Computer Classes


Whether you're looking to learn new computer skills for a job, wanting to learn how to use a web-based email, or just have an hour of free time on your hands, the Rolling Meadows Library's computer classes are right for you! The library offers a wide variety of classes ranging from basic computer skills to advanced classes such as Microsoft Word 2010, Google Drive and My Media Mall. Whatever your skill level, you are sure to find a class that's right for you!

Computer classes are taught in the library's wireless classroom located on the second level in the Community Room. Classes are approximately 1½ hours in length including time for student questions during and after the class. Classes are generally offered in both English and Spanish.

Registration is required for all classes and class size is limited, so be sure to sign up early! For more information or to register for classes, please call the library at 847-259-6050, stop by the Welcome Desk or click the link next to the program listing and sign-up online! Persons with disabilities can arrange for special assistance by calling the library at least two weeks prior to any program.

Registration for Winter 2014 classes begins on Monday, December 1st, 2014.

Computer Basics Sign-up here

Wednesday, December 10th | 10:00 a.m.

This class will introduce you to the basics of computers, their parts, operating systems, and typing.

 


My Media Mall Sign-up here

Monday, December 15th | 7:00 p.m.

Want access to library materials 24/7? Learn how to use the library's My Media Mall resource to download eBooks and audio books to your computer, Kindle, or other portable devices.

 


Introduction to the Internet Sign-up here

Wednesday, December 17th | 10:00 a.m.

You will learn the basics of using the Internet, including web browsers, researching topics, and reading news stories.

 


NEW! - Better Internet Searching Sign-up here

Monday, December 22nd | 7:00 p.m.

This class serves as an introduction to basic searching strategies and will include a discussion of authoritative resources available both free online and through the library!

 


Microsoft Word 2010 Basics Sign-up here

Monday, January 5th | 7:00 p.m.

Learn the basics of the Microsoft Word 2010 including: formatting, styles, margins, and more.

 


Setting Up a Free Gmail Account Sign-up here

Wednesday, January 7th | 10:00 a.m.

Using the free e-mail provider, Gmail, this class will demonstrate how to set up a free online e-mail account, along with basic tips and tricks for using your new Gmail account.

 


Microsoft Excel 2010 Basics Sign-up here

Monday, January 12th | 7:00 p.m.

Learn the basics of Microsoft Excel including how to navigate, enter data into a spreadsheet, use basic formulas, and more.

 


Microsoft Word 2010 Basics Sign-up here

Wednesday, January 14th | 10:00 a.m.

Learn the basics of the Microsoft Word 2010 including: formatting, styles, margins, and more.

 


Intro to Social Media Sign-up here

Monday, January 19th | 7:00 p.m.

Interested in learning about social media but a bit fuzzy on the concepts? Come to this survey class on different social media networks including: Facebook, Twitter, GoodReads, and more!

 


Microsoft Excel 2010 Basics Sign-up here

Wednesday, January 21st | 10:00 a.m.

Learn the basics of Microsoft Excel including how to navigate, enter data into a spreadsheet, use basic formulas, and more.

 


NEW! - Google Drive for Beginners Sign-up here

Monday, January 26th | 7:00 p.m.

Google Drive is a versatile cloud storage system with many features. Come and learn how to back-up your hard drive and play with Google Docs, spreadsheets, and more.

 


NEW! - Better Internet Searching Sign-up here

Wednesday, January 28th | 10:00 a.m.

This class serves as an introduction to basic searching strategies and will include a discussion of authoritative resources available both free online and through the library!

 


Intermediate Microsoft Word 2010 Sign-up here

Monday, February 2nd | 7:00 p.m.

We will discuss additional formatting and practice setting up Mail Merge documents.
Basic knowledge of Microsoft Word is required for this class.

 


NEW! - Google Drive for Beginners Sign-up here

Wednesday, February 4th | 10:00 a.m.

Google Drive is a versatile cloud storage system with many features. Come and learn how to back-up your hard drive and play with Google Docs, spreadsheets, and more.

 


Intermediate Microsoft Excel 2010 Sign-up here

Monday, February 9th | 7:00 p.m.

This class will explore using more advanced formulas, setting up detailed spreadsheets, and creating charts and graphs.
Basic knowledge of Microsoft Excel is required for this class.

 


Microsoft PowerPoint 2010 Basics Sign-up here

Wednesday, February 11th | 10:00 a.m.

Find out how to create sophisticated presentations including school projects, photo albums, or sales pitches.

 


NEW! - Library eBooks for Kindle Sign-up here

Monday, February 16th | 7:00 p.m.

Always wanted to read eBooks from the library on your Kindle but can't quite figure it out? Come to this class and learn step-by-step how to download books onto your Kindle device.

 


NEW! - Library eBooks for Kindle Sign-up here

Wednesday, February 25th | 10:00 a.m.

Always wanted to read eBooks from the library on your Kindle but can't quite figure it out? Come to this class and learn step-by-step how to download books onto your Kindle device.

 


Clases de Computación en Español

NOTA: Las clases de computación en españoles no se impartirán durante este invierno. Las clases de computación en español seán impartidas nuevamente en la PrimaVera del 2015.