Online Workshops

Kramden has launched new online workshops to keep you and your family active and learning at home. Check back weekly for the latest!

How Digitizing Works: From Ebooks to Family Photos

How does a book become an ebook? What do I do with that box of Grandpa’s photos and letters? What does DPI mean? Learn about the process of digitizing from start to finish, and how you can do it at home. We’ll cover the actual photographic process, basic image corrections, file organization, and file storage.
Wednesday, July 15, 11 am – 12 pm
All ages
Free
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Build a PC: Live Demos

Learn how to build a computer from scratch, including: choosing parts, installing parts into the case, adding a graphics card, and troubleshooting. Watch and ask questions as the instructor builds and modifies a gaming PC.
2-hour extended workshop
Thursday, July 2, 10 am – 12 pm
Wednesday, July 15, 1 pm – 3 pm
Tuesday, July 28, 10 am – 12 pm
Grades 6 – 12
$15
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Online Camps

We’re bringing our STEAM camps to you! Spark your child’s imagination with our creative technology camps. Try game design, Scratch coding, electronics, digital creativity, and music coding. Or check out our live computer-building demos.

Computer Classes Postponed

To help keep our community healthy during the coronavirus COVID-19 outbreak, we have postponed our Monday night computer classesWe will contact each participant with updated information. If you have any questions, please contact us at 919-293-1133.

Computer Classes for Beginners

Postponed until further notice
Normally held Monday evenings, 6 – 8 pm (unless noted)
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FREE. Ages 18+

This four-class series helps beginners with little or no computer experience learn basic skills. Free computer offer! Attend all four classes to receive a free refurbished desktop computer system (one per household). Sponsored by MetLife.

  • Computer Basics. Learn how to use Windows, including basic programs; saving, copying, and deleting files; organizing folders, and using USB drives.
  • Office Programs. Learn how to use free LibreOffice programs to create simple documents; use cut, copy, and paste; and get an introduction to creating spreadsheets and presentations.
  • Internet Basics. Learn how to browse websites; find good info using Google searches; filling out forms; keeping accounts secure; and avoiding scams.
  • Social Media Savvy. Learn about social media sites; protecting your privacy; avoiding scams; and enjoying and sharing photos, music, and videos.

TechGirlz Workshop Postponed

The Python programming workshop scheduled for Thursday, March 26, has been postponed until a later date. If you registered, please check your email for updates.

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

Questions? Contact us at classes@kramden.org.

Scholarships: 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.

Kramden’s classes are taught in the Lenovo Learning Lab at our office in Durham. Get directions.