Tech Tuesdays Connecting Users to Technology at the Library
Starting September 15, Manhattan Public Library will offer a wide range of fun and useful workshops to help beginners explore the world of technology.
Twice a month, from September 15 through December 1, Tech Tuesday workshops will help people learn about a variety of subjects, ranging from Beginning Ancestry to Basic iPad skills. Registration is required for these free, two-hour workshops to guarantee small class sizes and plenty of time for questions. Register online using the library’s website www.MHKLibrary.org, call (785) 776-4741 ext.141 or visit the public library at 629 Poyntz Avenue.
The fall season of Tech Tuesdays starts with a Library Catalog class on September 15 at 2:00 p.m. Participants will learn pro tips for using all the extras available through the catalog including how to make book lists, how to keep a history of what you check out, and how to use expert searching strategies.
Also on September 15, the library will offer a Basic Microsoft Word class at 7:00 p.m. Learn how to set up, save, print, and edit a Word document in the library’s technology center classroom.
The next course, Learn on Demand, will be held October 6 at 2:00 p.m. and October 20 at 7:00 p.m. This workshop offers a guided tour of the service lynda.com, which is available free to all Manhattan Public Library cardholders. Participants will learn to access thousands of expert-led video courses on topics ranging from music production to Photoshop. During this class, you will take a short course together and explore the functions of the site.
Back by popular demand, the Riley County Genealogy Society will teach a course on Basic Ancestry October 20 at 2:00 p.m. Attendees will learn how to find their ancestors using Ancestry.com, also available for free at the library.
On November 3 at 2:00, learn Basic iPad skills with technology experts. The course will offer instruction on changing basic settings, working with apps, and effective navigation of the device. Please bring your iPad along with your Apple ID and password so you can access your device’s settings.
Beginning Genealogy will be offered November 17 at 2:00 p.m. Experts from the Riley County Genealogy Society will return for a more in-depth look at research tools including Firstsearch.com. Please bring a four generation record if available so you can begin your search.
The final class of the fall season, What is Social Media, will be held December 1 at 2:00 p.m. This workshop will answer the big questions such as, why do people use social media and how can it be useful for me? Specific platforms covered will include Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and Pinterest.
Tech Tuesdays are an ongoing series of workshops at the Manhattan Public Library designed to provide the community with introductory technology instruction 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 Events Calendar on library’s website at www.MHKlibrary.org. Find the library on Facebook, Pinterest, Twitter, and Instagram, too.