Computer Classes

July Computer Classes


Technology for Older Adults

Friday, July 7, 10:15 am, Computer Lab
Need help setting up that new tablet? Got stuck on borrowing and eBook? Bring your questions and devices to the Decatur Public Library for assistance. This very basic computer session that focuses on the basics of computers and computer related problems. Registration required.
Register now by clicking on the Computer Class Name above, or call 217-424-2900 x. 7.


Basic Internet

Friday, July 7, 1:15 pm, Computer Lab

Learn the basics the Internet and online information. Use the functions of a web browser to navigate and save World Wide Web sites. Search the Internet using the address bar or search tool. View, print, save and open a document from the Internet or other online service. Use the functions of a web browser to navigate and save World Wide Web sites. Search the Internet using the address bar or search tool. Explore Decatur Public Library homepage. Registration required.

Register now by clicking on the Computer Class Name above, or call 217-424-2900 x. 7.


Computer Tutoring / Windows 10 / Library Website

Monday, July 10, 10:15 am, Computer Lab
Hands on instruction exploring Windows 10 and the Library Website (including databases). Topics include passwords, email and computer vulnerabilities, firewalls, cookies, and viruses/spyware. Bring all your related questions to this discussion. Registration is required.
Register now by clicking on the Computer Class Name above, or call 217-424-2900 x. 7.


Beginning Excel

Friday, July 14, 10:15 am, Computer Lab
These sessions explore the basics of Microsoft Excel spreadsheets such as identifying the columns, rows, and cells. The class will construct a simple spreadsheet, enter, edit and interpret the information. Registration required.
Register now by clicking on the Computer Class Name above, or call 217-424-2900 x. 7.


Exploring iPads, Tablets & Others

Friday, July 14, 11:15 am, Computer Lab
Explore the basics of IPads including basic settings, setting up an iTunes account, backing up your device to iCloud, downloading apps, setting up email accounts, setting up FaceTime and messaging. Drop-in for assistance with Android and iOS devices including: apps, social networking, general settings, and other features of your device. Bring your own tablet or smart phone for hands on learning. Registration required.
Register now by clicking on the Computer Class Name above, or call 217-424-2900 x. 7.


Intermediate Excel

Tuesday, July 18, 10:15 am, Computer Lab
These sessions explore more advance features and functions of Microsoft Excel spreadsheets such as identifying the functions, business applications, and importing data. The class will construct a simple spreadsheet, enter, edit and interpret the information. Registration required. Previous experience with Excel required. Registration required.
Register now by clicking on the Computer Class Name above, or call 217-424-2900 x. 7.


Exploring Coding

Friday, July 28, 2:15 pm, Computer Lab
Explore the basics of coding for webpages and other application. We will discuss HTML, CSS and other coding applications. These sessions are hands on. Registration required.
Register now by clicking on the Computer Class Name above, or call 217-424-2900 x. 7.

There are two additional options:

  • Gales Courses – Gale Courses offers a wide range of highly interactive, instructor led courses that you can take entirely online.   As a Decatur Public Library card holder in good standing, you are entitled to these courses at no cost. Courses run for six weeks and new sessions begin every month. Computer Fundamental classes include Keyboarding, Introduction to Microsoft Excel, and Introduction to Windows. These classes can be taken at the library or at home.
  • DMCOC – If you are looking for a job, but lack computer skills. If you don’t know much about computers, but want to learn. Decatur Macon County Opportunities Corporation may be able to help you. Classes include Keyboarding, Computer Basics, Learning the Internet, and using Microsoft Word and Excel. Enrollment is by appointment only. Call 428-0155 for an appointment.
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