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
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

Look for online tutorials for Microsoft Word, Excel and more near the bottom of the list. Requires that you set up a free account.

Online tutorials on everything from computer basics to social media (Facebook, Twitter, etc). 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. Email 101 - Introduction to email basics, etiquette and safety.
  3. Internet 101 - Tips for browsing and strategies for searching online.
  4. Internet Safety - Avoid the most common threats and learn how to protect your data and privacy.
  5. Beyond Email - Chat, Skype, blogging and more.
Microsoft Online Training for Office

Online tutorials for Office Word, Excel, PowerPoint and more. Choose the version for your computer and watch a video, work through a step-by-step tutorial, or build your skills in Excel 2010, PowerPoint 2010, or Outlook 2010.

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)
Arlington Parks and Recreation Senior Computer classes for 55+ (minimal fee)