Digital Media Workshops

The library offers a variety of one-on-one workshops geared towards giving you a better understanding of the tools installed in the Digital Media Lab. Choose from a complete list of our workshops below. If you are unsure what the Digital Media Lab can do for you, schedule time with a librarian to learn more about the infinite number of possibilities that are available. Submit this form and we will contact you within three business days to confirm your appointment or call the Adult Reference desk at 847-681-7031Workshops last approximately 45 minutes.


Appointments are scheduled between:
Tuesday or Wednesday afternoons 2 - 4 p.m. (Recommended) or Monday through Thursday 9 a.m. - 8 p.m., Friday and Saturday 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Workshop Descriptions

Give Me the Tour
Learn about the infinite possibilities in the Digital Media Lab.

Creating a Simple Website with
Learn to create a simple blog/website with this free tool. You'll know how to add text, images, and video by the end of the session.

Basic Audio Production
Grasp the basics of audio production and multi-tracking by creating a song with loops and effects with Apple’s GarageBand.

Video Editing with iMovie
An introduction to basic video editing with Apple’s iMovie. This class will provide hands-on instruction on how to turn raw footage into a finished video.

Introduction to Green Screen + iMovie
Learn to shoot video using the DML green screen and import your footage into iMovie. Resources where you can find stock background footage will be shared and techniques for green screen uses explored.

Introduction to Skype
This demonstration will show you how to use Skype to call, see, and message with other people wherever they are.

Digitize Your Slides and Photos
Learn about scanning your old slides or photos onto a computer.

Digitize Your Analog Audio
Learn about converting your old vinyl records and cassette tapes and techniques for basic audio cleanup and editing.

Please enter the time and date you would prefer to attend a workshop. Note: At this time workshops are not available on Sundays.