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Fall 2023-Winter 2024

In-Person Classes

Advance sign-up required at the Information Desk: 708.371.5666. Please note: these are all adult classes for patrons 18 and older.

How to Copy and Paste
Tuesday, December 5 at 10 am
In this hands-on computer workshop, learn to highlight text, and then copy and paste it using keyboard shortcuts. Limit 6 patrons.

Cut the Cable Cord
Saturday, January 13 at 10 am
Ready to consider alternatives to cable TV? Instructor Mike Gershbein will present the features and costs of the best streaming services and devices.

Excel Basics
Wednesday, January 17 at 6:30 pm
In this beginning class, learn how to create a spreadsheet, format text in cells, and add columns of numbers. Prerequisite: mouse and keyboard skills. Limit 6 patrons. Registration for AMPL cardholders begins Tuesday, December 5, and on December 12 for non-residents. Additional sessions will be offered in the future.

Password Safety
Sunday, January 21 at 2 pm
The first line of defense for online safety is practicing smart password habits. Instructor Mike Gershbein will show you how to create safe passwords and use password managers to make your online life easier.

AI and ChatGPT
Saturday, February 10 at 10 am
ChatGPT and other artificial intelligence (AI) products have taken the world by storm. We’ll look at the most-discussed AI technology and speculate on the future implications of AI in the workplace.

Windows 11 Basics
Thursday, February 15 at 10 am
A hands-on class for beginners to try Windows 11 and become familiar with the start menu, apps list, search bar, system tray and customization. Limit 6 patrons.

Android Basics
Sunday, February 18 at 2 pm
Get more comfortable with your Android phone or tablet as Mike Gershbein demonstrates how to navigate, find apps, and customize your device.

Our expanded technology program is supported by a grant from AgeOptions.

Online Learning

Technology Classes from GCF Global -- No library card required:


Phones and Tablets

Internet, Email and Online Services

Basic Skills


Apple Computers

Images and Design

Job Seeking Skills

For Advanced Technology Classes

  • LinkedIn Learning Classes are available through our Research Databases page, or through the LinkedIn Learning app on Android or iOS.
  • Classes include coding languages, graphic design and photography, Microsoft products and more.
  • They require an Alsip-Merrionette Park Library card (beginning with 21145).

Mobile Memory Lab
Click here to see the digitizing equipment and program dates.