2021 Schedule of Online Classes

The classes listed below are online classes, sponsored by the Town of Cary.
To register for any of the classes go to My Cary and search for "computer".
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Sponsored by Town of Cary, North Carolina: Parks, Recreation and Cultural Resources

E-Books and E-Readers
Cindy Moncsko, Wednesday January 20, at 1:30 – 4:00

Description: Gain insight into the most popular eReaders and eReader apps. Learn how to purchase eBooks, how to check out eBooks from the library, and learn the best places to get free and low-cost eBooks. Have your eBook or eReader handy for this class.

Cutting the Cable
Bob Moncsko, Thursday January 21, 1:30 – 4:00

Description: Are you frustrated with ever increasing cable TV bills? Have you wondered if there are ways to reduce your cable TV expense while still getting the programs you want to watch? This seminar will give you some ideas on alternatives to cable TV, including over-the-air broadcast with antennas, smart TVs, and streaming.

Introduction to Chromebook: an Affordable Computer
Joe Defenderfer, Monday January 25, 1:30 - 4:00

Description: Google, the creator of the Chrome web browser, developed the Chromebook computer. Learn about this less expensive option, why it's simpler to use, and its many functions. The Chromebook computer requires an internet connection for almost all its uses. You will see a Chromebook demo in the class.

Getting to Know Your iPhone
Amitava Sen, Tuesday January 26, 1:30 – 4:00

Description: Learn how to get the most out of your Apple iPhone, including basic set up, making phone calls, and more advanced telephone features such as "do not disturb". And, learn how to use the Find My iPhone app. Bring your iPhone along as well as your Apple ID and password.

Refinancing Considerations for Home Mortgages
Mike Kolesar, Tuesday February 2 1:30 – 3:00

Description: Thinking about refinancing? Evaluate all the aspects of refinancing your home mortgage, including new loan costs, how long it takes to recover the costs, the impact of extending the existing term, whether a 15-year term makes sense, and what the "real" APRs are under various assumptions relevant to seniors. The instructor will provide an Excel workbook that attendees could use to perform their own calculations.

Listening to Podcasts
Ivan Browning, Thursday February 11, 1:30 - 4:00

Description: Listen to your favorite radio shows anytime and anywhere you want! Learn how to stream or download podcasts, which are recordings of audio programs. Get step-by-step instructions in class and take home a manual so you can listen to what you want, when you want.

Apple Watch
Duane Reaugh, Tuesday February 16 1:30 - 4:00

Description: Learn the basic functions of the latest personal technology from Apple as well as helpful tips and tricks! The course will also cover the new medical advances of the latest version which include a one-lead EKG and fall detection. Stay connected, stay safe!

How does a Smart Home work? With Internet of Things
Fill Bowen, Wednesday February 17 1:30 – 4:00

Description: With the future focused on smart devices, learn about how they work and what questions you should ask before using them. We will discuss the "internet of things", how companies use it, and its impact on our lives going forward. The future is bright (and smart)!

Gmail–The Basics and Beyond
Leila Moog, Thursday February 18, 1:30 – 4:00

Description: Learn about the many features available to you in Gmail. You’ll discover how to change the formatting in an email, better organize your messages using folders (labels), generate a mail group, block a sender, add a contact, insert an emoticon in your message, add an attachment, and more. You’ll even learn to add a signature that will automatically appear at the end of every new message you generate.

iOS: Going Further with Built In Apps
Anu Ahuja, Tuesday February 23 1:30 – 4:00

Description: Learn about the apps that were included with your iPhone/iPad, including the Contacts, Calendar, Camera, Photos, and FaceTime apps. Advanced settings will also be covered. Either "iOS Basic" or "Getting to Know Your iPhone" class is a prerequisite. Learn more, go further!