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Technology Classes

Technology Education

Computer Skill Classes

Learn computer skills and applications from the absolute basics to creating and editing digital formats.

Getting Started with Computers I

This is the first of a two part class that will introduce you to the components of a computer, operating systems, computer programs and applications, and how to use the mouse and the keyboard to give commands and receive information from the computer. The two classes will also cover the basics of creating, editing, saving and printing files. We will be using the Windows 7 Operating System in a Desktop system. Prerequisites: None, though a basic knowledge of a typewriter keyboard is helpful.
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Getting Started with Computers II

This is the second of a two part class that will introduce you to the components of a computer, operating systems, computer programs and applications, and how to use the mouse and the keyboard to give commands and receive information from the computer. The two classes will also cover the basics of creating, editing, saving and printing files. We will be using the Windows 7 Operating System in a Desktop system. Prerequisites: Participation in Getting Started with Computers I and a basic knowledge of a typewriter keyboard are strongly encouraged.
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Basic Computer Maintenance
In this class you will learn how to properly set up and maintain your computer. You will learn how to physically keep the equipment clean and create a safe working environment. You willalso learn how to maintain your hard drive and optimize your computer's performance.  Prerequisite: Getting Started with Computers.
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Web Browsing: Getting Started
The class will introduce you to fundamental procedures for manipulating information searches on the web—how to locate your browser, start and run a search engine, direct and evaluate information searches, and how to keep the useful information at hand. Prerequisites: Getting Started with Computers, strong keyboard and mouse skills.
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Gmail: Getting an Account
This brief class covers the process for setting up a Gmail account. Prerequisite: Web Browsing: Getting Started or equivalent computer skills. Strong keyboard and mouse skills.
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Gmail: Getting Started
This class covers the basic of using a Gmail account, including creating and sending messages, receiving messages, attaching files to a message, opening attachments, adding labels, finding messages, adding addresses to the contacts list, and retrieving addresses from the contacts list. Prerequisites: Gmail: Getting an Account or an existing Gmail account. Web Browsing: Getting Started or equivalent computer skills. Strong keyboard and mouse skills.
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Computer Safety Online
This class will present an overview of how to protect your computer and yourself while using the Internet. Topics discussed will include antivirus programs, spyware, firewalls, Trojan horses, phishing, email scams, and malware. You will learn how to spot potential problems and how to protect your computer.  Prerequisite: Web Browsing: Getting Started.
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Word: Getting Started
This class introduces Microsoft Word and what can be done with this versatile word processing program. You will learn how to use the Menu and Tool bars, Spell Check, the Help menu, create and save documents, open existing documents, and copy and paste techniques. Prerequisites: Getting Started with Computers or equivalent computer skills, strong keyboard and mouse skills.
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Word: Formatting and Styles
Using the basics learned in Word: Getting Started, this class covers the basic style and formatting tools available in Microsoft Word which allow you to create and save endless style variations and control your styles with greater precision. Prerequisite: Word: Getting Started.
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Word: Templates & Themes
This class explores several of the templates that come with Microsoft Word, how to use these to create new documents using the formatting and styles in these templates, and themes which aid in applying styles to your documents. Prerequisite: Word: Formatting & Styles.
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Tai Chi

The low impact Tai Chi classes encourage, share, and enhance the knowledge about health benefits that the ancient art of Tai Chi offers. Tai Chi is an ancient Chinese discipline that involves a continuous series of generally controlled slow movements to improve one’s balance and overall health. 

 

Every Tuesday, 11:00am
Floral City Branch
Drop in to practice your Tai Chi forms! Music is provided. Please wear loose clothing.

Every Wednesday, 10:00am - 11:30am
Central Ridge Branch
Tai Chi is an exercise of controlled movements with deep breathing. It improves balance, flexibility, and lowers blood pressure.

Every Thursday, 10:00am - 11:30
Lakes Region Branch
Martial arts in slow motion for balance and meditation.

Every Friday, 10:30am
Coastal Region Branch
Tai Chi for all ages, low-impact.


Every Monday, 10:15 am - 11:45 am & 12 pm - 1:30 pm

Every Friday, 10:15 am - 11:45 am

Homosassa Branch
Tai Chi for Seniors: A class that encourages, shares, and enhances the practice and knowledge of the health benefits of the ancient art of Tai Chi. Tai Chi emphasizes slow, simple motions to improve balance and overall health. Because of room size this class is limited to 25 participants.


Pre-GED Classes

Pre-GED Class Descriptions
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Registration required, please contact the library for assistance and more information.

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Pre-GED Math - In this instructor led class, learners will review adding, subtracting, multiplying, and dividing whole numbers and fractions, solving word problems, and understanding decimals and percent.

Pre-GED Algebra/Geometry - In this instructor led class, learners will review algebraic concepts that include: signed numbers, solving equations, word problems, exponents, roots, and graphs. Geometric concepts covered in the class include: lines and angles, triangles and quadrangles, and circles and volume.

Pre-GED Language Arts - In this instructor led class, learners will review basic grammar, build vocabulary, improve spelling, and increase reading comprehension.

Pre-GED Essay WritingIn this instructor led class, learners are taught how to write an essay, with a review of grammar, mechanics, and punctuation. The topics covered include: sentences, paragraphs, subject- verb agreement, and verb tenses.

Pre-GED Science  - In this instructor led class learners review the basics of multiple sciences which include: life science, earth science, chemistry, and physics. Throughout the course there is an emphasis on finding main ideas and utilizing context cues to improve reading comprehension of non-fiction texts..

Pre-GED Social Studies In this instructor led class, learners review social studies including: U.S. history, world history, civics, geography, and economics. Throughout the course, there is an emphasis on finding main ideas and utilizing context clues to improve reading comprehension of non-fiction texts.

Can Your Mouse Pass the GED? - This instructor led class focuses on the fact that the 2014 GED is completely computerized. Learners needing hands-on computer skills can practice such topics as: mousing, menus, maximizing, minimizing, maneuvering the online calculator, and more.

Learn more about our Adult Literacy program.

Friends of the Homosassa Public Library

2014-ho-folEstablished in 1991, the Friends is a non-profit organization whose purpose is to enhance the materials and services of the Homosassa Public Library through fundraising and donations.

The Friends raise and give money to support classes and events at the Homosassa Library, as well as to enhance the Library's collection. 

The all-volunteer association has five (5) membership classes: individual, family, contributing, sponsor, and benefactor. 

Benefactor
$100/year
Sponsor
$50/year
Contributor
$25/year
Family
$10/year
Individual
$5/year

 

 

 

 

The Board meets monthly, excluding June and July. An annual General Membership Meeting is held every February for the purpose of electing officers (members only voting). The Public is cordially invited to attend the event, where a special speaker and refreshments are provided. New Board of Director volunteers are always welcomed.

The Friends hold two major fundraising events each year in the spring and fall to support the Homosassa Library. Membership dues and donations also help meet fundraising goals.

Fall Booksale

Seafood Festival
November 8 & 9

Correspondence can be sent to the President addressed to the Homosassa Public Library, 4100 South Grandmarch Avenue, Homosassa, FL 34446-1120. Please call Nancy Everett @ 352-382-2440 for membership information. Pick up the newsletter at the Library. Drop your book donations at the Homosassa Library or call Nancy for pick-up. We welcome your book donations starting in September for the Fall Sale and encourage volunteers interested in helping out at the sale. We have fun, work a little, and give a lot back to our beautiful Homosassa Library. Come join us!

Current Officers and Directors:

2014 Officers
President, Nancy Everett
Vice President, Dee Koehn
Secretary, Victoria (Vicki) Budd

Treasurer, Jean Becker

 

2014 Directors

Diane Gapczynski
Mark Joyce
Carol Pellegrine
Sharon Ringsrud
Lana Schlosser
Cathy Trask

Early Childhood Literacy

Every week, there are exciting and educational youth classes at your libraries. These classes teach students and parents important literacy skills like vocabulary, phonological awareness, narrative skills, print awareness, letter knowledge, and an appreciation for learning and enjoying books.

Central Ridge Library

Mother Goose Time
Wednesdays, 11:00 am

A 20-minute class for babies 0-30 months and their caregivers, featuring songs, rhymes, and fingerplays. 

Preschool Stories
Tuesdays, 11:00 am
Stories, music, and crafts for children ages 2-5 and their caregivers.
 
Coastal Region Library

Mother Goose Time
Tuesdays, 11:00 am

A 20-minute class for babies 0-30 months and their caregivers, featuring songs, rhymes, and fingerplays. 

Preschool Stories
Thursdays, 10:30 am

Stories, music, and crafts for children ages 2-5 and their caregivers.

Floral City Public Library

Preschool Stories
Wednesdays, 10:30 am
Stories, music, and crafts for children ages 2-5 and their caregivers

Homosassa Public Library

Mother Goose Time
Thursdays, 10:30 am

A 20-minute class for babies 0-30 months and their caregivers, featuring songs, rhymes, and fingerplays.

Preschool Stories
Wednesdays, 11:00 am

Stories, music, and crafts for children ages 2-5 and their caregivers. 

Celebrate Reading
Tuesdays, 4:30 pm
A fun reading class consisting of two programs that help preschool and elementary school age children develop literacy skills, improve their reading, and gain a love of books. In PAWS to Read, children practice their reading skills by reading aloud to Penny, a certified therapy dog. In Reading Pals @ Your Library, teens read storybooks to 1 or 2 younger children at a time. Children may wish to draw or write about a story they like.

Lakes Region Library

Mother Goose Time
Fridays, 11:00 am

A 20-minute class for babies 0-30 months and their caregivers, featuing songs, rhymes, and fingerplays.

Preschool Stories
Thursdays, 10:30 am

Stories, music, and crafts for children ages 2-5 and their caregivers.

Family Storytime
Tuesdays, 6:00 pm

Stories and music for children and their caregivers. Children may wear their pajamas.

 

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