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Computer Classes

Internet Classes at the Library

Classes are open to teens and adults, and take place in the Computer Lab. Basic classes run 60-90 minutes, and Advanced classes run between 2 - 2 hours. The same material is repeated at each session, unless noted otherwise.

Registration is necessary for all classes. Please call 219-931-5100, Ext. 345 to register. Some classes require participants to be familiar with certain computer functions. See description.


Enjoy magazines, e-books, audiobooks and more with HPL’s downloadable digital content!

Need a demonstration? Not sure how to get started? Bring your device to a Digital Downloads Open House and our staff will help get you started.


bulletMouse Basics

Mouse Basics covers introductory terms, when and how to use the mouse buttons as well as tips for working with menus and forms.

No experience needed to attend this class.

Mon., April 13 at 11 a.m.

Tues., April 28 at 2 p.m.

Mon., May 11 at 2 p.m.

bulletInternet Basics

Internet Basics reviews the parts of a web browser and shows you how to navigate the Internet whether you are exploring for fun or are searching for specific information.

Familiarity with the mouse and beginner keyboarding skills are required for this class.

Tues., April 14 at 2 p.m.

Mon., April 20 at 11 a.m.

Mon., May 18 at 2 p.m.

bulletE-mail Basics

E-mail Basics gives you hands on practice in an email account where you will learn how to read, organize and send e-mail.

Familiarity with the mouse and beginner keyboarding skills are required for this class.

Mon., April 20 at 2 p.m.

Mon., April 27 at 11 a.m.

Tues., May 12 at 2 p.m.

bulletWord Basics

Word Basics introduces you to the basics of Microsoft Word, how to change your document settings, create and edit documents, and choosing save and print options.

Familiarity with the mouse and beginner keyboarding skills are required for this class.

Mon., April 13 at 2 p.m. Tues., May 12 at 6 p.m.

bulletWindows 8 Basics

Become familiar with the new Windows 8 layout, launch apps, move between screens and more.

Familiarity with the mouse and beginner keyboarding skills are required for this class.

Mon., April 27 at 2 p.m. No class in May


The Hammond Public Library offers advanced level classes in our computer lab designed to sharpen your existing skills.

Familiarity with keyboard/mouse and basic word processing is required to attend these sessions.

Classes are FREE, but space is limited. Registration is required. Call 219-931-5100 and ask for Carol Williams or ext. 345 to check availability and to reserve your slot today.

bulletWord 2 (estimated class time: 2 hours)

Improve your documents by learning more about text, spacing, paragraph formatting, borders, bullets and more.

bulletWord 3 (formerly Advanced Word)(estimated class time: 2 hours)

Go beyond text. We’ll focus on working with images and shapes. Also touched upon with be text boxes and charts.

bulletBanners in Word(estimated class time: 2 hours)

Creating a banner using Word is easier than you think. If you can format text, adjust margins and work with images and shapes, you can do this!

bulletIntro to Excel (estimated class time: 2 hours)

Learn your way around Excel, see how easy it is to store, organize and make the most of your information. We’ll review worksheets, cells, data entry, fill options, using formulas, creating functions and more.

bulletPowerPoint (estimated class time: 2 hours)

Create photo slide shows and professional presentations quickly and easily! Learn about design themes and slide layouts, inserting graphics and media clips onto your slides, tips to use when making your presentations and more.

bulletLetters & Resumes (estimated class time: 60-90 minutes)

We’ll discuss the professional way to format a letter, how to create a great cover letter and how to build the best resume for you. Please bring your information and a USB flash drive to save your resume in progress. One copy of your resume may be printed at the end of the session at no charge. Additional copies cost 10 cents per page.

Hammond Public Library, 564 State Street, Hammond, Indiana 46320, (219) 931-5100