Computer Training

Computer Classes

The library offers FREE computer classes at the East Branch Family Learning Lab.

Register for classes online (click the class name) or by calling 817-459-6900.

Online Learning Resources

No time to come to a class? Try some of these online resources to jumpstart your computer knowledge:

Practice typing skills on TypingWeb (create a free account) or test your skills on FreeTypingGame.Net . If you need to learn 10-key typing (using the numeric keypad), here is a good place to start: Ten Key Test.
Practice using the mouse: from the very beginning: Introducing the Mouse ; more practice with Mousercising ; and even more practice with this GCF Tutorial ! Here is something for Seniors . And you get to see Abraham Lincoln in this one.  Also, en español: ejercicios del ratón.
Tutoriales en español
Learning Express Library Software Tutorials: Interactive video tutorials to master computer and internet basics, popular software programs (Microsoft Office), and more. It requires a library card and an account set-up (free). Online tutorials on everything from computer basics to social media (Facebook, Twitter, etc). You can choose to follow a Lesson, click through an Interactive, take a quiz in the Extras, or watch a Video. 
For beginners, we recommend the following sequence:
  1. Computer Basics - Getting started with desktop and laptop computers.
  2. Internet 101 - Tips for browsing and strategies for searching online.
  3. Internet Safety - Avoid the most common threats and learn how to protect your data and privacy.
  4. Email 101 - Introduction to email basics, etiquette and safety.
  5. Beyond Email - Chat, Skype, blogging and more.
NEW RESOURCE: is an excellent online learning tool offering hundreds of video courses and tutorials in software, creative  and business skills. Library card is REQUIRED; at first use, you will have to create an account.
Microsoft Online Training for Office: Online tutorials for Office Word, Excel, PowerPoint and more.

Learning on Your Phone

Use these apps to learn something new on the go! Computer Tutorial Apps for iPhone, iPad or Android

Other Local Computer Classes

Fort Worth Public Library (free)
Tarrant County College Senior Computer classes for 55+ (minimal fee)