Jervis announces tech help sessions for November

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

Drop-in Tech Help, Thursday, Nov. 1, 2:30 p.m.

Drop-in Tech Help, Tuesday, Nov. 6, 10 a.m.

Drop-in Tech Help, Tuesday, Nov. 13, 2:30 p.m.

Drop-in Tech Help, Monday, Nov. 19, 2:30 p.m.

Drop-in Tech Help, Wednesday, Nov. 28, 10 a.m.

Google Account Security Checkup, Thursday, Nov. 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. 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 Drop-in Tech Help, which is offered once a week on varying days and times depending on staff availability.

At Google Account Security Checkup, participants will learn how to access various security settings in their Google account that protect their account from being stolen or hijacked as well as 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, although help can be given to those who have forgotten their password.

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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