What the Tech?!

New to using a computer or want to build more confidence? Check out these FREE classes! Register by clicking the links below, visit https://bit.ly/3uX9G4w or call 309-274-2719.

Made possible by the PLA Digital Literacy Workshop Incentive, supported by AT&T.

eLibrary: Research Databases

Explore the library’s research databases.

Wed., February 7 @ 11 am: Click here to register
Wed., February 7 @ 1 pm: Click here to register

eLibrary: eBooks, eAudio & Visual Media

Learn how to use the library’s eBook and video streaming platforms, and discover what they have to offer.

Wed., February 14 @ 11 am: Click here to register
Wed., February 14 @ 1 pm: Click here to register

Cut, Copy & Paste

Learn how to copy, cut, and paste text and images.

Wed., February 21 @ 11 am: Click here to register
Wed., February 21 @ 1 pm: Click here to register

File Management Basics

Learn how to create folders and organize files.

Wed., February 28 @ 11 am: Click here to register
Wed., February 28 @ 1 pm: Click here to register

eLibrary: Workforce Development

Discover online resources for employment, education & training, and starting a business.

Wed., March 27 @ 11 am: Click here to register
Wed., March 27 @ 1 pm: Click here to register

Previously offered classes

Computer Basics, Part 1

Learn how to navigate Windows 10, open and close applications, resize and move windows, and more.

Computer Basics, Part 2

Learn how to save and delete files, manage and organize files and folders, and more.
Prerequisite: Computer Basics Part 1, or prior knowledge of how to use a mouse, open apps, and manipulate windows (resize, scroll, etc.).

Internet Basics

This workshop is for those who are new to the internet or want to build more confidence finding information online and navigating websites. Attendees will learn about web browsers and search engines, build skills to navigate the internet, and discover tips and tricks for basic and advanced searching online.

Email Basics

This class will cover tips and tricks for using a Gmail email account, including how to send, receive, and reply to an email; recognize and deal with spam; organize and delete emails; and search for messages. Note: If you want to sign up for a new email account or get help resetting your password for a current account, please make a 1-on-1 appointment with a staff member before the date of the class (call 309-274-2719).

Cybersecurity Basics

This workshop is for those who are interested in safety online and want to protect themselves from fraudsters and scams. It will build participants’ confidence when they are visiting websites, creating passwords, and responding to email. Register for your preferred date/time:

Mobile Devices: Android

Learn features and functions of an Android tablet and mobile devices. If you have an Android device, please bring it with you.

Mobile Devices: iOS

Learn features and functions of an iOS tablet and mobile devices. If you have an iOS device, please bring it with you.

Microsoft Word Basics

Learn how to create text-based documents using Microsoft Word.

Microsoft Word Formatting

Learn how to format and align text, apply bullets/numbers, and more.

Microsoft Word Editing Tools

Learn how to use Word’s built-in editing features like cut and paste, and more.

Videoconference Basics

Learn how to create an account on a popular video conferencing platform (Zoom) and build confidence when using features of the platform in an online meeting.