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Computer Classes

We offer a variety of computer, technology, and mobile skill classes. You can also learn how to download and stream with your Library card and get a variety of tips and tricks on our blog at tech & mobile skills.

Need help? Ask a Library staff member at any of our locations or call, text or email Ask-a-Librarian.

Upcoming In-Person Classes

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Computer Basics Classes
Discover how to confidently use the mouse, keyboard, and Windows 10 computers in this three-part series for adults with little or no experience.

Internet Basics
Learn the ins and outs of web browsers and how to perform searches to find what you're looking for. Understand key Internet terms that can help you get around the Internet easily. Find out how to get things done while staying safe online. See our class schedule and register here.

Introduction to Microsoft Excel
Learn how to create spreadsheets with Microsoft Excel Online, the free online version of Excel.

Introduction to Microsoft Word
Discover how to create, format, print, and share documents with text, images, and tables in this three-part introduction to Microsoft Word Online.

Central Library 3D Printing
Learn the basics of 3D printing from concept to creation using Tinkercad and the 3D Systems Cube Printer. No registration is required. See our schedule here.

Central Library Learn Web Design with freeCodeCamp.org
Want to learn how to use code to design websites? FreeCodeCamp.org offers free project-based coding lessons for HTML, CSS, and JavaScript and pathways to earn free certificates.

  • Saturday, April 2 from 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm Register
  • Saturday, April 16 from 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm Register

East 38th Street Typing Practice and Instruction - Keyboard and Mouse Basics
If you don't use it, you lose it! Join us at E38 for an hour of touch-typing practice and instruction on using the keyboard and mouse. See our schedule and register here.

Garfield Park Building Digital Literacy Skills In this class you will learn the different parts of the mouse; how to scroll; and what to do with some of those other strange keys on the keyboard. See our schedule and register here.

Martindale-Brightwood Introduction to Gmail
Learn the basics of Gmail including how to register for an account, compose and forward emails, manage your inbox, and best practices for email security! See our schedule and register here.

Martindale-Brightwood Introduction to Microsoft Windows 10
Learn how to navigate and manage one of the most widely-used computer operating systems! See our schedule and register here.

Martindale-Brightwood Keyboarding Class
Adults are invited to learn how to click, scroll, and what to do with some of those strange keys on the keyboard. Get a crash course on computer parts and keys! See our schedule and register here.

Upcoming Online Classes

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Help Get Indy Online: The Affordable Connectivity Program
Want to help connect your community to affordable broadband internet? Discover how the Affordable Connectivity Program can help qualifying households pay for internet service and a connected device. An FCC consumer expert will explain the program and how to help qualifying individuals get connected.

  • Wednesday, April 6 from 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm Register

Take free classes anytime, at your own pace on LinkedIn Learning
Learn relevant, professional, technology skills on LinkedIn Learning. Your library card gives you free unlimited access to classes in technology categories like cloud computing, data science, database management, IT help desk, mobile development, network and system administration, security, software development, and web development. Learn how here.

Code_Cafe(): Python Coding for Beginners Study Group
These sessions are perfect for individuals new to coding or who want to experiment with a new language. Check the RSVP page for the monthly topic and project challenge. We will discuss Python Basics with a walk-through of a Hangman word guessing game. This lesson will focus on functions and lists.

Reading Recommendations from Our Tech Learning Team

Computer Basics Book Covers

Whether you are a beginner or looking to build on your current skills, our Tech Learning Team has gathered some of their favorite books and resources to help you! See all the Tech Learning Team book lists here.