Computer Classes

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  • Ask a Librarian online, call 708.532.0160, x.1, or stop by to speak with a Librarian or Computer Assistant

August

Registration begins on Wednesday, July 20th via phone, online, or in person.

Basics

Introduction to Email- Wednesday , August 17 from 10 am-noon. Class size: 6
Register for and learn the basics of a Gmail account.

Beginner's Internet- Monday, August 15 from 2-4 pm. Class size: 6
Learn how to find and evaluate info on the Web.

Beyond the Basics

Organize Your Digital Files, Folders, & Photos- Monday, August 22 from 10 am-noon. Class size: 8
Learn strategies to organize your files, folders, and pictures on your computer, as well as the advantages of Internet cloud services for storage and sharing.

Do Better Research- Saturday, August 27 from 2-4 pm. Class size: 10
Learn tips to improve the efficiency of your personal, business, or school research, explore better resources, and see how our librarians can help.

Digital Media

Lights! Camera! Action!- Thursday, August 18 from 6:30-8:30 pm. Class size: 4
Star in a library video production! This hands-on class will teach how to record, edit, and share videos you create in our Digital Media Studio with green screen technology.

Job Search

Online Job Searching- Thursday, August 25 from 10 am-noon. Class size: 6
Learn how to look for and apply for jobs online and how to use Microsoft Word for resumes and cover letters.

Microsoft

Excel Basics: Operations and Formatting-Tuesday, August 16 from 6:30-8:30 pm. Class size: 8
Learn the fundamentals of Microsoft's spreadsheet application.

Excel Intermediate: Functions & Charts- Friday, August 19 from 10 am-noon. Class size: 8
Learn intermediate level functions and how to apply limits to cells. Also covers importing data into Excel and making charts or graphs.

Outlook Basics- Friday, August 26 from 2-3 pm. Class size: 10
This lecture-style class introduces you to the basics of Microsoft Outlook's email, calendar, and more.

PowerPoint Basics- Wednesday , August 24 from 2-4 pm. Class size: 6
Learn how to create Microsoft PowerPoint slideshows with dynamic features to spice up your presentations.

Word Basics- Thursday, August 18 from 10 am-noon. Class size: 8
Learn the fundamentals of Microsoft's word-processing software. Includes the ribbon, text editing, font groups, paragraph formats, tables, page layout, and document proofing.

September

Registration begins on Saturday, August 20th via phone, online, or in person.

Basics

Mousercise-Tuesday, September 6 from 6:30-8 pm. Class size: 6
Learn to use a two-button mouse. Take this class first if you do not know how to copy and paste.

Introduction to PCs-Wednesday, September 7 from 6:30-8:30 pm. Class size: 8
Teaches the fundamentals of personal computing; designed for beginning computer users.

Introduction to Email-Thursday, September 8 from 10 am-noon. Class size: 6
Register for and learn the basics of a Gmail account.

Beginner's Internet-Friday, September 9 from 2-4 pm. Class size: 6
Learn how to find and evaluate info on the Web.

Beyond the Basics

Password Management-Wednesday, September 28 from 6:30-8:30 pm. Class size: 8
Protect your digital life as we explore how to create hard-to-hack passwords and store them online and offline.

Online Privacy & Security-Friday, September 30 from 10 am-noon. Class size: 8
Learn strategies for keeping your digital belongings private. This is an intermediate-to-advanced level class.

Digital Media

Photoshop 'til You Drop-Monday, September 12 from 6:30-8:00 pm. Class size: 4
Learn the basics of photo enhancement in Adobe Photoshop. This hands-on class is for those who are comfortable using a PC.

Oral Histories: Preserve Your Past-Wednesday, September 14 from 2-4 pm. Class size: 8
Keep your memories alive by recording and editing your voice in digital format using our Digital Media Studio.

Job Search

Online Job Searching- Thursday, September 29 from 10 am-noon. Class size: 6
Learn how to look for and apply for jobs online and how to use Microsoft Word for resumes and cover letters.

Microsoft

Windows 10 Basics-Tuesday, September 13 from 2-4 pm. Class size: 10
This hands-on class is for those who are comfortable with a personal computer and wish to familiarize themselves with Microsoft's newest operating system.

Excel Basics: Operations and Formatting-Monday, September 19 from 6:30-8:30 pm. Class size: 8
Learn the fundamentals of Microsoft's spreadsheet application.

Excel Pivot Tables-Wednesday, September 21 from noon-12:45pm.
Learn how to use pivot tables to summarize key data from a larger spreadsheet. Registrants should be familiar with Excel basics.

Excel: Simple Financial Report-Thursday, September 22 from 2-4 pm. Class size: 8
Learn how to use Excel to create a profit/loss projection based on production costs and sales information. Registrants should be familiar with fundamentals of Excel.

Word Basics-Tuesday, September 20 from 6:30-8:30 pm. Class size: 8
Learn the fundamentals of Microsoft's word-processing software. Includes the ribbon, text editing, font groups, paragraph formats, tables, page layout, and document proofing.

Word: Tables, Templates, & Macros-Wednesday, September 28 from 2-4 pm. Class size: 8
Learn how to format tables and work with document templates, images, and graphics. Mail merge and macros are also covered. Registrants should be familiar with fundamentals of Microsoft Word.

Mobile

Discover Skype-Friday, September 9 from 10 am-noon. Class size: 8
Learn the fundamentals of Skype for video chat. Apple FaceTime and Google Hangouts will be mentioned.

You & iOS-Friday, September 16 from 10 am-noon. Class size: 10
Learn to organize, customize, back up, and secure your iPad, iPhone, or iPod touch. Please bring your device to class. Several iPad 2s will be available.

Hello, Android-Tuesday, September 20 from 2-4 pm. Class size: 10
Bring your device to discover more about your Android smartphone or tablet. Learn what makes Androids unique and how to get more done and have more fun!

More Technology Help Options:

  • Lynda.com
  • Search our catalog for DVDs, ebooks, physical books, and more about computers
  • Ask a Librarian online, call 708.532.0160, x.1, or stop by to speak with a Librarian or Computer Assistant