Overview

Wilmette Library's Digital Services department offers several technology classes, both virtual and in-person. These classes typically run in the evenings on weekdays.

Patrons may also schedule a 1:1 help session by calling the Technology Center desk at 847.853.6566 or by emailing digital@wilmettelibrary.info.

Winter 2022 Schedule

Browser Extensions

Tuesday, November 8, 5-6pm, Virtual

Boost your comfort and productivity on the internet with browser extensions. This class will shop for recommended extensions, install them, and learn to use them on Firefox, Chrome, and Safari. Download the presentation.


Google Doc/Drive Basics

Thursday, November 10, 6-7pm, Virtual

Learn how to create documents and manage your files with Google Docs and Google Drive. This introductory program will teach you how to create and edit documents in Google Docs, how to share and collaborate with others online, and how you can use Google Drive to manage your files.  


What is "The Cloud"

Tuesday, November 15, 4-5pm, Virtual

Join us in de-mystifying cloud services. Ground your understanding of data, the internet, and what cloud storage and cloud services really mean. View this class's handout.


Cyber Security

Friday, November 18, 6-7pm, Virtual

Find out how to protect yourself from scams while navigating the internet, using email, and moving money.


Exploring archive.org

Monday, November 28, 6-7pm, Auditorium

Learn to explore the history of the internet and much more using the Internet Archive. This presentation will cover the basics of what is available on the Internet Archive, how to access materials, the Wayback Machine, and how to contribute to the archive yourself.  


Make Stickers with Silhouette Cameo

Tuesday, November 29, 5-6pm, Small Meeting Room

Use Silhouette’s free software to design and print a page of colorful stickers. Whether crafting sticker designs during the class or importing ones you’ve already made, we will explore Silhouette’s features and produce some special sticky paper products.


Digitizing the '80s!

Tuesday, December 6, 5-6pm, Small Meeting Room

Explore the library's digitization station and learn how to convert analog materials to digital files that you can share with family and friends.


Creating Videos with Tiktok

Wednesday, December 7, 6-7pm, Auditorium

TikTok is a fun place to view and share videos, but it's also a powerful video editor! Discover how to use TikTok’s built-in editing tools to make your own videos to share on or off the platform. This program will demonstrate how to create and edit videos using the popular mobile app TikTok. Bring your phone and follow along as we go through the steps of making a video.


Google Sheets Basics

Thursday, December 8, 5-6pm, Virtual

Plan, budget, organize, then share and collaborate with others using Google Sheets.


Intro to Podcasting

Tuesday, December 13, 5-6pm, Virtual

Thinking of starting your own podcast? Join us for some best practices and pointers. This class will cover how to plan, record, edit audio, and distribute a quality podcast.


From Twitter to Mastodon

Thursday, December 15, 7-8pm, Virtual

A conversation about the state of Twitter, and emerging alternative social media platforms, such as Mastodon.


Cutting the Cable Cord

Friday, December 16, 6-7pm, Virtual

Thinking about cutting the cord with your cable company? Learn about popular streaming video services and devices used to stream video content. View this class's handout.


3D Printing Demo

Wednesday, December 21, 6-7pm, Auditorium

View a demonstration of our new 3D printer. This presentation will explain what 3D printing is and give a live demonstration. Learn how to submit an object for printing at the library. 

 

Upcoming Technology Classes

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