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Tech Time

All ages. One-to-one tech help with your phone, tablet, online accounts and more. Topics can include (but are not limited to):

  • Setting up and using mobile devices
  • Job applications and online form submissions
  • Online research on any topic
  • Managing social media, email, and online shopping accounts
  • Using, Hoopla, cloudLibrary, Kanopy, and the Library's other digital collections and services

Note: the Library shall not make changes to your property and will not perform virus removal, disk restoration, or hardware repair. These sessions are for education and consultation.

 

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Digital Skills for Older Adults

Online Shopping

All ages. Learn how to research, navigate, and safely use a selection of online shopping services.
Registration required

Victoria Avenue, Thursday, September 12 @ 3:00 pm
Victoria Avenue, Tuesday, November 12 @ 5:30 pm

Staying Safe and Secure Online

All ages. The internet opens the door to billions of possibilities, but there are also many risks. Learn some of the habits and tools that can help you navigate the web with confidence, safety, and security.
Registration required

Victoria Avenue, Thursday, September 19 @ 3:00 pm
Victoria Avenue, Tuesday, November 19 @ 5:30 pm

Social Media and Online Communication

All ages. Get to know some of the major social media platforms. Discover what they do, why you'd want to use them, and how you can get started.
Registration required

Victoria Avenue, Thursday, September 26 @ 3:00 pm
Victoria Avenue, Tuesday, November 26 @ 5:30 pm

Youth Teaching Adults: Tech Tutor

All ages. Self-paced learning tutorials with guided assistance from a teen tech volunteer - it's a great new way to learn technology! Topics include using smartphones, tablets, laptops, web browsers, email and social media sites.
Registration required

Victoria Avenue, Friday, November 15 @ 2:00 pm

Innovation Hub Classes

Introduction to 3D Printing

All ages. Get to know our Formlabs Form 2 resin printer and two plastic filament 3D printers. Learn how to get the most out of our public 3D printing service, exploring commonly available design software, free web resources, and object/file libraries.
Registration required

Victoria Avenue, Tuesday, October 8 @ 5:30 pm

3D Design & Prototyping Parts 1 & 2

All ages. Transforming a design into a physical object has never been easier. Get an overview of 3D modelling while you work through a hands-on project, from prototyping through final printed product. This class requires some existing tech skills and knowledge.
Registration required.

Victoria Avenue, Tuesdays, October 22 & 29, 5:30 pm

Computer Basics Series

All ages. New to computers? Want to learn more? Start here if you have little or no computer experience. PC1 through PC4 are a series of beginner courses which are meant to be taken in order. Each class must be booked individually.  Classes run for 2 hours.
Registration required.

Victoria Avenue Library
Tuesdays, September 3, 10, 17, 24 @ 5:30 pm
Thursdays, October 3, 17, 31, November 14 @ 2:00 pm

PC1 Basic Computer Use

For those with little or no experience. Through hands-on instruction, you will become acquainted with the basic physical components of a computer, input and controls, and the Windows operating system and filing structure.

PC2 Internet & Web Essentials

For those with little or no web experience, but a basic understanding of computers and Windows. You will be introduced to the Web, its structure, and how to navigate it using common browsers,their tools, and search engines like Google. Internet security practices including how to avoid malware, pop-ups, and viruses will be covered, along with how to take control of your online presence.

PC3 Intermediate Computer Skills & Safety

Requires a basic understanding of computers and the Windows environment. Gain further understanding into the file storage system, the control panel, safety settings and basic personalization. Learn various tips and tricks such as tiling windows, creating shortcuts, customizing your desktop, copying files to and from a cloud drive, and general computer safety best practices..

PC4 Text, Typing and Word Processing

Requires a basic understanding of computers and the Windows environment. You will learn to use the basic tools available for modifying text on any digital device, including word processing, and typical workplace tasks, *(formatting text and paragraphs, cutting and pasting, and saving documents).

Specialty Classes

How to Use Your Tablet (Parts 1 & 2)

All ages. Bring your tablet, iPad or otherwise, and join us on a guided tour through some useful apps and features. All levels of experience are welcome. If you don't own a tablet, you can use one of ours.
Individual registration required for Part 1 & 2

Community Centre, Tuesdays, September 10th & 17th @ 5:30 pm

Getting Started with Spreadsheets and Excel

All ages. Learn how to perform common tasks associated with spreadsheets. Get to know some of the ways you can organize and present data using Microsoft Excel, including sorting, functions, equations, and graphs. This class requires a basic understanding of Windows and some knowledge of Microsoft Office..
Registration required.

Victoria Avenue, Tuesday, October 1st @ 5:30 pm

Innovation Hub Classes

Digitizing Slides, 8mm Film, and VHS Video

All ages. Learn how to convert slides and negatives to digital images, and 8mm films and VHS cassettes to digital video using the Memory lab Workstation in our Innovation Hub.
Registration required

Victoria Avenue Library
Saturday, September 14 @ 11:30 am
Tuesday, October 15 @ 6:00 pm
Sunday, October 27 @ 11:30 am
Thursday, November 7 @ 3:00 pm

Make Your own Digital Slide Show

All ages. Bring your own digitized slides and turn them into a polished digital slideshow with captions, commentary, and visual errects.
Registration required.

Victoria Avenue Library
Tuesday, September 24 @ 5:30 pm
Sunday, November 24 @ 11:30 am

Make Your Own Digital Home Movies

All ages. Bring your own digitized video files and turn them into a polished movie with opening titles, transitions, special effects, and even music using our Innovation Hub computers and software.
Registration required

Victoria Avenue Library
Sunday, September 15 @ 11:30 am
Thursday, November 21 @ 3:00 pm

Digitizing Audio

All ages. Learn how to convert cassette tapes and vinyl records to digital audio files using the Memory Lab workstation in our Innovation Hub.
Registration required

Victoria Avenue Library