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Consider this! Literacy Tutor Training at ALD

Would you like to make a difference in the life of adult? Consider becoming a literacy tutor! Aldine Branch Library will host a training session on September 14, 2013 from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. for volunteers interested in helping adults learn to read and write. The training workshop is free and there are no requirements to volunteer, other than an interest in reading and two or three hours per week to help someone learn this important skill. Tutors help adults gain the basic reading and writing skills necessary every day to meet such goals as advancing at work, reading to their children, and reading for personal interest.  The library provides materials with detailed lessons.Tutoring can take place at any library or another location in the community, such as a church or community center.

For more information, to register for this workshop, or if you know of an adult who would like to improve his or her reading, please call the library at 281-484-2036.

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eTools: Apps, Software & Websites

etools logoJoin us for our new technology series, eTools: Apps, Software, & Website.  Discover our picks for work, home and play.  Each week we share our favorite eTools for your smartphone, tablet and computer.

• Free! No registration
• Mondays @ 10:00 a.m.
• Summer sessions will be held in TECH 110 until further notice.

Summer Topics

• July 23 — Cloud Storage
Save your photos, documents, music and more to a variety of online, cloud storage options, with Dorrie Scott. 

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Literacy Training at Aldine Library

Help someone gain a skill that they can use in any aspect of life.  Aldine Branch Library is seeking volunteer tutors to help adults improve basic reading and writing.

A training session will take place at the library on Saturday, Feb. 5th from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.  Afterwards, tutors will schedule once or twice weekly meetings with an adult student to work on phonics and word patterns using materials provided by the library.  Tutors also help students meet daily life needs such as reading for work, reading to children, or reading for pleasure or inspiration.

The training workshop is free and there are no requirements to volunteer, other than an interest in reading and three hours per week to help someone learn to read. To register for this workshop, or if you know of an adult who would like to improve his or her reading, please call the Aldine library for more information at 281-445-5560.


 

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Join Us in the 21st Century!

ihcplAre you baffled when you hear people talking about blogs and texting and YouTube and My Space? Our web site has two training programs to get you up to speed. The links to iHCPL and iHCPL, the Next Generation are in the bottom, left corner of the main HCPL web page. If you click one, you’ll be taken to a blog that will give you background information, web sites to go to for more information or for practice, and exercises to do to make sure you’re catching on. The original iHCPL includes blogging, online photo sharing and photo-editing, RSS feeds, wikis, social networking, YouTube and much more....

Microsoft Office 2007: Making the Switch from Office 2003

If you're making the switch from Microsoft Office 2003 to 2007 or considering doing so, check out these interactive tutorials from Microsoft Office Online. The tutorials allow you to click on a command button in the 2003 program of your choice and it then shows you where that command button is now located in the new 2007 Office ribbon. The tutorials can also be downloaded to your computer for later use when you're not connected to the internet. Tutorials are available for Word 2007, PowerPoint 2007, Excel 2007, Access 2007, and Outlook 2007.

Image © 2009 Microsoft Corporation

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