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.
Know computers, apps and the world wide web
Computer and Internet Basics
Learn the parts and uses of a computer and how to use 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.
Wednesday, Nov. 7, 6–8 p.m. Register starting Oct. 24.
Smartphone Basics and Security
Discover options for providing better smartphone security on your iPhone or Android. Learn which basic security settings are right for you and how to configure them. Topics include PINs and password managers, apps and backups, WiFi and VPNs, remote wipe, encryption and smartphone scams. Presented by Twin Cities Media Alliance.
Wednesday, Oct. 31, 6–8 p.m. Register starting Oct. 17.
Protect Your Privacy: Staying Safe Online Part 2
Learn how to better protect your digital life by discussing safe searching, ad blockers, secure home wireless networks, account security, encryption and VPNs. Prerequisite: Protect Your Privacy: Staying Safe Online Part I. Presented by Twin Cities Media Alliance. Registration required.
Thursday, Sept. 20, 6–8 p.m. Register starting Sept. 6.
Know how to land the job
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, Oct. 3, 3–5 p.m. Register starting Sept. 19.
Thursday, Nov. 1, 3–5 p.m. Register starting Oct. 18.
Cover Letters, Email and Thank You Notes
Cover letters and thank you notes are important parts of the job search puzzle. Learn what you really need to include to get the employer's attention, the difference between a mailed and an emailed letter or note, when and how to follow up, and proper email etiquette to effectively communicate with employers. Taught by Dakota County WorkForce Center staff. Registration required.
Wednesday, Oct. 10, 3–5 p.m. Register starting Sept. 26.
Thursday, Nov. 8, 3–5 p.m. Register starting Oct. 25.
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, Oct. 17, 3–5 p.m. Register starting Oct. 3.
Wednesday, Sept. 19, 3–5 p.m. Register starting Sept. 5.
Thursday, Nov. 15, 3–5 p.m. Register starting Nov. 1.
Looking for individual help? Try a drop-in session, or make an appointment with a librarian.
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.