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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.

  • Basic Word 2013
    Wednesday, September 3, 2014 - 10:00am
    Interactive Classroom

    Reviews the basics of word processing: how to type, spell check and correct text, highlight and change a document's appearance, print, save and re-open a document.

  • Basic Excel 2013
    Thursday, September 4, 2014 - 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.

  • Meet the Computer
    Thursday, September 4, 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
    Wednesday, September 10, 2014 - 10:00am
    Interactive Classroom

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

  • Learn Mozilla Firefox , IE and Chrome Browsers
    Wednesday, September 10, 2014 - 2:00pm
    Interactive Classroom

    This class explains the basics of the different browsers, and how to organize and navigate your favorite websites on your computer. Experience with the Internet is essential.

  • Be Your Own Detective
    Thursday, September 11, 2014 - 10:00am
    Interactive Classroom

    Discover public records about people, property records, sex offenders, teacher salaries, and campaign contributors and much more! This information is free and open to anyone with a simple Internet search. We will also discuss ways to protect your personal information.

  • Basic Internet
    Thursday, September 11, 2014 - 2:00pm
    Interactive Classroom

    Learn the fundamentals of navigating and searching on the Internet.

  • Introduction to Craigslist
    Monday, September 15, 2014 - 10:00am
    Interactive Classroom

    Learn how to use Craigslist, a popular website where you can view or post classified ads for free. Basic computer, Internet and email skills are required.

  • Digital Photography and Web Albums
    Wednesday, September 17, 2014 - 10:00am
    Interactive Classroom

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

  • HeritageQuest Online
    Wednesday, September 17, 2014 - 2:00pm
    Interactive Classroom

    Find your ancestors and discover the past using HeritageQuest Online. Learn how to search the six core areas,  including U.S.
    Federal Censuses, indexes to genealogy and local history periodicals;  Revolutionary War records; and local and family histories.  There will be hands-on practice for the last part of the class.

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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