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Computer Classes

Lincoln Library offers free, hands-on computer classes that are open to all ages. Children under the age of 12 must have an adult with them during the class. Preregistration is required. Because of space limitations, participants may attend only two workshops per month. Classes are held in the training room on the third floor of the library. When you arrive on the third floor please see the staff at the Periodicals desk. Library Parking is available in the garage underneath the library. Additional parking available in metered spots on-street. Both on-street parking and the garage underneath the libray are free on evenings after 5 p.m. and weekends.  For more information or to register call Ann at 753-4900, extension 208. 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. Also, the training room is often warm and dressing in layers is advised.

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Class Descriptions


E-mail is for computer users who would like to learn how to enhance their 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. Level 1. 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 and eRead Illinois (Please bring your eReader Device with you). Level 2. 1 hours long.

Excel Pt 1 is a beginning spreadsheet class for intermediate level computer users.  Learn to keep track of budgets or finances.  Includes entering, editing & moving text; creating & calculating formulas.  Attendees should have a basic knowledge of Windows and the mouse. Uses Excel 2010. Level 3. 1½ hours long.

Excel Pt 2 is a spreadsheet class for intermediate level computer users. Learn about formulas, copying formulas, sorting and filtering data, using absolute and relative numbers, and simple charts.  Attendees should have a basic knowledge of Excel or skills covered in Excel Pt 1. Uses Excel 2010. Level 3. 1½ hours long.

Facebook Intro teaches users to keep in touch with friends and family using Facebook. Learn about safety and privacy issues; ways to keep in touch; finding friends; adding photos (bring your own photos on a flash drive or CD). Attendees need Internet skills and a Facebook account. Please bring the username and password to class. Level 2. 1½ hours long.

Getting to Know Your Computer teaches the basic parts of the computer and how to use the mouse. Level 1. One hour long.

Graphics with Microsoft Word is an advanced class using Word 2010.  Learn to use basic clip art, borders, drawing and WordArt.  Attendees should be proficient with the mouse and have word processing skills covered in Word Processing Parts 1 and 2. Level 3. 1½ hours long.

Internet Intro covers how the world wide web is organized and key elements of the Internet Explorer browser. Attendees should have a basic knowledge of Windows and be comfortable using the mouse. Level 2. 1½ hours long.

Internet Searching shows you how to use search engines more efficiently and evaluate the information found. Attendees should be experienced Internet users. Level 2. 1½ hours long.

PowerPoint Intro covers the basics of creating a presentation with Microsoft PowerPoint.  Learn to use design templates to add text, graphics, and animation to slides. Attendees should have experience with the mouse, Windows, and word processing. Uses PowerPoint 2010. Level 3. 1½ hours long.

Tables, Labels, & Mail Merge with Microsoft Word is an intermediate class using Word 2010 to create an address table to merge into mailing labels, letters, and envelopes. Also, learn to make return address labels. Attendees should be proficient with the mouse and have word processing skills covered in Word Processing Pts 1 and 2. Level 3. 2 hours long.

Websites with WordPress.com shows you how to start your own personal website or blog easily with WordPress.com. Learn about choosing a design; settings; adding pages and pictures (bring your own photos on a flash drive or CD). Attendees should have Internet skills and a WordPress.com account. Please bring your blog address, username, and password to class. Level 3. 1½ hours long.

Windows is a workshop with tips to help you use Windows better. Appropriate for users of Windows 95 through Windows 7, but Windows 7 is used in class. Attendees should be able to use a mouse. Level 1. 1½ hours long.

Word Processing Pt 1 is a beginning class using WordPad to type a simple document.  Use page setup, fonts, type size, tabs, bullets, and more to enhance a typed document. Attendees should have basic Windows and mouse knowledge. Level 2. 1½ hours long.

Word processing Pt 2 uses Word 2010 and builds on skills learned in Part 1. Learn to edit a document by selecting text. Cut or copy and paste text. Attendees should possess skills covered in Word Processing Pt 1. Level 2. 1½ hours long.

 

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