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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:

  • Apr 18
    Downtown Bend: Open Computer Lab

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

    Get help with your technology problems and questions.

    Practice your computer skills and problem-solve with staff. Find answers to your e-reader, tablet, laptop, smartphone, internet, or cloud-related questions. Free and open to the public. No registration is required. Closed on the 2nd Thursday of each month.

     Add to Calendar  |   Find Downtown Bend Public Library

  • Apr 19
    La Pine: Open Computer Lab

    2:00 PM - 3:30 PM | Meeting Room

    Get help with your technology problems and questions.

    Practice your computer skills and problem-solve with staff. Find answers to your e-reader, tablet, laptop, smartphone, internet, or cloud-related questions. Free and open to the public. No registration is required. Closed on the 2nd Thursday of each month.

     Add to Calendar  |   Find La Pine Public Library

  • Apr 23
    CANCELLED: 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

  • Apr 23
    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

  • Apr 25
    Downtown Bend: Open Computer Lab

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

    Get help with your technology problems and questions.

    Practice your computer skills and problem-solve with staff. Find answers to your e-reader, tablet, laptop, smartphone, internet, or cloud-related questions. Free and open to the public. No registration is required. Closed on the 2nd Thursday of each month.

     Add to Calendar  |   Find Downtown Bend Public Library

  • Apr 30
    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

  • May 2
    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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  • May 2
    Downtown Bend: Open Computer Lab / Ayuda Tecnológica (bilingüe)

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

    Get help with your technology problems and questions.

    Practice your computer skills and problem-solve with staff. Find answers to your e-reader, tablet, laptop, smartphone, internet, or cloud-related questions. Free and open to the public. No registration is required. Closed on the 2nd Thursday of each month.

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    Practique o busque ayuda con sus preguntas sobre tareas tecnológicas básicas. La ayuda está disponible en inglés o español.

    Practique sus habilidades de computación y reciba ayuda del personal de la biblioteca. Encuentre la solución a las preguntas que tenga sobre su Tableta, "E Reader" o Teléfono Inteligente. Abierto al público y libre de costo. Use un computador de la biblioteca o traiga su propio computador o "Laptop". No necesita registrarse.

    *ls*

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  • May 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

  • May 8
    Downtown Bend: Secrets of the iPad

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

    Learn about secret iPad apps and features.

    You use your iPad to watch videos, browse the internet, send emails, and look at pictures, but did you know the iPad is full of amazing apps and features that you don't use? In this fun exploratory class we will go over amazing built-in features and apps that you may not know about or use. Bring your iPad and questions. Registration is limited.

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  • May 10
    East Bend: Open Computer Lab

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

    Get help with your technology problems and questions.

    Practice your computer skills and problem-solve with staff. Find answers to your e-reader, tablet, laptop, smartphone, internet, or cloud-related questions. Free and open to the public. No registration is required.

     Add to Calendar  |   Find East Bend Public Library

  • May 13
    Downtown Bend: Why Dogs Make Great CEOs

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

    Lessons in leadership for humans.

    Using canine traits as a guide, we will identify, discuss, and practice human leadership qualities which enable success in life and in business. You don't need to have previous leadership training or experience. Just bring your brain, your life skills, and a desire to discover some new approaches to enabling yourself and others to get stuff done. This is an interactive workshop incorporating slides, whiteboarding, scenarios, and group discussion.

    Ed Weiser retired from paid work in 2015 after a 35-year career in business and technology leadership positions with Jewel, CVS, Lucky, American Stores, Albertsons, ShopKo, and Motorola. He now volunteers for SCORE, Search and Rescue, and Discover Your Forest. In his spare time, he likes to run, ski, hike, and hang out with his grandkids.

    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

  • May 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

  • May 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

  • May 16
    Downtown Bend: Working with AI

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

    Learn about AI programs and creating prompts.

    You've seen the news articles and stories about Chat-GPT and CoPilot. In this class you'll learn about the history of AI, discuss the ethical and research implications, and create AI prompts that help you write emails, documents, spreadsheets, and other work that will make your life easier.

     Add to Calendar  |   Find Downtown Bend Public Library

  • May 16
    Downtown Bend: Open Computer Lab

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

    Get help with your technology problems and questions.

    Practice your computer skills and problem-solve with staff. Find answers to your e-reader, tablet, laptop, smartphone, internet, or cloud-related questions. Free and open to the public. No registration is required. Closed on the 2nd Thursday of each month.

     Add to Calendar  |   Find Downtown Bend Public Library

  • May 17
    La Pine: Open Computer Lab

    2:00 PM - 3:30 PM | Meeting Room

    Get help with your technology problems and questions.

    Practice your computer skills and problem-solve with staff. Find answers to your e-reader, tablet, laptop, smartphone, internet, or cloud-related questions. Free and open to the public. No registration is required. Closed on the 2nd Thursday of each month.

     Add to Calendar  |   Find La Pine Public Library

  • May 21
    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

  • May 23
    Downtown Bend: Using Google's Cloud Services

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

    Explore Google's Cloud including Sheets, Docs, Drive, and more.

    Google's free suite of online software includes popular options like Sheets (spreadsheets), Docs (word processing), Drive (online cloud storage), Forms (a survey tool), and other free tools. In this class, we will spend time creating documents and storing and managing files. Bring your laptop and get ready to create and organize!

     Add to Calendar  |   Find Downtown Bend Public Library

  • May 23
    Downtown Bend: Open Computer Lab

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

    Get help with your technology problems and questions.

    Practice your computer skills and problem-solve with staff. Find answers to your e-reader, tablet, laptop, smartphone, internet, or cloud-related questions. Free and open to the public. No registration is required. Closed on the 2nd Thursday of each month.

     Add to Calendar  |   Find Downtown Bend Public Library

  • May 28
    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

  • May 28
    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

  • May 30
    Downtown Bend: Android Basics

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

    Learn the basics of using your Android smartphone or tablet.

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

    Bring your questions and your fully charged Android smartphone or tablet.

    Space is limited and registration is requested.

     Add to Calendar  |   Find Downtown Bend Public Library

  • May 30
    Downtown Bend: Open Computer Lab

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

    Get help with your technology problems and questions.

    Practice your computer skills and problem-solve with staff. Find answers to your e-reader, tablet, laptop, smartphone, internet, or cloud-related questions. Free and open to the public. No registration is required. Closed on the 2nd Thursday of each month.

     Add to Calendar  |   Find Downtown Bend Public Library

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