With the holidays approaching, many folks are considering the purchase of an eBook reader or a tablet, as a gift or for themselves. Come hear a discussion of the pluses and minuses of several different types of eBook-reading devices, as well as an overview of how to get library books for them from the Ohio Digital Library (previously known as the Ohio EBook Project).
This demonstration-only class introduces the newest Microsoft operating system, Windows 8. The class begins with the new start screen, gives you a head start on making the transition to the new OS, and describes a few differences between Windows 7 and Windows 8.
Students are welcome to bring their Windows 8 laptops to class.
Learn how to look up materials in the library catalog, how to find out if an item is in or checked out, how to find it in the library and place a hold on it if it is out. Learn how to access your account, renew materials, request items from other libraries, suggest items for purchase, how to sign up for library programs and how to locate databases and other useful information.
Planning a vacation? eBook readers let you take along plenty of reading material for the car or the beach without needing that extra suitcase, and if you get it from the library it doesn’t even cost money. Learn to locate, reserve and borrow books and audiobooks from the Ohio eBook Project website, then download them to your device (Kindle, iPad.Android tablet, smartphone or dedicated eBook reader).
Learn more things to do with your iPad.
Learn to take advantage of Google's new and less-familiar services and tools.
Do you want to be able to shop online with confidence, but are you afraid to put your credit card out there? Do you know how to find reliable vendors and what your payment options are?
Come learn how to to shop online safely, avoiding the risk of identity theft.
Learn how to use your new iPad!
Check out these tutorials as well.
This class covers one of the three following apps. (The calendar will indicate which app will be taught in a given session.)
Pages: Learn to create documents using the simple word processing app, Pages.
Numbers: Create spreadsheets, track information and perform calculations in the simple spreadsheet app, Numbers.
Keynote: Set up slideshows and present talks using the simple presentation app, Keynote.