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

Text Effects in Illustrator

Monday, September 26, 2022 - 7:00pm

Digital Media Lab

Ready to make your next project pop? In this class, we’ll teach you how to add unique effects to your text in Adobe Illustrator to make it stand out. You’ll learn how to put letters on a curved path, stretch them to a custom shape, add borders,...

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Tour of the Digital Media Lab

Thursday, October 6, 2022 - 2:00pm

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! 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
Intro to Coding with Python part 1

Monday, October 10, 2022 - 7:00pm

Digital Media Lab

Have you ever wanted to learn to code, but had no idea where to start? Are you curious about how the apps on your phone and programs on your computer are made? This introduction to coding will teach you the basic building blocks all programs are...

Adults Teens Classes & Workshops Science & Technology
Intro to coding with Python part 2

Monday, October 17, 2022 - 7:00pm

Digital Media Lab

You know some programming basics, but what can you do with them? In this class, the second part of this coding series, you’ll apply what you’ve learned to making a simple quiz game. Along with practicing using the basics, you’ll learn some new...

Adults Teens Classes & Workshops Science & Technology
Know your streaming options

Tuesday, October 18, 2022 - 10:30am

Online

Paying for a subscription to stream video content onto a smart TV, app, or computer screen continues to grow in popularity, especially since some shows are only available from one provider and never released on DVD. If you're overwhelmed by all...

Adults Classes & Workshops Science & Technology
Photoshop for beginners

Thursday, October 20, 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
Ebooks from the library

Friday, October 21, 2022 - 10:30am

Online

The Iowa City Public Library now has two sources for free ebooks and digital audiobooks: 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...

Adults Classes & Workshops Science & Technology