The William P. Faust Public Library of Westland offers a variety of computer classes covering diverse computer topics and suited to different skill levels. Read the descriptions below to find out what classes would be useful to you.
Check out our events page or enquire at the reference desk to find out the days and times these classes are held. Sign up is required for all classes. Seating is limited. Classes can be taken more than once, but only two of the same class can be taken consecutively in order to ensure that we have space for new students.
If you don't see a class that covers the topic you're looking for or if you can't find a class you want at a time that is convenient for you, you might want to check out our 1-on-1 Computer Training Sessions.
Classes Offered Every Month:
Computer Basics (2x a month)
This class is for people with no computer experience. Learn computer terminology, how to properly turn a computer on and off, navigating windows, finding programs and using the mouse.
Internet Basics (2x a month)
This course is designed to be a very basic introduction to the Internet, and the software used to navigate the Internet. Students should leave this course with the ability to log onto the Internet, get to specific websites, and navigate inside and across websites. Prerequisite: Computer Basics or some previous computer experience.
Introduction to Microsoft Word (1-2x a month)
Learn the basics of word processing including creating and saving documents, formatting texts, and printing. Prerequisite: Computers Basics or some previous computer experience. Some keyboarding skills are required.
Excel for the Beginner
This class serves as an introduction to Microsoft Excel for the very beginner. You will learn how to format cells, create lists, and alter the text in the cells. Basic computer knowledge is necessary to take this class, and familiarity with Microsoft Word is preferred. You may bring a flash drive to save your work, but it is not required.
Internet Special Topics
In this class we will cover a variety of intermediate topics to help you make better use of the internet – from finding the information that matters most with smarter Google searches, to expressing yourself using Twitter, Tumblr, or Blogger, to connecting with friends and family using email and Facebook. Topics will rotate based on demand, so please let us know at the reference desk if there’s anything you’re interested in learning in order to make your digital life more effective and more fun. This course requires some experience with the internet. Recommended prerequisite: Internet Basics.
PowerPoint for the Beginner
This class is an introduction to Microsoft PowerPoint for the very beginner. Learn how to make presentations using PowerPoint, with a focus on inserting and formatting text and pictures. Basic computer knowledge is necessary to take this class, and familiarity with Microsoft Word is preferred. You may bring a flash drive to save your work, but it is not required.
Other Computer Classes:
Intermediate Microsoft Word (every other month)
Learn more advanced word processing skills including how to use graphic elements, bulleting and numbering lists, cut/copy/paste functions, and headers and footers. Prerequisite: Introduction to Word
Publisher for the Beginner (quarterly)
This class serves as an introduction to Publisher for the very beginner. You will learn about the different publication types and how to use templates to make a flier. Basic computer knowledge is necessary to take this class, and familiarity with Microsoft Word is preferred. You may bring a flash drive to save your work, but it is not required.
Beginners Computer Lab
During this two-hour drop-in lab, we will provide guided activities and librarian assistance to help you become computer literate for today's digital world. Build confidence while practicing common tasks at your own pace. Topics include using a mouse and keyboard; saving, organizing, and printing files; navigating the internet; learning what you can do with email; and getting acquainted with Microsoft Office. The lab will be open the 2nd and 4th Saturdays of each month.
- Green Corner
- Adult Reading Help
Online Program Signup
The library now offers several programs that you can sign up for online! Click on a program to see if there is a sign-up box available. (Only one person can sign-up per email address.)