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Learning @ Your Learning - Winter 2015: Learning @ your library

Computer Classes

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.

Program Locations:

  • Grant R. Brimhall Library - GRB
  • Newbury Park Branch - NPB

 Download the Winter 2015 Classes flyer [pdf]


 

Winter 2015 Schedule of Classes

Healthcare Research

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.

Date Day Library Time Room
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.

Date Day Library Time Room
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.

Date Day Library Time Room
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.

Date Day Library Time Room
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.

Date Day Library Time Room
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.

Date Day Library Time Room
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.

Date Day Library Time Room
March 12 Thursday GRB 5:30 p.m. - 7:15 p.m. Technology Training Room

 

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Grant R. Brimhall Library 1401 E. Janss Road • Thousand Oaks, CA 91362 • (805) 449-2660
Newbury Park Branch Library 2331 Borchard Road • Newbury Park, CA 91320 • (805) 498-2139