Computer Classes

The library is temporarily not holding any computer classes starting August 1st until the 3rd floor remodel is completed. If you have any questions please call 217-753-4900 x5630.

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Lincoln Library offers free, hands-on computer classes that are open to all ages. Preregistration is required. Classes are held in the new training room on the second floor of the library located behind the elavators. When you arrive on the second floor please see the staff at the Information Services desk for directions.

Library Parking is available in the garage underneath the library in the metered spots before 5 p.m. Additional parking available in metered spots on-street. Both on-street parking and the garage underneath the library are free on evenings after 5 p.m. and weekends.  For more information or to register call 753-4900, ext 5627.

Note: If fewer than 3 people are signed up for a class, Lincoln Library reserves the right to cancel the class 24 hours in advance.


Class Descriptions

Computer Basics
Learn about the keyboard, mouse, monitor and printer, and how to: open and close a program, use menus and toolbars, and quick overview of Windows 7. 1½ hours long.

Email Basics
Learn how to enhance your email skills. Includes attachments, address books, and more. Attendees should have a basic knowledge of Windows, the Internet and be able to use a mouse. 1½ hours long.

Internet Basics
Choosing your internet browser and learning about the different search engines available.  Attendees should be experienced computer users. 1½ hours long.

Microsoft Word Basics
Learn how to write, edit and save word processing documents and how to use templates and clipart to make flyers and announcements. Must have basic computer knowledge. Uses Word 2010. 1½ hours long.

Microsoft Excel Basics
Learn to keep track of budgets or finances.  Includes entering, editing, sorting & moving text; creating & calculating simple formulas.  Must have basic computer knowledge.  Uses Excel 2010. 1½ hours long.

Microsoft PowerPoint Basics
Learn to use design templates to add text, graphics, and animation to slides. Must have experience with the mouse, Windows, and word processing. Uses PowerPoint 2010. 1½ hours long.

Facebook Basics
Learn how to use Facebook and connect with family and friends.  Already have an account, but have a question…bring the question to class and get the answer. Must have experience with the mouse, Windows, and the Internet.  1½ hours long.

Exploring your Family Tree
An introduction to the genealogy resources offered and compiled by the library. Must have computer experience. 1½ hours long.

eReader Devices with the Library
Covers how to use your eReader device(iPad, Kindle, Nook, etc.) to access eBooks available from the Library through Library on the Go, eRead Illinois and OneClickdigital.  Please bring your eReader Device and any passwords you will need for app stores (iTunes Store, Google Play, etc.). Limit 6 people per class. 1½ hours long.

Windows 10
Learn how to navigate the new Windows 10 environment. Learn about changes and new features from previous Windows versions. We’ll look at the new internet browser, Microsoft Edge, and Cortana, a personal assistant program, as well as other tips to use Windows 10. Must have basic computer knowledge.  1 hour long.



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