FREE Online Instruction Center
Learn4Life offers a wide range of highly interactive courses that can be taken entirely over the Internet.
FREE Classes at the Thousand Oaks Library
Due to limitations in class size, registration is required. Classes start promptly at the listed time. Open seats will be given to participants on a waiting list at the start of class.
Adults or young adults ages high school and up may register for all classes at the Reference Desk at the Grant R. Brimhall Library, 1401 East Janss Road, or call 805-449-2660, option 5.
Sign up is also available at the Newbury Park Branch Library Reference Desk, 2331 Borchard Road in Newbury Park, or by phone at 805-498-2139, option 5.
Check the calendar on the library's website for more information about classes and other special events.
Library Home Page: www.toaks.org/library
Locations of programs:
GRB = Grant R. Brimhall Library
NPB = Newbury Park Branch Library
Computer Basics I
This class covers the very basics of using a computer, from learnign the keyboard layout and controlling themouse to navigating the desktop. Students will also learn how to work with files and folders.
|Oct. 1||Tuesday||NPB||10:30 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.||Meeting Room|
Computer Basics II: Microsoft Word
Learn the basics of Microsoft Word, including how to manipulate text, edit documents, and use menus and toolbars. Prerequisites: Familiarity with using the keyboard and mouse.
|Oct. 15||Tuesday||NPB||10:30 a.m.- 12:00 p.m.||Meeting Room|
Internet and the World Wide Web: The Basics
An introductory Internet class. Topics covered include basic functions of the Internet, using Web browsers, navigating and evaluating Web pages. Prerequisites: Some experience with using a mouse and ability to work in a "Windows" environment.
|Oct. 29||Tuesday||NPB||10:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.||Meeting Room|
Job Search Resources
Explore the resources available at the Thousand Oaks Library to help with your job search. We will look at tools to help you with self-assessment, finding job openings, preparing résumés, cover letters, employment applications, and preparing for your interviews.
|Sept. 26||Thursday||GRB||6:00 - 7:30 p.m.||Technology Training Room|
e-Readers and e-Books: An Introduction
An introduction to some of the major e-Readers, including the Sony Reader, the Nook, and the iPad. Also includes an introduction on how to download library e-Books to these devices. Students are not required to bring their own e-Reader device.
|Sept. 11||Wednesday||GRB||6:00 - 8:00 p.m.||Technology Training Room|
|Nov. 14||Thursday||GRB||10:00 a.m.- 12:00 p.m.||Technology Training Room*|
e-Readers and e-Books: Tutoring by Appointment
Bring your eReader device to an individual tutorial session with our expert librarians. Appointments are approximately 30 minutes long, starting at 11:00 a.m. and 11:30 a.m. on the following Tuesdays at the Grant R. Brimhall Library
|Sept. 17||Tuesday||GRB||11:00 - 11:30 a.m.||Technology Training Room|
|Oct. 1||Tuesday||GRB||11:00 - 11:30 a.m.||Technology Training Room|
|Oct. 15||Tuesday||GRB||11:00 - 11:30 a.m.||Technology Training Room|
|Oct. 29||Tuesday||GRB||11:00 - 11:30 a.m.||Technology Training Room|
|Nov. 12||Tuesday||GRB||11:00 - 11:30 a.m.||Technology Training Room|
|Nov. 26||Tuesday||GRB||11:00 - 11:30 a.m.||Technology Training Room|
|Dec. 3||Tuesday||GRB||11:00 - 11:30 a.m.||Technology Training Room|
Social Networking: Keeping Up with Family and Friends
Online social networks like Twitter, My Space and Facebook are rapidly changing the way we live, work, and interact. Find out what they are, why they are so popular, and whether or not you're ready to get on board. Participants should know their email account login and password.
|Sept. 26||Thursday||GRB||10:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.||Technology Training Room*|
|Nov. 21||Thursday||GRB||6:00 - 7:30 p.m.||Technology Training Room|
*Before Library Hours - please enter at the side door near the Children's Library entrance.