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TECHNOLOGY CLASSES AT PRINCETON PUBLIC LIBRARY Fall 2012


MAC TIME FOR TEENS Teens are given exclusive access to the Technology Center during special sessions on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 4-6 p.m. The sessions run through Dec. 19 and provide a collaborative setting for teens to experiment with new computer software and explore their creativity.


PRINCETON PUBLIC LIBRARY TECHNOLOGY CLASSES FALL, 2012

Classes are taught by Princeton Public Library staff, except where indicated. No registration required unless otherwise indicated. Seating is first-come, first-seated and is limited. The second session of our two-part classes is reserved for those who attended the first session. Class descriptions are online at princetonlibrary.org (click on Attend, then Technology). Classes are in the second floor Technology Center, unless otherwise indicated.

SKILL LEVELS

Novice: User has no prior computer experience. Basic: User knows how to turn on computer, operate a mouse and how to launch software. Intermediate: In addition to basic skill level, user can navigate various websites and multiple tabs, understand email applications, and can download documents, music and photos.

MAC TIME FOR TEENS

Tuesdays, 4-6 p.m. Thursdays, 4-6 p.m. Through Dec. 19 Mac Time provides high school students with a safe, communal place to collaborate and be creative after school. It is an opportunity to experiment with new computer software, create digital art, edit movies and music, create video games, design fashion, new products and much more.

INTRO TO COMPUTERS AND THE INTERNET

Part 1: Monday, Sept. 10, 5:30-7 p.m. Part 2: Monday, Sept. 24, 5:30-7 p.m. This two-part course will introduce the novice computer user to basic computer terminology, navigating the desktop, and opening and using software. Students will also become familiar with searching the Internet and improve basic search strategies. Students may bring their laptops to use during the course. SecondFloor PC Computers (Meet at Information Desk on second floor) Skill Level: Novice

DOWNLOADING eBOOKS Tuesday, Sept. 18, 6:30-8 p.m.

This class will cover the steps needed to download e-books from Princeton Public Library to your home computer, e-reader, or smartphone. It is recommended that students bring a smartphone, e-reader, or tablet (with appropriate cables) to practice. Skill Level: Basic

INTRO TO APPLE iLIFE

Caitlin Trought

Saturday, Sept. 22, 10-11:30 a.m. It’s time to get creative! Mac specialist Caitlin Trought will provide an overview of the iLife Suite, which includes iPhoto, iMovie and GarageBand. Skill Level: Intermediate


LINKEDIN BASICS

Friday, Sept. 28, 1-2 p.m. Get the basics on using LinkedIn for professional purposes with social media specialist Hilary Morris. We’ll look at the elements needed in your profile and how to use groups, discussions and searches to achieve your desired results for business networking or job searching. Skill Level: Basic

ASK THE MAC PROS

Wednesdays, Oct. 3-Dec. 5, 10 a.m.-noon Have a question about your MacBook, iPad or iPod? Want to try our new iMacs but don’t know where to begin? Members of the Princeton Macintosh Users Group will be available during this ten-week series to offer tips, tricks, and answers to all of your Apple product questions. Drop by!

CREATE A NEW RESUME

Wednesday, Oct. 3, 5:30-7:30 p.m. Whether you’re in transition, considering new options or looking to refresh your résumé, Sharon Bancroft will guide you through creating an effective résumé and provide additional tools for a strategic job search. Skill Level: Basic Sharon Bancroft

iPAD 101

Saturday, Oct. 6, 10-11:30 a.m. For those with a new iPAD or who just want to see what the hype is all about, this class, taught by Mac specialist Caitlin Trought, covers what the device can do, its basic operation and some fun apps. Skill Level: Basic

CODING BOOTCAMP FOR TWEENS

Saturdays, Oct. 6-27, 2-4 p.m. Alicia Testa, computer science teacher at Stuart Country Day School, teaches video game programming for 6th- to 8th-graders in this four-session course. Discover programming concepts as you develop your own game using Scratch software. Please bring a flash drive to save your work. Registration is required and is for all four sessions, each of which builds on the one before. Go to the events calendar at princetonlibrary. org or 609.924.9529, ext. 218.

MARKETING YOUR SMALL BUSINESS WITH PINTEREST

Thursday, Oct. 11, 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. We’ll take a look at the third most popular social network and discuss whether it’s where your business should be with social media expert Hilary Morris. The virtual inspiration boards you create on Pinterest can help drive traffic to your website and blog and help your brand connect with current and new customers in a fun way. Skill Level: Basic

INTRO TO COMPUTERS AND THE INTERNET

Part 1: Monday, Oct. 15, 5:30-7 p.m. Part 2: Monday, Oct. 22, 5:30-7 p.m. This two-part course will introduce the novice computer user to basic computer terminology, navigating the desktop, and opening and using software. Students will also become familiar with searching the Internet and improve basic search strategies. Students may bring their laptops to use during the course. SecondFloor PC Computers (Meet at Information Desk on second floor) Skill Level: Novice


WORDPRESS CAMP FOR BEGINNER BLOGGERS

Part 1: Monday, Oct. 15, 6:30-8:30 p.m. Part 2: Monday, Oct. 22, 6:30-8:30 p.m. Interested in creating your own blog? In this two-part course, social media and technology expert John LeMasney will teach how to start and manage a blog for free through WordPress. Prior web design experience is not needed. Skill Level: Basic

DOWNLOADING AUDIOBOOKS

Tuesday, Oct. 16, 10:30-11:30 a.m. This class will cover the steps needed to download audiobooks from Princeton Public Library to your home computer, iPod, MP3 player, or smartphone. It is recommended that students bring a device (with appropriate cables) to practice. Skill Level: Basic

MICROSOFT EXCEL FOR BEGINNERS

Part 1: Wednesday, Oct. 17, 5:30-7:30 p.m. Part 2: Wednesday, Oct. 24, 5:30-7:30 p.m. Become familiar with Microsoft Excel 2007 with MSOffice training expert Sharon Bancroft. This two-part course includes formatting cells and sheets, adding icons to the Quick Access Toolbar, filling a series of data, creating formulas and charts, sorting and filtering in tables, linking cells, using functions and repeating cells and working with header and footers. Skill Level: Basic

DROID vs. iOS SMACKDOWN

Tuesday, Oct. 23, 7 p.m. Not sure if you want a Droid phone or iPhone? John LeMasney and Kh端rt Williams will debate the merits of each system and provide an overview of the pros and cons of each. Community Room

BOOK LAUNCH: GOOGLE+ FOR SMALL BUSINESS

Wednesday, Oct. 24, 7-8:30 p.m. John LeMasney and Kh端rt Williams Join social media expert Lynette Young for a look at ways your business can kick start its presence on Google+. Hear best-in-class examples of businesses embracing Google+ and learn about the features you can use to promote your brand or your business. Fireplace Area, second floor

DATABASES FOR JOBSEEKERS

Friday, Oct. 26, 1-2:30 p.m. As a complement to the Professional Services Group of Mercer County, Technology Initiatives, librarian Janet Hauge will explain two specialty databases available with your library card: Job and Career Accelerator and Career Transitions via Jersey Clicks. Skill Level: Basic

INTRO TO APPLE iWORK

Saturday, Oct. 27, 10-11:30 a.m. Join Mac expert Caitlin Trought as she demonstrates iWork for Mac. You will learn to easily create and design beautiful documents, spreadsheets and presentations for your school or work-related activities. Skill Level: Basic


iPAD 101

Thursday, Nov. 1, 7-8:30 p.m. For those with a new iPAD or who just want to see what the hype is all about, this class, taught by Mac specialist Caitlin Trought, covers what the device can do, its operation, and some fun apps. Skill Level: Basic

MAXIMIZE YOUR MEMORIES WITH iPHOTO

Part 1: Monday, Nov. 5, 7-8:30 p.m. Part 2: Monday, Nov. 12, 7 to 8:30 p.m. This two-part course will explore organizing, basic editing, creating slideshows, and exporting images using Apple’s iPhoto. It is recommended that students bring a flash drive to save their work at the end of the sessions. Taught by Laura O’Neill of the Princeton Macintosh Users Group. Skill Level: Intermediate

GOOGLE DRIVE: ONLINE STORAGE MADE EASY

Tuesday, Nov. 6, 6:30-8:30 p.m. Join Lynette Young, digital media expert, as she demonstrates Google Drive, an application that allows you to store your files on Google’s servers, or “in the cloud.” With Google Drive you can access your online files from anywhere, can work with your colleagues in real time, share documents and add comments. Skill Level: Intermediate

HOW TO BE A CONFIDENT CONSUMER ONLINE

Wednesday, Nov. 14, 1-2 p.m. When shopping online, how can you know if a site is safe? When is it OK to submit financial or personal information via the web? In this class, you will learn tips and tricks for becoming a confident online consumer this holiday season.

LEARN TO PODCAST

Monday, Nov. 19, 6:30-8:30 p.m. Podcasting expert and owner of Purple Stripe Productions, Lynette Young, will discuss the ins and outs of podcasting and how you can get started. Skill Level: Intermediate

INTRO TO COMPUTERS AND THE INTERNET

Part 1: Monday, Nov. 19, 5:30-7 p.m. Part 2: Monday, Nov. 26, 5:30-7 p.m. This two-part course will introduce the novice computer user to basic computer terminology, navigating the desktop, and opening and using software. Students will also become familiar with searching the Internet and improve basic search strategies. Students may bring their laptops to use during the course. Second-Floor PC Computers (Meet at Information Desk on second floor). Skill Level: Novice

HOW TO GET YOUR FREE CREDIT REPORT

Tuesday, Nov. 20, 10-11 a.m. The federal Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA) requires each of the three nationwide consumer reporting companies to provide you with a free copy of your credit report, at your request, once every 12 months. Adult Services librarian Erica Bess will debunk myths about requesting credit reports and will provide you with online resources and instructions for requesting your report. Skill Level: Basic

DOWNLOADING eBOOKS

Wednesday, Nov. 28, 1-2:30 p.m. This class will cover the steps needed to download e-books from Princeton Public Library to your home computer, e-reader, or smartphone. It is recommended that students bring a smartphone, e-reader, or tablet (with appropriate cables) to practice. Skill Level: Basic


GADGETS FOR HOLIDAY GIVING

Wednesday, Nov. 28, 7 p.m. Doug Dixon is back with his popular annual round-up of the year’s tempting new gadgets and to explore the latest possibilities for our mobile and connected lifestyle. Learn about hot sellers and discuss the latest tech trends. Community Room.

INTRO TO MICROSOFT POWERPOINT

Wednesday, Nov. 28, 5:30-7:30 p.m. Easily create professional PowerPoint presentations taught by Microsoft Office instructor, Sharon Bancroft. Learn to create professional presentations including adding and arranging slides and become familiar with editing objects and pictures. Learn to enhance presentations with themes and to create a slide show. Skill Level: Basic

VIDEO CHATTING WITH GOOGLE HANGOUT

Monday, Dec. 3, 6:30-8:30 p.m. Digital media expert Lynette Young provides an overview of Google’s new video-chatting service, that allows users to talk face-to-face from a computer, tablet, or smartphone, as well as host online meetings with up to ten people. Skill level: Intermediate

MAC BASICS

Thursday, Dec. 6, 7-8:30 p.m. Mac specialist Caitlin Trought covers the basics of starting up a Mac, navigating the desktop and hard drive, and some of the settings. Skill level: Basic

INTRO TO COMPUTERS AND THE INTERNET

Part 1: Monday, Dec. 10, 5:30 to 7 p.m. Part 2: Monday, Dec. 17, 5:30 to 7 p.m. This two-part course will introduce the novice computer user to basic computer terminology, navigating the desktop, and opening and using software. Students will become familiar with searching the Internet and improve basic search strategies. Students may bring their laptops to use during the course. SecondFloor PC Computers (Meet at Information Desk on second floor) Skill Level: Novice


For more information about technology classes, please visit the online events calendar at www.princetonlibrary.org


Technology Classes Fall 2012