Computer Classes

Computer Classes

Free hands-on basic computer skills classes are taught by SBPL staff. Class topics include Basic Computer Skills, Microsoft Word, Internet Searching, Picasa photo editing software from Google, Gmail, and Social Media. New classes are added based on public interest.  Go to Events Calendar and look through the listing or select Computer Training in the Events drop down menu bar for dates and times or Ask A Librarian.

Computer training is also available online through the Library’sLearning Express database.  ‘Popular Software Tutorials‘ include Adobe, Corel and Microsoft software packages. Windows and Mac operating systems also offered.

Additional online computer and technical training is offered through Universal Class. Topics include:  Adobe Flash and Photoshop, Computer Basics and Keyboarding, Digital Photography, Dreamweaver, Effective Presentations, Excel, How to Create Web Pages,  How to eBay, Internet Fundamentals and Specialist, Intro to PC Trouble Shooting and Repair,  Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, Outlook Access, Excel, Project, and Publisher and   Photoshop, Virus Removal and Windows 7 & 8.

DigiLearn.org has self-directed computer training for : ‘Getting Started with a computer’, ‘Using a Mac OS’, ‘Basic Internet Search’, ‘Navigating a Website’, ‘Intro to Email’.

Training for software on our iMac Digital Media Workstation can be found at SkokiePublic Library Digital Media Lab’s software site.  You can study GarageBand  to make music or to create a podcast.

You can also use Lynda.com to study a wide variety of computer applications including GarageBand.  Check out this link for all of the software training available from Lynda.com.  You will need to schedule this training at the library by contacting the Information Desk.