Tech Classes

Library staff offer tech classes for all skill levels on a variety of subjects ranging from basic computer skills to creative digital media projects.

Upcoming events

Google Skills Drop-In

Thursday, May 26, 2022 - 6:00pm

Digital Media Lab

Have you performed your Google Skills Check-up yet? Pick up a paper copy at the Info Desk or try the online version, and see if you have a handle on the most important skills in each of the selected Google services. If you’re left with unanswered...

Adults Classes & Workshops Science & Technology
How to Find a Good Book

Thursday, June 2, 2022 - 6:00pm

Online

Not sure how you'll choose books for the Summer Reading Program? In a reading rut? We can help! Join Stacey to learn how to find read-alikes for books and authors you've loved in the library's catalog, digitally browse the newest...

Adults Classes & Workshops
Ebooks from the library

Friday, June 3, 2022 - 10:30am

Online

The Iowa City Public Library now has two sources for free ebooks: Libby and Hoopla. Join us for an overview of both! Libby and Hoopla are available to residents of Iowa City, University Heights, Hills, Lone Tree, and rural Johnson County. Please...

Adults Classes & Workshops Science & Technology
Google Skills Drop-In

Tuesday, June 7, 2022 - 10:30am

Digital Media Lab

Have you performed your Google Skills Check-up yet? Pick up a paper copy at the Info Desk or try the online version, and see if you have a handle on the most important skills in each of the selected Google services. If you’re left with unanswered...

Adults Classes & Workshops Science & Technology
Tour of the Digital Media Lab for Teens

Thursday, June 9, 2022 - 1:00pm

Digital Media Lab

Are you interested in learning more about what you can do in the library's Digital Media Lab? Join us for a tour of the space! Teens can get a run-down of the equipment and software that's here for your creative and digitization projects. Creative...

Teens Classes & Workshops Science & Technology
Creating Graphics in Illustrator

Thursday, June 9, 2022 - 7:00pm

Digital Media Lab

Learn the basics of Adobe Illustrator for all of your design needs! You’ll become familiar with the software’s interface and get the hang of working with clipping masks, the line snapping system, and the tools you’ll use to make graphics. We’ll...

Adults Teens Arts & Crafting Classes & Workshops Science & Technology
Buy, Sell, and Share on Facebook

Friday, June 10, 2022 - 10:30am

Online

Have you heard of Facebook Marketplace but weren’t sure if you should try it? Have you seen recommendations for “plant swap” and “buy nothing” groups and want to learn more? Join us for the basics of safely buying, selling, and giving things away...

Adults Classes & Workshops Science & Technology
Tour of the Digital Media Lab

Thursday, June 16, 2022 - 3:30pm

Digital Media Lab

Are you interested in learning more about what you can do in the library's Digital Media Lab? Join us for a tour of the space! Get a run-down of the equipment and software that's here for your creative and digitization projects. Creative projects...

Adults Classes & Workshops Science & Technology
Layout and Printing for Zines & Pamphlets Using InDesign

Thursday, June 16, 2022 - 6:30pm

Digital Media Lab

* This event is FULL, but more people are welcome to sit in without following along on a computer, or bring your own device with InDesign. No need to register for either of those options. * Learn the basics of using Adobe InDesign software to make...

Adults Teens Classes & Workshops Science & Technology
Photoshop for Beginners

Thursday, June 23, 2022 - 7:00pm

Digital Media Lab

You've heard of Photoshop. Ready to try it? Join library staff for an introductory hour on the industry standard in photo editing and digital art! You'll get comfortable with Photoshop's interface, learn how to open or create a new...

Adults Teens Arts & Crafting Classes & Workshops Science & Technology