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We offer a variety of computer, technology, and mobile skill classes. You can also learn how to download and stream with your Library card and get a variety of tips and tricks on our blog at tech & mobile skills. Need help? Ask a Library staff member at any of our locations or call, text or email Ask-a-Librarian. The Tinker Station helpline at (317) 275-4500 is also available. It is staffed by device experts who can answer questions about how to read, watch and listen on a PC, tablet or phone.

Upcoming In-Person Classes

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Internet Basics
Schedule & Register
Learn the ins and outs of web browsers and how to perform searches to find what you're looking for. Understand key Internet terms that can help you get around the Internet easily. Find out how to get things done while staying safe online.

Introduction to Microsoft Excel
Schedule & Register
Learn how to create spreadsheets with Microsoft Excel Online, the free online version of Excel.

Introduction to Microsoft Word
Schedule & Register
Discover how to create, format, print, and share documents with text, images, and tables in this three-part introduction to Microsoft Word Online.

Beech Grove Start Building a Free Website with Wix.com
Monday, June 13 at 6:00 pm Register
Learn the first steps in using the Wix program’s free drag-and-drop editor and templates for creating a customized website. No coding knowledge is required!

Central Library 3D Printing
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Learn the basics of 3D printing from concept to creation using Tinkercad and the 3D Systems Cube Printer. No registration is required.

Central Library Build Your Technology and Computer Skills
Friday, June 10 at 2:00 pm Register
Do you want to build your technology skills? Take a skill assessment to develop a custom learning plan for 10+ topics including Microsoft Office, Computer Basics, Internet Basics, and more. Use your results to focus on learning the computer skills you need to be successful and meet your goals.

Central Library Computer Basics
Schedule & Register
Join us for a two-part introduction to the skills you need to navigate a Windows 10 computer including mouse basics, the parts of a computer, and improving typing skills.

Central Library Media Workshop Open Play
Schedule & Register
Come join Media Learning Specialists in the Learning Curve! Children and their families are welcome to check out some of our technology, toys, and games. Children under 12 should be accompanied. No registration is required to attend.

Central Library Tech Help Open Lab
A Tech Learning Specialist will be on hand to connect you to self-paced activities and answer questions. The Tinker Station Helpline is also available to answer your questions at 317-275-4500.

  • Android Smart Phones & Tablets
    Wednesday, May 25 at 10:30 am Register
  • Apple iPhones & iPads
    Wednesday, May 25 at 2:30 pm Register
  • Becoming a Virtual Senior
    Wednesday, June 22 at 1:00 pm Register
  • Email Help
    Thursday, May 26 at 2:00 pm Registe

East 38th Street Typing Practice and Instruction - Keyboard and Mouse Basics
Schedule & Register
If you don't use it, you lose it! Join us at E38 for an hour of touch-typing practice and instruction on using the keyboard and mouse.

Garfield Park Navigating the Library's Website
Wednesday, June 1 at 3:30 pm Register
Have you ever wondered about all of the FREE events, programs, and services the Indianapolis Public Library has to offer? This class will help you find all of those and more on the Library website. It will show you where to find the resources you are interested in and how to register for classes.

Garfield Park Digital Resources through the Library
Saturday, June 25 from 11:00 am - Noon Register
Did you ever want to find an old yearbook photo, learn a new skill, or check out the library edition of Ancestry.com? This class will show you where to find these resources on the Library website.

Garfield Park Have you met OverDrive's Libby app?
Wednesday, July 6 at 3:30 pm Register
Come meet Libby in this class. Libby is the streaming service that allows you to checkout then read or listen to e-books and audiobooks for free using only your library card.

Martindale-Brightwood Introduction to Gmail
Schedule & Register
Learn the basics of Gmail including how to register for an account, compose and forward emails, manage your inbox, and best practices for email security!

Martindale-Brightwood Introduction to Microsoft Windows 10
Schedule & Register
Learn how to navigate and manage one of the most widely-used computer operating systems!

Martindale-Brightwood Keyboarding Class
Schedule & Register
Adults are invited to learn how to click, scroll, and what to do with some of those strange keys on the keyboard. Get a crash course on computer parts and keys!

Upcoming Online Classes

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Google Drive - Creating a Free Account and Sharing Files from the Cloud
Tuesday, June 14 from 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm Register
This program will explore the storage and collaboration features of Google Drive for Cloud Storage. Learn how to create a free account, how to open and access files, and how too weight the advantages and risks of using the cloud.

Introduction to Microsoft Forms
Saturday, June 11 from 10:30 am - 12:30 pm Register
Learn to create polls and surveys with Microsoft Forms, a free online tool. In this class, we will show you how to share your online forms with others to collect responses and view your results.

Take free classes anytime, at your own pace on LinkedIn Learning
Learn relevant, professional, technology skills on LinkedIn Learning. Your library card gives you free unlimited access to classes in technology categories like cloud computing, data science, database management, IT help desk, mobile development, network and system administration, security, software development, and web development. Learn how here.

Reading Recommendations from Our Tech Learning Team

Computer Basics Book Covers

Whether you are a beginner or looking to build on your current skills, our Tech Learning Team has gathered some of their favorite books and resources to help you! See all the Tech Learning Team book lists here.