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.

junctioncolorwebnobg This 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 cardholders who participate in designated Junction programs will earn entries into our monthly and grand prize drawings, donated by the Friends of IPPL. Click here to view the Junction video!

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Upcoming Classes

  • When: Tuesday, January 06, 2015 - 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
    Where: Meeting Room, 2nd Floor

    In this two part class (1/6 and 1/13) learn how to: enter, sort, filter, and format data; create or modify worksheets and charts; use simple formulas; and more. Basic computer skills required.
  • When: Tuesday, January 06, 2015 - 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    Where: Lobby

    Stop by the lobby for help downloading e-books, e-magazines, e-movies, and e-music.
  • When: Tuesday, January 06, 2015 - 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    Where: Meeting Room, 2nd Floor

    In this two part class (1/6 & 1/13) learn to format text, create, save and name a Word 2013 document. Prerequisite: Basic computer skills.
  • When: Thursday, January 08, 2015 - 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    Where: Meeting Room, 2nd Floor

    Kick of the new year by learning and sharing about health gadgets and smartphone apps in this staff lead technology discussion.
  • When: Tuesday, January 13, 2015 - 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
    Where: Meeting Room, 2nd Floor

    In this two part class (1/6 and 1/13) learn how to: enter, sort, filter, and format data; create or modify worksheets and charts; use simple formulas; and more. Basic computer skills required.
  • When: Tuesday, January 13, 2015 - 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    Where: Meeting Room, 2nd Floor

    In this two part class (1/6 & 1/13) learn to format text, create, save and name a Word 2013 document. Prerequisite: Basic computer skills.
  • When: Friday, January 30, 2015 - 2:00 PM - 4:00 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: Tuesday, February 10, 2015 - 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
    Where: Meeting Room, 2nd Floor

    This hands-on,two part class (2/10 & 2/17) 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.
  • When: Tuesday, February 10, 2015 - 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    Where: Meeting Room, 2nd Floor

    Learn the basics of Twitter! In this two hour class, you’ll learn how to find people to follow and how to search for information about your interests. Prerequisites: Must be comfortable using a keyboard & mouse.
  • When: Thursday, February 12, 2015 - 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
    Where: Conference Room, 2nd Floor

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  • When: Tuesday, February 17, 2015 - 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
    Where: Meeting Room, 2nd Floor

    This hands-on,two part class (2/10 & 2/17) 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.
  • When: Wednesday, February 25, 2015 - 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    Where: Meeting Room, 2nd Floor

    Learn about 3D design and printing, how to submit a print request, and how to get started on creating your own 3D object.
  • When: Monday, March 02, 2015 - All Day
    Where: IPPL

    Indian Prairie card holders can register starting today for upcoming computer classes.
  • When: Tuesday, March 10, 2015 - 2:00 PM - 4:00 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: Tuesday, March 10, 2015 - 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    Where: Meeting Room, 2nd Floor

    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.
  • When: Wednesday, March 11, 2015 - 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    Where: Meeting Room, 2nd Floor

    This hands-on,two part class (3/11 & 3/18) 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.
  • When: Thursday, March 12, 2015 - 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: Wednesday, March 18, 2015 - 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    Where: Meeting Room, 2nd Floor

    This hands-on,two part class (3/11 & 3/18) 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.
  • When: Thursday, April 09, 2015 - 2:00 PM - 4:00 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, April 09, 2015 - 6:00 PM - 8:00 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: Tuesday, April 14, 2015 - 6:00 PM - 8:00 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: Wednesday, April 15, 2015 - 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    Where: Meeting Room, 2nd Floor

    Learn how to navigate a web browser, locate information, evaluate Web sites and online information and safety.

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: