Jervis Public Library will host free help with computers and technology in July.
- Monday, July 16, 10 a.m., Drop-in Tech Help.
- Thursday, July 19, 10 a.m., Core Computer Skills, part two (of three).
- Thursday, July 26, 2:30 p.m., Drop-in Tech Help.
- Thursday, July 31, 10 a.m., Drop-in Tech Help.
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. Learn to download library ebooks, digital audiobooks, movies, music and magazines; check a 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 availablity, 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 the keyboard and will practice using it while learning how to open Microsoft Word, edit text and save their work.
Finally, they will open the web browser Firefox and learn about searching the internet. 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 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.