Learn how to use a computer or write a resume. The library offers a wide variety of Computer and WorkForce Center programs to help you develop valuable skills.
Take free courses such as Computer & Internet Basics, Microsoft Word, Microsoft Excel, Tablet Basics, and more.
WorkForce Center Programs include Resume Rescue, Cover Letters and Thank You Notes, Interviewing Skills, and more.
Check the calendar of events to see when and what programs are currently being offered.
Looking for individual help? Try a drop-in session, or make an appointment with a librarian.
Drop-in E-book Sessions
Drop in and get help downloading e-books to your device for free at the Library. No registration required.
Tuesdays, May 1-Aug. 29, 10–11:30 a.m.
Thursdays, May 1-Aug. 31, 6–7:30 p.m.
One-on-One E-book and Technology Help
If you need extra help on the computer, setting up e-book apps, have questions about surfing the Internet or setting up an email account, or just need help working on a document, you can get one-to-one instruction at the Library. Drop in any time during our One-on-One E-book and Technology Help sessions.
Fridays, May 1-Aug. 25, 1–3 p.m.
Creating an effective résumé can help you land the job you’ve always wanted. Learn how to use a résumé to show a potential employer your value. Topics covered include formatting, styles, common mistakes, do's and don’ts, and more. Taught by Dakota County WorkForce Center staff.
Wednesday, Sept. 6, 3–5 p.m., Pleasant Hill Register starting Aug. 23.
Wednesday, Oct. 4, 3–5 p.m., Heritage Register starting Sept. 20.
Wednesday, Nov. 1, 3–5 p.m., Robert Trail Register starting Oct. 18.
Wednesday, Dec. 6, 3–5 p.m., Farmington Register starting Nov. 22.
Learn how to be more confident, along with strategies to make you stand out from the crowd. Topics covered include types of interviews, common interview questions and major blunders to avoid. Taught by Dakota County WorkForce Center staff. Registration required.
Wednesday, Sept. 13, 3–5 p.m., Pleasant Hill Register starting Aug. 30.
Wednesday, Oct. 11, 3–5 p.m., Heritage Register starting Sept. 27.
Wednesday, Nov. 8, 3–5 p.m., Robert Trail Register starting Oct. 25.
Wednesday, Dec. 13, 3–5 p.m., Farmington Register starting Nov. 29.
Computer and Internet Basics
Learn the parts and uses of a computer and the mouse and keyboard, and familiarize yourself with computer terms and how to navigate the internet. This class is for PC users. Prerequisite: None. Registration required.
Friday, Sept. 8, 10:15 a.m.–12:15 p.m. Burnhaven Register starting Aug. 25.
Wednesday, Nov. 1, 1–3 p.m., Robert Trail Register starting Oct. 18.
Use our iPads to learn about basic controls, settings, web browsing, apps and uses of this popular tablet. Prerequisites: None.
Wednesday, Sept. 20 2–4 p.m., Burnhaven Register starting Aug. 25.
Wednesday, Nov. 29 1–3 p.m., Robert Trail Register starting Oct. 18.
Book A Librarian
Get in-depth answers to all your library questions. For 30 minutes, you can meet 1-on-1 with a librarian to help you use a computer, borrow an e-book and more. Call your local branch for more information or to set up an appointment.