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.

November: Motor Motion with Arduino  
Move objects with motors controlled by code you write using the Arduino system.
Grades 6-8
Wednesday, Oct. 17, 5:30 – 7:00 pm
$10 (scholarships available)
Register

November: Make Mad Libs with Python 
Create fun fill-in-the-blank phrases with simple Python programming.
Grades 6-8
Wednesday, Dec. 15, 5:30 – 7:00 pm
$10 (scholarships available)
Register

In-Person Computer Classes for Beginners

Our in-person classes are back! Space is very limited so sign up below or call 919-293-1133. Classes are held at our new office in Durham (5010 NC Hwy 55).

COVID Safety Policies: To keep our students of all ages safe, masks are required for all in-person classes, regardless of vaccination status. Space is limited to maintain safe social distance. Computers and other equipment are cleaned between uses.

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 refurbished desktop computer system.

Mondays, Nov. 29 – Dec. 20
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, Nov. 29 – Feb. 1
6:00 – 7:30 PM

Upcoming Workshops

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

Explore the Zooniverse   

The Zooniverse (zooniverse.org) is a portal for a variety of fun but professional research projects that uses volunteers in place of computer power. Anyone can contribute to real discoveries on a variety of topics from arts and history to astronomy and biology. Join us for a brief tour of several projects.
All ages
Wednesday, Nov. 10, 6:00 – 7:00 PM
Free
Register

Secrets of the Keyboard   

Could your keyboard be doing more for you? Find out what secrets your keyboard may be hiding and how they can help you be more productive. From unusual special characters to useful shortcut commands, we’ll take you through all the extra stuff hidden in plain sight.
All ages
Wednesday, December 1, 6 pm – 7 pm
Free
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Protect Your Computer From Malware   

Keeping your computer working properly is essential. Unfortunately you may run into many sources of malware on the Internet. Malware threats include viruses that delete data , ransomware that holds your PC hostage, and malicious advertising that slows it down. Learn five easy steps that will help you prevent, recognize, and clean up malware.
All ages
Saturday, December 4, 1 pm – 2 pm
Free
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Malware Museum: The History of Malware   

For as long as we’ve had computers we’ve had malware: the viruses, worms, and other malicious software that can delete data and steal information. We’ll explore the history of these threats based on the Malware Museum. Going back to the early days, even pre-Internet, you’ll see examples of how malware has attacked our PCs over time and how they have adapted in the arms race against security software.
All ages
Saturday, December 11, 1 pm – 2 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.