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.

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Upcoming Classes

  • iPad Bootcamp
    When: Monday, August 10, 2015 - 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
    Where: Meeting Room, 2nd Floor

    Learn the basics and advanced features of the iPad and access the library's digital collections in this 3 part course. Bring your iPad or borrow an iPad from the library.
  • iPad Bootcamp
    When: Wednesday, August 12, 2015 - 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
    Where: Meeting Room, 2nd Floor

    Learn the basics and advanced features of the iPad and access the library's digital collections in this 3 part course. Bring your iPad or borrow an iPad from the library.
  • iPad Bootcamp
    When: Friday, August 14, 2015 - 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
    Where: Meeting Room, 2nd Floor

    Learn the basics and advanced features of the iPad and access the library's digital collections in this 3 part course. Bring your iPad or borrow an iPad from the library.
  • Android & PC Tablet Bootcamp
    When: Monday, August 17, 2015 - 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
    Where: Meeting Room, 2nd Floor

    Learn the basics and advanced features of tablets and access the library's digital collections in this 3 part course. Bring your Google Nexus, Samsung, or other tablet.
  • Android & PC Tablet Bootcamp
    When: Wednesday, August 19, 2015 - 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
    Where: Meeting Room, 2nd Floor

    Learn the basics and advanced features of tablets and access the library's digital collections in this 3 part course. Bring your Google Nexus, Samsung, or other tablet.
  • Android & PC Tablet Bootcamp
    When: Friday, August 21, 2015 - 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
    Where: Meeting Room, 2nd Floor

    Learn the basics and advanced features of tablets and access the library's digital collections in this 3 part course. Bring your Google Nexus, Samsung, or other tablet.
  • eLibrary Drop-In
    When: Thursday, August 27, 2015 - 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
    Where: 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: Digitizing Your Memories
    When: Thursday, August 27, 2015 - 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
    Where: Conference Room, 2nd Floor

    Share different ways to digitize photos, videos, and more
  • Lynda Learning
    When: Thursday, September 03, 2015 - 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    Where: Meeting Room, 2nd Floor

    Come and learn about how can use Lynda to access over 3,000 video courses.
  • Photoediting with Pixlr
    When: Tuesday, September 08, 2015 - 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    Where: Meeting Room, 2nd Floor

    Learn how to edit photos using Pixlr, a free online photoediting tool.
  • Introduction to Computers and Internet
    When: Wednesday, September 09, 2015 - 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

    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 - 4:00 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 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 - 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.
  • Lynda Learning
    When: Tuesday, September 15, 2015 - 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
    Where: Meeting Room, 2nd Floor

    Come and learn about how can use Lynda to access over 3,000 video courses.
  • Introduction to Computers and Internet
    When: Wednesday, September 16, 2015 - 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

    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 - 4:00 PM
    Where: Meeting Room, 2nd Floor

    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 - 4:00 PM
    Where: 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 - 7:30 PM
    Where: Conference Room, 2nd Floor

    Share your favorite apps and get app recommendations
  • Keeping Your Children Safe Online
    When: Wednesday, September 30, 2015 - 6:00 PM - 8:15 PM
    Where: Meeting Room, 2nd Floor

    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 - 4:00 PM
    Where: Meeting Room, 2nd Floor

    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 - 8:00 PM
    Where: Meeting Room, 2nd Floor

    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 - 12:00 PM
    Where: Meeting Room, 2nd Floor

    Learn how to navigate a Windows 8 computer using the Metro Interface.
  • Facebook 101
    When: Wednesday, October 07, 2015 - 2:00 PM - 4:00 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.
  • Getting Started with Etsy
    When: Thursday, October 08, 2015 - 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    Where: Meeting Room, 2nd Floor

    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 - 4:00 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.
  • Introduction to Excel 2013
    When: Tuesday, October 13, 2015 - 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    Where: Meeting Room, 2nd Floor

    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 - 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.
  • Android 101
    When: Wednesday, October 14, 2015 - 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    Where: Meeting Room, 2nd Floor

    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 - 4:00 PM
    Where: Meeting Room, 2nd Floor

    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 - 7:30 PM
    Where: Conference Room, 2nd Floor

    Discuss what coding is and how you can learn to code.
  • Blogging with Tumblr
    When: Thursday, October 29, 2015 - 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    Where: Meeting Room, 2nd Floor

    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 - 4:00 PM
    Where: Meeting Room, 2nd Floor

    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 - 8:00 PM
    Where: Meeting Room, 2nd Floor

    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 - 4:00 PM
    Where: Meeting Room, 2nd Floor

    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 - 4:00 PM
    Where: Meeting Room, 2nd Floor

    Learn the basics of Microsoft Word including, the "ribbon," inserting text, saving, and working between documents.
  • Introduction to Coding
    When: Thursday, November 12, 2015 - 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    Where: Meeting Room, 2nd Floor

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  • Intermediate iPad
    When: Saturday, November 14, 2015 - 10:00 AM - 12:00 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.
  • eLibrary Drop-In
    When: Tuesday, November 17, 2015 - 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
    Where: 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 - 8:00 PM
    Where: Meeting Room, 2nd Floor

    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 - 7:30 PM
    Where: Conference Room, 2nd Floor

    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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