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Classes at HPL

Contact Hastings Public Library for details.

Class Schedule?

 

There is no longer a REGULAR schedule for computers classes.  However the staff can answer basic computer questions and explain simple computer terms and subjects such as opening and closing windows, saving and opening files, and other essential skills.

 

Here’s some of the information we’ve helped with in the past

Blogs, Wikis, Social networking and more.

Blogs, wikis, media sharing, instant messaging, chat, and social websites, like twitter and Facebook, are a few of the topics covered in this class.  Learn how to use these tools and visit examples of each.

Prerequisites: Students must be experienced with the mouse and Internet

Online Genealogy

Gets hands-on experience utilizing numerous on-line genealogy resources to research your family history.

Prerequisites: Students must be experienced with the mouse and Internet.

“To sell or not to sell”

Introduction to craigslist, eBay, etsy and more.

Prerequisites: Students must be experienced with the mouse and Internet.

 

Microsoft

Microsoft Word

Learn how to create a document using Microsoft Word.  Participants will learn how to enter and delete text, save a document, format fonts, and use other text features.

Prerequisites: Participants must have basic typing skills and know how to use the mouse.

Micorsoft Excel

Learn the basics of creating and editing a spreadsheet as well as working with simple formulas and functions.

Prerequisites: Participants must have basic typing skills and know how to use the mouse.

Microsoft PowerPoint

Learn how to make a slideshow presentation using this Microsoft Office program.

Prerequisites: Participants must have basic understanding of Microsoft Word and the Internet.

 

Computer basics

Mousing and more

Become a “Mouse master” with this class for beginners that include general typing information.

“How do I turn this darn thing on?”

For adults with limited experience using computers, this class will cover basic components of computers. Use and operation of the mouse, (right click, left click, double click) introduction to saving and retrieving documents

Where’s my stuff?

Includes simple computer terms, opening and closing windows, saving and opening files, and other essential skills for get started in Microsoft Office.

 

Job Seekers

Office Programs for the job seeker

Emphasizes the skills, vocabulary, and software that are most helpful for the job seeker, including a brief introduction to Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Publisher.

Prerequisites: Participants must be experienced with the mouse and Internet.

Job & Career Accelerator Part 1

Job seekers at all education and experience levels will find help building and customizing resume, and learn about access tools to write effective cover letters.

Prerequisites: Must be able to use a mouse and be comfortable navigating the Internet.

Job & Career Accelerator Part 2

How to access valuable checklists for managing your job search, access tutorials for computer skills, math, reading, writing, and grammar skills, and learn how to effectively search the internet to access online classified ads from local newspapers and corporate websites.

Prerequisites: Must be able to use a mouse and be comfortable navigating the internet.

 

June-Gadgets Workshop

Downloading e-books and e-audio books

Participants will learn the ins and outs of downloading a book to your computer, iPod, or mp3 player.

Prerequisites: Must be able to use a mouse and be comfortable navigating the Internet.

Downloading e-books and e-audio books

Participants will learn the ins and outs of downloading a book to your e-reader.

Prerequisites: Must be able to use a mouse and be comfortable navigating the Internet.

 

 

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