Resumes January 2018 – Free Computing Classes From Rock Island

Thank you, Rock Island and Gene Nery. These classes will resume in January 2018. Look for a new schedule of topics.

Introducing Free Tech classes – TECH MADE SIMPLE!

These classes are provided by Rock Island Communications and held in the Lopez Island Library Meeting Room.


Thursday, October 5th, 10:30am – 12:30pm

Streaming/Smart TVs/Remote Controls

Get the most out of your Smart TV. We will discuss TV resolution, services available and how it differs from the TV that we’ve grown up with. We will also discuss some basics on Remote Controls


Monday, October 9th, 12pm – 2pm

Facebook Tips and Tricks

In this class we will talk about various aspects Facebook. Its uses, etiquette, what to do, and not do.  How it can be used for staying in contact with old friends and family as well as an online presence for businesses.


Thursday, October 19th, 10:30am – 12:30pm

iPhone Photography

Today’s iPhones have very capable cameras. However, most of its features are not necessarily obvious or easily found. Let’s explore what can be done on just the iPhone’s camera and the apps that can take better advantage of it.


Friday, October 27th, 10:30am -12:30pm

Computer Tips & Tricks

Get the most out of your computer.  Learn some techniques to help your computer time be more efficient and enjoyable. Learn to see how your files are organized and how to navigate within your computer. Topics include: Computer and technical terms, storage vs. memory, files and folders, understanding the desktop, keyboard shortcuts, “drag and drop”


Friday, November 3rd, 10:30am -12:30pm

Email Tips, Tricks & Etiquette

Good email habits keep you and your contacts safe.  Learn about attachments, CC, BCC and correct email forwarding etiquette.  Learn how to share websites, Facebook posts and pages and more.


Friday, November 10th, 10:30am – 12:30pm

Smartphones and Tablets

With the release of the first iPhone just under ten years ago, a revolution took place in how we communicate with each other, how we receive and process information and how we entertain ourselves. In this seminar we will take a look at some of the various devices on the market, the pros and cons to the different operating systems and a quick look at the ways, benefits and costs involved in syncing our photos and content. Topics include: Smart phones, Tablets, Mobile device vs a laptop, Basic concepts in syncing your photos, videos, music and contacts


Thursday, November 16th, 10:30am – 12:30pm

Topic to be decided


Classes will resume in January 2018.