Making Friends with Your Technology

Join us for a new learning opportunity. Register below for the sessions that interest you – or, better yet, for all five!
We will meet on five Saturdays (dates listed below) from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.-ish, downstairs in the Meeting Room. Each Saturday will have a different area of focus and will contain plenty of time for questions and sharing at the end. I am suggesting that participants bring a bag lunch and a covered drink (we have coffee, tea, and water available at the library), along with their device(s) – and user names and passwords. (By "devices," I mean smartphones, tablets, and laptops. Sorry, Alexa and I are not friends. Yet.)
From each meeting, you can expect to gain many useful tips and tricks (hacks, if you will), a few "aha" moments, and maybe even a couple of "well I'll be darned!" revelations. I'll talk you through a number of procedures and exercises, using the projector and large screen, so we're all looking at the same thing together. We'll have more than a few laughs, too, no doubt!
Here is the basic outline for the five sessions.
1. Saturday, January 27, 11 a.m.: Getting to Know Your Device
-getting started with your device and/or tweaking your settings for optimal performance and minimal frustration
-privacy choices, settings, and two-step authentication issues relevant to your device
-password storage options
2. Saturday, February 10, 11 a.m. Photo Storage, Organization, and Sharing
-Google Photos, Flickr, SmugMug, and other online/cloud storage, plus SD cards, thumb drives, and external hard drives; photo organizing sites/apps
-a little bit of basic editing and some fun photo apps for sharing your pictures
3. Saturday, February 24, 11 a.m. Online Library Services
-the new Libby for Overdrive app and making the most of our New Hampshire Downloadables collection of e-books and digital audio books
-Explora discovery services, including databases, academic journals, readers' advisory, health information, and genealogical research
-our new New York Times digital subscription
4. Saturday, March 24, 11 a.m. Using theLibrary's Online Catalog
-Don't skip this one! You'll be amazed at the power of your OPAC
-integrated services through the catalog, new collections, and my stock reply to the question, "Aren't books dead?"
​5. Saturday, March 31, 11 a.m. Social Media Do's and Don'ts
-Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest, Goodreads, LinkedIn, and more, plus we'll touch on basic websites/blogs

Converse Free Library on WMUR-TV!

Many thanks to Fritz Wetherbee and NH Chronicle for a wonderful presentation of the history of Lyme's many libraries over the past 220 years and a little plug for its current institution, Converse Free Library. Come visit us again soon!

Click on the photo of Fritz to see the episode of "I'll Tell You the Story" broadcast on June 27, 2017.