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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.


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 7 at 11 a.m.

Mon., April 21 at 2 p.m.

Tues., April 29 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.

Mon., April 7 at 2 p.m.

Mon., April 14 at 11 a.m.

Tues., April 22 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.

Tues., March 25 at 6 p.m.

Tues., April 15 at 2 p.m.

Mon., April 21 at 11 a.m.

Mon., April 28 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.

Tues., March 25 at 2 p.m.

Tues., April 8 at 2 p.m.

Mon., April 14 at 2 p.m.

Mon., April 28 at 11 a.m.

bullet** NEW CLASS** Windows 8 Basics: Become familiar with the new Windows 8 layout, launch apps, move between screens and more.

Mon., May 5 at 11 a.m.

Tues., May 6 at 6 p.m.

Mon., May 19 at 2 p.m.

Tues., May 27 at 2 p.m.


If you already know the computer basics and are ready to learn something more advanced, HPL offers advanced classes designed to sharpen your existing skills. Take one, or take them all. Familiarity with keyboard/mouse and basic computer knowledge are required to attend these sessions.

Classes are FREE, but space is limited. Registration is required. Call 219-931-5100 ext. 345 to check availability and to reserve your slot today. Each class runs between 2 - 2 hours.

bulletAdvanced Word: If you already use Word, but just don’t feel like you’re taking advantage of what it has to offer, this class is for you. Learn about page setup options, formatting, working with graphics, using text boxes, save and print options, and more.

bulletIntro to Excel: 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: 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: Start your next job search with a new cover letter and a freshened resume. 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. Attendees to this class will customize a resume template or build their own resume from scratch. 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