Bring your technology questions to Tech Tuesdays! Each Tuesday we offer a two-part technology training session, beginning with a one-hour class on a specific technology subject at 3:00pm. Each class is followed by drop-in individual assistance between 4:00 and 6:00pm, where you can get help on any technology topic. Bring your device or practice on laptops provided by the library.
Here's what's coming up:
July 29 - Home Networking and Smart Devices
Terms like "modem," "router," "wireless access point," and "nest" have you confused? Join us for a discussion about what pieces of equipment are needed to set-up a home network and what devices you might connect, now and in the future.
August 5 - How to Download Library eBooks
Discover the wide range of eBooks and eAudio books available through your library. Learn how to prepare your computer or device to enable downloading the titles you wish to read, and how to check-out and return the books you borrow.
August 12 - Introduction to Microsoft Powerpoint
Learn some of the basics as well as a wide variety of features in Microsoft’s Powerpoint software program and discover additional resources for continuing your Powerpoint program education at home.
August 19 – Introduction to Facebook
Facebook is a free social network website. This class is intended for those new to Facebook or who want to learn basic information about the site. Learn how to set-up up your Facebook profile, how privacy settings function, how to navigate Facebook’s news feed and timeline, and how to upload photos to build photo albums.
August 26 - Online Academies for Education:
Discover numerous online resources for continuing your education. Learn about websites such as the Kahn Academy, iTunes U, or one of the numerous Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCS) providing classes ranging from a focus on science, to lectures on arts and history, and even foreign language study.
Fizz! Boom! Read! Our 2014 Summer Reading Program features reading, activities, prizes and events for children and adults of all ages. Join us each week for exciting workshops such as Science with Thaddeus Jurczynski and Art with Sidonie Wilson. Learn to make Steampunk art, brush up on your fiction writing skills, or participate in our weekly Science Cafés. Enjoy performances by Oregon Shadow Puppet Theatre and entertainer extraordinaire Alex Zerbe. Read throughout the summer and win prizes.
Don't miss the Summer Reading Program Kick-Off
on June 19 for highlights of upcoming events and to pick up one or both crafting kits for our summer-long contests. “Peep into a Classic” and “Spectacular Structure” kits will be available for groups, families and individuals who want to get wildly creative this summer.