July Tech Tuesdays Schedule

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 in July:

July 1 - 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.
July 8 - Introduction to Microsoft Excel 
Learn some of the basics as well as a wide variety of features in the Microsoft Excel program, and find out about some additional resources for continuing your Excel program education at home.
July 15 - How to Use Pinterest 
Pinterest is a free website that allows account holders to save visual bookmarks, or "pins," onto what are referred to as "boards," to mark their favorite website information. Learn how to set-up your Pinterest account, begin collecting visual bookmarks, and create a variety of boards to store your bookmarks. Learn how to share pins, and how to participate with and create group boards.
July 22 - What are Makerspaces? 
Curious what the future holds for libraries? Will it be all hi-tech gadgets and computers with no books in sight? What about these Makerspaces? We will take a look at what some libraries are doing to engage members of their communities. 
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.
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Summer Reading Program Starts June 19

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.

Check out our Calendar of Events for detailed program information, or download our printable Summer Reading Program Calendar. Look for special Quilcene Summer Reading Events for our south county patrons. We have something for everyone. Celebrate your love of reading this summer!
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Posted in General, Kids, Teens by Teri Burroughs on Tuesday, June 3rd 6:34pm   |   0 comments