Items tagged with Technology

Anyone Can Use ... Microsoft Excel 2013

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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 2013 is for BEGINNING USERS ONLY. This one-hour class will cover Excel basics, such as: style, data, formulas, and chart creation.

You can REGISTER NOW!

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

Weeks Seminar Room
Tech Training

Anyone Can Use ... Instagram

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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 Twitter is for BEGINNING USERS ONLY. This one-hour class will cover Instagram basics, such as: Account setup, Who to follow?, Your first post!, hashtags, Posting photos and videos.
 

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

Weeks Seminar Room
Tech Training

Anyone Can Use ... SketchUp 3D Modeling Software Part 1

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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 SketchUp is for BEGINNING USERS ONLY. This one-hour class will give an overview of what this 3D modeling software 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 ... Google Drive

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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 Google Drive is for BEGINNING USERS ONLY. This one-hour class will give an overview of what Google Drive offers, including Google Docs, and how to create, share, and edit docs.

Please Note: You MUST have a Gmail account to enroll in this class. 

You can REGISTER NOW!

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

Weeks Seminar Room
Tech Training

Engaging Those with Dementia

January 31, 2016
Ed Fitzgerald

Technology consultant Ed Fitzgerald explained how to use an iPad as a tool for engaging family members with dementia on January 31, 2016.

You may need: Adobe Flash Player.

Ed-Fitzgerald-1-31-16.mp3


Fifth Annual Westport Mini Maker Faire

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The fifth annual Mini Maker Faire in Westport showcases invention, creativity, and resourcefulness in a celebration of the maker mindset in a hands-on environment. Parking Map.
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Produced by the Westport Library and Remarkable Steam, the event is free and open to the public. The Westport Mini Maker Faire is the first and largest Maker Faire in Connecticut, and the biggest single-day event in the state. Last year, 6,500 people attended this family-friendly faire; this year’s participation is expected to reach 10,000. Makers are all ages and range from technology enthusiasts to crafters, educators, tinkerers, hobbyists, engineers, artists, science clubs, students, authors and commercial exhibitors. 

To celebrate the event’s fifth anniversary, this year’s theme is “five.” Projects that incorporate the number five will be featured along with a record-breaking number of exhibiting makers. Alex Giannini, co-chair of the event, says, “This year’s faire will be, by far, our largest. We have more makers than in any previous year, and we cannot wait to see what incredible stuff they’re bringing!”

Also on display will be a giant fiberglass dragon that is currently being constructed by local sculptor Chris Crowe along with community members at the Westport Library. “It’s fitting that the dragon will officially be unveiled at the Maker Faire,” Giannini said. “It was a community project, and the Maker Faire is the culmination of that project and truly a community celebration of creativity.”

Many of last year’s exhibits will be returning this year, plus plenty of new offerings including modular art and paper engineering, fresh pasta-making demonstrations, mobile emergency medical technology, electronic dance production, sugar cane plates for school lunches (replacing Styrofoam) and plenty of STEAM projects and robotics.

At this year’s event, attendees are also invited to participate in the Library’s “Geek the Library” campaign, a fun initiative designed to bring more awareness of library programs and services. Professional photographer Pam Einarsen will be taking photos of people with what they “geek,” or are passionate about, from 11 am to 3 pm in the photo studio near the MakerSpace on the library’s main level. Participants should wear a solid black top and bring what they geek. Free digital and print photos will be available.
 

Throughout Library
All ages

Drop-in Tech Help

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tech help
Come in Tuesdays from 4-6 and Fridays from 3-5 pm to get some personal training on your ereader, iPad, or tablet at the Tech Help table in The Great Hall. Free! Our experts will be there to answer your questions about how your device works, how to load things onto it, and how to solve those annoying little problems that we all have from time to time!

The Great Hall
Technology, Tech Training

Drop-In Tech Help

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tech helpCome in Tuesdays from 4-6 and Fridays from 3-5 pm to get some personal training on your ereader, iPad, or tablet at the Tech Help table in The Great Hall. Free! Our experts will be there to answer your questions about how your device works, how to load things onto it, and how to solve those annoying little problems that we all have from time to time!

The Great Hall
Technology, Tech Training

Holiday Drop-in Tech Help

December 28, 2015

tech help

EXTENDED HOLIDAY TECH HELP!

Come in EVERY AFTERNOON between December 28 and December 31 to recieve FREE tech help on all the new gadgets you recieved this holiday season!

Monday through Wednesday, 4:00-6:00 and Thursday (New Year's Eve), 3:00-5:00.


Anyone Can Use ... Microsoft PowerPoint 2013

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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.

You can REGISTER NOW!

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

Weeks Seminar Room
Tech Training