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Computer Technology Coaching

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If you’re reading this blog, then chances are you’re already fairly proficient with the computer. But, you may know someone who needs assistance with sending e-mail, formatting a resume, or using MS Office Suite.

The Central Library is pleased to announce a new weekly drop-in program called Computer Technology Coaching.

Each Thursday night, on the 3rd floor of the Central Library, a volunteer will be available to provide one-on-one assistance. No registration is required.

Join us from 6 – 7:45 and start formatting, attaching, e-mailing, uploading, and more!

Learning at Lunch

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Social media is taking over! But, how well do you know your way around sites like Facebook, Twitter, Linked In, Delicious, and others? If you’re downtown on a Tuesday, then drop into the third floor of the Central Library, from 12:15 – 12:45. We offer quick overviews of these sites and several of our most popular electronic databases. Bring your lunch and have your questions answered! No registration is required.

Check out our other programs, too! New program guides have just come out!

Mac Books

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I have a tendency to name my possessions. So, when I recently purchased a new laptop, I didn’t have to spend a long time thinking of a name. He would be Mac. Mac the Mac.

But…

From the time I was a child, and saw a little green triangle blinking on the screen of my elementary school’s first computer, I have been a PC user. Microsoft is the only language I speak, and I’m not even fluent! I don’t want to learn a new language! Or, do I?

If you are someone for whom learning new software is challenging, then check out the huge range of computer books that can be found at your local library. We’ve got guides for Dummies and Idiots, and those even smarter, too!

Of course there’s an argument for just diving in and tinkering around. In fact, when I purchased the new machine, I asked, “What’s the one thing you’d advise someone who’s never used a Mac?”, to which the response was: “Don’t be afraid to push buttons”.

However, if you’d like explanations with screenshots, and helpful hints that you may not have discovered yourself, check out our collection. You’ve already spent a good deal of money buying the machine; invest some time learning how to best use it!

I introduced Mac the MacBook to the library’s Mac books, and already I’m feeling more “literate” in my new language. I’ve even got a photo album (with my head warped in all sorts of weird ways) to prove it!

Catalogue (hint: use “Macintosh” as your search term)

Learn at Lunch

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Every Tuesday, staff from the Business, Science and Social Sciences department gives an overview of the specialized resources included in our e-library. When we assist customers in branches, and speak with the public during community and outreach events, we consistently find that many people don’t know what our e-library is, or the tremendous scope of material that's at their disposal.

If you’re in the downtown area on Tuesdays, drop by the third floor of the Central Library from 12:15 – 12:45, for E-Resources for Everybody, a series of half-hour overviews of some of our favourite and most well-used databases.

We show you how to find newspaper and magazine articles, legal information, resources for small business, auto-repair information, and much more!

Bring your lunch, learn something new, have your questions answered, and make the most of your library card!

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