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Computer Classes

  • Current Canton Library cardholders 18 years and above are eligible to register for classes
  • Go to Program Calendar to sign up for classes. An online tutorial is available to help guide you through the process
  • Registration for class starts two weeks in advance of program date. Register online only
  • Have your Canton Library card number ready when you log on to the computer to register
  • You can use your Patron Record to review programs you are registered or waitlisted for and to cancel a registration. Please cancel registration at least 24 hours in advance to avoid a $5 fee
  • All classes are free to Canton Library cardholders

Excel Basics

Want to create a spreadsheet, a family budget or manage a list? Learn how with Microsoft Excel 2007. Prerequisite: Mouse and keyboarding skills.
Date: Wednesday, April 18 from 9:30-11:30 AM
Location: Internet Lab

PowerPoint Basics Class

Learn how to create slide presentations on Wednesday, April 11 from 6:30-8:30 PM in the Internet Lab. Prerequisites: Mouse skills or equivalent. Registration opens on Wednesday, March 28 at 9:00 AM.

Excel Basics

Want to create a spreadsheet, a family budget or manage a list? Learn how with Microsoft Excel 2007. Prerequisite: Mouse and keyboarding skills.
Date: Monday, March 19, from 6:30-8:30 PM
Location: Internet Lab
Online registration begins at 9:00 AM on March 5

Internet Basics

Learn how to search the Web, the library catalog and online databases. Skill using a mouse is prerequisite.
Date: Monday, March 19, from 9:30-11:00 AM in the Internet Lab
Online registration begins at 9:00 AM on March 5

Internet Basics

Learn how to search the Web, the library catalog and online databases.
Prerequisite:
Mouse skills or equivalent
Date: February 28, 2012 from 9:30-11:00 AM
Location: Internet Lab
Online registration begins at 9:00 AM on February 14

Publisher

Learn how to create greeting cards, certificates or brochures with Microsoft Publisher and volunteer instructor Asha on Wednesday, February 1 from 6:30 to 8:00 PM. Prerequisite: Mouse and keyboarding skills.

Beginning Microsoft Word

An introduction to word processing. Learn basic Word skills including creating and formatting text, printing and saving.

Prerequisite: Mouse and keyboarding skills
Date: February 15, from 6:30-8:00 PM in in the Internet Lab.
Online registration begins on January 17 at 9:00 AM.

Kindle and More

The Amazon Kindle has just joined Kobo, Nook, Sony, iPad and others to become a device of choice for reading free library eBooks. Come find out how. This petting zoo class offers you a close look and hands-on with these popular devices.

Date: December 2, 2011, 10:00-11:30 AM
Location: Internet Lab
Online registration begins at 9:00 AM on November 18.

eBook Basics

Join us Tuesday January 24th from 6:30 to 8:00 PM and learn the basics of how to check out free library eBooks and read them on your Kindle, Nook, iPad or other device. Watch a live demo and try a few of the eReaders on the market today. Registration begins January 10th.

WordPress to Webpage

Connect to others by converting a free WordPress blog page into a webpage — no HTML taught or needed. Join us forWordPress to Webpage on Friday, November 4th from 10:00-11:30 AM. If you've ever wanted to create your own webpage but found HTML too complicated, give this program a try!

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Excel I

Want to create a spreadsheet, a family budget or manage a list? Learn how with Microsoft Excel 2007. Prerequisite: Mouse and keyboarding skills.
Date: November 9, 2011
Time: 6:30-8:30 PM
Location: Internet Lab
Online registration begins at 9:00 AM on October 26, 2011.

Microsoft Word III

Learn to create text boxes, multiple columns, column breaks, and manipulate paragraphs to make a newsletter. Prerequisite: Microsoft Word I or equivalent.
Date: November 19, 2011, from 9:30-11:30 AM in the Internet Lab.
Online registration begins on November 5 at 9:00 AM.

MS Word II

Add tables, headers and footers as well as symbols to Word documents. Prerequisites: MS Word I or equivalent.
Date: November 12, 2011
Time: 9:30-11:30
Location: I-lab
Online registration begins on October 29 at 9:00 a.m.

MS Word I

An introduction to word processing. Learn to create text, format, print and save. Prerequisites: Mouse and keyboarding skills.
Date: November 5, 2011
Time: 9:30-11:30
Location: I-lab
Online registration begins on October 22 at 9 a.m.

Excel I

Want to create a spreadsheet, a family budget or manage a list? Learn how with Excel. Prerequisite: Mouse and keyboarding skills.

Date: November 9, 2011
Time: 6:30-8:30 p.m.
Location: I-lab
Online registration begins at 9 a.m. on October 26.

Learn Microsoft Publisher

Want to create an eye-catching brochure for your business, a flyer for your garage sale, or invitation cards for an upcoming party? Learn to use Microsoft Publisher to create them! There are a lot of templates for you to choose from.
Date: August 18
Time: 6:30-8:30 PM
Location: Internet Lab
Online Registration opens at 9:00 AM on August 4. This is the first time we offer this class. Space is limited. Register early.

eBook Basics

Want to find out what library eBooks are all about? Are you perplexed by the number of eReaders on the market and wonder how they would work with the library eBooks? Come join us for this eBook Basics class to be held on Friday, May 27, 2011 at 10:00AM. Registration is open now.

Ebay Selling — An Introduction

Most people have a stash of unused items at home. Maybe you received a gift that didn't quite fit, or have things leftover from an old hobby or collection. Join us in the Internet Lab on March 15th at 7:00PM for our Ebay Selling Class! We will teach you how to turned those unwanted items into cold hard cash! This class will cover Ebay selling basics and cover topics like researching your item, listing fees, collecting payment and other tips for running a successful sale. Hurry registration is limited.

Program Cancellation

The Internet Basics class scheduled for Friday, January 7, 2011 has been canceled.

How to: Register Online for Programs


If you'd like a quick walk-through of registering for programs, just watch the YouTube video above.
  1. Have a Canton Public Library card
  2. Click the link to the Program Calendar
  3. Find the date of the program you wish to attend. Often there are more programs than display by default — click "All" at the bottom of the day to see a full list
  4. When you have found the program you're interested in, hover over the icon graphic to see how many slots are available. If there are open seats, click the icon to proceed
  5. Clicking the icon will take you to a login screen if you are not already logged in. Enter your name and library card barcode, then press the submit button to log in
  6. Review the program information on the registration page. If all the information is correct, click 'Submit' to register
  7. If all has worked properly, you should reach a confirmation page with no on-screen warnings. If you do not reach a confirmation page or are shown an on-screen warning, please contact the library
  8. If you need to register more than one person (more than one library card), you must log out and re-do the process using the other card
If you log in to your patron record, you can manage the programs for which you're registered. If you're registered for programs, there will be a link at the top, near your name and address.

Common Problems

If you get an on-screen warning, there could be several things blocking you from registering:
  • You may be the wrong age for the program. Please check the age requirements and make sure that the library card you are using belongs to the appropriate child
  • You may have already registered for another section of the program. Please check My Account to see if your card is already registered
  • Your card may not be updated. Please visit the checkout desk, or call 734-397-0999 (option #3)

Waiting Lists

We do not maintain waiting lists for programs. However, extraordinarily popular programs tend to have sessions added as necessary. Also, there are some online cancelations, so diligence checking the page can often get you a spot.