Current Class Offerings

There will be no pre-registering for this fall’s classroom replacements, Help Desks.  You just need to show up at the listed time and bring your questions, concerns and what you need help with.

Depending on the number of “helpers” that come to help and the number of “helpees” that come to get help, the wait time for getting help can very greatly.  But we’ll get to you as quickly as the “helpers” can.

Here are the descriptions of our Help Desks and the details for the meeting days and times.


Total Beginners Help Desk

Did you just get a new or new-to-you computer, smartphone, or tablet? Is it still sitting in the box or out of the box and just collecting dust? Are you afraid to touch the thing? Every wonder why a computer has a mouse and your phone or tablet doesn’t? Do you wonder what you are supposed to do once you turn the device on? Do you wonder what to do when it won’t do what you want it to do? Then the Total Beginners Help Desk is just what you need.

This Help Desk will be meeting the 2nd and 4th Tuesday afternoons from 3:00-4:30 p.m. (except for the later one in November and December – holidays you know). Bring your problems, issues, questions and anything related to using a computer, smartphone, or tablet to Jim and Chuck and they (and maybe some others) will try and help you figure it out. This is for those computer, smartphone, and tablets users that are just starting out or have had little experience using any of these devices (more experienced users will find a different Help Desk on another day). If we, unpaid volunteers, can’t answer your question or know how to do what you need, we’ll help you find the solution.

You can bring your own laptop (or use one of our classroom computers), smartphone, or tablet and get help directly on it, We run Windows 10 as that’s the main operating system for our classroom computers. We’ll try to help you with any smartphone or tablet (iDevice or Android) problem you might have.

Come one time, come every time. We’ll be glad to help you and maybe you can even help some of the others because you already know the answers to their questions. That’s what makes a Help Desk so great, members helping members.


Everyday Computing Help Desk

Like driving a car, things can be going along just fine and then “bam” you hit a bump in the road or run into a roadblock. Technology is exactly the same. You can be going along just fine and then “bam” you hit a bump or run into a roadblock. The bump and roadblock could be something as “I forgot how to do something” or “How do I do this” or “What’s going on” or “How do I fix this”? We all need help every now and then. You can take your car to an auto repair shop to get fixed, but where do you take yourself (when you can’t remember or don’t know how) to fix your computing problems? That’s where the Everyday Computing Help Desk comes in.

This Help Desk will be meeting the 2nd, 3rd, and 4th Wednesday afternoons from 2:00-3:30 p.m. (except for the last one in November and December – holidays you know). But it’s possible it will have to be moved to Thursday afternoons, so check the calendars or watch your e-mails. Bring your problems, issues, questions and anything related to using a technology device for everyday computing to John and he (and maybe some others) will try and help you. This is for those computer, smartphone, and tablet users that have some experience using any of these devices (less experienced users will find a different Help Desk on another day). If we, unpaid volunteers, can’t answer your question or know how to do what you need, we’ll help you find the solution.

You can bring your own laptop (or use one of our classroom computers), smartphone, or tablet and get help directly on it, We run Windows 10 on our classroom computers (if you are a Linux user, we have a Help Desk for you on another day). We’ll also try to help you with any smartphone or tablet (iDevice or Android) problem you might have.

Come one time, come two times, or come every time. We’ll be glad to help you and maybe you can even help some of the others because you already know the answers to their questions. That’s what makes a Help Desk so great, members helping members.


Word Processing Help Desk

Do you use your computer to write up things, any kind of thing like you would have used a typewriter in the past? There are many tips and tricks that can help you do that task a lot easier. Do you have something that you want to write up and you just don’t know how to go about creating it? Do you want to make something more “catchy” or add pizazz to what you want people to read? Then the Word Processing Help Desk is just what you need.

This Help Desk will be meeting the 2nd and 4th Wednesday mornings meeting from 9:30-11:00 a.m. (except for the later one in November and December – holidays you know). 0Bring your problems, issues, questions and anything related to using a Word Process on t0he computer to Lori and she (and maybe some others) will try and help you get it done. This is for all levels of word processor user from the beginner to the more advanced. If we can’t answer your question or know how to do what you need, we’ll help you find the solution.

You can bring your own computer (laptop is easier, but we could hook up your tower/case in our repair room in the back) and get help directly on it, or bring your documents on a thumb drive to connect to one of our classroom computers. We run both the Windows WordPad and LibreOffice Suite. We can also connect to both Google Docs or Microsoft Office in the cloud.

Come one time, come two times, or come every time. We’ll be glad to help you and maybe you can even help some of the others because you already know the answers to their questions. That’s what makes a Help Desk so great, members helping members.


Spreadsheet Help Desk

Do you have the need to work with numbers and put the power of a computer to use adding, subtracting, multiplying, dividing and much more? Do you need to create a “what if” study with numbers to “see” into the future? Are you in need of creating charts to show your findings? Do you need help in getting a project started? Then the Spreadsheet Help Desk is just what you need.

This Help Desk will be meeting the 2nd and 4th Thursday mornings meeting from 11:00 a.m.-12:30 p.m. (except for the later one in November and December – holidays you know). Bring your problems, issues, questions and anything related to creating and using a Spreadsheet on the computer to David, and he (and maybe some others) will try and help you get up and running with spreadsheets. This is for all levels of spreadsheet users from those starting out to the more advanced. If we, unpaid volunteers, can’t answer your question or know how to do what you need, we’ll help you find the solution.

You can bring your own computer (laptop is easier, but we could hook up your tower/case in our repair room in the back) and get help directly on it, or bring your documents on a thumb drive to connect to one of our classroom computers. We run the free LibreOffice Calc program on our classroom computers. We can also connect to both Google Sheets or Microsoft Excel in the cloud using the Internet.

Come one time, come two times, or come every time. We’ll be glad to help you and maybe you can even help some of the others because you already know the answers to their questions. That’s what makes a Help Desk so great, members helping members.