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posted: 5/14/2012 11:33 AM

Learn new computer skills at Schaumburg library classes

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By Susan Miura
Schaumburg Township District Library submission

Whether you still think a mouse is just an unwelcome rodent, or you want to take your computer skills to the next level, the Schaumburg Township District Library has the class for you. Adult computer classes are offered Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays throughout the year, while senior citizen classes are offered on weekdays.

Worried about the cost? Fear not. Our computer classes are economy priced. Residents pay only $12 per class, while nonresidents pay $17. Senior citizens 50 years of age and older pay $9 per class. Since these classes are so reasonably priced, they tend to fill up quickly. Please sign up at least a month in advance to secure a spot.

Need to start with the basics? Sign up for the "Windows 7" class on Friday, June 15, or July 20. Students in this class will learn to manage files and folders, install new programs and change backgrounds. Subsequent classes are "Word-Level 1," where you'll learn to create documents such as reports, letters and resumes; and "Excel-Level 1," a program for creating spreadsheets and charts. Once you've got the basics down, sign up for "Access" and discover how to manage databases and organize information.

Ready to kick it up a notch? Learn to create websites. Our instructor will teach you how to use an HTML editor, add tables, pictures and links to create your very own website. The next "Creating Web Sites" classes will be held Saturday, July 28. Part 1 takes place from 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., and Part 2 goes from 1:30-3:30 p.m. These are just a few of the many adult classes available.

For seniors who are unfamiliar with using computers, our "Basics" class begins with using the mouse and keyboard, as well as understanding the major parts of a computer. "Basics" classes are slated for Wednesday, June 6; Friday, July 13; and Wednesday, Aug. 1. Subsequent classes include "Word, Internet, Email, Excel" and "Windows." Details, times and dates can be found in the library's Program Guide.

Ready to enhance your computer skills this summer? Simply call the library's Computer Assistance department at (847) 923-3352 to sign up, or stop by the Computer Assistance Desk on the second floor.