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Computer Classes

Get the basics, or enhance your skills! Whether you are looking for a multiple class course, meeting over several weeks, or a single, stand-alone class, you can find it at one of the Ouachita Parish Public Library branches listed below. Some require advance registration and provide a computer for you, others require you bring your own laptop or mobile device. Some provide information for those who know very little about computers, while others are designed for those with intermediate or advanced skills.
  • Basic: The Library's Basic Computer Classes and Courses are for patrons who know very little or nothing at all about computers. In these classes, you will learn how to confidently operate a computer. Anyone who wants to learn more about computers should start with these classes.
  • Beginner: The Library's Beginner Computer Classes and Courses are for patrons who understand how to operate a computer, and would like to learn more. In these classes, you will learn explore Computer Settings, Microsoft Word, and more.
  • Intermediate: The Library's Intermediate Computer Classes and Courses are for patrons who have a good understanding of how to operate a computer, its programs, and its settings. In these classes, you will move past the beginner skills and dive deeper into computer programs like Microsoft Word and Excel, as well as how to navigate social media and other websites.
  • Advanced: The Library's Advanced Computer Classes and Courses are for patrons who can confidently navigate and utilize computer programs, settings, and the internet. Patrons will learn the full capabilities of a computer program.
  • Class: One-off, stand-alone
  • Course: Multiple classes that must be attended in order
For a list of all programs and events, visit our Events Calendar.

Anna Meyer Branch

Basic Computer Course
This eight-week course is first-come-first-served. Learn how to work with a computer and a mouse, and become familiar with computer terms. The next course begins November 4. Students of this course meet Mondays at 1 p.m. and Fridays at 10 a.m.

Registration is required. Call 318.327.1351 to reserve your spot or to be placed on the waitlist.

Microsoft Word Beginner Course
These classes are ongoing, and first-come-first-served. Learn how to operate Microsoft Word. Students of this course meet Mondays and Wednesdays at 10:30 a.m.

This class is currently full. Call 318.327.1351 to be placed on the waiting list.

Microsoft Publisher Intermediate Course
This course is ongoing and first-come-first-served. Learn to use Microsoft Publisher to design documents. Students of this course meet Tuesdays and Thursdays at 10:30 a.m.

Registration is required. Call 318.327.1351 to reserve your spot.


Carver-McDonald Branch Library 

Microsoft Word Beginner Class
Learn how to use Microsoft Word. Patrons must bring their own laptop. Registration is required. Call 318.327.1477 to register for the next class.

Microsoft Word Intermediate Class
Learn how to add tables, charts, customized formats, and graphics. Patrons must bring their own laptop. Registration is required. Call 318.327.1477 to register for the next class.


Ollie Burns Memorial Branch Library 

One-on-One Computer Help
Receive 30 minutes of computer consultation. Registration is required. Call 318.327.1235 to register for the next computer help session.


Ouachita Valley Branch Library 

Computer Help
Work with a librarian to master the skills you wish to learn. Registration is required. Call 318.327.1470 to register for the next computer help session.


Cpl. J.R. Searcy Memorial Branch Library  

Computer Classes
The Cpl. J.R. Searcy Memorial Branch Library hosts stand-alone computer classes covering a variety of topics. For the most up-to-date classes, visit the Events Calendar or call 318.327.1240.
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