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In-Person Classes

Advance sign-up required at the Information Desk: 708.926.7024.


Registration available now except for limited-seating classes with starting dates listed.

Advanced iPhone and iPad
Thursday, June 15 at 6:30 pm
Are you looking to get more out of your iPhone or iPad? Bring your questions for instructor Mike Gershbein. This class will touch on tricks with Siri, settings, customization and more.

Buying a Smartphone
Sunday, July 9 at 2 pm
Android or Apple? AT&T or Verizon? Samsung or HTC? Unlimited data? Decisions, decisions! We’ll help you get to the bottom of the smartphone decision making process, by covering devices, providers and plans.

Computers Basics (on Windows 11)  - Class cancelled.
Tuesday, July 11 at 6 pm

Windows 10 and 11: The Basics 
Thursday, July 20 from 2-3 pm sharp
Introductory class touching on basic skills, and some differences between Windows 10 and 11: the task bar, search box, apps, start button and menu. Limit 6 students: registration begins June 1. Please arrive before 2 pm for priority seating.

Save It To The Cloud
Sunday, July 23 at 2 pm
Learn how to back up your documents, music and photos to online cloud solutions, many of which are cheap or free. Mike Gershbein will also show the basics of onsite backup and the 3-2-1 strategy. Useful for safety and sharing!

Microsoft Word and Wordpad Basics
Wednesday, August 9 at 6:30 pm
Learn to enter text, format and save it both on Microsoft Word and the free Wordpad program. Limit 6 patrons; registration begins June 1. Please arrive before 6:30 pm for priority seating.

Mobile Device Safety
Sunday, August 13 at 2 pm.
Learn everything you need to know to keep the information on your Android or Apple phone or tablet safe from prying eyes. Location tracking, privacy settings, app settings and password safety will all be discussed

Tech Learning Program (With Open Lab)
June 1 - September 20
Have you been wanting to learn more about your phone, Word or Excel, QR codes, apps or the cloud? This summer, gain knowledge on your own schedule. Pick a topic, watch a video class from sources like GCFLearnFree or LinkedIN Learning, and earn prizes. Don't like watching videos? You can study a handout or section of a book, and try our Skills Challenge, as well. If you prefer to watch your class on a library laptop, register for our Open Lab time at 10 am on the following Tuesdays: June 6, July 18, August 15 and September 19. Add to your skills this summer – and have fun doing it. 

*Our expanded technology program is available due to a generous grant from Age Options.

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

Technology Education

 How to use our database, Heritage Hub!

Take advantage of our online options! 

Alsip-Merrionette Park Library patrons, do you need help using library products or Zoom for online programs? Contact us at 708.926.7024.

Online Learning with Your Alsip-Merrionette Park Library Card

LinkedIN Learning: 16,000 courses in 7 languages, covering business, technology, personal enrichment and creative skills taught by industry experts. App available.

Research Learning Center from Ancestry Library -- Learn about genealogy. Database is available remotely until Dec 31, 2021.

 Free Training Websites (No Library Card Required) - video tutorials in computer skills, social media, resumes and more! (Mobile site available)

GCF LearnFree - tutorials in many technology topics, including Microsoft Word and Excel. (Mobile site available)

Mousercize - Learn how to use a mouse and keyboard.