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The library offers free, hands-on computer classes for IPPL cardholders. Click on a class title below for more information and to register. Questions? Call 630/887-8760 ext. 239.

Upcoming Classes

  • Intro to 3D Printing
    When: Saturday, May 28, 2016 10:00 AM
    Where: Indian Prairie Public Library District at Meeting Room

    Learn about 3D design and printing, how to submit a print request, and how to get started on creating your own 3D object. 

    Register starting Feb. 22 online, by phone at 630/887-8760 ext. 239, or at the Adult Ask Us Desk.
  • Gaming Lock-In
    When: Saturday, June 04, 2016 7:00 PM
    Where: Indian Prairie Public Library District at IPPL

    Celebrate the end of school with a night of gaming.
    We will play console games, PC games, and board games.
    Feel free to bring your laptop or PC for League of Legends and CS:GO,  plus and $5 to chip in for pizza.
  • Intro to Windows 10
    When: Tuesday, June 07, 2016 4:00 PM
    Where: Indian Prairie Public Library District at Meeting Room

    Learn the new features of Windows 10. Class covers the start menu, Cortana, and Edge Browser.
  • Excel Basics
    When: Tuesday, June 07, 2016 6:30 PM
    Where: Indian Prairie Public Library District at Meeting Room

    Learn how to use cells, formulas, worksheets, charts, and more in this two-part class.
  • Facebook 101
    When: Wednesday, June 08, 2016 10:00 AM
    Where: Indian Prairie Public Library District at Meeting Room

    Want to keep in touch with friends and family? Join us for an introduction to this widely used social networking service, where you'll learn how to: set up an account and edit your Facebook profile, select privacy settings, and more.
  • Intro to Word
    When: Thursday, June 09, 2016 4:00 PM
    Where: Indian Prairie Public Library District at Meeting Room

    Learn to create, save, and name a document, plus how to format text.
  • Excel Basics
    When: Thursday, June 09, 2016 6:30 PM
    Where: Indian Prairie Public Library District at Meeting Room

    Learn how to use cells, formulas, worksheets, charts, and more in this two-part class.
  • iPad/iPhone 101
    When: Saturday, June 11, 2016 10:00 AM
    Where: Indian Prairie Public Library District at Meeting Room

    Bring your iPhone or iPad and learn the basics of iOS. Learn what an app is, security, and other features.
  • Hacking Electronics
    When: Tuesday, June 14, 2016 2:00 PM
    Where: Indian Prairie Public Library District

    Grades 7-12. Build and program a variety of intrusion and alarm protection devices, such as laser tripwires, motion detectors, and keypad locks.
    Group will meet in Conference Room 202.
  • Design Lab: Vinyl Cutter
    When: Wednesday, June 15, 2016 1:00 PM
    Where: Indian Prairie Public Library District at Meeting Room

    Grades 4-8. Design your own stickers and stencils and cut them out with our vinyl cutter.
  • Minecraft Club
    When: Friday, June 17, 2016 1:00 PM
    Where: Indian Prairie Public Library District at Meeting Room

    Grades 2-7. Use your own account or ours.
  • Anime Addicts
    When: Monday, June 20, 2016 6:30 PM
    Where: Indian Prairie Public Library District at Meeting Room

    Do you enjoy anime and Japanese snacks?
    If so, this is the place for you!
  • Hacking Electronics
    When: Tuesday, June 21, 2016 2:00 PM
    Where: Indian Prairie Public Library District

    Grades 7-12. Build and program a variety of intrusion and alarm protection devices, such as laser tripwires, motion detectors, and keypad locks.
    Group will meet in Conference Room 202.
  • Tech Talk: Google Cardboard & Virtual Reality
    When: Thursday, June 23, 2016 7:00 PM
    Where: Indian Prairie Public Library District at Youth Room

    Join this staff-led technology discussion group. We will go over what Google Cardboard is and other virtual reality devices available. 
  • Pokken Tournament
    When: Friday, June 24, 2016 6:00 PM
    Where: Indian Prairie Public Library District at Meeting Room

    TBD
  • Hacking Electronics
    When: Tuesday, June 28, 2016 2:00 PM
    Where: Indian Prairie Public Library District

    Grades 7-12. Build and program a variety of intrusion and alarm protection devices, such as laser tripwires, motion detectors, and keypad locks.
    Group will meet in Conference Room 202.
  • Design Lab: 3 D Printing
    When: Wednesday, June 29, 2016 1:00 PM
    Where: Indian Prairie Public Library District at Meeting Room

    Grades 4-8. Lean all about 3D printing and design and remix your own 3D objects.
  • Hacking Electronics
    When: Tuesday, July 05, 2016 2:00 PM
    Where: Indian Prairie Public Library District

    Grades 7-12. Build and program a variety of intrusion and alarm protection devices, such as laser tripwires, motion detectors, and keypad locks.
    Group will meet in Conference Room 202.
  • Intermediate iPad/iPhone
    When: Saturday, July 09, 2016 10:00 AM
    Where: Indian Prairie Public Library District at Meeting Room

    Do more with your iPad or iPhone! This class goes over additional apps installed on your device as well as iCloud. 
  • Minecraft Mods
    When: Saturday, July 09, 2016 1:00 PM
    Where: Indian Prairie Public Library District at Meeting Room

    Grades 6-12. Learn how to program your own mods and load them into your game.
  • Hacking Electronics
    When: Tuesday, July 12, 2016 2:00 PM
    Where: Indian Prairie Public Library District

    Grades 7-12. Build and program a variety of intrusion and alarm protection devices, such as laser tripwires, motion detectors, and keypad locks.
    Group will meet in Conference Room 202.
  • Design Lab: Vinyl Cutter
    When: Wednesday, July 13, 2016 1:00 PM
    Where: Indian Prairie Public Library District at Meeting Room

    Grades 4-8. Design your own stickers and stencils and cut them out with our vinyl cutter.
  • Excel: Sort and Filter
    When: Thursday, July 14, 2016 6:00 PM
    Where: Indian Prairie Public Library District at Board Room

    Learn how to use the sort and filter features to organize your data. Basic Excel skills required.
  • Excel: Formulas and Functions
    When: Thursday, July 14, 2016 7:30 PM
    Where: Indian Prairie Public Library District at Board Room

    Learn how to use formulas and functions. Basic Excel skills required.
  • Minecraft Club
    When: Friday, July 15, 2016 1:00 PM
    Where: Indian Prairie Public Library District at Meeting Room

    Grades 2-7. Use your own account or ours.
  • Anime Addicts
    When: Monday, July 18, 2016 6:30 PM
    Where: Indian Prairie Public Library District at Meeting Room

    Do you enjoy anime and Japanese snacks?
    If so, this is the place for you!
  • Hacking Electronics
    When: Tuesday, July 19, 2016 2:00 PM
    Where: Indian Prairie Public Library District

    Grades 7-12. Build and program a variety of intrusion and alarm protection devices, such as laser tripwires, motion detectors, and keypad locks.
    Group will meet in Conference Room 202.
  • Design Lab: 3 D Printing
    When: Wednesday, July 20, 2016 1:00 PM
    Where: Indian Prairie Public Library District at Meeting Room

    Grades 4-8. Lean all about 3D printing and design and remix your own 3D objects.
  • Drop-In: eLibrary
    When: Wednesday, July 20, 2016 7:00 PM
    Where: Indian Prairie Public Library District at Lobby

    Stop by the lobby to find out about getting FREE ebooks, emagazines, emovies, and emusic with your Indian Prairie Public Library card. Bring your tablet, smartphone, or ereader.
  • Call of Duty: Black Ops 3
    When: Friday, July 22, 2016 6:00 PM
    Where: Indian Prairie Public Library District at Meeting Room

    TBD
  • Samsung Galaxy/ Android 101
    When: Saturday, July 23, 2016 10:00 AM
    Where: Indian Prairie Public Library District at Meeting Room

    Bring your Samsung Galaxy or Android device and learn the basics of using your tablet or phone.
  • Instagram
    When: Tuesday, July 26, 2016 7:00 PM
    Where: Indian Prairie Public Library District at Meeting Room

    Learn what Instagram is and why it's so popular. Please bring your own device for this program.
  • Minecraft Club
    When: Friday, July 29, 2016 1:00 PM
    Where: Indian Prairie Public Library District at Meeting Room

    Grades 2-7. Use your own account or ours.
  • Crafternoons - Back to School
    When: Monday, August 01, 2016 3:00 PM
    Where: Indian Prairie Public Library District at Meeting Room

    Go back to school in style with decorated supplies and cool locker decorations.
  • iPad/iPhone Technology Boot Camp
    When: Tuesday, August 09, 2016 10:00 AM
    Where: Indian Prairie Public Library District at Meeting Room

    Learn the basics and additional features of tablets or smartphones in this 3 part class. Your own smart phone or tablet is required.
  • Boot Camp Overflow TBA
    When: Tuesday, August 09, 2016 2:00 PM
    Where: Indian Prairie Public Library District at Meeting Room

  • iPad/iPhone Technology Boot Camp
    When: Wednesday, August 10, 2016 10:00 AM
    Where: Indian Prairie Public Library District at Meeting Room

    Learn the basics and additional features of tablets or smartphones in this 3 part class. Your own smart phone or tablet is required.
  • Boot Camp Overflow TBA
    When: Wednesday, August 10, 2016 2:00 PM
    Where: Indian Prairie Public Library District at Meeting Room

  • iPad/iPhone Technology Boot Camp
    When: Thursday, August 11, 2016 10:00 AM
    Where: Indian Prairie Public Library District at Meeting Room

    Learn the basics and additional features of tablets or smartphones in this 3 part class. Your own smart phone or tablet is required.
  • Boot Camp Overflow TBA
    When: Thursday, August 11, 2016 2:00 PM
    Where: Indian Prairie Public Library District at Meeting Room

  • Anime Addicts
    When: Monday, August 15, 2016 6:30 PM
    Where: Indian Prairie Public Library District at Meeting Room

    Do you enjoy anime and Japanese snacks?
    If so, this is the place for you!
  • Samsung Galaxy/ Android Technology Boot Camp
    When: Tuesday, August 16, 2016 10:00 AM
    Where: Indian Prairie Public Library District at Meeting Room

    Learn the basics and additional features of tablets or smartphones in this 3 part class. Your own smart phone or tablet is required.
  • Boot Camp Overflow TBA
    When: Tuesday, August 16, 2016 2:00 PM
    Where: Indian Prairie Public Library District at Meeting Room

  • Samsung Galaxy/ Android Technology Boot Camp
    When: Wednesday, August 17, 2016 10:00 AM
    Where: Indian Prairie Public Library District at Meeting Room

    Learn the basics and additional features of tablets or smartphones in this 3 part class. Your own smart phone or tablet is required.
  • Boot Camp Overflow TBA
    When: Wednesday, August 17, 2016 2:00 PM
    Where: Indian Prairie Public Library District at Meeting Room

  • Samsung Galaxy/ Android Technology Boot Camp
    When: Thursday, August 18, 2016 10:00 AM
    Where: Indian Prairie Public Library District at Meeting Room

    Learn the basics and additional features of tablets or smartphones in this 3 part class. Your own smart phone or tablet is required.
  • Boot Camp Overflow TBA
    When: Thursday, August 18, 2016 2:00 PM
    Where: Indian Prairie Public Library District at Meeting Room

  • Tech Talk: Website Design
    When: Thursday, August 25, 2016 7:00 PM
    Where: Indian Prairie Public Library District at Board Room

    Join this staff-led technology discussion group. We will go over various ways of website design, hosting, and content management systems.
  • Make Your Own Beats
    When: Saturday, August 27, 2016 10:00 AM
    Where: Indian Prairie Public Library District at Meeting Room

    Learn how to use the library's equipment and software to make music.

If you can't make it to one of our classes or want a class on a different topic, check these resources for free or low cost computer classes:

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