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Technology Training at the Library


The Asheboro library provides free technology training courses and always offers free 1-on-1 appointments with Harris Mason our Digital Services librarian. Call 336-318-6824 to make an appointment. Some of our previous classes are shown below with instructional materials.

Contact our Digital Services librarian for more information about our classes and share what you want to learn!


Computer Basics I

New to computers? Not sure when you're supposed to left click or right click? Don't worry. We are here to be your guide! This class will explain the most common features of the computer such the keyboard and how to turn off/on the computer.

Handout: Computer Basics I (PDF format)


Computer Basics II

This class is an extension of Computer Basics I and goes into further detail about how to use, manage and understand using a computer. We will be learning how to open and save documents, create folders to organize your information as well as how to use shortcut keys to cut, copy and paste your work. You are on your way to being computer literate.

Handout: Computer Basics II (PDF format)


Artificial Intelligence Explained

Artificial intelligence (AI) is no longer just science fiction. Get a basic understanding of what AI is, what types there are, and how it learns.


Understanding the Internet

The Internet has become an important part of everyday life for us. If you are new to the Internet it may seem confusing at first. Let us show you the skills needed to navigate it.


What is Email?

Email has become an extremely popular communication tool. You send and receive emails every day. It’s instantaneous and totally free. It’s one of the most important tools of today. Let’s take a look at how it works. We will work on to make an email account, understanding email account providers, how to reply and compose emails, attachments, managing your inbox and dealing with spam!


Facebook Basics

This class is designed to help you learn to use Facebook in an internet browser on your desktop or laptop computer. In this class, you will learn basic Facebook navigation, how to create and edit your profile, updating your status, how to upload photos and how to manage friends lists. You will also learn to use account settings to find a level of privacy and security that is right for you.

Handout: Facebook Basics (PDF format)


Pinterest: Save The Cool Ideas You Find Online!

Pinterest is one of the most popular social media sites in the world, driven entirely by images. Let us show to get started. We will discuss common terminology, searching/exploring Pinterest and general their settings and privacy.

Handout: Pinterest (PDF format)


What is Instagram, Anyway?

Even if you don't use Instagram, you've probably heard about it. Instagram is a free photo and video sharing app available on your smartphone or computer. Instagram's popularity is in its simplicity. Let us show you why it has become so popular.

Handout: Instagram (PDF format)


Leaving Facebook

Tired of Facebook? Ready to leave it all behind? Let us take out the confusion for you. We will show you how to backup all of your data on the website as well as the difference between deactivating your account and deleting your account.

Handout: Leaving Facebook (PDF format)


Special Class: H.E.L.P.S (Helping Elders Learn to Prevent Scams)

Provided jointly by Randolph County Sheriff's Office and the Library. This class discusses ways to protect yourself or elder family members against viruses, scams, and fraud. 

Handout: H.E.L.P.S (PDF format)

1-on-1 Technology Help

We provide free one hour 1-on-1 service for patrons needing digital assistance. We are here to give you personalized assistance and instruction on your own device or using our public computers. You can schedule your appointment in-person, over the phone at 336-318-6803, or fill out our online form.


Free Online Resources



Need more guidance on where to start? The Internet is a great tool for learning. There is a vast collection of useful free online resources to help grow your abilities with technology. These sites also do not require your library card. Click on the links below to visit these educational resources.

  • Northstar Digital Literacy- free learning tool is designed to help people acquire or improve basic digital skills needed to seek, obtain, and retain employment. Help improve your computer skills and show employers what you know. You can take their online, self-guided modules in three main areas: Essential Computer Skills, Essential Software Skills, and Using Technology to Accomplish Tasks.
  • - offers more than 180 topics, including more than 2,000 videos, over 800 videos the cover essential technical skills needed to live and work in today's growing world.  
  • - a free educational website that teaches adults and other inexperienced Internet users about several different topics such as understanding social networks and online entertainment (e.g. Netflix). Their website is updated daily with several articles on interesting technical issues. 
  • - will show you how you can use a computer to do almost anything. This is a very easy to understand website that lets you learn tech skills are you own pace. Definitely worth taking a look at.
  • - free tutorial for learning Excel. Easy to follow, fully illustrated, with 300 examples. It's 100%.  
  • - gives free courses on using the computer, browsing the web, sending email and finding jobs onine. Select the subjects tab at the top of their websits and get going!   

 If you have any questions, please contact us on our Ask A Librarian website. Simply scroll to the bottom the page to type your question. You can also call the Reference Department at 336-318-6803