The technology training staff at Greenwich Library has a great line-up of classes planned for September. This month, the Career Coach will present Microsoft Access training and Macinspires staff will provide tips for taking great photos with your iDevices. All year long, Greenwich Library training staff is available to help you explore new technologies and develop the skills to make your online life more productive and enjoyable.
Classes are offered in a comfortable environment for all participants, regardless of level, and are open to the public at no charge. All classes are 55 minutes unless noted, no registration required.
Monday, September 8 at 2 p.m., Introduction to Windows 8.1
Windows 8.1 combines the best of the Windows 7 legacy with a new easy to use interface and powerful new enhancements called "Metro". However, it retains the reliable underlying computer technology, file system and networking capability built into previous versions.
Instructor: Gary Krause, Computer Training, LLC
Wednesday, September 10 at 10 a.m and 1 p.m., Career Coach: Microsoft Access Training
Sponsored by Southwestern CTWorks, the Career Coach is offering two, 2-hour Microsoft Access database training sessions on Wednesday, September 10. Level 1 training is at 10am and level 2 at 1 pm. The Coach bus is fully equipped with 10 PC work stations and Internet access and is parked outside the Library's West Putnam Ave Entrance.
Wednesday, September 17 at 11 a.m., Trending Monthly - Music
What's coming up with music? Where do I get it from and what is the best way to listen to it? Join the discussion and see demonstrations of current hot new items currently trending in Technology.
Instructor: Lance Pendleton, Director of Education MacInspires
Monday, September 22 at 2 p.m., Introduction to MOOCs
What are MOOCs? MOOC stands for Massively Open Online Course. MOOCs are free courses that are delivered electronically to massive audiences - often in the tens of thousands of students - via the Internet. We will look at online courses offered through Coursera, an education platform that partners with top universities and organizations worldwide, to offer courses online for anyone to take, for free.
Instructor: Jasmine Posey, Training Librarian
Wednesday, September 24 at 11 a.m., Taking Great Pictures with Your iPhone/iPad
Learn the ins and outs of photography with your iDevices. This class will cover how to use the iPhone/iPad camera for photography, helpful apps, best practices and tips and tricks for maximizing your photography or video with a mobile device. Instructor: Lance Pendleton, Director of Education, MacInspires
Regular Library Technology Training Center Programming
The Library's regular Drop-in Computer Lab is offered three times each week: on Saturdays and Tuesdays at 11 a.m., and Thursdays at 3 p.m., from September 2-30. Get hands-on assistance with new gadgets, downloading eBooks and audiobooks using OverDrive, Library databases, Microsoft Office, Internet search, email, online forms, social media, job search, basic computing and more with Library staff. Use your own device or practice with ours.
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