Tech Center

Upcoming Computer Workshops
Fall 2014

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Advanced registration is required for hands-on workshops.
How to register:

  • Call the Reference Desk - 415-789-2661
  • Stop by the desk during open hours, or
  • eMail refdesk@thelibrary.info with your name, phone number and workshop

  • The Library also offers free 1-on-1 Internet training by the Netsharks team of volunteer trainers.


    Wednesday, September 24
    JobNow - Demonstration
    2-3:30pm in the Founders Room
    Are you looking for a new job, considering a career change, or just updating your resume?  Librarian, Joan Garrett, will introduce you to JobNow, the Library’s newest online resource for residents of Belvedere and Tiburon.  JobNow gives you the tools to assess your best career fit, update your skills, and develop a new resume.  They also provide live interview coaching with a trained job coach, and allow you to upload your resume and cover letter for assistance from trained resume experts.  This workshop will be an online demonstration.  All are welcome, but you must live in the 94920 zip code area to use this resource from home.

    Wednesday October 1
    Evernote for Beginners
    Wednesday, October 1, 7:30pm in the Founders Room
    Evernote is a notewriting and archiving app which works on your desktop, laptop, tablet and phone. Write notes of all types, from short lists to lengthy research, and access them on any device. Collect web articles, handwritten notes, and photos to keep all the details in one place. Find your work quickly with Evernote’s powerful search. Join Librarian Heather Anne Lamb to see how to learn the basics of this useful app.Space is limited! Please call the Reference Desk at 789-2661 to sign-up for this hands-on workshop.

    Wednesday, October 8
    Stop.Think.Connect.: Web Mechanics
    6-7 pm in the Founders Room
    Knowing how web mechanics work help us use and understand URLs, IP addresses, search terms, bookmarks and more. This workshop will introduce the basics of Web Mechanics through discussion and activities.Space is limited! Please call the Reference Desk at 789-2661 to sign-up for this hands-on workshop.

    Wednesday, October 15
    PowerPoint 2007
    7:30pm in the Founders Room
    Join our trainer Patty Hoyt in this hands-on introduction to the popular Microsoft PowerPoint 2007 presentation software. Patty will teach us how to format text, save a presentation, add a slide, use the outline pane, move between slides, add text in the outline pane, add text to a text box, move and resize a text box, add clip art, change the background, run a slide show, add a slide transition, and custom animation.  Attendees should have prior experience using a computer. Experience with Microsoft Word 2007 is helpful. Space is limited! Please call the Reference Desk at 789-2661 to sign-up for this hands-on workshop.

    Smartphones and Tablets Workshops
    Friday, October 17 and Friday, November 21, 11 am in the Founders Room
    The Golden Gate Computer Society (GGCS), in collaboration the with Belvedere-Tiburon Library will hold the first two sessions of the new GGCS Special Interest Group(SIG) "Mastering Tablets and Smart Phones" at the Library on Friday, October 17th and Friday, November 21st at 11am.  The focus at these two meetings will be on how to handle the basic features of both Android and iOS devices, making the most of activities such as browsing the web, sending Email, taking pictures and using library resources to reserve and download books, as well as sharing use of favorite apps.  Ivan Silva from the Library and GGCS members who use the devices will be there to demonstrate features and help you master YOUR device.  In December, the SIG will move to the GGCS in San Rafael, and all are invited to continue discussing their Tablet and Smart Phone experiences there.  Be sure to bring your tablet or smart phone to the SIG meeting. Please email babette@ggcs.org call the Reference Desk 415-789-2661 for more information. Space is limited! Please call the Reference Desk at 789-2661 to sign-up for this hands-on workshop.

    Wednesday, October 29
    Stop.Think.Connect.: Security Online
    6-7 pm in the Founders Room
    How do you protect yourself online? The web works by connecting every computer and device in the world. This offers astounding opportunities, but also exposes us to risk. With the right skills, tools and software, you can protect yourself and remain secure.Space is limited! Please call the Reference Desk at 789-2661 to sign-up for this hands-on workshop.

    Wednesday, November 12
    Stop.Think.Connect.: Privacy
    6-7 pm in the Founders Room
    This workshop includes steps anyone can take to make their online lives more private and secure. It also explores some of the larger ideas and debates around privacy, trust and your digital footprint.Space is limited! Please call the Reference Desk at 789-2661 to sign-up for this hands-on workshop.

     

    If you have ideas for Wednesday Workshops you would like to see, or skills you would like to learn, please email us at refdesk@thelibrary.info