This month the Technology Training Center will help patrons identify the best health apps and provide an introduction to the popular GoPro video camera. Apple fans can learn all about the iPhone 6 and how to organize and edit their digital photos in the new Apple Photos program. Job hunters and career changers can hone their skills and widen their opportunities with Excel and Social Media training sessions sponsored by the American Job Center, (formerly Southwestern CTWorks).
All year long, Greenwich Library training staff is available to help patrons explore new technologies and develop the skills they need to make online life more productive and enjoyable.
Classes are offered in a comfortable environment for all participants, regardless of level. Programs are one hour long, held in the Training Center and are open to the public at no charge unless otherwise indicated.
Tuesdays, July 7, 14, 21, 28 from 2-4 p.m., MOOC Book Club, Dubliners by Joyce
UC Berkeley professor Dr. Maggie Sokolik will lead this exciting online MOOC (Massively Open Online Course) book discussion on Dubliners, through the BerkeleyX Book Club. The class, which includes video lectures and discussion, will be held in the Technology Training Center. Please register using the Library's online calendar.
Wednesday, July 8 at 10 a.m. and 1 p.m., Career Coach: Microsoft Excel
Sponsored by the American Job Center (formerly Southwestern CTWorks), the Career Coach mobile classroom is offering two, 2-hour Microsoft Excel training sessions. Level 1 training is at 10 am and level 2 at 1 pm. The Career Coach bus is equipped with 10 PC work stations and Internet access and is parked at the Library's West Putnam Avenue entrance. Arrive early to sign-up.
Monday, July 13 from 2-3:30 p.m., GoPro Basics
Instructors will help you set up your camera, demonstrate basic editing and provide some tips and tricks to help you get the most out of your GoPro. Presenters: Cory Bixler and Joanne Gaither.
Wednesday, July 15 at 11 a.m., Trending Monthly: How to Cut the Cable Cord
We'll look at ways to reduce your monthly cable bill or even eliminate it, but still get access to the shows you like to watch on TV. Trending Monthly is a series that explores what's hot in technology. Instructor: Lance Pendleton.
Wednesday, July 15 from 6-8 p.m., SCORE: Social Media Marketing for Small Business, Part 2
In part two of this two-workshop presentation on social media marketing, small business owners will learn how to use Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter, Google+, Pinterest, and YouTube as key parts of an overall internet marketing strategy. Sponsored by Peterson Business programs and presented by Jeff Seaver and Jon Dupree in the Meeting Room.
Friday, July 17 at 2 p.m., Basic Computing: Email
Would you like to get started with an email account or would you like to learn more about your current email service? Join us and get answers to all of your email questions!
Wednesday, July 29 at 11 a.m., Apple Devices: iPhoto
Learn the set up, use, and basics of Apple's new Photos program. Apple has replaced iPhoto with a new program called Photos, which offers some amazing new features. This series is designed to help you maximize productivity and usability of your Apple Devices. Presented by Lance Pendleton.
Wednesday, August 12 at 11 a.m., Trending Monthly: Best Health Apps
Learn about health and wellness apps using the technology you already have. Trending Monthly is a series that explores what's hot in technology. Instructor: Lance Pendleton.
Wednesday, August 12 at 10 a.m. and 1 p.m., Career Coach: Social Media
Sponsored by the American Job Center (formerly Southwestern CTWorks), the Career Coach mobile classroom is offering two, 2-hour Social Media training sessions. Level 1 training is at 10 am and level 2 at 1 pm. The Career Coach bus is equipped with 10 PC work stations and Internet access and is parked at the Library's West Putnam Avenue entrance. Arrive early to sign-up.
Friday, August 21 at 2 p.m., Basic Computing: Internet
Are you new to the Internet or have questions about Internet searching? Join us and learn more about using a web browser, performing effective searches, and keeping track of the pages you discover.
Wednesday, August 26 at 11 a.m., Apple Devices: iPhone 6
This series is designed to help you maximize productivity and usability of your Apple Devices. Presented by Lance Pendleton.
Regular Library Technology Training Center Programming
• On Saturdays in July and August from 1 to 1:30 p.m., students can attend Volunteer Orientation for Tech Support positions.
• 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 July 2 through August 29. 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. **NEW! Bilingual assistance in Spanish is available**. Use your own device or practice with ours.
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