New Year, New Tech Tuesdays

Tech Tuesdays Flyer
If you are one of the millions of Americans who received a new eReader, tablet, or computer this holiday season, make sure to put Tech Tuesdays at Manhattan Public Library on your to-do list. Running from January 7th through May 6th, the Manhattan Public Library will present its second series of Tech Tuesdays. Held twice a month on Tuesdays, from 2:00-4:00 p.m., these workshops are designed to provide introduction and instruction on popular topics, such as eBooks, tablet computing, and Windows 8.

We will be kicking off the new year on January 7th with one of our most popular workshops—Sunflower eLibrary Basics, which leads attendees through the process of downloading eBooks from the Sunflower eLibrary, a regional eBook consortium. This class will also be repeated on February 18th. Due to popular demand, we will also offer two special Saturday editions of Sunflower eLibrary Basics on January 11th and April 26th, from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

Another topic of frequent interest at Tech Tuesdays is tablet computers. If you have a new tablet that has been vexing you, then make sure to check out our workshops on tablet computers. We will feature a tablet class dedicated to Android tablets, like the Google Nexus and Samsung Galaxy, on January 21st. Topics to be covered include how Android devices differ from Apples, how to set up and navigate your device, and ways to get the most out of using apps. Additionally, we will offer “Intro to the iPad” classes on February 4th and April 15th, which will demonstrate a variety of helpful tips and tricks for making iPads fun and easy to use. Our iPad class has been a favorite among attendees, so make sure to mark it on your calendar.
For those of you looking for help with the new Windows 8 operating system, we will offer two Windows 8 Basics workshops this spring on March 18th and May 6th. These workshops will guide attendees through the fundamentals of navigating Windows 8, using apps, setting up your Start Screen, and searching both your computer and the Internet. Workshops will allow plenty of time for questions and practice on Manhattan Public Library computers.

However, we are always looking for fun, new topics to talk with you about, so we are excited to feature two brand new classes this spring. On March 4th, we will present Digital Resources at the Library. Because the library is an ever-changing place, this workshop is geared to keep library lovers abreast of new services and resources at Manhattan Public Library, such as our new Zinio magazine subscription service, the Whitespace Pilot Project, and more. Additionally, we are excited to announce our Genealogy Resources workshop on April 1st. With the assistance of the Riley County Genealogical Society, we will discuss basic techniques in genealogy research and explore online genealogy resources both at Manhattan Public Library and at the Riley County Genealogical Society.

Tech Tuesdays are an ongoing series of workshops at Manhattan Public Library designed to provide introductory instruction for the community on a range of topics. These events are free and open to the public.

For more information visit the Manhattan Public Library at 629 Poyntz Avenue, call (785) 776-4741, or visit the library’s website at Find the library on Facebook, Pinterest, Twitter, and Foursquare too.

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