Fort Bend County Libraries’ (FBCL) Cinco Ranch Branch Library will present a series of introductory online demonstrations in January to introduce people to various aspects of computer use and technology.
These how-to tutorials can be viewed on the Fort Bend County Libraries website – www.fortbend.lib.tx.us – by clicking on the “Classes and Events” tab, selecting “Virtual Programs,” and finding the virtual “class” on the dates listed.
Some of the topics includes multiple sub-topics, and participants can choose to view the whole series or the individual parts of their choice.
The schedule for January is as follows:
- “Intro to 3D Printing” – Monday, January 4 (pre-recorded video)
This 2-part instructional video will provide an overview of 3D printing. Learn about how the 3D printer works, the process for printing, and how to use Tinkercad to design 3D objects.
- “MS Publisher 2016: Invitation Cards” – Thursday, January 7 (pre-recorded video)
Discover how to use this desktop-publishing software to create invitation cards. Learn how to insert different images and text to create personalized invitations for any occasion.
- “Computers 101” – Monday, January 11 (pre-recorded video)
This multi-part series of basic, introductory videos provides an overview of computers and how they can be used. Learn about the physical parts of a computer, the differences between a Microsoft PC and an Apple Mac computer, and the meanings of different computer terms. Get an overview of the software programs in the Microsoft Office Suite (MS Word, MS Excel, MS PowerPoint), and much more.
- “Intro to MS Word” — Monday, January 25 (pre-recorded video)
Learn the basics of using this word-processing software program to create letters, resumés, forms, and other types of documents. Different segments in this multi-part series will demonstrate various features, such as text effects, changing font style and size, adding images, footnotes and endnotes, page numbers, tables, mail merge, and more.
The sessions are free and open to the public. For more information, call the library system’s Communications Office (281-633-4734).
For more Fort Bend County Libraries computer and technology tutorials, visit the library system’s YouTube channel — https://bit.ly/FBCLYouTubeChannel.