Osterhout Free Library
71 S. Franklin Street
Wilkes-Barre, PA18701

2008 April, May, and June

Osterhout Free Library Computer Classes

Please call 823-0156 extension 216 to register.

No early registration allowed.

Please check the registration dates listed below each class
Space is limited to ten students per class.

Class attendance if free with your Luzerne County System Library Card


Mouse Basics

This class is for those new to computers and who need to learn to use the computer mouse.  Learn the basic skills of clicking, double-clicking, scrolling, etc. 

Registration Start: Monday March 31 at 8:30 am.

1-day class

April 10                          Thursday          11:00 am –12:00 pm
April 10                          Thursday         2:00 pm – 3:00 pm


Computer Keyboard Basics

Learn the functions of the keys on your computer keyboard.

 Registration Start: Tuesday April 1  at 8:30 am

2-day class ( 1 hour each day)

April  10 & 17      Thursday      12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
April    10 &    17            Thursday             3:00 pm -  4:00 pm

Introduction to Word Processing

Learn to use Microsoft Word to write letters and notes. Save what you type, create a new document, open an existing one, and edit your document.  Practice using the backspace, delete, enter, tab, spacebar, and insert keys. Learn to change margins and print the document. You need to be familiar with a keyboard. You don’t need to type fast, but you do need to be able to type.

Registration Start:  Monday May 5 at 8:30 am.

2-day classes (2 hours each)

May 15 & 22            Thursday                 11:00 pm –1:00 pm
May 15 & 22            Thursday              2:00 pm – 4:00 pm


Introduction to PCs

This class starts at the beginning…how to turn on your computer and continues into the unique words associated with computers; such as: CPU, memory, cd-rom, cd-rw, software. If computers make you nervous or you’re just interested in the terminology, this is the class for you.  You need to be able to use a computer mouse to take this class.

Registration Start:  Monday April 14 at 8:30 am

2-day classes (2 hours each day)
April 21& 28                  Monday    1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
April 21 & 28                 Monday     3:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Basic Internet Skills

What is the Internet? How do I go to a web page, by the way, what is a web site? Let’s surf!! Need to search for information on a topic, you’ll learn how. This class is the starting point for how to use the Internet.

Registration Start: Monday May 19 at 8:30 am.

2-day classes (2 hours each day)

May 29 & June 5             Thursday            11:00 am - 1:00 pm
May 29 & June 5           Thursday             2:00 pm – 4:00 pm



Introduction to Windows

This class will introduce the Windows operating system and basics of your computer desktop.  Find out what the background, dialog boxes, windows, minimizing, etc. are.


 Registration Start: Monday April 21 at 8:30 am.

2-day classes (3 hours each day)

April 29 & May 13        Tuesday             10:00 am – 1:00 pm
May 1 & 8                     Thursday            1:00  pm – 4:00 pm


Introduction to Web E-mail

Learn to create an e-mail account.  Not sure how to send a message to someone on the computer? Open an attachment… what is an attachment? This is the class for you. We’ll work with web-email.

Registration Start:  Monday June 2 at 8:30 am.

1-day class (3 hours)

June 10                      Tuesday               10:00 am - 1:00 pm
June 12                     Thursday             1:00 pm – 4:00 pm


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