Improve Your Technology Skills!

Charlotte Mecklenburg Library offers a variety of free digital literacy programs for both beginners and those looking to enhance their technology skills. Classes are offered online and at select Library locations. We also partner with organizations such as AARP and the Center for Digital Equity to bring you additional resources and options.

Digital Literacy Charlotte: Tech Titans 50+

Sign up for a beginner’s technology class or series at your local library! In partnership with AARP, Charlotte Mecklenburg Library will be hosting sessions at multiple library locations. This program provides a welcoming learning environment for older adults to support each other as they develop new technology skills. Programs are geared toward ages 50+.

Upcoming Courses:

Courses meet 2x per week for 5 or 10 weeks. These are hands-on classes with lots of practice and a course book is provided.

Computer Essentials (5-Weeks)

This 5-week course covers the essentials of how to use the basic functions of a personal computer, how to navigate the internet, and how to send and receive email. By the end of the course, you’ll have a foundation for using a computer and the internet to enrich your life. A computer will be provided for use during each class session.  Courses meet 2x per week for 5-weeks. These are hands-on classes with lots of practice and a course book is provided.


Sugar Creek Library Mondays and Wednesdays at 11am starting Monday, April 15th


North County Library (Huntersville) Mondays and Wednesdays at 10am starting Monday, April 15th


Allegra Westbrooks Library Mondays and Wednesdays at 11am starting Monday, April 22nd


Money Matters (10-weeks)

In this 10-week course, you’ll learn about smart financial habits, use online resources to find benefits, and save money online. This course is much more than budgeting! By the end of this course, you will also know how to shop online to find the best deals, search for flights and hotels on the internet, access movies and music, and earn extra income. This class will be offered on Mondays and Wednesdays at 3:00 p.m. starting April 29th at Southpark Library.

Tech Tuesdays at Sugar Creek

This will be a weekly offering of lectures on a variety of topics at Sugar Creek Library. You can register for individual classes or attend all four. They will be held Tuesdays at 12 p.m.

  • All Things Zoom – Sugar Creek Library – Tuesday, May 7th at 12 p.m. Register
  • Staying Safe Online – Sugar Creek Library – Tuesday, May 14th at 12 p.m. Register
  • Smartphones at a Glance – Sugar Creek Library – Tuesday, May 21st at 12 p.m. Register
  • Online Health Resources – Sugar Creek Library – Tuesday, May 28th at 12 p.m.. Register

One-time Classes:

Lectures are one-time classes that will introduce you to a topic and provide answers to common questions. No device is required for these classes.

  • How to Choose a Computer – Allegra Westbrooks – April 10th at 1:30 p.m. Register
  • Tech Tips for Disaster Preparedness – Mint Hill Library – April 11th at 11 a.m. Register
  • Online Shopping– Southpark Library – April 15th at 11 a.m. Register
  • Protecting Your Personal Information Online – Southpark Library – April 25th at 11 a.m. Register
  • Mindfulness Apps Southpark Library – May 9th at 11 a.m. Register
  • Intro to Hosting Zoom Mint Hill Library – May 30th at 1 p.m. Register
  • How to Choose a New Computer Mint Hill Library – June 13th at 11 a.m. Register

More are being added, check here to see the full list!

What is Digital Literacy?

Digital literacy means having the skills to use a variety of digital tools for managing the tasks of daily life. Almost everything we do today requires some level of digital skill or technology, making digital literacy a more critical skill than ever. Digital literacy is not just the mastery of certain tasks or skills, but the ability to approach new concepts and tools and feel equipped to learn and grow as technology changes. It includes being able to be safe online and how to use technology to meet your own personal goals. Digital literacy is a journey, as we all adapt and change along with the technology that shapes our world today.

Read more from the American Library Association here.