Classes are held in the Computer Lab on the fourth floor. Most classes are a 1.5 hour, hands-on class that meets for only one session. (Introduction To Typing meets five times.) You may repeat a class if you want to improve your skills.
How to Register
Register in person at the 4th floor Reference Services Desk, by phone at 847-376-2841 or online through the Events Calendar.
Class Descriptions and Dates
Summer Session, June to August, 2013
Basic Computer Skills
Does it seem like absolutely everybody but you is using a computer? Then the Basic Computer Skills class is for you. You will learn the handful of basic mouse and typing skills that are needed to use simple computer programs and perform tasks online. The class will be as much fun as it is informative.
|Wednesday||June 05, 2013||10:00 AM||Register|
|Tuesday||July 16, 2013||2:00 PM||Register|
|Thursday||August 22, 2013||6:30 PM||Register|
Introduction To the InternetThis introductory class will teach you essential Internet skills and provide you with enough basic information to avoid some of the all–too–common Internet pitfalls. Walk in a novice; walk out a "Googler."
|Monday||June 03, 2013||10:00 AM||Register|
|Wednesday||July 03, 2013||6:30 PM||Register|
|Wednesday||July 24, 2013||10:00 AM||Register|
|Tuesday||August 27, 2013||2:00 PM||Register|
Intermediate Internet Searching
Now that you know your way around the Net, it's time to expand your searching know–how. We'll show you some tips and tricks for smarter searching and a few useful web sites you may not know about.
|Thursday||June 20, 2013||10:00 AM||Register|
|Tuesday||July 09, 2013||10:00 AM||Register|
|Monday||July 29, 2013||6:30 PM||Register|
|Thursday||August 29, 2013||2:00 PM||Register|
Introduction to Word
The Introduction to Microsoft Word class will introduce you to essential word processing functions and guide you through various ways to manipulate and format text. The new "Office Button" and "Ribbon" menu scheme will be explained. You will need to have basic mouse and keyboarding skills to appreciate this class.
|Monday||June 03, 2013||6:30 PM||Register|
|Wednesday||June 12, 2013||6:30 PM||Register|
|Monday||July 01, 2013||6:30 PM||Register|
|Wednesday||August 07, 2013||6:30 PM||Register|
|Tuesday||August 20, 2013||2:00 PM||Register|
Introduction to Excel
Class will cover the basic features of Microsoft Excel: creating spreadsheets, generating charts, and using basic formulas and functions. The new "Office Button" and "Ribbon" menu scheme will be explained. You will need to have basic mouse and keyboarding skills to appreciate this class.
|Wednesday||June 05, 2013||6:30 PM||Register|
|Monday||June 10, 2013||6:30 PM||Register|
|Wednesday||July 17, 2013||6:30 PM||Register|
|Monday||August 05, 2013||6:30 PM||Register|
Microsoft PowerPoint is arguably the most popular tool for creating presentations for school, business or other occasions. We'll teach you the basics you need to develop an effective and interesting presentation. You will need to have basic mouse and keyboarding skills to appreciate this class.
|Wednesday||June 19, 2013||6:30 PM||Register|
|Wednesday||August 14, 2013||6:30 PM||Register|
This advanced class will cover the specialized features of Word and guide you through the various ways to format and enhance your document. You will be shown how to use Hyperlinks, Headers and Footers, Page Breaks, Section Breaks, Watermarks, Page Borders, Indents, Spacing and Columns. You will need to have a working knowledge of Microsoft Word to appreciate this class.
|Monday||June 24, 2013||6:30 PM||Register|
|Monday||July 22, 2013||6:30 PM||Register|
|Monday||August 19, 2013||6:30 PM||Register|
|Wednesday||August 28, 2013||6:30 PM||Register|
This advanced class will cover additional formulas (Countit, If, Degree, Even, Odd, Upper, Lower) and show you how to Merge/Unmerge Cells, Wrap Text, Format Tables, Conditional Formatting, and create Pivot Tables. You will need to have a working knowledge of Microsoft Excel to appreciate this class.
|Wednesday||June 26, 2013||6:30 PM||Register|
|Wednesday||July 24, 2013||6:30 PM||Register|
|Monday||August 12, 2013||6:30 PM||Register|
|Monday||August 26, 2013||6:30 PM||Register|
Are you responsible for creating the family newsletter, brochures for work, or other materials? Do you want to give your documents a professional-quality look and save time? Microsoft Publisher, an entry-level desktop publishing application, gives the user design and layout control. You will need a working knowledge of Microsoft Word.
|Monday||June 17, 2013||6:30 PM||Register|
eDPPL: Books, Music And More 24/7
Learn about the library products to use on smartphones, tablets, eReaders, and computers. This class will provide an overview of the eBook and audiobook product MyMediaMall, our music product Freegal, and the magazine product Zinio. Other library-related downloads for mobile devices will also be discussed.
|Tuesday||June 11, 2013||7:00 PM||Register|
|Tuesday||July 02, 2013||7:00 PM||Register|
|Tuesday||August 06, 2013||7:00 PM||Register|
The MyMediaMall Lab is an opportunity to work with a library staff member to learn about using MyMediaMall for free downloadable audiobooks and ebooks. No registration is required.
Check out our eDPPL page for more information about ebooks, music, movies, and more.
|Thursday||June 06, 2013||11:30 AM||More info|
|Thursday||June 20, 2013||7:00 PM||More info|
|Thursday||June 27, 2013||11:30 AM||More info|
|Friday||July 05, 2013||1:30 PM||More info|
|Thursday||July 18, 2013||7:00 PM||More info|
|Thursday||August 01, 2013||11:30 AM||More info|
|Thursday||August 15, 2013||7:00 PM||More info|
|Thursday||August 29, 2013||11:30 AM||More info|
BITS & BYTES
|Tuesday||August 13, 2013||6:30 PM||Register|
Put Your Face On Facebook
Enter the worldwide social network and join the conversation! You will create your own Facebook account, set up and update your profile, find friends, protect your online information, and learn about some of Facebook's finer points. You must have an active email account to sign up for this hands-on class.
|Wednesday||August 21, 2013||6:30 PM||Register|
Finding Credible Online Health Information!
There is a lot of medical information on the Internet, but how much of it is credible? This workshop will show you how to search for reliable consumer health information. You'll learn the trusted resources librarians use—and feel better for it!
|Monday||July 15, 2013||10:00 AM||Register|
You Won't Find This On Google!
You may be paying for things you can get for free! Learn about the many resources you can access for free at the library or from home on the library's web site: Consumer Reports, newspaper articles (current and historical), obituaries, census records, resume assistance, one-on-one live tutoring, language instruction and more.
|Wednesday||June 19, 2013||10:00 AM||Register|
|Tuesday||August 06, 2013||2:00 PM||Register|
Do you ever feel like you are the last person without an email address? We’ll teach you how to sign up for a free email account. You’ll learn how to check and send email, as well as how to organize messages and protect yourself from unwanted email. You must be able to use the mouse and the keyboard, and be familiar with using a Web browser, to best follow this class.
|Tuesday||June 25, 2013||10:00 AM||Register|
Intermediate Email Class
This class will cover a few things you can do with an online email account beyond basic reading and writing. Learn more advanced features of email, including the creation of folders to organize messages as well as and how to manage your address book. You must have an email account.
|Thursday||July 18, 2013||2:00 PM||Register|