Computer Classes

MAY CLASSES:

Registration begins MONDAY, April 21 at 9:00am via phone, online or in-person.

Mousercise
Thursday, 5/1 at 2 pm- 3 pm. Class size: 6
Mousercise teaches those with little or no experience how to use a mouse. If you have not used a mouse, or if you do not know how to copy and paste, we recommend taking this class before any other.

Introduction to PCs using Windows 7
Monday, 5/5 at 10 am- noon. Class size: 6
Learn how to turn on your PC, launch programs, use the Start button and keyboard, create and save files, and access the control panel to customize your monitor background.

Microsoft Word Basics
Tuesday, 5/6 at 6:30 pm- 8:30 pm. Class size: 10
Learn the fundamentals of Microsoft's word-processing software.

Beginner's Internet I & II (a 2-part class)
Wednesday, 5/7 at 2 pm- 4 pm -AND- Wednesday, 5/14 at 2 pm - 4pm. Class size: 6
Learn how to find and evaluate information on the World Wide Web.

Microsoft Excel Basics
Thursday, 5/8 at 10 am - noon. Class size: 6
Learn the fundamentals of Microsoft's spreadsheet application.

Introduction to Email
Friday, 5/9 at 6:30 pm- 8:30 pm. Class size: 6
Learn how to register for a email account, check your inbox, create an address book, and open attachments.

Intermediate Microsoft Word
Tuesday, 5/13 at 6:30 pm- 8:30 pm. Class size: 6
Building on lessons learned in "Microsoft Word Basics," this class will cover templates, text boxes, columns, tables, WordArt, themes, and more.

Windows 8 Basics
Wednesday, 5/14 at 10 am- noon. Class size: 8
This hands-on class will introduce you to Microsoft's newest operating system. Keyboard & mouse skills required.

JUNE CLASSES:

Registration begins Tuesday, May 20 at 9:00am via phone, online or in-person.

Excel Basics (Popular Software Tutorial)
Tuesday, 6/3 at 10 am- noon. Class size: 8
Covers orientation to Excel; working with data; worksheet formatting and alterations; handling larger workbooks; and printing and sharing.

Downloading Library Ebooks from eRead Illinois to Kindle Tablets
Tuesday, 6/3 at 2 pm- 4 pm. Class size: 6
A hands-on class showing Kindle tablet users how to download ebooks from the eRead Illinois collection. Please bring your library card and Kindle Fire, Fire HD, or Fire HDX with you to class.

Downloading Media on Demand Ebooks to Non-Kindle Tablets
Friday, 6/6 at 10 am- 11:30 am. Class size: 8
Covers handling of lists, charts, and tables; custom table styles and themes; graphic objects options and modifications; adding quick parts; text flow configurations; document templates; mail merge; and macros.

Downloading Media on Demand Ebooks to Kindles
Monday, 6/9 at 10 am- 11:30. Class size: 8
A hands-on class showing Kindle users how to download ebooks from Media on Demand to their Kindles. If you own a Kindle, please bring it together with your library card and Amazon account information to class.

Excel Intermediate (Popular Software Tutorial)
Tuesday, 6/10 at 10 am - noon. Class size: 8
Covers working with tables, including pivot tables; the illustrations group; and intermediate formulas and functions.

Downloading Library Ebooks from eRead Illinois to Android and iOS Devices
Friday, 6/13 at 6:30 pm- 8:30 pm. Class size: 6
A hands-on class showing Android and iOS device users how to download ebooks from the eRead Illinois collection. Please bring your library card and device with you to class.

Introduction to LinkedIn
Monday, 6/16 at 6:30 pm- 8:30 pm. Class size: 6
How to join LinkedIn, build your profile, make connections, add recommendations, and maintain and enhance your LinkedIn page. This class is for those without existing LinkedIn accounts.

Downloading Media on Demand Ebooks to Non-Kindle Tablets
Wednesday, 6/25 at 2 pm- 3:30. Class size: 8
A hands-on class that shows you how to download ebooks from Media on Demand to iPads, Nook tablets, Androids, and other non-Kindle tablets. If you own a non-Kindle tablet ereader, please bring it and your library card with you to class.

Downloading Media on Demand Ebooks to Kindles
Friday, 6/27 at 2 pm- 3:30. Class size: 8
A hands-on class showing Kindle users how to download ebooks from Media on Demand to their Kindles. If you own a Kindle, please bring it together with your library card and Amazon account information to class.

JULY CLASSES:

Registration begins Friday, June 20 at 9:00am via phone, online or in-person.

Windows 8 Basics
Tuesday, 7/1 at 10 am- noon. Class size: 8
This hands-on class will introduce you to Microsoft's drastically redesigned operating system. Keyboard & mouse skills required.

Online Security & Privacy
Wednesday, 7/2 at 10 am- noon. Class size: 10
This lecture-based class offers tips to better protect yourself from online scams, spam, viruses, and identity theft.

Windows 8 Basics
Monday, 7/7 at 6:30 pm- 8:30 pm. Class size: 8
This hands-on class will introduce you to Microsoft's drastically redesigned operating system. Keyboard & mouse skills required.

iPad Basics
Thursday, 5/10 at 2 pm- 4 pm. Class size: 10
Learn to organize, customize, back up, and secure your iPad. Discover some fun and practical apps to get started. Please bring any iPad model you may have to class. Several iPad 2s will be available to those who do not bring one.

There's an App for That!
Wednesday, 5/16 at 2 pm- 4 pm. Class size: 10
Discover a variety of the best Apple and Android apps. You'll learn best practices for choosing, downloading, and managing your many apps. Please bring your tablet or smartphone, as well as any apps you'd like to share during class.

Windows 8 Basics
Saturday, 7/19 at 10 am- noon. Class size: 8
This hands-on class will introduce you to Microsoft's drastically redesigned operating system. Keyboard & mouse skills required.

Intermediate Microsoft Word
Tuesday, 5/13 at 6:30 pm- 8:30 pm. Class size: 6
Building on lessons learned in "Microsoft Word Basics," this class will cover templates, text boxes, columns, tables, WordArt, themes, and more.

Windows 8 Basics
Wednesday, 5/14 at 10 am- noon. Class size: 8
This hands-on class will introduce you to Microsoft's newest operating system. Keyboard & mouse skills required.

**NO CLASSES IN AUGUST, DUE TO COMPUTER UPGRADES.**
Classes will resume in September, and the registration for those classes begins Wednesday, August 20 at 9:00am via phone, online or in-person.
If you need computer assistance sooner, feel free to try the library's streaming video databases of computer instruction & more: