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Technology Classes & Programs

Library technology classes are free and are a great way to refresh your skills or pick up new ones. Classes are offered on a regular basis and cover a variety of topics from computer basics to Microsoft Office software. Hands-on classes are limited to Indian Prairie Library cardholders.  

In-Person Classes

Classes will begin in July with iPhone/iPad & Android basic classes. Indian Prairie cardholders can register four weeks before the class. View & register for classes.

On-Demand Programming

Learn on your own time with videos from our expert technology instructors. View all technology videos on YouTube.

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1-on-1 Tech Help - Resumes This Fall

Free customized technology session that will help you learn about a specific topic. Indian Prairie cardholders can book a 1-on-1 30-minute technology training session. These sessions are educational in nature, and students should have a clear goal of what they would like to learn during their session. 

Some examples:

  • iPhone & Android Phones: install an app, prepare your current phone before getting a new phone, moving pictures from your phone to your laptop.
  • Laptops & Chromebooks: 
  • Software: Microsoft Office, Google Docs, 
  • Basics: e-mail, social media, 

Instructors cannot troubleshoot/fix malfunctioning devices or software. Contact the Technology Desk at 630/887-0829 for more information. 

 

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Online Learning

  • Linkedin Learning (formerly Lynda.com) offers thousands of video tutorials taught by industry experts. Topics cover business, technology, Microsoft Office, communication, leadership, and web design.
  • Niche Academy - Online video instruction for using our eLibrary collections, research databases, and technology. 
  • Computer Basics
  • Google - Access all of these free web-based programs with a Google e-mail account, Gmail.
  • Google Docs - A word processing application. With Google Docs, you can create, share, and edit documents in your web browser.
  • Google Sheets - A program for creating and editing spreadsheets. With Google Sheets, you can create, share, and edit spreadsheets in your web browser.
  • Google Slides - A program for creating and editing presentations. With Google Slides, you can create, share, edit, and present slideshows in your web browser.
  • Google Drive - A cloud storage service wiith up to 15 GB of space for free, you can store photos, documents, videos, and more in just a few clicks.
  • Google Photos - An online storage service that allows you to save, organize, and share all your favorite photographs.
  • Google Forms - Create free online surveys, polls, and quizzes. With Google Forms, you can create, edit, personalize, and share surveys in your web browser.
  • Pinterest - A social network that allows users to share and discover ideas, interests, recipes, style and DIY guides, and more. 
  • Twitter - A social media site that lets you interact with other Twitter accounts via “tweets”. For the latest information, follow news outlets, politicians, chefs, athletes, artists, or even your local weather service. 
  • Learn Free offers free self-paced tutorials to help with technology.
  • Zoom - Learn this free online video meeting software the library uses for its online programming by watching this step-by-step tutorial.

 

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Handouts & Resources

Computer & Tablet Basics

Microsoft Office 2016

Technology Resources