The Asheboro library periodically provides free technology training courses and always offers free 1-on-1 appointments to help you with our digital services librarian. Handouts are available by clicking on the PDF link in each class description below.
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)
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.
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!
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)
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)
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.
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