Computer Classes

Learn how to use the computer in one of Cranston Public Library's technology workshops. We offer hands-on technology lessons designed to teach useful computer skills and applications that can be used at home and work. 

No registration required. All classes held at the Central library's C-Lab. 

Please call 401-943-9080 x3 for more information, or send an email to c-lab@cranstonlibrary.org.

March Computer Classes

Introduction to Microsoft Excel - Saturday, March 4th from 9:30 – 11:00am
An introduction to spreadsheets, charts, and formulas. Basic computer skills are necessary for this class.

Introduction to Microsoft Word - Thursday, March 9th from 9:30 – 11:00am
Learn the basics of creating and formatting a document. Basic computer skills are necessary for this class.

Smartphone/Tablet Drop-In Help - Thursday, March 16th from 9:30 – 11:00am
Drop in anytime and get your questions answered about your mobile device.

Introduction to Microsoft PowerPoint - Saturday, March 18th from 9:30 – 11:00am
Learn how to create a professional looking slide presentation. Basic computer skills are necessary for this class.

Online Travel Planning Resources - Thursday, March 23rd from 9:30 – 10:30am
Planning a trip this Spring/Summer? This class will go over travel websites and resources to help plan your next vacation.

Viruses and Malware 101 - Monday, March 27th from 10:00 – 11:00am
A representative from the Rhode Island State Police Computer Crimes Unit will instruct on the latest virus/malware threats and recommend high quality antivirus software.

30 Websites in 60 Minutes! - Thursday, March 30th from 10:00 – 11:00am
This class will introduce you to 30 awesome, useful, and mostly undiscovered websites. 

April Computer Classes

Smartphone/Tablet Drop-In Help - Saturday, April 1st from 9:30 – 11:00am
Drop in anytime and get your questions answered about your mobile device.

Computer Basics Part One - Thursday, April 6th from 9:30 – 11:00am
A four-week course for beginners, part one covers how to use the mouse and keyboard.

Computer Basics Part Two - Thursday, April 13th from 9:30 – 11:00am
A four-week course for beginners, part two covers how to navigate the computer desktop, files, and programs.

Computer Basics Part Three - Thursday, April 20th from 9:30 – 11:00am
A four-week course for beginners, part three covers how to navigate the internet and use Google.

Internet Safety & Privacy 101 - Monday, April 24th from 10:00 – 11:00am
A representative from the Rhode Island State Police Computer Crimes Unit will instruct on best practices for keeping yourself safe while using the Internet.

Computer Basics Part Four - Thursday, April 27th from 9:30 – 11:00am
A four-week course for beginners, part four covers how to create and use email.

Introduction to Microsoft Excel - Saturday, April 29th from 9:30 – 11:30am
An introduction to spreadsheets, charts, and formulas. Basic computer skills are necessary for this class.

May Computer Classes

Introduction to Microsoft Word - Thursday, May 11th from 9:30 – 11:00am
Learn the basics of creating and formatting a document. Basic computer skills are necessary for this class.

iPhone 101 - Saturday, May 13th from 9:30 – 10:30am
An introduction to the iPhone’s basic functions and downloading apps.

Introduction to Microsoft PowerPoint - Thursday, May 18th from 9:30 – 11:00am
Learn how to create a professional looking slide presentation. Basic computer skills are necessary for this class.

Basic Email Safety & Privacy 101 - Thursday, May 25th from 10:00 – 11:00am
A representative from the Rhode Island State Police Computer Crimes Unit will instruct on best practices for keeping yourself safe from email scams.

Introduction to Microsoft Excel - Saturday, May 27th from 9:30 – 11:30am
An introduction to spreadsheets, charts, and formulas. Basic computer skills are necessary for this class.