Within the adult area and available for public use of patrons are PC's that have installed Microsoft Office, Photoshop Elements and other applications. Some of the computers have scanners. Use of the library PC's is free, however, there is a fee for printing.
Computer Training Center
The Roxbury Public Library offers adult computer classes in the computer-training center at the library. The state grant-funded computer center contains 7 computers. Students will sit at their own workstations for a truly "hands on" experience.
Classes are offered at various times during the week including nights and weekend hours. The classes last between 1 to 2 hours and are taught by library staff and trained volunteers.
Patrons are welcome to use various tutorial software packages on word processing and spreadsheet programs that are available for independent use. The computers in the training center are available to the public whenever the center is not in use for classes.
Classes are open to anyone, 18 years or older, who is a Roxbury Library cardholder. Some prior mouse experience is required for some classes. Registration is required. Call (973) 584-2400 for further information.
This is the class for the true computer novice. Elements of a computer workstation, including the keyboard, monitor, hard drive, floppy disk and mouse. Student will be instructed on how to operate a mouse.
Learn how to find files on the computer, run multiple programs, get photos off the web and paste into Word, saving to a USB drive and introduction to using the scanner.
Introduction to Word Processing (Experience using a mouse is a prerequisite.)
Creating, opening, saving and closing a document.
Advanced Word Processing (Excellent mouse skills required.)
Learn how to insert clip art, word art and other advanced techniques.
Introduction to Excel (Excellent mouse skills required.)
Making numbers make sense: an overview of spreadsheets, their construction, their use, and their data. Lots of examples.
Introduction to PowerPoint (Excellent mouse skills required)
Learn the basics on how to create, save and print dynamic PowerPoint presentations.
Introduction to Publisher (Excellent mouse skills required.)
Learn how to create eye-catching fliers.
Introduction to the Internet (Experience using a mouse is a prerequisite.)
Using the Internet Explorer browser. Accessing information on the World Wide Web with a known site address/URL and a brief overview of a few search engines.
Create your own iGoogle page, learn about using Google Docs, Gmail, and Google Reader.
YOU MUST HAVE A CURRENT EMAIL ADDRESS THAT YOU USE OFTEN.
Web Based Email (Experience using a mouse is a prerequisite.)
You will set up your own free web based email account. You will also practice sending and receiving email.
Genealogy Web Sites(Experience using a mouse is a prerequisite.)
Climb aboard your family tree using the Internet.
Introduction to Photo Editing Using Adobe Photoshop Elements (Excellent mouse skills required.)
Learn the tricks on how to make your digital photos “perfect”.