Sign up starts Monday, December 16 at 9:00 a.m.
Call 847-358-5881 ext. 167 or sign up online.
- Classes are limited to individuals 12 years and older.
- Classes may be cancelled due to low enrollment. Registered students will be notified of the cancellation.
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Microsoft Office 2010
Microsoft Office 2010 classes are open to valid District cardholders.
- Wednesday, January 15, 1:30 – 3:00 p.m.
- Tuesday, February 11, 9:30 – 11:00 a.m.
- Monday, March 24, 1:30 – 3:00 p.m.
Overall introduction to some of the most important features of Word.
- Friday, January 17, 1:30 – 3:00 p.m.
- Thursday, February 13, 9:30 – 11:00 a.m.
- Wednesday, March 26, 6:30 – 8:00 p.m.
Explore the advanced featuresof Microsoft Word.
Prerequisite: Word Basics.
- Monday, January 6, 6:30 – 8:00 p.m.
- Tuesday, February 11, 6:30 – 8:00 p.m.
- Monday, March 17, 6:30 – 8:00 p.m.
- Thursday, April 17, 10:00 – 11:30 a.m.
Learn to create a spreadsheet, enter basic formulas and create a basic chart.
- Monday, January 13, 6:30 – 8:00 p.m.
- Tuesday, February 18, 6:30 – 8:00 p.m.
- Monday, March 31, 6:30 – 8:00 p.m.
- Thursday, April 24, 10:00 – 11:30 a.m.
Learn to sort, filter and format your data plus create a PivotTable.
Prerequisite: Excel Basics.
- Wednesday, March 5, 2:00 – 3:30 p.m.
Make a customized newsletter for your business or organization.
- Tuesday, February 4, 1:30 – 3:00 p.m.
Learn how to create slide presentations in this introductory class.
Prerequisite: Basic Word skills.
PowerPoint: Sounds and Video
- Wednesday, March 5, 6:30 – 8:00 p.m.
Make a multimedia presentation that includes narration, embedded videos, and more.
Prerequisite: PowerPoint Basics
PowerPoint: Charts and Diagrams
- Wednesday, April 2, 6:30 – 8:00 p.m.
Enhance your presentations with attractive data displays.
Prerequisite: PowerPoint Basics
Access: Part One
- Thursday, April 17, 6:30 – 8:30 p.m.
Create a relational database with tables, relationships, input masks, and data integrity.
Prerequisite: Advanced MS Word and MS Excel, or equivalent experience.
Access: Part Two
- Thursday, April 24, 6:30 – 8:30 p.m.
Covers forms, queries, reports, and importing/exporting data.
Prerequisite: Part I.
- Tuesday, January 21, 1:30 – 3:00 p.m.
Get started with the basics including signing up, filling out a profile, and adding friends.
You Can’t Google This! Be an Online Sleuth
- Thursday, January 30, 6:30 – 8:00 p.m.
Find information that can’t be found using Google. Whether at home or at the Library you have access to genealogy research, business lists, public records, and computer tutorials through the Library website with your Palatine Library card.
Facebook for Business
- Wednesday, February 5, 6:30 – 8:00 p.m.
Get an introduction to Pages, Facebook’s platform for businesses and organizations. Please have a personal Facebook account set-up before class.
Start a Website with WordPress.com
- Tuesday, February 18, 9:30 – 11:00 a.m.
Create a simple blog or website with this free tool.
- Thursday, February 20, 1:30 – 3:00 p.m.
Use Google Drive to archive files, collaborate on projects, and as a Microsoft Office alternative. Please create a Google account before class.
How to Sell Your Stuff Online
- Monday, February 24, 6:30 – 8:00 p.m.
- Thursday, March 13, 10:00 – 11:30 a.m.
Is your house starting to look like a warehouse? Learn how to turn your clutter into cash using Craigslist, eBay, Amazon, and Etsy.
Online Security: Part One
- Tuesday, March 4, 6:00 – 8:00 p.m.
Discover the basics of malware, signs that a computer might be infected with malicious programs, and general guidelines to keep your computer safe when browsing online.
Online Security: Part Two
- Tuesday, March 11, 6:00 – 8:00 p.m.
Find out how your computer and information can be compromised and steps you can take to stay safer online.
Prerequisite: Online Security Part One
Getting the Most Out of Your Email
- Thursday, March 6, 6:30 – 8:00 p.m.
Are you just replying and forwarding your messages? Unlock the full potential of your email account.
Facebook: Ten Ways to Stay Safe
- Tuesday, March 11, 11:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Protect your privacy and security with ten simple tips.
Diagnosing Health Information on the Internet
- Wednesday, March 26, 1:00 – 2:30 p.m.
According to Pew Research Center (2013), one third of U.S. adults use the Internet as a diagnostic tool. Discover how to find accurate health information.
Basic Computer Boot Camp
- Thursday, February 27, 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.”
Computer Class Series for Older Adults
- Wednesday, February 19, 1:00 – 2:30 p.m.
- Friday, February 21, 1:00 – 2:30 p.m.
- Wednesday, February 26, 1:00 – 2:30 p.m.
- Friday, February 28, 1:00 – 2:30 p.m.
- Wednesday, April 23, 1:00 – 2:30 p.m.
- Friday, April 25, 1:00 – 2:30 p.m.
- Wednesday, April 30, 1:00 – 2:30 p.m.
- Friday, May 2, 1:00 – 2:30 p.m.
Start from the beginning and improve your computer skills. This series is progressive. When you sign up, you are committing to all four classes.
No mouse skills required.
iPad for Older Adults
- Wednesday, January 8, 1:00 – 2:30 p.m.
- Wednesday, February 5, 1:00 – 2:30 p.m.
- Wednesday, March 12, 1:00 – 2:30 p.m.
- Wednesday, April 9, 1:00 – 2:30 p.m.
Understand the basics of using an iPad and downloading some of the best senior- centric apps. Discover iPad features, controls, and settings as well as how to navigate and organize your screens.
eBooks & Audiobooks
Bring your device, account information, and Palatine Library card with PIN.
Download to Tablets and Smartphones
- Monday, February 3, 6:00 – 7:00 p.m.
Download ebooks and audiobooks to your smartphone or tablet using MyMediaMall or 3M Cloud Library.
Compatible devices: Android smartphones/tablets, Nook Color/HD, Nook Tablet/HD, iPad/ iPhone.
Download to Kindle Fire, Kindle Fire HD, and Kindle App
- Tuesday, January 28, 6:00 – 7:00 p.m.
Download ebooks and audiobooks to your Kindle Fire/HD using MyMediaMall or 3M Cloud Library.
Compatible devices: Kindle Fire/HD, iPad/iPhone with Kindle App downloaded, Android smartphones/tablets with Kindle App downloaded.
Digital Media Programs
Living Healthy on the Go
- Tuesday, February 25, 6:00 – 7:30 p.m.
Higher productivity and healthier living are just a click or tap away. Discover several mobile apps and online networks that can help you meet and manage your health goals.
iPhoneography: Part One
- Wednesday, March 19, 6:00 – 7:30 p.m.
The basics on how to take, edit, and share beautiful photos using your iPhone or iPad. Review several free apps that will take your mobile photography skills to the next level.
iPhoneography: Part Two
- Tuesday, March 25, 6:00 – 7:30 p.m.
Move beyond point-and-shoot in this advanced iPhone/iPad photography class. Use multiple apps to create stunning work of art with your iPhone or iPad.
Start Your Own Makerspace
- Tuesday, April 1, 6:30 – 8:00 p.m.
Are you interested in making your own lowbudget versatile electronics for computers and more? This class highlights a variety of different “DIY” kits such as the Raspberry Pi, BeagleBone, Arduino, and an overview of wearable electronics.
- Wednesday, April 16, 6:00 – 7:30 p.m.
Just bought a Mac and want to know how to use it? Get to know your Mac with this introductory course on Mac OS X. Recommended: bring your Macbook and a mouse.