Computer Classes

Fall Classes

SEPTEMBER

Registration begins August 20th at 9:00 am via phone, online, or in person.

Mousercise
Monday, 9/8 at 10 am-11am.  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.

Excel Pivot Tables (Popular Software Skills Center)
Tuesday, 9/9 at noon-12:45 pm.  Class size: 6
Learn how to use pivot tables to summarize key data from a larger spreadsheet. Registrants should be familiar with Excel basics.

Introduction to PCs
Tuesday, 9/9 2pm-4pm.  Class size: 6
Teaches the fundamentals of personal computing, covering the desktop, files, folders, and applications (apps). This class is designed for beginning computer users.

Windows 8.1 Basics
Wednesday, 9/10 at 10 am-noon OR Tuesday, 9/23 at 2 pm-4 pm OR Monday, 9/29 at 6:30 pm-8:30 pm.  Class size: 8
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.

Beginner's Internet I & II (a two-part class)
Thursday, 9/11 & 9/18 at 2 pm-4 pm.  Class size: 6
Learn how to find and evaluate information on the World Wide Web.

Excel Basics (Popular Software Skills Center)
Friday, 9/12 at 6:30 pm-8:30 pm.  Class size: 8
Covers orientation to Excel; working with data; worksheet formatting and alterations; handling larger workbooks; and printing and sharing.

Introduction to Email
Monday, 9/15 at 2 pm- 4 pm.  Class size: 6
Learn how to register for a email account, check your inbox, create an address book, and open attachments.

Microsoft Excel Basics
Wednesday, 9/17 at 2 pm- 4 pm.  Class size: 6
Learn the fundamentals of Microsoft's spreadsheet application.

Excel Intermediate (Popular Software Skills Center)
Friday, 9/19 at 6:30 pm-8:30 pm.  Class size: 8
Covers working with tables, including pivot tables; the illustrations group; and intermediate formulas and functions.

Online Job Searching
Monday, 9/22 at 6:30 pm-8:30 pm.  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.

OCTOBER

Registration begins September 20th at 9:00 am via phone, online, or in person.

Word Basics (Popular Software Skills Center)
Wednesday, 10/1 at 2 pm-4 pm.  Class size: 8
Covers the ribbon, text editing, font groups, paragraph formats, tables, page layout, and document proofing.

Windows 8.1 Basics
Thursday 10/2 at 2 pm-4 pm OR Wednesday, 10/15 at 10 am-noon. Class size: 8
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.

There's an App for That!
Tuesday, 10/7 at 10 am-noon.  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.

Microsoft Excel Basics
Tuesday, 10/7 at 6:30 pm-8:30 pm.  Class Size: 6
Learn the fundamentals of Microsoft's spreadsheet application.

Word Intermediate (Personal Software Skills Center)
Wednesday, 10/8 at 2 pm-4pm.  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 Non-Kindle Tablets
Thursday, 10/9 at 10 am-11:30 am. Class size: 8
A hands-on class that show you how to download ebooks from Media on Demand to iPads, Nook tablets, Androids, and otehr non-Kindle tablets.  If you own a non-Kindle tablet ereader, pleasebring it and your library card to class.

Online Security & Privacy
Friday, 10/10 at 2 pm-4 pm. Class size: 10
This lecture-based class offers tips to better protectyourself from online scams, spam, biruses, and identity theft.

Downloading Library Ebooks from eRead Illinois to Kindle Fires
Tuesday, 10/14 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.

Microsoft Excel Intermediate
Tuesday, 10/14 at 6:30 pm-8:30 pm.  Class size: 6
In this hands-on class, students will learn how to build a financial spreadsheet. Familiarity with basic Excel formulas and functions is a prerequisite.

iPad Basics
Monday, 10/20 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.

Microsoft Word Basics
Tuesday, 10/21 at 6:30 pm-8:30 pm. Class size: 6
Learn the fundamentals of Microsoft's word-processing software.

Excel Basics (Popular Software Skills Center)
Wednesday, 10/22 at 2 pm-4 pm. Class size: 8
Covers orientation to Excel; working with data; worksheet formatting and alterations; handling larger workbooks; and printing and sharing.

Intermediate Microsoft Word
Tuesday, 10/28 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.

Excel Intermediate (Popular Software Skills Center)
Wednesday, 10/29 at 2 pm-4 pm.  Class size: 8
Covers working with tables, including pivot tables; the illustrations group; and intermediate formulas and functions.

Hello, Android
Friday, 10/31 at 10 am-noon.  Class size 8
Discover more about your Android smartphone or tablet if you are a beginner or not. Learn what makes Androids unique and how to customize your device to get more done and have more fun! Please bring your Android to class.

NOVEMBER

Registration begins on October 20th at 9:00 am via phone, online, or in person.

Mousercise
Monday , 11/3 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
Tuesday, 11/4 at 10 am-12 pm.  Class size: 6
Teaches the fundamentals of personal computing, covering the desktop, files, folders, and applications (apps). This class is designed for beginning computer users.

Downloading Library Ebooks from eRead Illinois to Android and iOS Devices
Tuesday, 11/4 at 6:30 pm-8:30 pm.  Class size: 8
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.

Beginner's Interent I & II (a two-part class)
Wednesday, 11/5 & 11/12 at 2 pm-4 pm.  Class size: 6
Learn how to find and evaluate information on the World Wide Web.

Windows 8.1 Basics
Saturday, 11/8 at 10am-noon OR 11/14 10am-noon OR 11/25 at 6:30 pm-8:30 pm.  Class size: 8
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.

Excel Pivot Tables (Popular Software SKills Center)
Tuesday, 11/11 at noon-12:45pm.  Class size: 6
Learn how to use pivot tables to summarize key data from a larger spreadsheet. Registrants should be familiar with Excel basics.

Downloading Media on Demand Ebooks to Kindles
Thursday, 11/13 at 2 pm-3:30 pm.  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.

Introduction to LinkedIn
Tuesday, 11/18 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.

Searching vs. Surfing
Wednesday, 11/19 at 10 am-noon.  Class size: 6
Learn how to use the library databases to find information that you can't simply Google.

Too Many Passwords!
Thursday, 11/20 at 2 pm-3:30 pm.  Class size: 8
Protect your digital life by learning new ways to create passwords that are hard-to-hack. Discover online and offline methods of storing your many passwords.

How to Use the Library Catalog (SWAN)
Tuesday, 11/25 at 10 am-noon.  Class size: 6
Learn how to create a catalog PIN for managing your library accounts; search for, request, and renew materials; save your reading history; and more!

Online Job Searching
Tuesday, 11/25 at 2 pm-4 pm.  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.

 

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