Breaking News Bar
posted: 10/31/2013 11:26 AM

St. Charles library offers free computer classes

Success - Article sent! close

Submitted by St. Charles Public Library

The St. Charles Public Library will offer free introductory computer classes for St. Charles Library cardholders in November. The classes include: Introduction to Windows 7; Introduction to Social Networking; eBay Buying and Selling; and Digital Music Downloads.

Introduction to Social Networking is scheduled from 5:30 to 7 p.m. Monday and Tuesday, Nov. 4 and 5. This course will cover how to create and manage a Facebook account; how to connect with friends and family; how to share photos; and how to protect your privacy.

Students are expected to come to class with the intention of creating a Facebook account, should they not already have one. Class is two-hour sessions that must be taken in succession.

Learn how to buy and sell on eBay from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Fridays, Nov. 8 and 15. Topics include setting up an eBay and PayPal account, finding and bidding on items, selling items, payment options, mailing options, and practical tips. Class is two-hour sessions that must be taken in succession.

Digital Music Downloads 101 is scheduled from 5:30 to 7 p.m. Monday, Nov. 11. This course is an overview of how to find, sample, purchase and download MP3 music from the Internet using Amazon. This class is focused on standard MP3 Players and not intended for Apple iPod users. Class is one two-hour session.

Introduction to Windows 7 is scheduled from 5:30 to 7 p.m. Tuesday-Thursday, Nov. 19-21. This orientation to computers is ideal for those who have had little exposure to computers. There will be an overview of parts of the computer and basic computer terminology, including desktop, menus, mouse instruction, scrolling, clicking, keying (typing), saving, and basic Internet skills.

Class is three 90-minute sessions that must be taken in succession. Successful completion of this class is a prerequisite to all other computer classes offered.

The classes are open to St. Charles Public Library cardholders. A $10 refundable cash deposit is required at the time of registration. To register, visit the Adult Reference Desk in the library, One S. Sixth Ave., St. Charles. For information, visit or call (630) 584-0076.

    Winner - 2015 Best Website
    Illinois Press Association
    Illinois Press Association