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?"
 
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​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