Lincoln Library offers free, hands-on computer classes that are open to all ages. Classes are held in the new training room on the second floor of the library. When you arrive on the second floor please see the staff at the Information Services desk for directions. 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.
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 Ann at 753-4900, ext 227.
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.
Computer Basics w/ Windows 7
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. Level 1. 1½ hours long.
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. Level 1. 1½ hours long.
Free @ the Library
Enjoy an overview of the amazing databases offered for free by the library. Level 1. 1 hour long.
Checkout a Library Techie
Get help uploading a resume, downloading a file, creating an email account, or with almost anything else technology related—for free during this one hour open questions session. Must have computer experience. Level 1. 1 hour long.
Surfing the Web Intro
Choosing your internet browser and learning about the different search engines available. Attendees should be experienced computer users. Level 2. 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. Level 2. 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. Level 2. 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. Level 3. 1½ hours long.
Microsoft Publisher Basics
Learn to use design templates to create various publications, such as newsletters, business cards, menus, and invitations. Must have experience with the mouse, Windows, and word processing. Uses Publisher 2010. Level 3. 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.). Level 2. 1½ hours long.
Learn how you can connect with people using social networking sites such as Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and Pinterest(We will only work with the sites that interest the attendees for each session). Already have an account, but have a question…bring the question to class and get the answer. Level 2. 1½ hours long.
Learn what Electronic Resources the library has to offer that will make your next home project or shopping experience better. Must have computer experience. Level 2. 1½ hours long.
Exploring your Family Tree
An introduction to the genealogy resources offered and compiled by the library. Must have computer experience. Level 2. 1½ hours long.
Searching Tips & Tricks
Learn searching methods to help you search both the internet and the library’s electronic resources more efficiently and get better results. Must have computer and internet experience. Level 3. 1½ hours long.
Teens learn methods to help them search both the internet and the library’s electronic resources more efficiently and get better results for school projects. Teens also learn how to use the CRAAP test to evaluate research sources, especially resources found on the World Wide Web. Must have computer and internet experience. Ages 12-18. Level 3. 1½ hours long.