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eSkills Library & Job Center Classes

Classes are held each month at the eSkills Library & Job Center and are conducted by Workforce Solutions, Tarrant County Community College and library staff. Classes are free to the public. Unless otherwise noted, the classes do not require advanced registration.

Basic Keyboarding

Learn how to operate the keyboard, mouse, & monitor. You will learn what fingers to use with what keys, increase your typing speed and learn the in’s and out’s of the keyboard.

  • Thursday, Oct. 6: 2:30 p.m.
  • Thursday, Oct. 20: 2:30 p.m.

Computer Basics

Basic computer class teaches participants how to operate a computer, how to use Microsoft Word and tests typing skills.

  • Thursday, Sept. 29: 2:30 p.m.
  • Thursday, Oct. 13: 2:30 p.m.
  • Thursday, Oct. 27: 2:30 p.m.

Cyber Seniors

Cyber Seniors is a class specially designed for senior adults who want to learn more about using computers. This class will help senior adults navigate the Internet, create a free email account and use social media.

  • Monday, Oct. 3: noon
  • Monday, Oct. 10: noon
  • Monday, Oct. 17: noon
  • Monday, Oct. 24: noon
  • Monday, Oct. 31: noon

E. S. L.

These classes free and open to the general public. For more information about class details, please call 817-392-6621.

  • Tuesday, Sept. 27: 6 - 8 p.m.
  • Thursday, Sept. 29: 6 - 8 p.m.
  • Tuesday, Oct. 4: 6 - 8 p.m.
  • Thursday, Oct. 6: 6 - 8 p.m.
  • Tuesday, Oct. 11: 6 - 8 p.m.
  • Thursday, Oct. 13: 6 - 8 p.m.
  • Tuesday, Oct. 18: 6 - 8 p.m.
  • Thursday, Oct. 20: 6 - 8 p.m.
  • Tuesday, Oct. 25: 6 - 8 p.m.
  • Thursday, Oct. 27: 6 - 8 p.m.

GED Classes (taught in English)

Prepare to take the GED. Classes are taught by Tarrant County College District. Registration is required. Please contact the branch at 817-392-6621 for more information or to register. (The GED Information and Orientation classes are required prior to enrollment in GED English or Spanish classes)

  • Wednesday, Sept. 28: 2 - 6 p.m.
  • Monday, Oct. 3: 2 - 6 p.m.
  • Wednesday, Oct. 5: 2 - 6 p.m.
  • Monday, Oct. 10: 2 - 6 p.m.
  • Wednesday, Oct. 12: 2 - 6 p.m.
  • Monday, Oct. 17: 2 - 6 p.m.
  • Wednesday, Oct. 19: 2 - 6 p.m.
  • Monday, Oct. 24: 2 - 6 p.m.
  • Wednesday, Oct. 26: 2 - 6 p.m.
  • Monday, Oct. 31: 2 - 6 p.m.

GED Classes (taught in Spanish)

Prepare for the high-school equivalency examination (GED) with the help of Tarrant County College District educators. Registration is required. For additional information and to register, call 817 392-6621.

  • Tuesday, Sept. 26: 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.
  • Thursday, Sept. 28: 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.
  • Tuesday, Oct. 4: 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.
  • Thursday, Oct. 6: 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.
  • Tuesday, Oct. 11: 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.
  • Thursday, Oct. 13: 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.
  • Tuesday, Oct. 18: 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.
  • Thursday, Oct. 20: 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.
  • Tuesday, Oct. 25: 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.
  • Thursday, Oct. 27: 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.

GED Information and Registration

The GED Information class is required for students interested in registering for the GED class. Students attend this initial information session to register for the GED Class. All GED classes are free to the public.

  • Monday, Oct. 17: 2 p.m.

Introduction to Adobe Photoshop

Learn to create and edit professional-quality graphics using the industry standard: Photoshop. This course introduces students to the software’s design tools, color palettes and effects. Turn a commonplace image into an advertisement by scaling, adding text and saturating.

Session 1

  • Tuesday, Sept. 6: 6 - 8 p.m.
  • Tuesday, Sept. 13: 6 - 8 p.m.
  • Tuesday, Sept. 20: 6 - 8 p.m.
  • Tuesday, Sept. 27: 6 - 8 p.m.
  • Tuesday, Sept. 4: 6 - 8 p.m.
  • Tuesday, Oct. 11: 6 - 8 p.m.

Session 2

  • Tuesday, Oct. 18: 6 - 8 p.m.
  • Tuesday, Oct. 25: 6 - 8 p.m.
  • Tuesday, Nov. 1: 6 - 8 p.m.
  • Tuesday, Nov. 8: 6 - 8 p.m.
  • Tuesday, Nov. 15: 6 - 8 p.m.
  • Tuesday, Nov. 22: 6 - 8 p.m.

Enrollment and Policy Guidelines

  • Classes are free of charge but space is limited; therefore, prospective students must complete an application and a brief computer-skills assessment. To submit an application and complete the assessment, visit the eSkills Library & Job Center (2800 Stark St., 76112) or the Central Library (500 W. 3rd St., 76102).
  • Each course series meets once per week for six weeks at the eSkills Library & Job Center.
  • Prospective students should be comfortable working in an MS Windows environment and familiar with MS Word, Excel and PowerPoint.

For more information, call 817-392-7733. Classes are funded by a grant from The Friends of the Fort Worth Public Library, Inc.

Introduction to Web Development

Learn the basics of building Web pages. This course introduces the essential elements of design and development, including HTML, style sheets, information architecture and usability.

Session 1

  • Thursday, Sept. 8: 6 - 8 p.m.
  • Thursday, Sept. 15: 6 - 8 p.m.
  • Thursday, Sept. 22: 6 - 8 p.m.
  • Thursday, Sept. 29: 6 - 8 p.m.
  • Thursday, Oct. 6: 6 - 8 p.m.
  • Thursday, Oct. 13: 6 - 8 p.m.

Session 2

  • Thursday, Oct. 20: 6 - 8 p.m.
  • Thursday, Oct. 27: 6 - 8 p.m.
  • Thursday, Nov. 3: 6 - 8 p.m.
  • Thursday, Nov. 10: 6 - 8 p.m.
  • Thursday, Nov. 17: 6 - 8 p.m.
  • Thursday, Dec. 1: 6 - 8 p.m.

There will be no class on 11/24 - Thanksgiving Day.

Enrollment and Policy Guidelines

  • Classes are free of charge but space is limited; therefore, prospective students must complete an application and a brief computer-skills assessment. To submit an application and complete the assessment, visit the eSkills Library & Job Center (2800 Stark St., 76112) or the Central Library (500 W. 3rd St., 76102).
  • Each course series meets once per week for six weeks at the eSkills Library & Job Center.
  • Prospective students should be comfortable working in an MS Windows environment and familiar with MS Word, Excel and PowerPoint.

For more information, call 817-392-7733. Classes are funded by a grant from The Friends of the Fort Worth Public Library, Inc.

Microsoft Power Point

Workshop provides individuals instruction on using Microsoft Power Point.

  • Tuesday, Sept. 27: 2:30 p.m.
  • Tuesday, Oct. 11: 2:30 p.m.
  • Tuesday, Oct. 25: 2:30 p.m.

Microsoft Word

Workshop provides individuals instruction on using Microsoft Word.

  • Tuesday, Oct. 4: 2:30 p.m.
  • Tuesday, Oct. 18: 2:30 p.m.

Register for TANF, CHIP, and ACA

Staff from the Community Council of Greater Dallas Fort Worth and Tarrant Area Food Bank will be on hand to help register (qualify) individuals and families for Children’s Medicaid, CHIP and SNAP (food assistance) and TANF (food stamps). For those families not meeting the criteria for these special programs, staff will also help them apply for Affordable Health Care (ACA) and premium tax credits on the government’s federal Marketplace. The Community Council of Greater Dallas Fort Worth is licensed by the Texas Department of Insurance.

  • Monday, Oct. 3: 2 - 5 p.m.
  • Monday, Oct. 10: 2 - 5 p.m.
  • Monday, Oct. 17: 2 - 5 p.m.
  • Monday, Oct. 24: 2 - 5 p.m.
  • Monday, Oct. 31: 2 - 5 p.m.

Computer Classes (taught in Spanish)

Learn and improve your computer skills. In these free classes, you will learn basic computer concepts, how to use email, the fundamentals of Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint and strategies for browsing the Internet.

Email Basics II

The eMail Basics II class covers the basic functions of email:, forwarding, replying and attaching files to an email.

  • 6 - 7:30 p.m. Monday, Oct. 3

Freegal Music

The Freegal Music class covers: explaining the Freegal Music Service provided by the Fort Worth Library, searching the catalog and downloading music.

  • 10 - 11:30 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 28
  • 6 - 7:30 p.m. Monday, Oct. 17

Microsoft Excel I

The Microsoft Excel class covers the basic functions of the program: entering and editing text and numbers.

  • 10 - 11:30 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 26

Microsoft Excel II

The Microsoft Excel class covers the basic functions of the program: adding/deleting columns and rows, and creating a spreadsheet.

  • 10 - 11:30 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 2

Microsoft Excel III

The Microsoft Excel class covers the basic functions of the program: inserting formulas, and formatting and charts and graphs.

  • 10 - 11:30 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 9

Microsoft Office & Vocabulary

This class covers the basic description of the Microsoft Office Programs and computer vocabulary.

  • 10 - 11:30 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 5
  • 6 - 7:30 p.m. Monday, Oct. 24

Microsoft PowerPoint I

The Microsoft PowerPoint class covers: the basic functions of the program: creating a presentation.

  • 10 - 11:30 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 16

Microsoft Word I

The Microsoft Word class covers the basic functions of the program: creating, editing, saving and printing documents.

  • 10 - 11:30 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 12
  • 6 - 7:30 p.m. Monday, Oct. 31

Microsoft Word II

The Microsoft Word class covers the basic functions of the program: cutting/pasting; formatting text appearance; creating numbered and bulleted lists.

  • 10 - 11:30 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 19
  • 6 - 7:30 p.m. Monday, Nov. 7

Microsoft Word III

The Microsoft Word class covers the basic functions of the program: using the different templates and creating a Resume.

  • 6 - 7:30 p.m. Monday, Nov. 14

Multimedia

The Multimedia class covers: playing and streaming videos online such as YouTube, basic functions of Windows Media Player and iTunes.

  • 6 - 7:30 p.m. Monday, Oct. 10

Last updated: Sept. 27, 2016

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