In-Person Computer Classes for Beginners

Sign up below or call 919-293-1133. Classes are at 5010 NC Hwy 55 in Durham.

About the classes: Our FREE beginner classes will help you learn about computers and Microsoft Windows, word processing and other office programs, the Internet, and social media. Our classes focus on practical skills that will help you use a computer at home, school, or work.

For adults age 18+ with little or no computer experience.

Free computer! If you attend all four classes, you will receive a free computer system.

COVID Safety: Mask recommended.

Mondays, February 27 – March 20
6 – 8 PM

Class full

Mondays, March 27 – April 17
6 – 8 PM

Mondays, April 24 – May 15
6 – 8 PM

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Free Online Computer Training & Certification

Kramden offers two Northstar computer skills courses as well as assessments. The five-week Northstar Basics course teaches fundamental skills and the three-week Northstar Office course covers Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint. These courses are designed to help you learn new skills or refresh your existing skills.

Get Certified! Earn resume-ready certificates on key skills with free online testing.

Northstar Basics
Mondays & Tuesdays, March 20 – April 18
Evenings, 6:00 – 7:30 PM

Northstar Office
Mondays & Tuesdays, April 24 – May 9
Evenings, 6:00 – 8:00 PM

Curso Básico de Computadores en español

Esta clase gratuita y presencial, es para ayudarte a aprender a usar una computadora, aplicaciones e internet. Nuestras clases se enfocan en habilidades prácticas que lo ayudarán a usar una computadora en el hogar, la escuela o el trabajo.

Estas clases son para adultos con poca o ninguna experiencia en computación. Mayores de 18 años.

Computadora portátil gratis! Si asiste a las cuatro clases, recibirá una computadora portátil renovado gratuito. Límite de uno por hogar. Si pierdes una clase, puedes recuperarla más tarde.

Tome nuestros cursos en la biblioteca principal de Durham esta primavera.

Marzo 1 – 22, 6:00 – 7:30 pm

Abril 12 – Mayo 3, 6:00 – 7:30 pm

Registrese llamando a la 919-937-7528.

Our popular Coders Club for middle schoolers features monthly events. Includes pizza dinner. Scholarships available! Call 919-293-1133 or email


March: Powerful Patterns 

Code a repeating loop to create colorful, mind-blowing geometric patterns.
Grades 6-8
Wednesday, Mar. 15, 5:30 – 7:30 pm
$10 (scholarships available)


April: Make a Face 
Combine colors and basic shapes using code to create face icons.
Grades 6-8
Wednesday, Apr. 12, 5:30 – 7:30 pm
$10 (scholarships available)

Weekly Computer Club

Computer Club gives you a relaxed, personalized way to build your computer experience. It’s made for adults who are working on basic skills. We strongly recommend that you have taken one of our computer courses or similar. Come in for any club day and we’ll create a plan for you including self-guided lessons, practice exercises, and online resources. Plus you can socialize with and learn from other attendees. (Starting your skills from scratch? Begin with our four-week Computer Basics course, below.)

Wednesdays, 46 pm
Sign up once and then come any Wednesday
For adults age 18+

COVID Safety: Mask recommended.

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Upcoming Workshops

Kramden offers in-person and online workshops to keep you and your family active and learning.

Check back for more workshops.

Our digital literacy and technology training program inspires success by teaching critical computer and Internet skills.


Many Kramden classes are free. Need-based scholarships are available for other camps & classes. Apply for a scholarship here.


Volunteer as an assistant instructor or even lead a class. Email us to find out how you can help.