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Learning @ Your Library
Conquer basic Internet browsing, Microsoft Word, Microsoft Excel, and more with the help of your local library. The Melrose Park Public Library offers video guides and technology training designed to match your skills set. Contact the Adult Services Desk at (708) 649-7485 or in-person and ask to schedule a one-on-one class with our staff. Classes are available Monday thru Friday, and each session ranges from 30 to 45 minutes. Once you complete one course, you are welcome to come back for more. You don’t need to have a Melrose Park Public Library card for this service. Please schedule your appointment at least one week in advance. You will be required to be familiar with using a mouse and keyboard to enroll in these courses.*
Introduction to Email:
During this introductory course we will go through the steps of setting up a Yahoo or Gmail email account. Learn how to sign-in and out, send and receive emails, set up address books, join a mailing list, create a draft email, delete emails, setup folders (or labels) and set up email filters. We will also discuss how to recognize Spam and Phishing scams.
Basic Internet Searching:
Learn how to find information using popular search engines such as Google, Bing, MSN, and Yahoo. We will also use the library Catalog (SWAN) to do keyword, title, author and advanced searches to search for library materials.
Introduction to Microsoft Office:
Become familiar with the basic functionality of Microsoft Word, Excel, and/or PowerPoint. Each program will be taught in a separate session, and scheduled separately.
Don't forget to check out LearningExpress Library 3.0 and GFC LearnFree.org for tutorials to get you started!
*Improve your keyboarding and mouse skills using TypingWeb and other resources available from your library.