15 p.m.||Technology Training Room|
Job Search Resources
Explore the resources available at the Thousand Oaks Library to help with your job search. We will look at tools to help
you with self-assessment, fi nding job openings, preparing résumés, cover letters, employment applications, and preparing
for your interviews. Prerequisites: Computer Basics, or equivalent.
|March 11||Wednesday||GRB||6:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.||Technology Training Room|
Google Docs for Beginners
This class will explore Google Docs, a free web-based word processor. Learn how to create, format, save, download and
upload documents in Google Drive, a cloud-based storage. Prerequisites: Internet Basics or equivalent. Participants
must have an existing Google Gmail account prior to class. Book a Librarian for help with setting up a Gmail account.
|March 12||Thursday||GRB||5:30 p.m. - 7:15 p.m.||Technology Training Room|