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Technology Classes

Signup for classes begins 30 days before the class date. To sign up, click "Register" and enter your Northbrook Public Library card number without spaces.

  • Zinio Digital Magazines for Tablets and Smartphones
    Wednesday, May 7, 2014 - 10:00am
    Interactive Classroom

    Learn how to download and read over 60 popular digital magazines free through the Library’s Zinio collection. Bring your tablet or smartphone. Requires basic internet/mouse skills and a working email account.

  • Basic Excel 2013
    Wednesday, May 7, 2014 - 2:00pm
    Interactive Classroom

    Covers the fundamentals of using Microsoft's spreadsheet program: how to create a spreadsheet and enter and format data and formulas, print, save and retrieve spreadsheets.

  • Digital Photography and Web Albums
    Thursday, May 8, 2014 - 10:00am
    Interactive Classroom

    Organize, edit, and enhance your photos.  Create a slide show.  Participants must bring their own cameras and memory cards containing photos. The first 15 minutes will be spent uploading photos.

  • Meet the Computer
    Thursday, May 8, 2014 - 2:00pm
    Interactive Classroom

    Meet the computer, keyboard, and mouse and learn how to use them. You’ll learn fun ways to improve your mouse skills. No experience necessary for this hands-on class.

  • Intermediate Excel 2013
    Monday, May 12, 2014 - 10:00am
    Interactive Classroom

    Learn how to insert charts into spreadsheets,validate formulas and functions, change chart types, and review Excel templates.

  • Advanced Excel 2013
    Monday, May 12, 2014 - 2:00pm
    Interactive Classroom

    Explains autofill, absolute addressing, NOW and IF functions, conditional formatting and data bars. Also explores pivot tables.

  • iPad and iPhone Basics
    Monday, May 12, 2014 - 7:00pm
    Interactive Classroom

    Learn the very basics of using an iPad from Geoff Horwitz of The MacMentor. Bring your Apple device and your Apple ID and password. Your device must be set up with iOS7 and charged prior to class. Registration required. Due to popularity, patrons are limited to one "Basics" class per person.

  • eBooks for Android Tablets/Smartphones and NOOK HD, HD+
    Tuesday, May 13, 2014 - 10:00am
    Interactive Classroom

    Learn how to get a library ebook onto your Android tablet/smartphone or NOOK HD and HD+ tablet! Bring your library card. Your device must be set up and charged prior to class. Registration required.

  • Investment Resources
    Wednesday, May 14, 2014 - 10:00am
    Interactive Classroom

    Sharpen your investing skills by learning to use the online resources Morningstar, Value Line, and Standard & Poor’s NetAdvantage. This class does not offer advice on investing.

  • Basic Internet
    Wednesday, May 14, 2014 - 2:00pm
    Interactive Classroom

    Learn the fundamentals of navigating and searching on the Internet.

Unable to attend our classes?  The Jewish Vocational Service and the Goodwill Community Foundation offer free computer training programs.  For more information, follow these links:

Free Computer Training from JVS

Free Online Learning from Goodwill


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