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Technology Classes

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

  • Meet the Raspberry Pi
    Tuesday, February 9, 2016 - 6:30pm
    Interactive Classroom

    Ages 10 and older. Meet this tiny computer and try out our awesome Pi projects! Covers the basic components and set up of a Pi. Requires intermediate computer skills. Registration required; Northbrook cardholders only.

  • Investment Resources
    Thursday, February 11, 2016 - 7:00pm
    Interactive Classroom

    Sharpen your investing skills by learning to use the brand new eresource, S&P Capital IQ NetAdvantage. Morningstar and Value Line will be covered, showing new features of Value Line. This class does not offer advice on investing.

  • Basic Excel 2013
    Friday, February 12, 2016 - 10:00am
    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.

  • Hackers: Arduino (grades 4-12)
    Monday, February 15, 2016 - 2:00pm
    Youth Services Activity Room

    It's not what you think! A hacker is someone who enjoys building, rebuilding, and modifying software; someone who enjoys testing limits and seeing what is possible. In this Hackers we will be tinkering with Arduino microcontrollers and try programming them to do a number of cool things using LED lights, circuits, and sensors. All participants of the Hackers class will be eligible to check out Arduino Kits from the library. This program is made possible by the generous donation from PotashCorp.

    Participants should only register for one of the Arduino classes.

  • Introduction to Dropbox
    Tuesday, February 16, 2016 - 3:00pm
    Interactive Classroom

    Learn how to use Dropbox, an online cloud storage provider that allows you to make your files accessible from almost anywhere. An email account, as well as general working knowledge of computers and the internet are required.

  • 3D Printing for Beginners
    Wednesday, February 17, 2016 - 10:00am
    Interactive Classroom

    Ages 18+. For absolute beginners. Meet the printer and get started with basic design software.

  • Introduction to Windows 10
    Thursday, February 18, 2016 - 2:00pm
    Interactive Classroom

    Reviews the basics of Windows 10

  • Intermediate Excel 2013
    Friday, February 19, 2016 - 10:00am
    Interactive Classroom

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

  • Hackers: Arduino (grades 4-12)
    Friday, February 19, 2016 - 4:00pm
    Youth Services Activity Room

    It's not what you think! A hacker is someone who enjoys building, rebuilding, and modifying software; someone who enjoys testing limits and seeing what is possible. In this Hackers we will be tinkering with Arduino microcontrollers and try programming them to do a number of cool things using LED lights, circuits, and sensors. All participants of the Hackers class will be eligible to check out Arduino Kits from the library. This program is made possible by the generous donation from PotashCorp.

    Participants should only register for one of the Arduino classes.

  • Basic iPad Part 2
    Wednesday, February 24, 2016 - 10:00am
    Interactive Classroom

    Covers finding and downloading apps; taking photos with your iPad and using basic editing tools. Your iPad must be set up with iOS9. Bring your Apple ID and password. Registration required; Northbrook cardholders only. Bring your Apple ID and password.

Unable to attend our classes?

The Jewish Vocational Service and the Goodwill Community Foundation offer free computer training programs.  Or view our class handouts.


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