Way has a wide selection of computer books for those that can self teach. For everyone else, we have unique programs and computer classes.
One-on-one Technology Help
Way offers one on one technology help. Our staffers can help you learn more about any technology issue that may be confusing you, including: your laptop, software, tablet, phone, email, ebooks, audiobooks, and more. These sessions are 30 minutes in length and completely free, but are by appointment only. You can book an appointment by visiting our online calendar or by calling 419-874-3135 x 119.
3D Printing Basics: Wednesday, February 8 @ 6:30pm
We will be exploring the free modeling software Tinkercad and learning to make 3D objects to print. We will be designing an object in the class and patrons can have the model printed by one of Way Library’s Dremel 3D Printers. This class is open to ages 10 and older, requires a basic level of computer skills, but no prior experience with 3D modeling is necessary.
Digital Learn: Tuesday, February 21 @ 7pm
Digital Learn is a free online resource available from the Public Library Association and AT&T. Join our Tech Trainer to learn about the resources offered on this website and how to make the most of its continually growing opportunities.
Ohio Means Jobs: Monday, February 27 @ 2pm
Whether you’re looking for your first job, next job, or last job, the Ohio Means Jobs website is the place to go. Learn how to navigate the website, apply for jobs, create and post your resume, and get great advice to help you along your career path. Getting started is easy and assistance from the Connectivity Champions is just a phone call away. In-person assistance will also be available during select hours and by appointment.
Way also repeats a series of hands-on computer classes throughout the year. This series occurs approximately 3 times each year. Currently scheduled computer classes are listed below; click the links for more even information and registration. Registration will open two weeks before the event.
Intro to Computers and Windows 10: Tuesday, January 31 @ 2:00pm
Learn the basics of using a computer and Windows 10. We will cover powering on and powering off a computer, the different parts of a personal computer system, navigating Windows' Start menu, accessing settings, and more.
Intro to the Internet: Tuesday, February 14 @ 2:00pm
Learn how to use an internet browser, Google Chrome, to get around on the World Wide Web. Topics covered in this class will include Internet Safety, Google, Way Library Catalog, Library Databases, Blogs, and much more.
Intro to Microsoft Word 2016: Tuesday, February 28 @ 2:00pm
Learn to use Microsoft Word to draft everything from a resume to a letter to your congressperson. This class will cover the very basics of word processing, such as learning correct typing methods, error correction, and text formatting, saving and opening documents, and inserting pictures and clipart.
Intro to Microsoft Excel 2016: Tuesday, March 14 @ 2:00pm
Learn the basics of using Microsoft Excel 2016. Attend this class to learn about Cells, Workbooks, cell formatting, functions, and equations. We will create a simple budget complete with formatting during this one and a half hour class.
One-on-One Tech Help
Way Library is offering one-on-one in-person tech help. Appointments can be scheduled in 30-minute intervals on Tuesday mornings, Wednesday evenings, and Thursday afternoons. Appointments can be scheduled at the following link: https://waylibrary.libcal.com/appointments/techhelp.
Northstar Digital Literacy
Through the generous support of the Institute of Museum and Library Sciences and the State library of Ohio, Way Library offers Northstar Digital Literacy training, for free, to our patrons. For more information, follow the link below: