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

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

Word 2010 Basic

Wednesday, May 11, 6:30 – 8:00 p.m.

 

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Word Intermediate

Wednesday, May 18, 6:30 – 8:00 p.m.

Prerequisite: Word Basics

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Excel 2010 Basic

Monday, June 6, 6:30 – 8:00 p.m.

Thursday, June 23, 3:00 – 4:30 p.m.

Monday, July 11, 6:30 – 8:00 p.m.

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

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Excel Intermediate

Prerequisite: Excel 2010 Basic

Monday, June 20, 6:30 – 8:00 p.m.

Thursday, June 30, 3:00 – 4:30 p.m.

Monday, July 18, 6:30 – 8:00 p.m.

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

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Publisher 2010 Basic

Monday, May 16, 6:30 – 8:00 p.m.

PowerPoint 2010 Basic

Wednesday, June 1, 6:30 – 8:00 p.m.

Learn how to create slide presentations in this introductory class.

Prerequisite: Basic MS Word skills

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Windows 10

Tuesday, June 7, 1:30 – 3:00 p.m.

Tuesday, July 12, 6:30 – 8:00 p.m.

(Meeting Room 2)

We will show you everything you need to get started with Windows 10, including the new Start menu, Edge, Cortana, and basic customization

Digital Life

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

How to Sell Your Stuff Online

Tuesday, May 3, 2:00 – 3:00 p.m.

Tuesday, Aug 2, 2:00 – 3:00 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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Facebook Basics

Thursday, May 12, 6:30 – 8:00 p.m.

Monday, May 16, 1:30 – 3:00 p.m.

This class covers the basics of Facebook, including how people use it to keep in touch with friends and family.

Cutting the Cable

Wednesday, May 25, 1:30 – 3:00 p.m.

Thursday, July 21, 6:30 – 8:00 p.m.

Wednesday, August 17, 6:00 – 7:30 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.

Buying a Computer 101

Tuesday, June 14, 1:30 – 3:00 p.m.

(Meeting Room 2)

From Macs to PCs, and laptops to desktops—learn what to look for when buying the right computer for your needs.

I Didn’t Know the Library Did That!

Thursday, June 16, 7:00 – 8:30 p.m.

Learn about the many digital services provided by the Library including ebooks, streaming video and music, online learning, and much more.

LinkedIn 101

Tuesday, June 21, 2:00 – 3:00 p.m.

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

Website Coding from Scratch 101

Tuesday, July 12, 6:00 – 8:00 p.m.

Learn the fundamentals of HTML and CSS— the languages used to display webpages. We’ll cover common HTML tags and CSS style techniques for making your site look great on screen sizes. No prior coding experience necessary, though you should be comfortable with typing and saving files.

Website Coding from Scratch 102

Prerequisite: Website Coding from Scratch 101 or prior experience with HTML and CSS.

Tuesday, July 26, 6:00 – 8:00 p.m.

Ready for more HTML and CSS? We’ll dive into modern design techniques using the popular responsive framework Bootstrap. Learn about jQuery and how it can be used to make your website more interactive.

Get an Education Online

Monday July 25, 6:30 – 8:00 p.m.

(Meeting Room 2)

Discover a world of online learning, from the free university classes and “MOOCs” (Massive Open Online Courses) to apps and websites featuring tutorials on a world of subjects.

Wearable Technology

Thursday, August 11, 1:30 – 3:00 p.m.

(Meeting Room 2)

We’ll take a look at current wearable technology such as Apple Watch or Fitbit and consider the potential future impact that wearables will have on how we interact with our environment.

Your Automated Home

Thursday, August 25, 6:30 – 8:00 p.m.

(Meeting Room 2)

The future is now! Apple, Google, and others have announced products to enable the smart home. Learn what’s available, what’s around the bend, and all the trends leading the “Internet of things”.

Basic Classes

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

iPad Basics

Thursday, June 2, 6:30 – 8:00 p.m.

Meeting Room 3)

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

Basic Computer Boot Camp

Wednesday, June 22, 6:30 – 8:00 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

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

iPad for Older Adults

Monday, May 9, 9:30 – 11:00 a.m.

Thursday, July 7, 1:00 – 2:30 p.m.


(Meeting Room 3)

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.

Older Adult Computer Class Set

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

1:00 – 2:30 p.m.

  • Wednesday, June 8
  • Friday, June 10
  • Wednesday, June 15
  • Friday, June 17

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

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Diagnosing Health Information on the Internet

Wednesday, July 13, 6:30 – 8:00 p.m.

From snake oil to penicillin—learn how to evaluate health information on the Web and find reliable websites for researching health