Winter 2014 Technology Classes
Status: Seats available
Building 3D Houses in Floorplanner
Thursday, January 16th from 10:00 a.m. to 12 noon
Need to rearrange your house? Before moving a single couch, do the heavy lifting in Floorplanner first! In this class, you will learn how to import a floorplan and make a 3D model of your home. Use this tool to plan out a dorm room, a new house, or just make a 3D model of your favorite building.
Create Gorgeous Documents with Canva
Thursday, February 13th from 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.
Do you admire gorgeously designed cards, posters, and other stationary? Canva, a new service, makes designing your own photo-centric documents easy as drag and drop. You'll never have to use a pre-designed template from another company again when you can use Canva's beautiful layouts for your own projects.
Finding Good Stuff to Read Online: Long-form Journalism on the Web
Tuesday, February 11th from 2:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.
As newspapers and magazines increasingly move online, a motley group of apps, publishers, and websites has sprung up to help readers discover and catalog the longform journalism they find online. This class will show you a variety of websites and services you can use for your journalistc reading pleasure, including Longreads, Pocket, Instapaper, and Byliner, and will provide you with the opportunity to start setting up accounts and a reading list to use at home or on your commute.
Genealogy: Ancestry.com Library Edition
Friday, February 21st from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
If you are a beginning genealogist, have been working on your family for a while, or even an experienced researcher, you will come away with lots of hints and tips on how to successfully use this powerful database while researching your family tree. There are many features that you should be aware of to help you find those ancestors who don't seem to want to be found.
Genealogy: Heritage Quest
Friday, February 28th from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Genealogists need all the resources they can call upon when trying to find relatives that seem to be hiding. Heritage Quest, an often overlooked database, can be a great source in aiding that that pursuit.
In addition, this lecture will cover the use of Italiangen.org, a large database for families who lived in the five boroughs of New York City...of all nationalities.
Intermediate Microsoft Word
Tuesday, March 18th from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Use word processing software to your advantage and create professional, dynamic documents.
iPad Boot Camp
Tuesday, January 7th from 3:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Did you receive a brand new iPad or iPad mini for the holidays? Want to learn some basic tips and tricks like locking the screen orientation, creating folders for your apps, and changing the background image? This is the class for you! We’ll even go over downloading eBooks from the Library’s collection.
Please remember to bring your Apple ID and password to class.
iPhones for Beginners
Thursday, January 2nd from 6:30 to 8:00 p.m.
Bring your iPhone to this class and learn how to download apps, use the camera, set up Facetime, connect to WiFi, and much more.
Please bring along your iPhone’s password so you can download apps.
Link Up with LinkedIn
Tuesday, February 18th from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Learn about the social media craze and how to set up your own LinkedIn account. This workshop will explore finding and establishing connections, group memberships, and effectively using LinkedIn for your job search!
Selling Your Treasures on eBay
Wednesday, February 19th from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Have you thought about selling your treasures on eBay but you're not sure where to start? Susie has been selling on eBay for 11 years and is here to show you the ropes when it comes to creating an account, setting up a list, accepting payment through PayPal, and more.
Social Media for Businesses
Thursday, March 13th from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Like having a website, your customers expect to see you on social media. People no longer look to email you their complaints or praise -- they are tweeting and Facebooking about you to their social networks. In this class, learn the basics of how Twitter and Facebook work for your business -- lessons you can apply to other social networks. You will also learn how to monitor social media, schedule your posts, and how to respond to your customers without becoming the next PR disaster.
Thursday, January 23rd from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Learn what WordPress is and why it’s now being used to power one out of every four websites built. In this workshop, area WordPress developer Clint Warren will show how WordPress works, how to use it to manage a website and all forms of content, and the numerous additional benefits of having a site built on the platform - from social media integration to search engine optimization. Clint will provide actual case studies from clients he has worked with who made the transition to WordPress and haven’t looked back