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Computer Workshops

computer workshops

Classes are held in the Technology Lab.
Class size is limited. Registration with Glenview Library card required.

Participants must be 18 years old. Classes may be cancelled due to low enrollment; registrants will be notified. Latecomers will not be seated. For questions or to register, visit or call the Reference Services Desk at 847-729-7500 x 7700.


Internet Searching Basics

Tuesday, September 29, 2-3:30 PM

Lost in the Internet? We’ll help you find your way. Learn how to find and evaluate useful websites.

Internet Searching Intermediate

Thursday, October 8, 10-11:30 AM

Spend less time searching and more time finding what you need. Basic search skills required.


WORD 2010 Basics

Tuesday, September 15, 2-3:30 PM
Friday, November 6, 10-11:30 AM

Overall introduction to this popular word processing software.

WORD 2010 Formatting & Images

Tuesday, September 22, 2-3:30 PM
Friday, November 20, 10-11:30 AM

Overall introduction to this popular word processing software.

PUBLISHER 2010 Basics

Tuesday, October 20, 2-3:30 PM

Use templates, text boxes, and picture tools to create cards and stationery.

NEW! PowerPoint 2010 Basics

Tuesday, November 10, 7-8:30 PM

Learn to create presentations and standalone slideshows for work, school, or personal use.

EXCEL 2010 Basics

Wednesday, November 18, 10-11:30 AM

Learn the layout of the EXCEL spreadsheet, how to input data, and the basics for writing formulas.


Tech Talk • Just Drop-In

First Monday of the Month
October 5, 7-8:30 PM
November 2, 7-8:30 PM

Join this Internet user discussion group— a monthly Q&A for exploring websites, social media, online searching, and the Library’s electronic resources. Topics vary monthly. New members are welcome.

Travel Planning Online

Thursday, September 10, 2-3:30 PM

Learn to use Internet tools for travel planning, including purchasing airline tickets and vacation packages online.


Thursday, October 15, 2-3:30 PM

What is Twitter, anyway? Get acquainted with this online social networking service that has more than just text messaging. Please sign up for a Twitter account before class.

Facebook Basics

Thursday, October 22, 2-3:30 PM

Get started with the basics, including signing up, creating a profile, and adding friends. Valid email account required.

Your Kids Can Code
For Parents & Teachers

Wednesday, October 7, 6:30-8:30 PM

This two-hour, interactive workshop introduces parents and teachers to the basics of computer coding and answers, “Why is this important and where do we start?” Space is limited.


Wednesday, October 21, 2-3:30 PM

Navigate the ins and outs of online classified ads on this popular website. This class will focus on buying/selling, searching rental ads, and avoiding scams. Must have a valid email address.

Online Job Searching

Thursday, November 5, 2-3:30 PM

Leave and want ads behind. Look at databases you didn’t know existed and conquer the hidden job market. Glenview Library card not required to register.


Cemetery Sleuthing with Patricia Desmond Biallas

Saturday, September 12, 1-3 PM
Community Room

Searching for ancestors in cemeteries is not for the faint of heart. Discover what to expect, what not to expect, and to prepare for the unexpected in this “How To” of cemetery sleuthing. Etiquette, safety, and working with the cemetery office staff will also be covered. In partnership with the North Suburban Genealogical Society. Glenview Library card not required to register.

Free Online Genealogy Resources

Thursday, September 17, 2-3:30 PM

Discover free genealogy websites to help you build your family tree and break down your “brick walls.”

Family History Research Day

Saturday, October 10, 1-4 PM
Technology Lab and Genealogy & Local History Room

Need help getting started with genealogy? Have you hit a “brick wall” in your research? Our genealogy experts can help you with your research in the technology lab or visit the Genealogy Room to use our print collections. Drop in any time between 1-4 PM to get individualized help, learn new tricks, and utilize our resources.

Getting Started with

Tuesday, October 27, 10-11:30 AM

Start your family research with Learn the basic steps to begin your research and discover how to easily navigate one of the most popular genealogy databases.


Wednesday, November 11, 10-11:30 AM

HeritageQuest is a great basic database for beginning genealogists. Discover census records and family and local histories.


Download books, audiobooks, magazines, movies, music, and TV shows 24/7 with MyMediaMall, Zinio, and hooplaFREE services to Glenview Library cardholders. Learn about these exciting digital platforms in this special series of workshops & tutorials. Unless otherwise noted, registration is required.