Registration opens Monday, December 23rd.
21 Things for 21st Century Parents
Monday, January 6th to Friday, March 7th
An 8-week online course for parents. From Twitter and Instagram to maker culture and apps, you will learn about the latest and most influential new technologies. Participate at your own pace by completing mini-assignments (“things”) online for the chance to win weekly raffle prizes. Participants will also have opportunities to meet each week in person and take hands-on classes. Topics will include Ebooks and Devices, Facebook and Twitter, Maker Culture, Gaming, Blogging, Apps, and Photosharing.
Monday Matinee TED Talks
Monday, January 6 and 27 at 11am: Kids and Technology
Monday, February 10 and 24 at 11am: Communication
Grab a coffee on us and enjoy three 10-15 minute TED Talk videos. TED, which stands for Technology, Entertainment, and Design, is a non-profit organization dedicated to promoting “Ideas Worth Spreading.” The TED Talks will also be posted online to view at home.
Etsy 101 Workshop
Friday, January 10 at 10am
Are you crafty? If you've ever thought about opening your own online store, Etsy may be the place to start. It's the world's most vibrant marketplace for buying and selling handmade or vintage items. Learn how to run an Etsy shop from Jennifer St. Jean of the Itty Bitty Bag Company.
Family Tech Night
Tuesday, January 14 at 5pm
How do you read eBooks on your iPhone, Kindle, or other device? Find out the answers to these and more and have fun playing with the Library’s iPads, Nooks, and other tech gadgets. We will also explore content available from Hoopla, OverDrive, 3M Cloud Library, and Zinio.
Understanding Your Tween's Online World: Apps and Games
Tuesday, January 21 at 9:30am
Tweens are living in a social media world, using Instagram, Snapchat, YouTube, Vine, and Minecraft. As a parent do you feel that you are losing control over your child’s world? Do you know all the functions and risks of these apps and games? Explore the latest social apps and games with Nancy Sheed, a social media strategist and online manager and trainer, and Darien Library’s own John Blyberg, Assistant Director for Innovation and User Experience. Co-sponsored by YWCA Parent Awareness.
Online Security Seminar
Thursday, January 30 at 9:30am
Thursday, February 13 at 6pm
Our online world can be daunting — how do we keep ourselves and our families safe from identity theft, computer viruses, and online predators? Come learn tips from our tech savvy librarians about how to protect your computer, accounts, and self online.
Thursday, January 30 at 4:15pm: Homework Apps
Thursday, March 6 at 4:15pm: Apps for All Ages
Pull up a chair and learn about the latest and greatest apps for Apple and Android devices.
Tuesday, February 4 at 10am
What is the Tumblr community and how can parents benefit from joining? Learn how to set up your own Tumblr account, find users to follow, and discuss Tumblr vocabulary such as “reblogging.”
Declutter Your Digital Self
Wednesday, February 26 at 12pm
Is your desktop hard to navigate? Do you want to understand how to better manage your digital self? Come and learn about methods for de-cluttering your hard drive and backing up your files through Cloud programs like Dropbox or Google Drive.
Family Digital Scavenger Hunt
Friday, March 7 at 6:30pm
Families will compete in this touchscreen event that will have them racing through the stacks. Teams are welcome to bring their own devices.
Thursday, February 6 at 10am: Favorite Blogs
Tuesday, March 4 at 10am: Favorite Apps
Join the conversation from the comfort of your own home or from the Children’s Library. Using the social networking platform Twitter and the hashtag #DLTweetUp, you are invited to chat with the librarians and other parents.