Computer Classes at the Lake County Public Library

Learn to navigate the net, use a mouse, and more!

We offer completely free computer classes on a variety of topics to anyone who needs them. Our class sizes are limited, though, so sign up as soon as possible to make sure you have a spot!

You can use the links to each branch's calendar below to see when the next class is offered at a branch near you. Use the suggested search keywords to help find the class!

Library Lover Tip: If the class you want to attend is full, you will be waitlisted - but you can also check other branches to see if they are offering a similar class soon! If you want your branch to offer a certain type of class, don't be shy about letting us know - if demand is high for a class, we may be able to schedule more.

Types of Computer Classes

Meet the Mouse: Learn to move and click a mouse effectively. Includes hands-on practice!
Offered at: Cedar Lake, Dyer-Schererville, Griffith-Cal Twp, Lake Station-New Chicago, Merrillville and St. John
(Search keyword: mouse)
Practice the class on your own!

Basic Windows: Learn basic computer terminology and how to use Windows or Open Office. Participants must know how to use a mouse.
Offered at: Cedar Lake, Dyer-Schererville, Griffith-Cal Twp, Merrillville, and St. John (Search keyword: window)
Download the Handouts(PDFs)

Navigating the Net: Learn to use the Internet to find information
Offered at: Cedar Lake, Dyer-Schererville, Griffith-Cal Twp, Merrillville and St. John (Search keyword: navigating)
Download the Handouts (PDFs)

Email Essentials: Learn to set up a free Yahoo email account, and how to send and receive email safely.
Offered at: Merrillville and St. John (search keyword: essentials)
Preview this class! (PDF Handout)

One-on-One Computer Classes: Patrons in good standing can sign up for a one hour session on how to use the internet, set-up free email accounts, or write a resume.
Offered at: Griffith-Cal Twp, Lake Station-New Chicago, Munster, Merrillville (search keyword: one on one, or ask your librarian to make you an appointment!)

Introduction to Ancestry Library Edition: Interested in genealogy? We'll walk you through the basics of using Ancestry Library Edition! Please bring some of your own research to use for practice.
Offered at: Merrillville (search keyword: ancestry)