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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.

CORE SKILLS/
INTERNET BASICS

Internet Searching Basics

Tuesday, March 17, 2-3:30 PM
Thursday, May 7, 2-3:30 PM

Lost in the Internet? We’ll help you find your way. Learn how to find and evaluate useful websites.

Internet Searching Intermediate

Wednesday, April 8, 2-3:30 PM

Spend less time searching and more time finding exactly what you need. Basic search skills required.

MICROSOFT OFFICE

WORD 2010 Basics

Tuesday, March 10, 2-3:30 PM
Tuesday, May 12, 10-11:30 AM

Overall introduction to this popular word processing software.

WORD 2010 Formatting & Images

Tuesday, March 31, 2-3:30 PM
Tuesday, May 26, 2-3:30 PM

Format your document and learn how to work with pictures and clip art.

EXCEL 2010 Basics

Wednesday, March 18, 2-3:30 PM

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

PUBLISHER 2010 Basics

Tuesday, April 14, 2-3:30 PM

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

iPad & iPhone Workshops

Bring your iPad or iPhone to these interactive workshops, presented by Geoff Horwitz, the Mac Mentor. Devices must be charged and in working order. Due to its popularity, patrons are limited to one "Getting Started" and one "Going Further" session. Multipurpose Room. Limit 20.

Getting Started

Thursday, March 12, 7-8:30 OR
Thursday, April 9, 7-8:30

Learn the external features, buttons, and apps.

Going Further

Monday, March 23, 7-8:30 OR
Monday, April 27, 7-8:30

Learn settings, messaging, calendar, notes, and more.

SPECIAL SUBJECTS

Beyond Google Group • Just Drop-In

First Monday of the Month
March 2, 7-8:30 PM
April 6, 7-8:30 PM
May 4, 7-8:30 PM

Internet savvy is just a click away. Explore the latest developments and search techniques. Your questions direct the discussion—bring them with you. New members are welcome.

NEW! Getting Started on Pinterest

Thursday, April 2, 10-11:30 AM

Learn what Pinterest is, how to create boards and attach material to this virtual bulletin board. Must have a valid email address.

Twitter

Thursday, April 16, 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, April 29, 2-3:30 PM

Make connections. Build your professional identity. Learn how to network on this social media site. Must have a valid email address.

Craigslist

Monday, May 11, 2-3:30 PM

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. Must have a valid email address.

Facebook Basics

Wednesday, May 13, 10-11:30 AM

Get started with the basics, including signing up, creating a profile, and adding friends. Must have a valid email address.

Travel Planning Online

Thursday, May 14, 2-3:30 PM

Use online tools for travel plans, including purchasing airline tickets and vacation packages.

CCH, Consumer Reports & More Online Finds

Thursday, May 21, 2-3:30 PM

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

GENEALOGY

Beginning Genealogy

Tuesday, March 24, 10-11:30 AM

Learn the basic steps and resources to start searching your family tree.

Genealogy Research Day

Saturday, April 18, 1-4 PM
Technology Lab and Genealogy & Local History Room

Need help getting started with genealogy? Have you hit a brick wall in your research? Join us in the Technology Lab where our genealogy experts can help you with your research or visit the Genealogy Room to use our print collections. Drop in any time between 1-4 PM to get individualized help, learn new tricks, and utilize our resources. Registration preferred.

NEW! Chicago & Cook County Resources

Tuesday, April 21, 10-11:30 AM

Discover genealogy resources to assist in searching for your Chicago and Cook County ancestors.

Immigration Records

Wednesday, May 20, 2-3:30 PM

Find your immigrant ancestors. Learn about different types of immigration records, where to find them, and how to use them.

EXPLORING eBOOKS

Download eBooks, eAudiobooks, and eMagazines 24/7 with MyMediaMall and Zinio, free services to Glenview Library cardholders. Learn about these services in this special series of workshops and tutorials. Save-the-Date! Digital Technology Fair (PDF), Saturday November 15, 10 AM-1 PM

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