Tech Classes

Whether you’re a beginner or an expert at technology, we teach a wide variety of classes at the library for all skill levels. Check out our list of classes.

Upcoming Events

Exploring Facebook

Sunday, April 28, 2024, 1:30 pm

Whether you've used it for a long time or are just getting started, come take a look at all Facebook has to offer.

We'll go through the basic functions and navigation, and have plenty of time for specific questions.

Limited to eight participants.

Computer Basics: File Clean Up and Organization

Monday, April 29, 2024, 5:30 pm

Working on a Windows computer, explore file organization, storage options, and how to take out the trash.

Basic mouse and keyboard skills required. Limited to eight participants.

Introduction to Smart Speakers with Voice Assistants

Thursday, May 2, 2024, 5:30 pm

Common voice assistants include Google Assistant, Amazon's Alexa, and Siri from Apple.

This class introduces smart speaker devices on the market and goes over the main features.

Learn how to check the weather, play music, set timers, and which device may be right for you.

Google Slides for Beginners

Saturday, May 4, 2024, 10:30 am

Similar to Microsoft's PowerPoint, Google Slides is a free online application that lets you make and format presentations.

This hands-on class introduces Google Slides, focusing on how to use different layouts, themes, backgrounds, and transitions, as well as how to save, download, upload, and print.

Scams and Phishing: Staying Safe Online

Tuesday, May 7, 2024, 3:00 pm

Understanding how to detect scams, frauds, and bad actors on the internet is important. Learn common signs of scams and phishing, as well as other tips and tricks to stay safe online.

Edit, Share, and Organize Your Photos

Thursday, May 9, 2024, 3:00 pm

After you take great photos, what do you do with them? Learn options for uploading, editing, and letting others see them.

We'll go over easy tips and tricks for making photos look great, creating albums, using easy filters, and sending and sharing your photos.

Exploring Facebook Marketplace

Wednesday, May 15, 2024, 3:00 pm

Learn the basics of navigating this online platform for buying and selling items in your community.

This class covers basic functions and safety tips, and introduces how to get involved in Facebook Marketplace.

Organizing your Google Email: Filters, Folders, and Tags

Wednesday, May 22, 2024, 5:30 pm

If you use a Google email account, this class will help you learn the basics of cleaning up your inbox.

Learn email navigation and get tips and tricks to organize all your important emails.

Navigating your iPhone

Thursday, May 30, 2024, 11:00 am

In this introduction to the basic functions of an iPhone, learn about screen navigation, popular applications, and more. Bring your own iPhone.

Microsoft Word 2021 for Beginners

Friday, May 31, 2024, 11:00 am

This hands-on class introduces the essentials of Microsoft Word 2021: tabs, saving and printing, downloading templates, clip art, bullets, and more.

Basic mouse and keyboard skills are needed. Limited to 10 participants.

Microsoft Excel 2021 for Beginners

Saturday, June 1, 2024, 10:30 am

This hands-on class introduces the essentials of Microsoft Excel 2021: tabs, rows, columns, functions, formulas, and more.

Basic mouse and keyboarding skills are required. Limited to eight participants.

Introduction to Job Search Websites

Thursday, June 6, 2024, 5:30 pm

Where are the best places to look for jobs? We'll present basic job searching websites and look at navigation, best practices, and how to find the right job for you.

The site include Indeed, USA Jobs, Idealist, and ZipRecruiter, and there will be plenty of time for questions.

Exploring Instagram

Sunday, June 9, 2024, 12:30 pm

Whether you've used Instagram for a long time or are just getting started, take a look at all it has to offer.

We'll go through basic functions and navigation and have plenty of time for specific questions.

Microsoft PowerPoint 2021 for Beginners

Tuesday, June 11, 2024, 3:00 pm

Learn how to use PowerPoint to tell your story in a presentation.

This hands-on class is an introduction to the essentials of Microsoft PowerPoint 2021: tabs, layouts, themes, background, bullets, animations, and more.

Basic mouse and keyboard skills are needed. Limited to five participants.

Finding Consumer Information with Library Resources

Friday, June 14, 2024, 2:00 pm

Did you know that with your library card, you have access to many free, helpful resources to find the best products, read reviews, and make informed choices as a consumer?

Learn the basics of these online tools. For Skokie cardholders.

Computer Basics: Mouse and Keyboard Navigation

Sunday, June 16, 2024, 12:30 pm

This class introduces the basics of what you need to know to operate and navigate a mouse and keyboard.

Limited to eight participants.

Library Basics in Urdu: Website and Catalog

Wednesday, June 19, 2024, 5:30 pm

Presented in Urdu, this class covers the basic navigation and features of the library website.

Learn how to search for books, see what the library has to offer, and get to know the library a little better.

PhotoPea: A Free Alternative to Photoshop

Monday, June 24, 2024, 3:00 pm

In this introductory class, explore the basics of PhotoPea, a free online photo editor.

This web-based software lets you edit photos; apply effects, filters, and text; and crop or resize pictures.

Create a Resume Using Microsoft Word

Thursday, June 27, 2024, 5:30 pm

We'll create a simple resume and cover letter using Microsoft Word and review best practices for formatting, saving, and submitting.

Additional job search resources will be available.

For people who are already familiar with word-processing basics; mouse and keyboard skills required.