UPCOMING DIGITAL LITERACY CLASSES

Fake News

Fake News

Don't Be Fooled by Fake News
Pearlington Public Library
Thursday, March 2 from 5:30 - 7 p.m.
OR
Bay St. Louis-Hancock County Library
Tuesday, March 28 from 5:30 - 7 p.m.

Non-partisan tools and techniques for evaluating the trustworthiness of what you see online, from local to international. Bring your own laptop of use one of ours. Registration required. Call Pearlington Public Library at 228-533-0755 or Bay St. Louis-Hancock County at 228-467-5282. Or sign up at the Customer Service Desk.

Basic Computer Skills
Kiln Public Library
Mondays and Wednesdays, 10 - 11:30 a.m.
March 6, 8, 13, 15 and 20

Mouse

Mouse

Don't be afraid of the computer! Take this 5-part series and learn all about the basics to get you comfortable online: using a mouse, opening programs, finding stuff on the Internet, and how to use email. This is a friendly, nobody-left-behind class. Laptops are provided. Class size limited; sign up at the Customer Service Desk or call 228-255-1724 to reserve your spot.

 

Google Drive
Kiln Public Library
Tuesday, March 14
from 3:30 - 5 p.m.

Learn about this free cloud-based storage service, perfect for collaboration and sharing, which makes your files available from any Internet-connected device. You can also create documents, spreadsheets and presentations compatible with Microsoft programs. Bring your fully charged laptop or tablet or use one of ours. Bring your Google login and and password. Registration required. Call 228-255-1724 or sign up at the Customer Service Desk.

The NOW - Technology Trends Simplified
Bay St. Louis-Hancock County Library - 228-467-5282
Tuesday, March 14 from 2:30 - 4 p.m.
OR
East Hancock County Library
Friday, March 31 from 2:30 - 4 p.m.

The NOW is where you can learn about things you've heard or read about online. You'll get simple explanations on everything from drones to GMO's, to Wikileaks to crowdfunding, and more. Learning a little helps to stay current! Bring your laptop or tablet to enhance your experience (or you can simply listen to the presentation). Registration registration. Call or sign up at the Customer Service Desk.

Using the Internet to Get Stuff Done: Even More Stuff
Kiln Public Library
Friday, March 17 from 2:30 - 4 p.m.

If you attended the first class in learning how to find and accomplish useful and interesting things on the Internet and want to learn more, join us for another informative, fun-filled class. Perhaps your searches have created even more questions - share them with the group and expand your knowledge and proficiency. Bring your laptop or use one of ours. Registration required. Call 228-255-1724 or sign yp at the Customer Service Desk.

Google Search Tips
East Hancock County Library
Thursday, March 23 from 2 – 3:30 p.m.

Learn about Google's impressive array of time-saving features, including maps and local business info, translation and definitions, calculations, public data, and locating related pages; instant information on flights, film showings, weather, package tracking; and advanced search options like searching within a specific site, excluding unwanted terms, or finding specific file types. You'll become a search pro when you practice these tips. Bring your laptop or tablet. Registration required. Call 228-255-4800 or sign up at the Customer Service Desk.

Special announcement: new downloadables, free from your library! 

  • Comics Plus
    Downloadable digital comics for your mobile device. For all ages: popular titles like Big Nate, Voltron, and Naruto for kids, and Star Trek, Buffy, Aliens, and HALO for adults. 18,000+ comics, graphic novels, and manga included. Go to
    www.hancocklibraries.info/comics

  • eAudio Books
    for your mobile device, laptop or desktop. Over 4,200 titles you can listen to, including NY Times bestsellers, perennial favorites, and classics. Multi-access, so there’s no waiting list! go to
Mango Languages

Mango Languages

  • Mango Languages: Mango is online language-learning, with over 70 languages, via an app for your phone or tablet, or on the desktop. Vocabulary, grammar, culture, and pronunciation all in a fun interface. Go to www.hancocklibraries.info/mango

 Learn it with Lynda.com
Anytime, anywhere!

Lynda.com

Lynda.com

Learn at your own pace on any Internet-connected device, with over 4,700 professionally-produced video courses. Normally, this service is at least $20/month, but with your library card it’s paid for! Includes virtually any software you can think of, including Adobe Photoshop and Creative Cloud; QuickBooks; and Microsoft products – plus business skills, photography, Web design, and lots more. For FREE access, start at www.hancocklibraries.info/digital-creation-station

 Digital Media Tutor
Bay St. Louis-Hancock County Library
Fridays, March 3, 17 and 31 from 1 - 5 p.m.
Saturdays, March 11 and 25 from 12 - 4 p.m.

Ultimaker 3D

Ultimaker 3D

Get help with your digital creation in video, audio, graphics, animations, and other digital objects. The tutor can help with Adobe Creative Cloud programs, show you how to draw on our digital pen tablet, or how to design 3D objects, and help you print those 3D designs on the 3D printer. Prerequisite: must have an email address and be comfortable with Windows and a mouse. By 30 minute appointment; call 228-467-5282 or sign up at the Customer Service Desk.

New: VHS to DVD conversion

By appointment, Bay St. Louis-Hancock County Library

Don’t shell out and send your home videos away for an expensive conversion. Bring your old VHS tapes (or the smaller VHS-C type) and a blank DVD, and convert for free! Make a reservation at the Information| Services Desk. 

New: 3D Printing

By appointment, Bay St. Louis-Hancock County Library

Download a design or create your own, and print it on our new Ultimaker 2! Items up to 15 grams are free (e.g., a custom key fob or pendant). Larger items are $1 per 15 grams (e.g., a pencil cup or action figure). Inquire at the Information Services Desk.

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