Items tagged with Technology

Anyone Can Use... Apple Photos

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anyone can use...The Westport Library Tech Team is excited to offer the "Anyone Can Use ..." series, which will offer once-a-week classes to show you how to use computer programs such as Microsoft Word 2013 and Microsoft Excel 2013, and will include introductions to important social media tools such as Twitter.

Are you using a Mac, iPhone, or iPad to orgainze your photos? Take this one-hour class with Apple Photos expert Paul Einarsen to learn capabilities and best practices for Apple Photos users. This presentation will address common issues and offer guidance to help attendees get the most out of their Photos experience. Attendees will gain insight into how Photos works and come away with the knowledge to manage and share their photos more effectively.Bring your device to practice along with the instructor. You can REGISTER NOW!

Topics covered include:

  • The Apple Photos ecosystem: how it works
  • Navigation in Photos
  • The important difference between the Photos and All Photos categories
  • Cloud Photo Library
  • Optimized Libraries
  • Sharing photos
  • Metadata
  • Basic Organizing Strategies
  • Photos vs. Finder folder structure
  • 3rd party helper apps

Information on more computer classes.

Trained as a photographer, color specialist and desktop publisher, Paul Einarsen has over 45 years of experience creating and managing images for businesses and consumers. Representing one of the largest digital photography studios in the U.S., Paul was at the forefront of capture and digital asset management development at RR Donnelley’s Premedia Technologies division. While in the printing industry, he worked with such clients as Victoria's Secret, Ralph Lauren, Coach, Cartier, and the Guggenheim Museum. For almost 5 years, Paul worked at Apple both as a Genius and as a Creative Trainer, and helped thousands of Apple customers get the most from their Apple technology. Paul created Bluewater Imaging LLC to help consumers and small businesses embrace photography as a lifestyle and rich medium of communication. He provides consultation, training, and photo organizing services to help his clients embrace photography as an essential life skill and business tool.  

MakerSpace Balcony
Tech Training

Anyone Can Use... Genealogy Resources

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anyone can use...The Westport Library Tech Team is excited to offer the "Anyone Can Use ..." series, which will offer once-a-week classes to show you how to use computer programs such as Microsoft Word 2013 and Microsoft Excel 2013, and will include introductions to important social media tools such as Twitter.

Ever wonder where you came from? Looking to research your family tree? Learn how to use Ancestry Library—one of Westport Library's premier genealogy databases—along with our new Historical Newspaper suite in this one-hour class.

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Information on more computer classes.

Class will be held in the MakerSpace Balcony

MakerSpace Balcony
Tech Training

Anyone Can Use... YouTube

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anyone can use...The Westport Library Tech Team is excited to offer the "Anyone Can Use ..." series, which will offer once-a-week classes to show you how to use computer programs such as Microsoft Word 2013 and Microsoft Excel 2013, and will include introductions to important social media tools such as Twitter.

This Intro to YouTube is for BEGINNING USERS ONLY. This one-hour class will teach you how to set up a YouTube account, adjust viewing options, navigate and search the site, manage subscriptions so you won't miss content from your favorite creators, and much more.

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Information on more computer classes.

Class will be held in the MakerSpace Balcony

MakerSpace Balcony
Tech Training

Anyone Can Use... Cloud Computing

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anyone can use...The Westport Library Tech Team is excited to offer the "Anyone Can Use ..." series, which will offer once-a-week classes to show you how to use computer programs such as Microsoft Word 2013 and Microsoft Excel 2013, and will include introductions to important social media tools such as Twitter.

This one-hour class will give you an overview of Cloud Computing basics. Learn what it means to use the cloud and discover the pros and cons of the different cloud services.

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Information on more computer classes.

Class will be held in the MakerSpace Balcony

MakerSpace Balcony
Tech Training

Anyone Can Use... Evernote

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anyone can use...The Westport Library Tech Team is excited to offer the "Anyone Can Use ..." series, which will offer once-a-week classes to show you how to use computer programs such as Microsoft Word 2013 and Microsoft Excel 2013, and will include introductions to important social media tools such as Twitter.

Take this one hour class and learn how to use Evernote—the app that will keep you organized across all devices.

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Information on more computer classes.

Class will be held in the MakerSpace Balcony

MakerSpace Balcony
Tech Training

Anyone Can Use... Excel

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anyone can use...The Westport Library Tech Team is excited to offer the "Anyone Can Use ..." series, which will offer once-a-week classes to show you how to use computer programs such as Microsoft Word 2013 and Microsoft Excel 2013, and will include introductions to important social media tools such as Twitter.

This Intro to Excel is for BEGINNING USERS ONLY. This one-hour class will cover Excel basics, such as: style, data, formulas, and chart creation.

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Information on more computer classes.

Class will be held in the MakerSpace Balcony

MakerSpace Balcony
Tech Training

Anyone Can Use... Power Point

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anyone can use...The Westport Library Tech Team is excited to offer the "Anyone Can Use ..." series, which will offer once-a-week classes to show you how to use computer programs such as Microsoft Word 2013 and Microsoft Excel 2013, and will include introductions to important social media tools such as Twitter.

This Intro to PowerPoint is for BEGINNING USERS ONLY. This one-hour class will cover Microsoft PowerPoint basics and will provide time for hands-on practice.

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Class will be held in the SEMINAR ROOM at the Westport Library 

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Tech Training

Anyone Can Use... Microsoft Word

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anyone can use...The Westport Library Tech Team is excited to offer the "Anyone Can Use ..." series, which will offer once-a-week classes to show you how to use computer programs such as Microsoft Word 2013 and Microsoft Excel 2013, and will include introductions to important social media tools such as Twitter.

This Intro to Microsoft Word 2013 is for BEGINNING USERS ONLY. This one-hour class will give an overview of what Word has to offer and will allow for hands-on practice.

You can REGISTER NOW!

Class will be held in the SEMINAR ROOM at the Westport Library 

Weeks Seminar Room
Tech Training

Anyone Can Use... Digital Library

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anyone can use...The Westport Library Tech Team is excited to offer the "Anyone Can Use ..." series, which will offer once-a-week classes to show you how to use computer programs such as Microsoft Word 2013 and Microsoft Excel 2013, and will include introductions to important social media tools such as Twitter.

Learn how to download free popular magazines, books, audiobooks, movies and music from your library! Bring your library card number and your digital device to this one hour session, and we will help you with everything from accessing items to setting up accounts.

You can REGISTER NOW!

Class will be held in the SEMINAR ROOM at the Westport Library 

Weeks Seminar Room
Tech Training

Amazon Alexa Skills Bootcamp

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Alexa, the voice service that powers Amazon Echo, provides capabilities, or skills, that enable customers to interact with devices in a more intuitive way using their own voice. Learn various skills including playing music, answering general questions, adding items to a shopping list, setting an alarm or timer.

Amazon pros will offer two classes at the Library: the first session is from 1-3 pm (register online) and the second session runs from 3-5 pm (register online). The classes are free and registration is required as seating is limited.

“Being able to interact with a computer with my voice is hard to comprehend; I still find it hard to believe,” said Mark Mathias, founder and co-chair of Maker Faire Westport and president of Remarkable STEAM. “Yet people now do it every day. It’s hard to believe this was not possible just a few years ago and we’re only starting to see what this technology can do,” he added.

“Experts from Amazon will come and show people how to create Amazon Skills,” said Manager of Experiential Learning at the Westport Library and Co-Chair of Maker Faire Westport Alex Giannini. “They will leave having created an Amazon Skill and will be able to create more skills that tie into Alexa Voice Services. We look forward to hearing what ideas people have before, during and after the class.”

Maker Faire Westport is produced by Remarkable STEAM, Inc. in partnership with the Westport Library. The Maker Faire Westport name is licensed from Maker Media, Inc.
 

McManus Room
Maker Movement, Tech Training