The library offers free, hands-on computer classes for IPPL cardholders. Click on a class title below for more information and to register. Questions? Call 630/887-8760 ext. 239.

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IPPL cardholders who participate in designated Junction programs will earn entries into our monthly and grand prize drawings, donated by the Friends of IPPL. Click here to view the Junction video!

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Upcoming Classes

  • Programming Electronics 101
    When: Tuesday, May 26, 2015 - 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    Where: Meeting Room, 2nd Floor

    Program an arduino microcontroller to turn on and off an LED light. Prerequisite: Basic computer skills.
  • Tech Talk: Technology for Seniors
    When: Wednesday, May 27, 2015 - 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
    Where: Meeting Room, 2nd Floor

    Discuss the different technologies Seniors are using at this staff lead technology discussion.
  • eBay 101 Selling Basics
    When: Wednesday, May 27, 2015 - 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    Where: Meeting Room, 2nd Floor

    Ready to make some $$ selling some of your "stuff" on eBay? Plan to attend this fun & informative "eBay 101-Selling Basics"" program by eBay University Instructor Jack Waddick. Sit back and let Jack walk you through the keys to successful eBay selling. This lively session will include real time demos on eBay.com and plenty of time for your questions. No technical mumbo jumbo…everyone is welcome!
  • Android 101
    When: Tuesday, June 09, 2015 - 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
    Where: Meeting Room, 2nd Floor

    Learn the basics of the using your tablet. Bring your Samsung Galaxy, Google Nexus, or other Android tablet to class.
  • New Catalog
    When: Tuesday, June 09, 2015 - 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    Where: Meeting Room, 2nd Floor

    Come see the new and improved library catalog. Learn how to check out eBooks directly from the catalog and sign up for text notifications.
  • Introduction to Computers and Internet
    When: Wednesday, June 10, 2015 - 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    Where: Meeting Room, 2nd Floor

    Learn the basics of a Windows computer, the Internet, and email in this two-part class
  • eLibrary Drop-In
    When: Thursday, June 11, 2015 - 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
    Where: Lobby

    Stop by the lobby to find out about getting FREE ebooks, emagazines, emovies, and emusic with your Indian Prairie Public Library. Bring your tablet, smartphone, or ereader.
  • Introduction to Computers and Internet
    When: Wednesday, June 17, 2015 - 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    Where: Meeting Room, 2nd Floor

    Learn the basics of a Windows computer, the Internet, and email in this two-part class
  • Tech Talk: Gadgets, Gizmos, and More
    When: Thursday, June 25, 2015 - 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
    Where: Conference Room, 2nd Floor

    Discuss the latest technology gadgets on the market.
  • 3D Printers for Beginners
    When: Saturday, June 27, 2015 - 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
    Where: Meeting Room, 2nd Floor

    Learn about 3D design and printing, how to submit a print request, and how to get started on creating your own 3D object.
  • iPad 101
    When: Tuesday, June 30, 2015 - 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    Where: Meeting Room, 2nd Floor

    Just getting started with your iPad? Learn to change settings, use menus and install apps. Bring your Apple ID, password, and your iPad.
  • Cutting the Cable Cord
    When: Wednesday, July 08, 2015 - 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    Where: Meeting Room, 2nd Floor

    Find out how to save money by eliminating expensive cable packages and sign up with Hulu, Netflix, and more.
  • Introduction to Your Mac
    When: Thursday, July 09, 2015 - 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
    Where: Meeting Room, 2nd Floor

    Bring your MacBook and we will cover the basics of using OS X including programs, keyboard commands, and other useful tips.
  • Facebook
    When: Tuesday, July 14, 2015 - 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    Where: Meeting Room, 2nd Floor

    Learn how to set up a Facebook account, set privacy settings, and connect with family and friends. Prerequisites: Must be comfortable using the keyboard, the mouse, and the Internet, and be curious about online social networks. Email address required: bring your email address and password to class.
  • YouTube 101
    When: Wednesday, July 29, 2015 - 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    Where: Meeting Room, 2nd Floor

    Learn all about YouTube in this class.
  • iPad Bootcamp
    When: Monday, August 10, 2015 - 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
    Where: Meeting Room, 2nd Floor

    Learn the basics and advanced features of the iPad and access the library's digital collections in this 3 part course. Bring your iPad or borrow an iPad from the library.
  • iPad Bootcamp
    When: Wednesday, August 12, 2015 - 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
    Where: Meeting Room, 2nd Floor

    Learn the basics and advanced features of the iPad and access the library's digital collections in this 3 part course. Bring your iPad or borrow an iPad from the library.
  • iPad Bootcamp
    When: Friday, August 14, 2015 - 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
    Where: Meeting Room, 2nd Floor

    Learn the basics and advanced features of the iPad and access the library's digital collections in this 3 part course. Bring your iPad or borrow an iPad from the library.
  • Android & PC Tablet Bootcamp
    When: Monday, August 17, 2015 - 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
    Where: Meeting Room, 2nd Floor

    Learn the basics and advanced features of tablets and access the library's digital collections in this 3 part course. Bring your Google Nexus, Samsung, or other tablet.
  • Android & PC Tablet Bootcamp
    When: Wednesday, August 19, 2015 - 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
    Where: Meeting Room, 2nd Floor

    Learn the basics and advanced features of tablets and access the library's digital collections in this 3 part course. Bring your Google Nexus, Samsung, or other tablet.
  • Android & PC Tablet Bootcamp
    When: Friday, August 21, 2015 - 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
    Where: Meeting Room, 2nd Floor

    Learn the basics and advanced features of tablets and access the library's digital collections in this 3 part course. Bring your Google Nexus, Samsung, or other tablet.
  • eLibrary Drop-In
    When: Thursday, August 27, 2015 - 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
    Where: Lobby

    Stop by the lobby to find out about getting FREE ebooks, emagazines, emovies, and emusic with your Indian Prairie Public Library. Bring your tablet, smartphone, or ereader.
  • Tech Talk: Digitizing Your Memories
    When: Thursday, August 27, 2015 - 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
    Where: Conference Room, 2nd Floor

    Share different ways to digitize photos, videos, and more
  • Computer Classes TBA
    When: Tuesday, September 08, 2015 - 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    Where: Meeting Room, 2nd Floor

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  • Computer Classes TBA
    When: Thursday, September 10, 2015 - 12:00 PM - 8:30 PM
    Where: Meeting Room, 2nd Floor

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If you can't make it to one of our classes or want a class on a different topic, check these resources for free or low cost computer classes: