Computer Classes

The library offers free, hands-on computer classes for IPPL cardholders. Click on a class title below for more informaton and to register. Questions? Call 630/887-8760 ext. 239. Interested in volunteering? Apply to become a Tech Tutor!

junctioncolorwebThis year, we are going beyond books and reading and encouraging people to expand their horizons by attending programs. Join us at the Junction—IPPL Junction!—to learn something new, create from scratch, and share your knowledge with your neighbors. IPPL card-holders who participate in designated Junction programs will earn entries into our monthly and grand prize drawings, donated by the Friends of IPPL.

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Upcoming Classes

  • When: Friday, September 05, 2014 - All Day
    Where: IPPL

    Computer Classes Registration begins

  • When: Tuesday, September 09, 2014 - 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
    Where: Meeting Room, 2nd Floor

    Technology users of all skill levels are invited to join the discussion of technology trends and share tips. Explore software apps and current tools for creating in 3D.

  • When: Monday, September 15, 2014 - 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    Where: Meeting Room, 2nd Floor

    This hands-on,two part class (9/15 & 9/22) will introduce new users to today’s computer basics. Using a laptop, patrons will learn to find and open programs, create a document and practice navigating with a keyboard and mouse.
    No prior computer experience required.

  • When: Monday, September 15, 2014 - 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
    Where: Meeting Room, 2nd Floor

    In this two part class (9/15 & 9/22) learn how to enter data, format cells, use simple formulas and navigate Excel 2010 worksheets. Prerequisite: Basic computer skills.

  • When: Monday, September 15, 2014 - 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
    Where: Meeting Room, 2nd Floor

    In this two part class (9/15 & 9/22) learn to format text, create, save and name a Word 2010 document. Prerequisite: Basic computer skills.

  • When: Tuesday, September 16, 2014 - 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
    Where: Meeting Room, 2nd Floor

    Learn how to set up a Facebook account, create 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.

  • When: Tuesday, September 16, 2014 - 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
    Where: Meeting Room, 2nd Floor

    Learn some of Excel's more intermediate features including working with tables, pivot tables, illustrations group, and intermediate formulas & functions. Prerequisite: Experience with Excel.

  • When: Tuesday, September 16, 2014 - 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    Where: Meeting Room, 2nd Floor

    Learn how to use software to create your own 3D objects and to prepare your digital object file for printing with IPPL’s 3D printer.

  • When: Friday, September 19, 2014 - 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    Where: Meeting Room, 2nd Floor

    Topics include: Paypal, EBay for Sellers, EBay for Buyers and Etsy: Creating your Shop. Learn computer, Internet and software skills at your own pace using instructional software and videos. An instructor and Tech Tutors will help you select and use the right tutorial for your interest and skill level. Continue learning with online access to these tutorials at home or in the library.

  • When: Monday, September 22, 2014 - 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    Where: Meeting Room, 2nd Floor

    This hands-on,two part class (9/15 & 9/22) will introduce new users to today’s computer basics. Using a laptop, patrons will learn to find and open programs, create a document and practice navigating with a keyboard and mouse.
    No prior computer experience required.

  • When: Monday, September 22, 2014 - 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
    Where: Meeting Room, 2nd Floor

    In this two part class (9/15 & 9/22) learn how to enter data, format cells, use simple formulas and navigate Excel 2010 worksheets. Prerequisite: Basic computer skills.

  • When: Monday, September 22, 2014 - 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
    Where: Meeting Room, 2nd Floor

    In this two part class (9/15 & 9/22) learn to format text, create, save and name a Word 2010 document. Prerequisite: Basic computer skills.

  • When: Wednesday, September 24, 2014 - 4:00 PM - 5:30 PM
    Where: Meeting Room, 2nd Floor

    Learn the basics of digital video creation using iMovie on the Mac and IPPL’s new digital media equipment.

  • When: Wednesday, September 24, 2014 - 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
    Where: Meeting Room, 2nd Floor

    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.

  • When: Saturday, October 04, 2014 - 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
    Where: Meeting Room, 2nd Floor

    Join us for a technology program with an expert from Home Depot discussing current home automation trends and projects. Devices that help you automate your home will be highlighted and demonstrated.

  • When: Tuesday, October 07, 2014 - 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
    Where: Meeting Room, 2nd Floor

    Technology users of all skill levels are invited to join the discussion of technology trends and share tips.
    Share privacy concerns and review standards of digital security.

  • When: Thursday, October 09, 2014 - 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
    Where: Meeting Room, 2nd Floor

    Basic tools and techniques of PowerPoint are covered in Part 1 (10/9) and in Part 2 (10/30) students are guided through creating their own presentations in this dynamic, hands-on class. Students may save and share their presentations as part of IPPL's Junction initiative.

  • When: Thursday, October 09, 2014 - 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
    Where: Meeting Room, 2nd Floor

    Learn how to use software to create your own 3D objects and to prepare your digital object file for printing with IPPL’s 3D printer.

  • When: Friday, October 17, 2014 - 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    Where: Meeting Room, 2nd Floor

    Topics include: Access, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint and Word at basic through expert levels. Learn computer, Internet and software skills at your own pace using instructional software and videos. An instructor and Tech Tutors will help you select and use the right tutorial for your interest and skill level. Continue learning with online access to these tutorials at home or in the library.

  • When: Tuesday, October 21, 2014 - 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
    Where: Meeting Room, 2nd Floor

    Learn the basics of digital video creation using iMovie on the Mac and IPPL’s new digital media equipment.

  • When: Monday, October 27, 2014 - 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    Where: Meeting Room, 2nd Floor

    Just getting started with your iPad? Learn to change settings, use menus and install apps. Bring your Apple ID, password, and your iPad.

  • When: Thursday, October 30, 2014 - 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
    Where: Meeting Room, 2nd Floor

    Basic tools and techniques of PowerPoint are covered in Part 1 (10/9) and in Part 2 (10/30) students are guided through creating their own presentations in this dynamic, hands-on class. Students may save and share their presentations as part of IPPL's Junction initiative.

  • When: Thursday, October 30, 2014 - 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
    Where: Meeting Room, 2nd Floor

    Skype is your tool to talk with friends or family anywhere in the world for free! Create a Skype account and learn to make voice and video calls over the Internet in this hands-on class.

  • When: Tuesday, November 04, 2014 - 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
    Where: Meeting Room, 2nd Floor

    Technology users of all skill levels are invited to join the discussion of technology trends and share tips.
    Wearable technology is where it’s at this holiday season!

  • When: Tuesday, November 11, 2014 - 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
    Where: Meeting Room, 2nd Floor

    Do more with your iPad! Learn to access email, manage your time and share photos.
    Bring your Apple ID, password, and your iPad.

  • When: Wednesday, November 12, 2014 - 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    Where: Meeting Room, 2nd Floor

    This hands-on,two part class (11/12 & 11/19) will introduce new users to today’s computer basics. Using a laptop, patrons will learn to find and open programs, create a document and practice navigating with a keyboard and mouse.
    No prior computer experience required.

  • When: Wednesday, November 12, 2014 - 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
    Where: Meeting Room, 2nd Floor

    In this two part class (9/15 & 9/22) learn to format text, create, save and name a Word 2010 document. Prerequisite: Basic computer skills.

  • When: Friday, November 14, 2014 - 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    Where: Meeting Room, 2nd Floor

    Topics include: Computer Basics, Windows 8, Mac OS X, iPad Basics, Social Media and Adobe. Learn computer, Internet and software skills at your own pace using instructional software and videos. An instructor and Tech Tutors will help you select and use the right tutorial for your interest and skill level. Continue learning with online access to these tutorials at home or in the library.

  • When: Friday, November 14, 2014 - 1:30 PM - 3:30 PM
    Where: Meeting Room, 2nd Floor

    Learn email terminology and how to send and receive messages and attachments. Prerequisite: Basic computer skills.

  • When: Tuesday, November 18, 2014 - 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
    Where: Meeting Room, 2nd Floor

    In this two part class (11/18 and 11/25) learn how to: enter, sort, filter, and format data; create or modify worksheets and charts; use simple formulas; and more. Basic computer skills required.

  • When: Tuesday, November 18, 2014 - 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
    Where: Meeting Room, 2nd Floor

    Create a free Skype account and learn to make voice and video calls over the Internet.

  • When: Tuesday, November 18, 2014 - 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    Where: Meeting Room, 2nd Floor

    Learn how to use software to create your own 3D objects and to prepare your digital object file for printing with IPPL’s 3D printer.

  • When: Wednesday, November 19, 2014 - 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    Where: Meeting Room, 2nd Floor

    This hands-on,two part class (11/12 & 11/19) will introduce new users to today’s computer basics. Using a laptop, patrons will learn to find and open programs, create a document and practice navigating with a keyboard and mouse.
    No prior computer experience required.

  • When: Wednesday, November 19, 2014 - 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
    Where: Meeting Room, 2nd Floor

    In this two part class (9/15 & 9/22) learn to format text, create, save and name a Word 2010 document. Prerequisite: Basic computer skills.

  • When: Tuesday, November 25, 2014 - 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
    Where: Meeting Room, 2nd Floor

    In this two part class (11/18 and 11/25) learn how to: enter, sort, filter, and format data; create or modify worksheets and charts; use simple formulas; and more. Basic computer skills required.

  • When: Tuesday, November 25, 2014 - 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
    Where: Meeting Room, 2nd Floor

    Share your digital videos with friends, family, and the world!

  • When: Tuesday, November 25, 2014 - 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    Where: Meeting Room, 2nd Floor

    Learn some of Excel's more intermediate features including working with tables, pivot tables, illustrations group, and intermediate formulas & functions. Prerequisite: Experience with Excel.

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: