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Technology Education

In-Person Classes and Tutorials

20-Minute Tutorials: Phones, Tablets and Windows 10 
The library provides ebooks, audiobooks, music or movies that Alsip-Merrionette Park Library cardholders can access on a phone, tablet or computer. If you need assistance, contact 708.926.7024 to set up a 20-minute tutorial appointment. Bring your device, usernames/passwords, and charging cable, and a librarian will help you get started with our download services: Hoopla Digital, MyMediaMall (Overdrive) and Freegal.

Healthy, Organized and Wise: Resources to Help You Keep Your Resolutions
Saturday, January 27, 10 am
Mike Gershbein (of Very Smart People) will present some of the best apps and websites on the topics of health, organization, and learning. Don't miss this fun time to learn more about your phone or tablet.

Go Hands-free: Siri, Cortana and Alexa
Saturday, February 17, 10 am
Free up your hands by using the voice-activated features of your phone, tablet or computer. You can now ask your device to dial calls, send texts, look up information for you, and more! This class will also cover security risks of these virtual assistants, and how to protect your privacy. 

Mobile Memory Lab
Check out our Memory Lab webpage for information about this digitization service as well as upcoming dates for open lab sessions!

Winter Learning Program

Sign up at the Information Desk. Pick up a log and ear buds, and get started on one of these online classes. Spend an hour of time learning before February 28, and you'll be entered in a raffle for one of these prizes.

Online Learning with Your Alsip-Merrionette Park Library Card

Brainfuse - Live help with resumes, and more!

Learning Express - Online courses and practice exams, including materials in Espanol. (Mobile site available)

Lynda - 5,957 courses in business, technology, personal enrichment and creative skills taught by industry experts. (App available)

Mango Languages - Positive language-learning software that teaches practical conversation in over 70 languages. (App available)

Research Learning Center from AncestryLibrary (provides in-house availability for all patrons) -- Learn about genealogy.

 Brain HQ -- Training (Memory aids and more!)

Home Improvement Reference Center -- How-To Videos (Mobile site available)

 Free Training Websites (No Library Card Required) - video tutorials in computer skills, social media, resumes and more! (Mobile site)

GCF LearnFree - tutorials in many technology topics, including Microsoft Word and Excel. (Mobile site)