Computer Classes

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Classes are open to valid District cardholders and are limited to individuals 12 years and older.

Classes may be cancelled due to low enrollment. Registered students will be notified of the cancellation.

All classes require basic mouse and keyboarding skills.

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Microsoft Office 2010

blue arrowSign up 30 days prior to start of the class.

Call 847-358-5881 ext. 167 or sign up online.

Word Basic

Wednesday, March 16, 6:30 – 8:00 p.m.

Sign up begins February 16

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Word Intermediate

Wednesday, March 30, 6:30 – 8:00 p.m.

Sign up begins February 29

Prerequisite: Word Basics

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Excel Basic

Wednesday, February 3, 6:30 – 8:00 p.m.

Sign up begins January 3

Tuesday, February 16, 2:00 – 3:30 p.m.

Sign up begins January 16

Monday, March 14, 6:30 – 8:00 p.m.

Sign up begins February 14

Thursday, April 14, 6:30 – 8:00 p.m.

Sign up begins March 14

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Excel Intermediate

Wednesday, February 17, 6:30 – 8:00 p.m.

Sign up begins January 17

Tuesday, February 23, 2:00 – 3:30 p.m.

Sign up begins January 23

Monday, March 28, 6:30 – 8:00 p.m.

Sign up begins February 28

Thursday, April 28, 6:30 – 8:00 p.m.

Sign up begins March 28

Prerequisite: Excel Basics

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Publisher Basic

Monday, February 15, 6:30 – 8:00 p.m.

Sign up begins January 15

PowerPoint: Basic

Wednesday, February 10, 6:30 – 8:00 p.m.

Sign up begins January 10

Learn how to create slide presentations in this introductory class.

Prerequisite: Basic MS Word skills

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PowerPoint Extras: Custom Animation

Tuesday, March 22, 6:30 – 8:00 p.m.

Sign up begins February 22

Learn to add, edit, and layer animations in your slides.

Prerequisite: PowerPoint Basics

PowerPoint Extras: Sound and Video

Tuesday, April 12, 6:30 – 8:00 p.m.

Sign up begins March 12

Learn to make a multimedia presentation that includes narration, embedded videos, and more.

Prerequisite: Basic PowerPoint skills.

Windows 8

Monday, February 15, 1:30 – 3:00 p.m.

Sign up begins January 15

Thursday, February 18, 6:30 – 8:00 p.m.

Sign up begins January 18

Learn all about navigating the Windows 8 interface, toggling between the start screen and desktop, and downloading apps.

Windows 10

Tuesday, March 15, 6:30 – 8:00 p.m.

Sign up begins February 15

Thursday, March 31, 1:30 – 3:00 p.m.

Sign up starts March 1

Start Menu, Tablet Mode, Cortana, oh my! Learn about Microsoft’s newest Operating System, Windows 10, including setup, features, and shortcuts.

 

Digital Life

blue arrowSign up begins Friday, December 18 at 9:00 a.m.

Call 847-358-5881 ext. 167 or sign up online.

LinkedIn 101

Tuesday, January 19, 2:00 – 3:30 p.m.

Monday, February 1, 6:30 – 8:00 p.m.

Learn how to create an account, build your profile, join groups, make connections, network, and search for jobs on LinkedIn.

Library Downloads: Kindle

Thursday, January 14, 6:30 – 8:00 p.m.

Learn how to download ebooks, audiobooks, movies, and music from MyMediaMall, 3M Cloud Library, and Hoopla to your Kindle Fire/HD.

Library Downloads: iPhone, Android, Microsoft

Thursday, January 21, 6:30 – 8:00 p.m

Learn how to download ebooks, audiobooks, movies, and music from MyMediaMall, 3M Cloud Library, and Hoopla to your tablet or smartphone.

Compatible devices: Android smartphones/tablets, iPad/ iPhone, Microsoft smartphones/tablets

How to Sell Your Stuff Online

Tuesday, January 26, 2:00 – 3:30 p.m.

Tuesday, March 15, 2:00 – 3:30 p.m.

Is your house starting to look like a warehouse? Find out how to turn your clutter into cash using Craigslist, eBay, Amazon, and Etsy.

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Find the Right App for That

Monday, February 8, 1:30 – 3:00 p.m.

Learn to how to find, evaluate, and manage mobile apps. We’ll end the meeting with an app share.

Cutting the Cable

Thursday, February 25, 6:30 – 8:00 p.m.

Save money and discover the newest streaming services and devices for movies, music, and productivity such as Google Chromecast, Roku, Netflix, Hulu, and more.

PHP Coding 101

Thursday, March 17, 6:30 – 8:30 p.m.

Learn the fundamentals of PHP Coding. This class covers simple coding exercises and introduces building dynamic websites. Participants should be comfortable using a web browser and have prior experience writing HTML.

PHP Coding 102

Thursday, March 24, 6:30 – 8:30 p.m.

Continue building PHP skills through more dynamic coding exercises from the Coding 101 class.

Adobe Creative Suite Overview

Tuesday, March 29, 6:30 – 8:00 p.m.

Looking to take your photos, videos, and designs to the next level? Learn how to get started in this presentation-style class about our available Adobe software, including Photoshop, Premiere Pro, and After Effects.

I Didn’t Know the Library Did That!

Tuesday, April 26, 7:00 – 8:30 p.m.

Learn about the many digital services provided by the library including ebooks, streaming videos and music, and online learning.

Basic Classes

blue arrowSign up begins Friday, December 18 at 9:00 a.m.

Call 847-358-5881 ext. 167 or sign up online.

iPad Basics

Thursday, February 4, 6:30 – 8:00 p.m.

Learn the iPad features, controls, and settings as well as how to navigate and organize your screens.

(Meeting Room 3)

Basic Computer Boot Camp

Wednesday, February 24, 6:30 – 8:00 p.m.

Wednesday, March 30, 1:00 – 2:30 p.m.

Start with a review of mouse skills and work your way to becoming an Internet surfer in this fast–paced class. This class is for beginners or “near beginners.”

Older Adults

blue arrowSign up begins Thursday, December at 9:00 a.m.

Call 847-358-5881 ext. 167 or sign up online.

iPad for Older Adults

Thursday, January 7, 1:00 – 2:30 p.m.

(Meeting Room 3)

Wednesday, March 9, 1:00 – 2:30 p.m.

(Meeting Room 2)

Friday, April 15, 9:30 – 11:00 a.m.

(Meeting Room 2)

Understand the basics of using an iPad and downloading some of the best senior–centric apps. Discover iPad features, controls, settings, and how to navigate and organize your screens.

Computer Class Series for Older Adults

Start from the beginning and improve your computer skills. No mouse skills required.

This series is progressive. When you sign up, you are committing for the whole set of classes.

1:00 – 2:30 p.m.

  • Wednesday, January 20
  • Friday, January 22
  • Wednesday, January 27
  • Friday, January 29

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