Wilmette Library's Digital Services department offers several technology classes, both virtual and in-person. These classes typically run in the evenings on weekdays.
Winter 2022 Schedule
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.
Friday, November 18, 6-7pm, Virtual
Find out how to protect yourself from scams while navigating the internet, using email, and moving money.
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.
Learn how to use digital resources including Hoopla, Libby (OverDrive), Intro to Windows, Microsoft Office, and Zoom.
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Video tutorials on software, web design, business/management skills, financial literacy, job/career skills, social networking, etc.
Visit Wilmette Library's entire catalog of online learning resources.