Tech help offered at Jervis Public Library in October

Published Oct 10, 2018 at 4:00pm

Jervis Library is pleased to announce upcoming opportunities to receive free help with computers and technology in October:

  • Core Computer Skills, Part 2 (of 3), Monday, Oct. 15, 10 a.m.
  • Drop-in Tech Help, Thursday, Oct. 18, 2:30 p.m.
  • Drop-in Tech Help, Wednesday, Oct. 24, 10 a.m.
  • Core Computer Skills, Part 3 (of 3), Monday, Oct. 29, 10 a.m.

Core Computer Skills is a three-part series designed to teach participants the essential skills they need to use a computer to create a word processing document, search the Web, and use e-mail. Part One focused on the physical skills users need to use the mouse and keyboard and basic orientation to the computer equipment and operating system.

In Part Two, users will receive an introduction to two essential programs: a Web browser, used for navigating the Internet, and a word processor, used to create letters, resumes and more. In Part Three, users will be introduced to email, an essential tool for communication and for participating in elements of the Internet such as job search, online shopping, and social media. Classes will be held in the library’s wheelchair-accessible auditorium and run for at least 90 minutes. No registration is required.

Drop-in Tech Help is held in the library’s accessible auditorium and runs for 90 minutes. The sessions are for people who have questions about using their laptops, tablets, smartphones, or e-book readers.

People who have specific questions about devices such as iPhones, iPads, Android tablets, Android phones, Windows phones, Windows tablets, Nooks, Kindles, or laptops are encouraged to drop in with their devices and their questions.

People with questions about the many digital services and resources the library offers are also encouraged to attend Drop-in Tech Help. We can help people learn to download library ebooks, digital audiobooks, movies, music, and magazines; check their library account; get homework help; learn a language; and use free apps such as Hoopla, Libby, Transparent Language Online, RBDigital Magazines, Bookmyne, PrinterOn, and Tutor.com.

Registration is not required to attend Drop-in Tech Help, which is offered once a week on varying days and times depending on staff availability.

Library computer and technology programs are free and open to the public.

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