New! Weekly Computer Club

Our new Computer Club gives you a relaxed, personalized way to build your computer skills. Come in for any club day and we’ll work with you to create a plan to practice your skills, including self-guided lessons, practice exercises, and online resources. Plus you can socialize with and learn from other attendees.

Wednesdays, 46 pm
Starts February 16 (attend any or all club days)
Free
For adults age 18+.

COVID Safety: Mask required; group size limited; socially distanced.

In-Person Computer Classes for Beginners

Our in-person classes are back! Choose a session below or call 919-293-1133. Classes are held at our new office in Durham (5010 NC Hwy 55).

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 required; group size limited; socially distanced.

Wednesdays, Jan. 19 – Feb. 9
4 – 6 PM

Free Online Computer Training & Certification

Kramden offers Northstar computer skills courses and assessments. These courses are designed to help you learn computer skills or refresh your existing skills.

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

Mondays & Tuesdays, Jan. 10 – Mar. 1
6:00 – 7:30 PM

Our popular Coders Club for middle schoolers returns with monthly events. Registration fee for in-person events includes pizza dinner. Scholarships available! Call 919-293-1133 or email classes@kramden.org.

January: Make Beats with Sonic Pi 
Create your own beats with Sonic Pi, a code-based music creator.
Grades 6-8
Wednesday, Jan. 19, 5:30 – 7:30 pm
$10 (scholarships available)
Register

February: Code Your Own Adventure in Python 
Make a pick-your-own-path interactive story with simple Python code.
Grades 6-8
Wednesday, Feb. 16, 5:30 – 7:30 pm
$10 (scholarships available)
Register

Upcoming Workshops

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

Intro to Windows 11  

Windows 11 is here, and it’s brought some major changes to how you use your PC. We’ll walk you through the visual and functional differences from Windows 10. There are a few new features as well as significant appearance changes for old features like the Start Menu and Task Bar. We’ll even go over settings and apps that can bring back some of the Windows 10 interface.
All ages
Saturday, January 29, 1 pm – 2:30 pm
Free
Register

Customize Windows 11 on your new PC   

Does you new PC look a little… different than your last one? Welcome to Windows 11! Following up on our Intro to Windows 11 workshop, this session will guide you through customizing Windows 11 and adapting it to your needs. Want to make it look more like Windows 10? Set up quick access to your apps? Save time with shortcuts and hard-to-find features? We’ll show you how.
All ages
Saturday, February 5, 1 pm – 2:30 pm
Free
Register

Improve Your Internet Security: 10 Easy Tips  

It’s more important than ever to keep your personal devices like your computer and phone secure. They could be the entry point for an intruder to gain access to all your sensitive personal information. We’ll cover 10 straightforward tips you can act on right away. Lock things down, keep out prying eyes, and secure your data and transactions on the Internet.
All ages
Saturday, February 26, 1 pm – 2:30 pm
Free
Register

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

Scholarships

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

Volunteer

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