Jervis announces Google security workshop, tech help sessions

Posted 11/28/18

Jervis Public Library will host Google Account Security and Privacy Checkup on Thursday, Nov. 29, at 2:30 p.m. in the library’s accessible auditorium. Participants will learn how to access and …

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Jervis announces Google security workshop, tech help sessions

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Jervis Public Library will host Google Account Security and Privacy Checkup on Thursday, Nov. 29, at 2:30 p.m. in the library’s accessible auditorium.

Participants will learn how to access and adjust security settings in their Google account that protect their account from being stolen or hijacked. In addition, participants will learn about privacy settings that enable them to control what information Google uses and shares about them when they use Google services such as Gmail, YouTube, and Google Search, Maps, and Photos.

Participants may bring their own laptops or use one of a limited number of library laptops and should also bring a smartphone or cell phone if they own one. Participants should know their Gmail address and password; library staff will provide assistance to those who have forgotten their password, if time allows.

Jervis has also slated the upcoming Drop-In Tech Help sessions to receive free help with computers and technology in December:

Wednesday, Dec. 5, 10 a.m.

Tuesday, Dec. 11, 2:30 p.m.

Monday, Dec. 17, 10 a.m.

Thursday, Dec. 27, 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. “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, and PrinterOn.”

Registration is not required to attend.

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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