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Computer Workshops

computer workshops

Classes are held in the Technology Lab.
Class size is limited. Registration with Glenview Library card required.

Participants must be 18 years old. Classes may be cancelled due to low enrollment; registrants will be notified. Latecomers will not be seated. For questions or to register, visit or call the Reference Services Desk at 847-729-7500 x 7700.

EXPLORING THE INTERNET

Tech Talk • Just Drop-In

First Monday of the Month
March 7, 7-8:30 PM
April 4, 7-8:30 PM
May 2, 7-8:30 PM

Join this Internet user discussion group—a monthly Q&A for exploring websites, apps, social media, online searching, and the Library’s electronic resources. Bring your mobile device with you to learn how to access library resources on the go. Topics vary monthly.

Internet Essentials

Thursday, March 31, 2-3:30 PM
Thursday, May 19, 10-11:30 AM

Learn about browsers, search engines, basic vocabulary, searching strategies, and finding your way around a website in this hands-on class.

MICROSOFT OFFICE

Publisher 2010 Basics

Tuesday, March 8, 2-3:30 PM

Use templates, text boxes, and picture tools to create cards, posters, and more.

WORD 2010 Basics

Tuesday, April 12, 2-3:30 PM

Overall introduction to this popular word processing software. Mouse and keyboarding skills required.

EXCEL 2010 Basics

Wednesday, February 10, 10-11:30 AM
Wednesday, April 13, 2-3:30 PM

Learn the layout of the EXCEL spreadsheet, how to input data, and the basics for writing formulas.

PowerPoint 2010 Basics

Tuesday, May 17, 7-8:30 PM

Learn to create presentations and standalone slideshows for work, school or personal use.

WORD 2010
Styles, Tables & Images

Tuesday, May 24, 2-3:30 PM

Learn how to work with styles, pictures, and tables to take your document beyond basic formatting. Basic WORD skills required.

SPECIAL SUBJECTS

Twitter

Thursday, February 25, 2-3:30 PM
Thursday, April 21, 2-3:30 PM

What is Twitter, anyway? Get acquainted with this online social networking service that has more than just text messaging. Please sign up for a Twitter account before class.

LinkedIn

Wednesday, March 9, 2-3:30 PM

Make connections. Build your professional identity. Learn how to network on this professional social media site. Valid email address required.

Databases You Don’t Want to Miss

Thursday, March 17, 2-3:30 PM

The Library’s online resources provide a wealth of information for investors, consumers, and small businesses, plus language learning, career development, and news sources. Learn how to access this information—in the Library or at home.

Pinterest Basics

Wednesday, April 27, 2-3:30 PM

Learn what Pinterest is, how to create boards, and attach material to this virtual bulletin board. Please sign up for a Pinterest account before class.

Travel Planning Online

Thursday, May 5, 2-3:30 PM

Learn to use Internet tools for travel planning, purchasing airline tickets, and finding vacation packages online.

Craigslist

Friday, May 20, 10-11:30 AM

Navigate the ins and outs of online classified ads on this popular website. This class will focus on buying/selling, searching rental ads, and avoiding scams.

GENEALOGY

Historical Newspapers

Tuesday, February 23, 10-11:30 AM

Learn how to find and search historical newspapers in your genealogy research and discover why they are an important resource.


SPECIAL GENEALOGY PROGRAM
DNA, Behind the Scenes

Saturday, March 12, 1-3 PM • Community Room

How can DNA testing be used to attack genealogical problems? Dan Hubbard will explain what you need to know about DNA and genealogy. Dr. Hubbard currently serves as president of the Lake County Illinois Genealogical Society, and has a PhD in high energy physics. In partnership with the North Suburban Genealogical Society.


Military Records

Tuesday, March 15, 10-11:30 AM

Discover how to find and use military records in your family history research.

Beginning Genealogy

Tuesday, April 26, 2-3:30 PM

Learn the basic steps and resources to start researching your family history.

Census Records

Wednesday, May 11, 10-11:30 AM

Census records can provide many clues about your family history. Learn how to search these records online.

EXPLORING DOWNLOADABLE SERVICES

Download books, audiobooks, magazines, movies, music, and TV shows 24/7 with MyMediaMall, Zinio, and hooplaFREE services to Glenview Library cardholders. Learn about these exciting digital platforms in this special series of workshops & tutorials. Unless otherwise noted, registration is required.

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