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Classes at the Library

The Deschutes Public Library offers free, hands on computer classes on variety of topics. Class size and topics vary based on library facilities and community demand.

The Deschutes Public Library offers free, hands on computer classes on variety of topics. Class size and topics vary based on library facilities and community demand.

In addition to formal classes, the library offers open computer labs where community members can drop in to ask specific technology questions or practice computer skills.

Sign-up for classes online, at your local library, or call one of the following numbers:

  • Bend: 541-617-7080
  • La Pine: 541-312-1090
  • Redmond: 541-312-1050
  • Sisters: 541-312-1070
  • Sunriver: 541-312-1080

Classes Coming Up in the Next 30 Days

Visit the online calendar for a complete listing.

Narrow Class list by library:

  • Oct 3
    Redmond: Open Computer Lab

    2:00 PM - 3:30 PM | Multi-Purpose Room

    Practice or get help with basic tech tasks and questions.

    Practice your computer skills and problem-solve with staff. Find answers to your e-reader, tablet, and smartphone questions. Free and open to the public. Use a library computer or bring your own laptop or device. No registration required.

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  • Oct 5
    Downtown Bend: Streamline Your Amazon Fire Tab.et

    10:00 AM - 11:30 AM | Meyer Classroom

    Explore the features and fun you can have with your Fire Tablet.

    Amazon Fire's are an incredibly popular tablet created and sold by Amazon. In this class, you'll explore your tablet's features, apps, settings, books, music, and magazines, and add library apps. Learn the secrets of your Kindle Fire Tablet!

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  • Oct 5
    Downtown Bend: Open Computer Lab

    1:30 PM - 3:00 PM | Meyer Classroom

    Practice or get help with basic tech tasks and questions.

    This is an in-person program. Masks are recommended at all in-person library events.

    Practice your computer skills and problem-solve with staff. Find answers to your e-reader, tablet and smartphone questions. Free and open to the public. Use a library computer or bring your own laptop or device. No registration required.

     Add to Calendar  |   Find Downtown Bend Public Library

  • Oct 10
    Redmond: Open Computer Lab

    2:00 PM - 3:30 PM | Multi-Purpose Room

    Practice or get help with basic tech tasks and questions.

    Practice your computer skills and problem-solve with staff. Find answers to your e-reader, tablet, and smartphone questions. Free and open to the public. Use a library computer or bring your own laptop or device. No registration required.

     Add to Calendar  |   Find Redmond Public Library

  • Oct 10
    Downtown Bend: SCORE Small Business Counseling

    5:30 PM - 7:30 PM | Lobby Tutor Room

    Receive confidential business planning with a SCORE mentor.
    Avoid time-consuming and costly mistakes by learning from someone who has "been there, done that." SCORE business counselors will be available from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. for free one-on-one small business counseling. Individuals who operate or wish to start small businesses can discuss business planning, organization and start-up, finance, marketing and other critical business issues with SCORE volunteers in private, confidential sessions. No appointment necessary.
    SCORE is a nonprofit association dedicated to educating entrepreneurs and helping small businesses start, grow, and succeed nationwide. They are a resource partner with the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) and have been mentoring small business owners for more than forty years. For more information about Central Oregon SCORE please visit their web site at http://centraloregon.score.org.

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  • Oct 12
    Downtown Bend: Explore Your Kindle Paperwhite

    10:00 AM - 11:30 AM | Meyer Classroom

    Load your Paperwhite with free library books.

    Amazon's Kindle Paperwhites is an incredibly popular way to read on the go. In this class, you'll explore your tablet's features, settings, and discover new ways to add free library books and magazines to your collection.

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  • Oct 12
    Downtown Bend: Open Computer Lab

    1:30 PM - 3:00 PM | Meyer Classroom

    Practice or get help with basic tech tasks and questions.

    This is an in-person program. Masks are recommended at all in-person library events.

    Practice your computer skills and problem-solve with staff. Find answers to your e-reader, tablet and smartphone questions. Free and open to the public. Use a library computer or bring your own laptop or device. No registration required.

     Add to Calendar  |   Find Downtown Bend Public Library

  • Oct 13
    East Bend: Open Computer Lab

    1:30 PM - 3:00 PM | Meeting Room

    Practice or get help with basic tech tasks and questions.

    This is an in-person program. Masks are recommended at all in-person library events.

    Practice your computer skills and problem-solve with staff. Find answers to your e-reader, tablet, and smartphone questions. Free and open to the public. Use a library computer or bring your own laptop or device. No registration is required.

     Add to Calendar  |   Find East Bend Public Library

  • Oct 17
    Redmond: Open Computer Lab

    2:00 PM - 3:30 PM | Multi-Purpose Room

    Practice or get help with basic tech tasks and questions.

    Practice your computer skills and problem-solve with staff. Find answers to your e-reader, tablet, and smartphone questions. Free and open to the public. Use a library computer or bring your own laptop or device. No registration required.

     Add to Calendar  |   Find Redmond Public Library

  • Oct 19
    Downtown Bend: Upgrade Your Resume

    10:00 AM - 11:30 AM | Meyer Classroom

    Take your resume to the next level.

    Have an old resume? Not happy with the formatting? Learn how to make your resume tell your story and show off your talent and skills in this hands-on workshop. Examples, ideas, instructions, and videos will help you create and update your resume so it stands out from the crowd. Bring your resume and a computer or borrow one of ours.

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  • Oct 19
    Downtown Bend: Open Computer Lab

    1:30 PM - 3:00 PM | Meyer Classroom

    Practice or get help with basic tech tasks and questions.

    This is an in-person program. Masks are recommended at all in-person library events.

    Practice your computer skills and problem-solve with staff. Find answers to your e-reader, tablet and smartphone questions. Free and open to the public. Use a library computer or bring your own laptop or device. No registration required.

     Add to Calendar  |   Find Downtown Bend Public Library

  • Oct 24
    Redmond: Open Computer Lab

    2:00 PM - 3:30 PM | Multi-Purpose Room

    Practice or get help with basic tech tasks and questions.

    Practice your computer skills and problem-solve with staff. Find answers to your e-reader, tablet, and smartphone questions. Free and open to the public. Use a library computer or bring your own laptop or device. No registration required.

     Add to Calendar  |   Find Redmond Public Library

  • Oct 24
    Downtown Bend: SCORE Small Business Counseling

    5:30 PM - 7:30 PM | Lobby Tutor Room

    Receive confidential business planning with a SCORE mentor.
    Avoid time-consuming and costly mistakes by learning from someone who has "been there, done that." SCORE business counselors will be available from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. for free one-on-one small business counseling. Individuals who operate or wish to start small businesses can discuss business planning, organization and start-up, finance, marketing and other critical business issues with SCORE volunteers in private, confidential sessions. No appointment necessary.
    SCORE is a nonprofit association dedicated to educating entrepreneurs and helping small businesses start, grow, and succeed nationwide. They are a resource partner with the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) and have been mentoring small business owners for more than forty years. For more information about Central Oregon SCORE please visit their web site at http://centraloregon.score.org.

     Add to Calendar  |   Find Downtown Bend Public Library

  • Oct 26
    Downtown Bend: iPhone Basics

    10:00 AM - 11:30 AM | Meyer Classroom

    Learn the basics of using your iPhone.

    We will cover text messaging, taking/attaching pictures, installing apps, using the App Store, accessing the Internet, managing your contacts, and more!

    Bring your questions and your fully charged iPhone.

    Space is limited and registration is requested.

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  • Oct 26
    Downtown Bend: Open Computer Lab

    1:30 PM - 3:00 PM | Meyer Classroom

    Practice or get help with basic tech tasks and questions.

    This is an in-person program. Masks are recommended at all in-person library events.

    Practice your computer skills and problem-solve with staff. Find answers to your e-reader, tablet and smartphone questions. Free and open to the public. Use a library computer or bring your own laptop or device. No registration required.

     Add to Calendar  |   Find Downtown Bend Public Library

  • Oct 26
    Downtown Bend: How to Structure Your Small Business

    5:30 PM - 7:00 PM | Brooks Room

    Learn about the advantages and disadvantages of different business structures.

    Are you thinking of starting your own small business, but not sure what kind of legal entity to form? Do you want to learn about the advantages and disadvantages of different business structures, such as sole proprietorship, partnership, corporation, LLC, and more? Do you want to know how to register your business name, obtain licenses and permits, file taxes, and protect your assets and liabilities?

    If you answered yes to any of these questions, then this class is for you. In this class, you will learn about the basics of business structure and how to choose the one that best suits your needs and goals. You will also learn about the legal, financial, and operational implications of each business structure, and how to comply with the relevant laws and regulations. Registration is requested via the link above.

    Dan Spencer is a licensed attorney in Oregon, Washington, and Idaho. In addition, he is admitted to practice before the United States Tax Court, the United States District Courts in Oregon and Idaho, and before the Executive Office of Immigration Review Court. His primary focus has been litigation in workers’ compensation, employment discrimination, personal injury, and wrongful death law. Also over the years he has formed and represented for-profit and not-for-profit corporations, and has represented governmental bodies such as hospital, library, and irrigation districts, and Lake County, Oregon.

    SCORE is a nonprofit association dedicated to educating entrepreneurs and helping small businesses start, grow, and succeed nationwide. They are a resource partner with the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) and have been mentoring small business owners for more than forty years. For more information about Central Oregon SCORE please visit their web site at http://centraloregon.score.org.

     Add to Calendar  |   Find Downtown Bend Public Library

  • Oct 31
    Redmond: Open Computer Lab

    2:00 PM - 3:30 PM | Multi-Purpose Room

    Practice or get help with basic tech tasks and questions.

    Practice your computer skills and problem-solve with staff. Find answers to your e-reader, tablet, and smartphone questions. Free and open to the public. Use a library computer or bring your own laptop or device. No registration required.

     Add to Calendar  |   Find Redmond Public Library

  • Nov 2
    Downtown Bend: Explore Your Windows Laptop

    10:00 AM - 11:00 AM | Meyer Classroom

    Learn to efficiently use your Windows Laptop!

    Learn the basics of Windows and how to customize your laptop. Explore settings, files, menus, options, and more. Add and remove programs, work with anti-virus programs, and secure your laptop.

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  • Nov 2
    Downtown Bend: Open Computer Lab

    1:30 PM - 3:00 PM | Meyer Classroom

    Practice or get help with basic tech tasks and questions.

    This is an in-person program. Masks are recommended at all in-person library events.

    Practice your computer skills and problem-solve with staff. Find answers to your e-reader, tablet and smartphone questions. Free and open to the public. Use a library computer or bring your own laptop or device. No registration required.

     Add to Calendar  |   Find Downtown Bend Public Library

  • Nov 7
    Redmond: Open Computer Lab

    2:00 PM - 3:30 PM | Multi-Purpose Room

    Practice or get help with basic tech tasks and questions.

    Practice your computer skills and problem-solve with staff. Find answers to your e-reader, tablet, and smartphone questions. Free and open to the public. Use a library computer or bring your own laptop or device. No registration required.

     Add to Calendar  |   Find Redmond Public Library

  • Nov 9
    Downtown Bend: Explore your iPad

    10:00 AM - 11:30 AM | Meyer Classroom

    Explore the many features of your iPad.

    iPads are one of the most popular tablets and feature an incredible range of features, apps, and tools that help you get work done, read books, play games, and edit photos or videos.

    Bring your questions and your fully charged iPad. Spots are limited.

     Add to Calendar  |   Find Downtown Bend Public Library

  • Nov 9
    Downtown Bend: Open Computer Lab

    1:30 PM - 3:00 PM | Meyer Classroom

    Practice or get help with basic tech tasks and questions.

    This is an in-person program. Masks are recommended at all in-person library events.

    Practice your computer skills and problem-solve with staff. Find answers to your e-reader, tablet and smartphone questions. Free and open to the public. Use a library computer or bring your own laptop or device. No registration required.

     Add to Calendar  |   Find Downtown Bend Public Library

  • Nov 10
    East Bend: Open Computer Lab

    1:30 PM - 3:00 PM | Meeting Room

    Practice or get help with basic tech tasks and questions.

    This is an in-person program. Masks are recommended at all in-person library events.

    Practice your computer skills and problem-solve with staff. Find answers to your e-reader, tablet, and smartphone questions. Free and open to the public. Use a library computer or bring your own laptop or device. No registration is required.

     Add to Calendar  |   Find East Bend Public Library

  • Nov 14
    Redmond: Open Computer Lab

    2:00 PM - 3:30 PM | Multi-Purpose Room

    Practice or get help with basic tech tasks and questions.

    Practice your computer skills and problem-solve with staff. Find answers to your e-reader, tablet, and smartphone questions. Free and open to the public. Use a library computer or bring your own laptop or device. No registration required.

     Add to Calendar  |   Find Redmond Public Library

  • Nov 14
    Downtown Bend: SCORE Small Business Counseling

    5:30 PM - 7:30 PM | Lobby Tutor Room

    Receive confidential business planning with a SCORE mentor.
    Avoid time-consuming and costly mistakes by learning from someone who has "been there, done that." SCORE business counselors will be available from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. for free one-on-one small business counseling. Individuals who operate or wish to start small businesses can discuss business planning, organization and start-up, finance, marketing and other critical business issues with SCORE volunteers in private, confidential sessions. No appointment necessary.
    SCORE is a nonprofit association dedicated to educating entrepreneurs and helping small businesses start, grow, and succeed nationwide. They are a resource partner with the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) and have been mentoring small business owners for more than forty years. For more information about Central Oregon SCORE please visit their web site at http://centraloregon.score.org.

     Add to Calendar  |   Find Downtown Bend Public Library

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