Tech Tuesdays: Free Classes & Assistance

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:

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. 

September 2 - How to Download Library eBooks and eAudiobooks
Discover the various titles 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.

September 9 -   Introduction to Microsoft Word
In this session you will have the opportunity to learn some of the basics of Microsoft Word and guidance to access additional resources for continuing your Word program education at home.

September 16 – 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 time allowing, how to upload photos to build photo albums.
September 23 - Search the Library Catalog
Getting stumped while searching the library catalog? Join us for a session on how to search the PAC (Public Access Catalog). Learn the various options available within the PAC and improve your searching skills.

September 30 - Novelist and Other Book-Finding Guides 
Don’t know what to read next? Have you finished reading all of your favorite author’s books and are looking for similar books? Try Novelist, a library database that provides information about authors, series, read-a-likes, and more. Want to find other book lovers who love to talk about them? Try Good Reads, a website dedicated to books and those who read them. Need some authoritative advice on which books are good and those that aren’t? Check out Book Lust, a book written by former Seattle librarian, Nancy Pearl.

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Posted in General, Technology, Teens by Brwyn Griffin on Friday, August 1st 11:10am   |   0 comments

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 Thursday, June 19th 6:34pm   |   0 comments