Computer Classes

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Winter Classes

FEBRUARY
Registration begins on Tuesday, January 20th via phone, online, or in person.
*Classes with an asterisk are video-based sessions taught by the Virtual Services Librarian.

Moursercise
Tuesday, 2/3 at 10am-noon. 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
Thursday, 2/4 at 6:30-8:30pm. Class size: 8
Teaches the fundamentals of personal computing, covering the desktop, files, folders, and applications (apps). This class is designed for beginning computer users

Intro to Email
Friday, 2/6 at 6:30-8:30pm. Class size: 8
Learn how to register for a email account, check your inbox, create an address book, and open attachments.

Beginner's Internet I & II (a two-part class)
Wednesday, 2/11 AND Wednesday 2/18 from 2-4pm. Class size: 8
Learn how to find and evaluate information on the World Wide Web.

Windows 8.1 Basics
Friday, 2/13 from 10am-noon. Class size 10
This hands-on class is for those who are comfortable with a personal computer and wish to transition to Microsoft's drastically redesigned operating system. Keyboard & mouse skills required.

Word Basics
Monday, 2/16 from 10am-noon. Class size 8
Learn the fundamentals of Microsoft's word-processing software.

Excel Basics
Tuesday, 2/17 at 6:30-8:30pm. Class size: 8
Learn the fundamentals of Microsoft's spreadsheet application.

Excel Pivot Tables*
Wednesday, 2/18 at 7:30-8:15pm. Class size: 8
Learn how to use pivot tables to summarize key data from a larger spreadsheet. Registrants should be familiar with Excel basics.

Excel Pivot Tables*
Wednesday, 1/28 at 7:30-8:15. Class size: 8
Learn how to use pivot tables to summarize key data from a larger spreadsheet. Registrants should be familiar with the basics of Excel.

Excel Intermediate
Thursday, February 19 from 6:30-8:30pm. Class size: 8
In this hands-on class, students will learn how to build a financial spreadsheet. Familiarity with basic Excel formulas and functions is a prerequisite.

Windows 8.1 Basics
Tuesday, 2/24 from 2-4pm. Class size 10
This hands-on class is for those who are comfortable with a personal computer and wish to transition to Microsoft's drastically redesigned operating system. Keyboard & mouse skills required.

Online Job Searching
Wednesday, 2/25 from 2-4pm. Class size 6
Learn how to look for and apply for jobs online and how to use Microsoft Word to create resumes and cover letters.

Online Job Searching
Thursday, 2/26 from 6:30-8:30pm. Class size 6
Learn how to use the library databases to find information that you can't simply Google.

 

JANUARY
Registration begins on Saturday, December 20th via phone, online, or in person.
*Classes with an asterisk are video-based sessions taught by the Virtual Services Librarian.

Windows 8.1 Basics
Tuesday, 1/6 at 10am-noon OR Monday, 1/19 2-4pm OR Thursday, 1/29 2-4pm.  Class size: 10
This hands-on class is for those who are comfortable with a personal computer and wish to transition to Microsoft's newly-redesigned operating system. Keyboard & mouse skills required.

Word Basics*
Thurday, 1/8 at 6:30-8:30pm. Class size: 8
Covers the ribbon, text editing, font groups, paragraph formats, tables, page layout, and document proofing.

eRead Illinois Ebooks for Android, iOS, & Kindle Fires
Monday, 1/12 at 6:30-8:30pm. Class size: 8
This hands-on class shows you how to use the free Axis360 app to download library ebooks from eRead Illinois.

Media on Demand Ebooks for B/W Kindles
Tuesday, January 13 from 10am-noon. Class size: 8
This hands-on class shows owners of black-and-white screen Kindles how to download library ebooks. If you own a non-Fire Kindle (e.g., a keyboard Kindle or Kindle Touch), this class is for you.

Word Intermediate*
Thursday, January 15 from 6:30-8:30pm. 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.

Media On Demand for Android, iOS, & Kindle Fires
Wednesday, January 21 from 2-4pm. Class size 8
A hands-on class that shows you how to use the free OverDrive app that enables you to download ebooks, videos, and more from Media on Demand.

Excel Basics*
Thursday, 1/22 at 6:30-8:30pm.  Class size: 8
Covers orientation to Excel; working with data; worksheet formatting and alterations; handling larger workbooks; and printing and sharing.

You & iOS
Saturday, 1/24 at 10-11:30pm.  Class size: 10
Learn to organize, customize, back up, and secure your mobile Apple device. Please bring your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch. Several iPad 2s will be on hand to borrow.

Excel Pivot Tables*
Wednesday, 1/28 at 7:30-8:15.  Class size: 8
Learn how to use pivot tables to summarize key data from a larger spreadsheet. Registrants should be familiar with the basics of Excel.

Excel Intermediate*
Thursday, January 29 from 6:30-8:30pm. Class size: 8
Covers working with tables, large datasets, conditional formatting, outlines, and intermediate formulas and functions.
 

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