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Computer Classes at Branch Libraries

Registration Procedures

Registration for free computer classes will be conducted on a week by week basis. A valid JGRLS library card is required at class time. Registration will open on Monday each week at 9:00 a.m. for the following week classes (unless it is a holiday). Customers who wish to take a course may register in person at the Branch where the class will be held or by calling the phone number listed for each branch.

See below for the monthly class schedule. For any questions, please call the branch.

Free Computer Class Schedule

A valid JGRLS library card is required to take classes. A minimum of three registered participants will be required to hold each class.

East Central Public Library - 228-588-6263
Thursday, November 20: Intro to Excel - 10 am – Noon

Gautier Public Library - 228-497-4531
Friday, November 14: Intro to Excel - 2 pm - 4 pm

Lucedale Public Library - 601-947-2123
Wednesday, November 12: Gmail - 10 am – 11 am
Youtube - 11 am – Noon
Digital Photography - 1 pm – 3 pm

Ina Thompson Moss Point Library - 228-475-7462
Tuesday, November 18: Gmail - 10 am – 11 am
Youtube - 11 am – Noon

Ocean Springs Municipal Library - 228-875-1193
Monday, November 3: Intro to Excel - 10 am - Noon

Pascagoula Public Library - 228-769-3060
Wednesday, November 5: Digital Photography - 2 pm – 3 pm
Google 101 - 3 pm – 4 pm
Thursday, November 13: Internet Basics - 10 am – Noon
Computer Basics - 2pm – 4 pm
Friday, November 21: Intro to Excel - 2 pm – 4 pm
Monday, November 24: Intro to Word - 10 am – Noon
Intro to PowerPoint - 2 pm – 4 pm

St. Martin Public Library - 228-392-3250
Friday, November 14: Intro to Word - 10 am – Noon

Vancleave Public Library - 228-826-5857
Friday, November 7: Intro to Excel - 10 am - Noon


Computer Basics

Get hands-on practice with the very basics of computer use: computer parts, the mouse, and keyboard. This class is best for those who are brand new to computers.  No prior experience required.

Digital Photography

Do you have a digital camera? Would you like to know more about how to use?  In this class, you will learn about the different shooting modes, photography techniques, and photography tips. You will also learn how to download pictures and do basic editing with a free web-based photo editing program. A digital camera is required.

G-Mail Basics

Gmail is a powerful email service. This class will introduce you to the basics of using Gmail, including composing and sending emails, labeling emails, and more!

E-Reader Drop-In Session

Would you like to learn how to download free eBooks to your new Nook, Kindle, i-Pad, Smartphone, tablet, or other device using the library’s downloadable service?  During the Drop-In Session, you will learn how to download the necessary app or software, how to browse, checkout, and download to your device, and how to navigate to the eBook once it is downloaded

Google 101

"Google it"!  Google is more than a search engine! Need a map?  Want to see a satellite image from anywhere in the world?  What time is it in South Africa? Connect with friends!  Images and videos, books, translations, Google Docs and more!  Go beyond Google’s main page and learn what this powerful search tool has to offer!

Grammar 101

Whether you are rusty on grammar or just want to become a better writer, Grammar 101 will remind you of those little rules you may have forgotten .This refresher class will cover the most common grammatical mistakes people make in writing. 

Introduction to Excel

This class is an introduction to Microsoft Excel, a program used to create spreadsheets. Topics include entering data, simple formatting, and basic formulas

Introduction to Word

This class is an introduction to Microsoft Word, a program used to create documents such as papers, letters, reports, resumes, and more. Topics include how to get started, edit, format, and save your work.

Internet Basics

This is an introductory class on the internet. Topics include web browsers, web addresses, navigating websites, search engines, and safety

IPhone/ IPad

Did you just download the latest update?  Do you own an iPad?  Have an iPhone?  Thinking about getting one?  Bring your iPad or iPhone and join the hands-on fun, or just come to watch and learn! Learn what an iPad and iPhone can do and manage and use apps.


Do you want to get more out of your YouTube experience, or maybe you just want to see what all the fuss is about?  This class will cover setting up an account, subscribing, playlists, channels, uploading videos, and embedding.  Basic internet skills are required.

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