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Wi-Fi Printing

Use our printers directly from your own device.

Expert Sessions

Consult with a member of our professional staff to get the help you need with today’s handheld devices, apps, and computers. We stay on top of the latest developments so you don’t have to. Book a session with one of our experts today.

Lynda.com

The Library’s subscription to Lynda.com brings you a great selection of professional-quality online training courses. Whether you need to learn about Adobe Photoshop or LinkedIn, the Library has you covered with Lynda.com.

Digital Media Lab

If you want to spread your creative wings, we have the tools to help. Our studio mic, music keyboard, photo scanner, graphics tablet, and iMac loaded with FinalCut Pro and the Adobe Creative Suite will help you make your best ideas real. We also have video conversion equipment so you can transfer your VHS home movies onto DVD.

Computer Resources

The Library has both Macintosh and Windows computers available for public use. Standard Microsoft Office software is installed on computers.

3-D Printing

The Library will print your 3-D design on a Dremel 3D45 printer free of charge. For more info click “3-D Printing”

Technology Events

TechTalk Live

Technology comes in all forms—from gadgets to online services. If you’re looking for a trusted guide to help navigate you through this tricky world, TechTalk Live programs may be just what you need. These informative programs discuss the latest tech issues in easy-to-understand language. These informal sessions offer attendees ample opportunities to ask questions.

 

Watch for upcoming programs!

 

Kitchen Tech Presents: BBQ Myths Debunked by Meathead

Wednesday, June 26, 7:00 p.m – 8:15 p.m.

 

New York Times bestselling cookbook author Meathead tells the real truth about BBQ in this informative session.

He’s taught at Le Cordon Bleu in Chicago and Cornell’s School of Hotel Administration, and in this entertaining session, will help you distinguish BBQ fact from fiction. Don’t forget to bring your outdoor smoking and grilling questions for Meathead, whose Amazingribs.com enjoys a top-notch reputation.

eBooks Made Easy

Thursday, June 27, 1:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.

Join us for a brief presentation on our digital offerings including hands-on help getting started. Bring your devices and your questions.

Your Streaming Solution

Thursday, July 11, 7:00 p.m.-8:15 p.m.

 

We will discuss cable-replacement services and on-demand services, including new entrants like fuboTV and Disney+.

Exploring the Digital Media Lab

Wednesday, July 17, 7:00 p.m. – 8:15 p.m.

 

Our Digital Media Lab is one of the best kept secrets in town.

We’ll bring some of its coolest devices, including our speedy batch photo scanner, to the Community Meeting Room where you can a close look at them and learn more about our hidden gems.

 

Intermediate Excel

Thursday, August 1, 7:00 p.m.-8:15 p.m.

Take your basic knowledge of Microsoft Excel to the next level by learning how to edit formulas and prepping documents to print. Join presenters Ahsan and Tony for this hands-on lesson.

Technology Links

Engadget.com

A well-respected technology blog, Engadget covers a lot of ground. News items and stories are categorized (e.g. Reviews, Culture, etc.) for easy retrieval.

Macsurfer.com

If your computing interests lie on the Apple side of the spectrum, you can do no better than Macsurfer for daily updates to news and reviews on everything in the Mac and iOS world.

TheVerge.com

An excellent and accessible tech news and review site, TheVerge.com has an easy to use navigation system to drill down to the precise type of information you need (e.g. Tech/Virtual Reality, Reviews/Tablets).

Consumersearch.com

A great review aggregator, Consumersearch scours the internet looking for reviews of products. When they have information from enough sources, they create reports. Their coverage of tech products and services is quite good (e.g. external hard drives, dating sites, and cell phone plans), though they cover a range of products.