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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

  • Photoediting with Pixlr
    When: Tuesday, September 08, 2015 6:00 PM
    Where: Indian Prairie Public Library District at Meeting Room

    Learn how to edit photos using Pixlr, a free online photoediting tool.
  • Intro to Computers and Internet
    When: Wednesday, September 09, 2015 10:00 AM
    Where: Indian Prairie Public Library District at Meeting Room

    Learn the basics of a Windows computer, the Internet, and email in this two-part class
  • Twitter 101
    When: Wednesday, September 09, 2015 2:00 PM
    Where: Indian Prairie Public Library District at Meeting Room

    Learn the basics of Twitter! In this two-hour class, you’ll learn how to find people to follow and search for information about your interests. Prerequisites: Must be comfortable using the keyboard, the mouse, and the Internet, and be curious about online social networks. Email address required.
  • 3D Printers for Beginners
    When: Thursday, September 10, 2015 6:00 PM
    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.
  • Lynda Learning
    When: Tuesday, September 15, 2015 2:00 PM
    Where: Indian Prairie Public Library District at Meeting Room

    Come and learn about how can use Lynda to access over 3,000 video courses.
  • Intro to Computers and Internet
    When: Wednesday, September 16, 2015 10:00 AM
    Where: Indian Prairie Public Library District at Meeting Room

    Learn the basics of a Windows computer, the Internet, and email in this two-part class
  • Making Movies with iMovie
    When: Saturday, September 19, 2015 2:00 PM
    Where: Indian Prairie Public Library District at Meeting Room

    Learn and create a movie from start to finish. On this hands on class we will go over the basics. Learn how to add and edit pictures, video, music and text to a movie.
  • eLibrary Drop-In
    When: Tuesday, September 22, 2015 2:00 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. Bring your tablet, smartphone, or ereader.
  • Tech Talk: Appy Hour
    When: Thursday, September 24, 2015 6:00 PM
    Where: Indian Prairie Public Library District at Conference Room

    Share your favorite apps and get app recommendations
  • Keeping Your Children Safe Online
    When: Wednesday, September 30, 2015 6:00 PM
    Where: Indian Prairie Public Library District at Meeting Room

    The Internet Safety Specialist from the Attorney General's Office will present ways that parents can protect their children online.
  • Introduction to Your Mac
    When: Tuesday, October 06, 2015 2:00 PM
    Where: Indian Prairie Public Library District at Meeting Room

    Bring your MacBook and we will cover the basics of using OS X including programs, keyboard commands, and other useful tips.
  • Introduction to Excel 2013
    When: Tuesday, October 06, 2015 6:00 PM
    Where: Indian Prairie Public Library District at Meeting Room

    In this two part class (10/6 and 10/13) learn how to: enter, sort, filter, and format data; create or modify worksheets and charts; use simple formulas; and more. Basic computer skills required.
  • Introduction to Windows 8
    When: Wednesday, October 07, 2015 10:00 AM
    Where: Indian Prairie Public Library District at Meeting Room

    Learn how to navigate a Windows 8 computer using the Metro Interface.
  • Facebook 101
    When: Wednesday, October 07, 2015 2:00 PM
    Where: Indian Prairie Public Library District at Meeting Room

    Learn how to set up a Facebook account, set privacy settings, and connect with family and friends. Prerequisites: Must be comfortable using the keyboard, the mouse, and the Internet, and be curious about online social networks. Email address required: bring your email address and password to class.
  • Getting Started with Etsy
    When: Thursday, October 08, 2015 6:00 PM
    Where: Indian Prairie Public Library District at Meeting Room

    Maggie DiBardino will discuss how to set up and run a successful store on Etsy.
  • LinkedIn 101
    When: Tuesday, October 13, 2015 2:00 PM
    Where: Indian Prairie Public Library District at Meeting Room

    LinkedIn is the world's largest business network. Learn how to set up your profile, build a professional network, and get the most out of your LinkedIn account. Basic computer skills required.
  • Introduction to Excel 2013
    When: Tuesday, October 13, 2015 6:00 PM
    Where: Indian Prairie Public Library District at Meeting Room

    In this two part class (10/6 and 10/13) learn how to: enter, sort, filter, and format data; create or modify worksheets and charts; use simple formulas; and more. Basic computer skills required.
  • iPad 101
    When: Wednesday, October 14, 2015 2:00 PM
    Where: Indian Prairie Public Library District at Meeting Room

    Just getting started with your iPad? Learn to change settings, use menus and install apps. Bring your Apple ID, password, and your iPad.
  • Android Tablets 101
    When: Wednesday, October 14, 2015 6:00 PM
    Where: Indian Prairie Public Library District at Meeting Room

    Learn the basics of the using your tablet. Bring your Samsung Galaxy, Google Nexus, or other Android tablet to class.
  • Catalog Tips & Tricks
    When: Tuesday, October 20, 2015 2:00 PM
    Where: Indian Prairie Public Library District at Meeting Room

    Come see the new and improved library catalog. Learn how to check out eBooks directly from the catalog and sign up for text notifications.
  • Tech Talk: What is Coding?
    When: Thursday, October 22, 2015 6:00 PM
    Where: Indian Prairie Public Library District at Conference Room

    Discuss what coding is and how you can learn to code.
  • Blogging with Tumblr
    When: Thursday, October 29, 2015 6:00 PM
    Where: Indian Prairie Public Library District at Meeting Room

    Learn how to use the social media site Tumblr to start a blog; create and share content; manage posts; and gain a following.
  • Word Basics
    When: Tuesday, November 03, 2015 2:00 PM
    Where: Indian Prairie Public Library District at Meeting Room

    Learn the basics of Microsoft Word including, the "ribbon," inserting text, saving, and working between documents.
  • Excel: Pivot Tables & Other Advanced Features
    When: Tuesday, November 03, 2015 6:00 PM
    Where: Indian Prairie Public Library District at Meeting Room

    Learn some of Excel's more advanced features including working with tables, pivot tables, illustrations group, and intermediate formulas & functions. Prerequisite: Experience with Excel.
  • Just Google It!
    When: Wednesday, November 04, 2015 2:00 PM
    Where: Indian Prairie Public Library District at Meeting Room

    Get an overview of common (and not so common) tools Google has to offer plus hands-on practice with Google productivity tools and apps.
  • Word Basics
    When: Tuesday, November 10, 2015 2:00 PM
    Where: Indian Prairie Public Library District at Meeting Room

    Learn the basics of Microsoft Word including, the "ribbon," inserting text, saving, and working between documents.
  • Coding Apps
    When: Thursday, November 12, 2015 6:00 PM
    Where: Indian Prairie Public Library District at Meeting Room

    Learn how to use popular coding apps like Hopscotch and Codeacademy 
  • Intermediate iPad
    When: Saturday, November 14, 2015 10:00 AM
    Where: Indian Prairie Public Library District at Meeting Room

    Do more with your iPad! Learn to access email, manage your time and share photos. Bring your Apple ID, password, and your iPad.
  • eLibrary Drop-In
    When: Tuesday, November 17, 2015 2:00 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. Bring your tablet, smartphone, or ereader.
  • Just Google It!
    When: Tuesday, November 17, 2015 6:00 PM
    Where: Indian Prairie Public Library District at Meeting Room

    Get an overview of common (and not so common) tools Google has to offer plus hands-on practice with Google productivity tools and apps.
  • Tech Talk: Virtual Reality
    When: Thursday, November 19, 2015 6:00 PM
    Where: Indian Prairie Public Library District at Conference Room

    Join us for a discussion on the latest development in Virtual Reality

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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