All Library branches will be closed and the Mobile Library will not make its regularly scheduled stops on Monday, May 29, for Memorial Day.

The Park Central, Republic, Strafford, and Willard branch libraries will not have phone service on Tuesday, May 23, due to maintentance. Please call (417) 882-0714 for assistance.

CLASSES AT THE EDGE

Ask The Edge
Reserve time with an Edge staff member for answers to your technology questions. We have 30-minute time slots available for one-on-ones with an Edge staff member. We can answer your specific questions about using your tablet, creating and using an email account, getting started with Microsoft Office products, upgrading your operating system, and more. Please have your specific questions in mind when you register. It will help us prepare to work with you when you arrive.
Computer Skills I
Brush up on existing mouse and keyboard skills and learn the basics of word processing, including simple formatting, saving and printing documents.
Computer Skills II
Learn to identify common Windows elements, work with windows, use the taskbar and start menu, explore settings and personalize your computer.
Downloading Made Easy
Learn how to download, install and uninstall a program, and explore different types of downloads, PDFs and streaming. We'll also talk about how to protect your computer from malware using antivirus programs.
Edge Mobile Class: Computer Skills I
Brush up on existing mouse and keyboard skills and learn the basics of word processing, including simple formatting, saving and printing documents.
Edge Mobile Class: Computer Skills II
Learn to identify common Windows elements, work with windows, use the taskbar and Start menu, explore settings and personalize your computer.
Edge Mobile Class: Downloading Made Easy
Learn how to download, install and uninstall a program, and explore different types of downloads, PDFs and streaming. We'll also talk about how to protect your computer from malware using anti-virus programs.
Edge Mobile Class: Internet Basics
Learn how to navigate the Internet using your browser's menus and toolbars. Access websites by typing in a Web address or using search engines. Learn how to change your home page and add a website to your favorites.
Edge Mobile Class: Learn it! Self-Paced Tutorials
You can choose what you want to learn and go at your own speed with our self-paced tutorials. We provide the computer and you select from a wide variety of lessons designed specifically for individual learning. Topics include basic skills, Windows 10, Microsoft Office, Quickbooks, Gmail, Photoshop and more. Both interactive and video tutorials are available to fit your learning style. We also offer computer-instructed keyboarding lessons to help you learn to type or improve your typing skills.
Edge Mobile Class: Learning Windows 10
Learn about the new Windows 10 operating system including features like Task View, Virtual Desktop, and Cortana. Explore the Start menu and Settings menu, and use File Explorer to manage, move, and rename files and folders. Use tiles to launch apps and to access other programs on the computer. Learn to use the Edge browser to surf the Internet.
Edge Mobile Class: Staying Safe and Secure in the Digital World
It's a big, online world out there. Learn what to do to protect yourself and your computer when you are connected to the Internet. Learn about anti-virus programs, Internet privacy and how to keep your personal information safe.
Edge Mobile Class: Understanding Facebook
Create a Facebook account or use your existing account in this hands-on class. Learn how to personalize your account, review privacy settings, manage your friends, post to your own timeline, and "Like" and comment on other people's posts. A valid email address is required to create a Facebook account; have your email address and Facebook password available if you wish to use your existing account in class.
Email for Beginners
Learn how to register for and use free Web-based email services and how to compose, read, reply to, save, forward and include an attachment in email.
File Management
Learn to save, organize, copy, move, rename, delete, find and manage files and folders on your computer or external storage device.
Internet Basics
Learn how to navigate the Internet using your browser's menus and toolbars. Access websites by typing in a Web address or using search engines, directories or other starter points.
Introduction to Digital Devices
So you have a digital device, now what? Do you want to check email, read a book or listen to music? There's an app for that. Bring your charged device(s) to this hands-on class and learn how to use settings to personalize your device, access the Internet, email, the app store and more. Have your user account names and passwords available to fully participate in this class.
Introduction to Digital Photos
Learn to import, organize, edit, enhance and save photos using the Windows Photo App. Bring your own photos on an SD card or a flash drive to work with during the class. Sample photos will also be available to use.
Learn It! Self-Paced Tutorials
You can choose what you want to learn and go at your own speed with our self-paced tutorials. We provide the computer and you select from a wide variety of lessons designed specifically for individual learning. Topics include basic skills, Windows 10, Microsoft Office, Quickbooks, Gmail, Photoshop and more. Both interactive and video tutorials are available to fit your learning style. We also offer computer-instructed keyboarding lessons to help you learn to type or improve your typing skills.
Learning Windows 10
Learn about the new Windows 10 operating system including features like Task View, Virtual Desktop and Cortana. Explore the Start menu and Settings menu, and use File Explorer to manage, move and rename files and folders. Use tiles to launch apps and to access other programs on the computer. Learn to use the Edge browser to surf the Internet.
Meet the Computer
Begin at the beginning! Learn how to turn on the computer. Discover the basic computer parts and what they do. Learn how to use a mouse, what the keyboard does, and how you can improve your typing skills. Learn how digital information is stored and how portable storage devices can help you. Finally, learn how to safely shutdown your computer.
Staying Safe and Secure in the Digital World
It's a big online world out there. Learn what to do to protect yourself and your computer when you are connected to the Internet. Learn about anti-virus programs, Internet privacy and how to keep your personal information safe.
Understanding Facebook
Create a Facebook account or use your existing account in this hands-on class. Learn how to personalize your account, review privacy settings, manage your friends, post to your own timeline, and "Like" and comment on other people's posts. A valid email address is required to create a Facebook account; have your email address and Facebook password available if you wish to use your existing account in class.

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