Technology Training

Tech Training Sessions

One-on-one tech training is offered by librarians at various times throughout the week.  Sessions run up to 45 minutes.  Choose a topic depending on your skill level and interest.   To schedule an appointment, stop by the Info Desk or call 847-455-6016, ext. 2.


Schedule a free one-on-one appointment with a book a librarian featuredlibrarian for technology help or quick training on:

  • Setting up and using email, borrowing eBooks,  installing apps on your tablet or smartphone, creating and editing a resume
  • Uploading pictures from your digital camera or smartphone, or learning how to use your new laptop

All appointments are for 30 minutes and take place between 10AM and 7PM on Thursday each week. To schedule, simply stop by the Info Desk, call 847-455-6016, ext. 2 or email

Online Training

UnivClass_400x200Learn at your own pace and anytime with Universal Class, which offers over 40 free computer and software courses. Go to the Universal Class site, and create your own account. (Your library card number and PIN are needed to login from outside the library.) If you’d like a demo or assistance, ask at the Info Desk. View the full course list here, and here’s a sampling:

For Beginners

  • Computer Basics 101, Gmail 101, Internet Fundamentals 101, How to Use an iPad, and Typing and Keyboarding 101
  • Windows 7, Windows 8, & Windows 10

Intermediate to Advanced

  • Digital Photography 101, Digital Scrapbooking 101, Final Cut Pro X, How to eBay, Internet Specialist 101, Intro to PC Troubleshooting and Repair, Social Media 101 (Facebook, Twitter and Linkedin), and Virus Removal and Protection 101

 Adobe Training

  • Adobe Acrobat 101, Adobe After Effects 101, Adobe Edge Animate CC, Adobe Fireworks 101, Adobe Illustrator 101, Adobe InDesign 101, Adobe Lightroom 101, Adobe Muse 101,  Adobe Photoshop 101, Adobe Photoshop Elements 101, and Adobe Premiere 101

Microsoft Training

  • Access 2013 & 2016, Excel 2013 & 2016, Project 2013 & 2016, Publisher 2013 & 2016, Visio 2013 & 2016, Word 2013 & 2016, Office 2013 & 2016: Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook, OneNote 2013 & 2016, Outlook 2013 & 2016, PowerPoint 2013 & 2016, Quickbooks 101 and Quickbooks Online Essentials

Social Media

  • Google + for Busineess, Pinterest and Social Media 101

Web Development

  • Adobe Flash 101, Creating WordPress Websites, Dreamweaver 101, How to Create Web Pages, Intro to CSS, Intro to Javascript, Intro to SQL, Google Analytics 101, Learn HTML – Create Websites with HTML5, and MSQL