Get tech savvy with help from Jervis Public Library

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Jervis Public Library has announced upcoming opportunities to drop in for free help with computers and technology in March:

  • Drop-in Tech Help, Tuesday, March 13, 2:30 p.m.
  • Core Computer Skills, Part Two (of three), Thursday, March 15, 10 a.m.
  • Drop-in Tech Help, Wednesday, March 21,​ 10 a.m.
  • Drop-in Tech Help, Thursday, March 29, 2:30 p.m.

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.

The library staff 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, and Tutor.com.

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

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. In Part Two, participants will learn about navigating the Windows operating system and be introduced to two programs: Microsoft Word and the Firefox web browser. Part three will occur in April. Participants are encouraged to bring their own laptop to class. A limited supply of laptops is also available for people to use. Sessions will be held in the library’s wheelchair-accessible auditorium and run for at least 90 minutes. No registration is required.

Library computer and technology programs are free and open to the public. The full calendar of library events, including technology classes and help sessions, is available by clicking on “Google Calendar” at the library’s website,www.jervislibrary.org.

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