Libraries Present Introductory Technology How-To Videos Online

Fort Bend County Libraries (FBCL) will present a series of introductory online demonstrations in October 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 – – by clicking on the “Classes and Events” tab, selecting “Virtual Programs,” and finding the virtual “class” on the dates listed.

Some of the topics include multiple sub-topics, and participants can choose to view the whole series or the individual parts of their choice. The schedule for October is as follows:

  • Cyber Security” – Monday, October 4 (pre-recorded video)

In this multi-part series, learn about steps to take to ensure your online accounts remain safe and secure from virtual attacks and breaches. Get tips on how to create strong passwords, recognize and avoid email scams, verify “fake news,” avoid malware and viruses, and protect one’s privacy on social media.

  • Intro to 3D Printing” – Monday, October 11 (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.

  • Accessing Consumer ReportsOnline”  Friday, October 15 (pre-recorded video)

Learn how to access full-text articles from Consumer Reports online through FBCL’s website.

  • Computers 101” – Monday, October 18 (pre-recorded video)

FBCL’s multi-part “Computers 101” series consists of basic, introductory videos providing an overview of computers and how they can be used. Episodes in the series cover 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.

  • MS Word Survival Basics” – Monday, October 25 (pre-recorded video)

In FBCL’s “MS Word Survival Basics” series, learn the basics of using this word-processing software program to create letters, resumés, forms, and other types of documents. Different segments in the 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.

  • MS Word: Table of Contents” – Monday, October 25 (pre-recorded video)

Learn how to format a table of contents in this word-processing software program.

The sessions are free and open to the public. To access these online tutorials, go to the Fort Bend County Libraries website (, click on “Classes & Events,” select “Virtual Programs,” and find the program on the date indicated. 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 —