Technology Education

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One-on-one Training

Are you a beginning computer user? Or do you know a friend or family member who would love to use the latest technologies, but would like some help getting started? Contact our Adult Services Department to schedule a one-on-one technology training class. With one-on-one training, we give you personalized coaching, in-depth answers to your questions, and, best of all, lots of opportunity to practice your new skills! We offer classes in subjects such as:

  • Computer Basics I and II
  • Email Basics I and II
  • Basic Internet I and II
  • Library Catalog
  • Library Database Resources

Assistive Technology

The Assistive Technology Center provides one-on-one training in basic computer use and in the use of adaptive technology for patrons with disabilities and their advocates. Your goal may be as simple as learning how to use e-mail or you may need to spend time exploring different software options. If you would like to schedule an appointment, call locally 776-4741 Ext. 202, 1-800-432-2796 ext 202 or email Wandean Rivers at wandean@manhattan.lib.ks.us.

Tech Tuesdays

Information

Technology is always changing, but Tech Tuesdays can help you stay up to date! From eBooks to iPads and more, Tech Tuesdays provide both professional instruction and hands-on experience with popular new technology. No previous knowledge or experience required. Class sizes are small to ensure that you receive personal attention…and that you walk away with all your questions answered!

Workshops are offered twice a month in spring and fall. All workshops are free and open to the public. Be sure to click the link below to register as space is limited!

Schedules of Classes
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Tuesday, 27th Jan
2:00 pm
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2 hours
Location:Manhattan Public Library at Groesbeck Meeting Room
There are more eBooks than ever available through Manhattan Public Library. We will walk through the steps of downloading free eBooks from the Sunflower eLibrary onto your computer, smartphone, tablet, or eReader. Bring your device to load it up with great eBooks!
 
Tuesday, 10th Feb
2:00 pm
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2 hours
Location:Manhattan Public Library at Groesbeck Meeting Room
Get started on your family history research by learning how to use two of the most popular genealogy databases available at Manhattan Public Library. Experts from the Riley County Genealogical Society will walk you through the features of Ancestry.Com and Heritage Quest so you can begin discovering your family roots with confidence.
 
Tuesday, 24th Feb
2:00 pm
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2 hours
Location:Manhattan Public Library at Technology Center Classroom
For the more advanced iPad user. This class goes beyond the basics to talk about how to use the Internet from your iPad, email, and calendar features. Previous experience with iPad or attendance at Basic iPad workshop recommended.
 
Tuesday, 10th Mar
2:00 pm
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Location:Manhattan Public Library at Groesbeck Meeting Room
Whether you are following up from Basic Ancestry.Com or just wanting a refresher on this expansive database, this workshop will give you the tools you need to further your family history search. Riley County Genealogical Society experts will demonstrate the bells and whistles of Ancestry.Com, as well as cover many of the exceptional resources available in the state of Kansas.
 
Saturday, 14th Mar
2:00 pm
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1 hour
Location:Manhattan Public Library at Auditorium
Join us for a special Saturday edition of Tech Tuesdays. In this forum, we will talk about Internet safety and raising your child to be a digital citizen. Guest speakers will include Dr. Mike Ribble, IT director at USD #383.
 
Tuesday, 24th Mar
2:00 pm
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Location:Manhattan Public Library at Groesbeck Meeting Room
The internet is an invaluable part of modern life, but it is hard to know how to keep yourself and your information safe and secure while online. In this workshop, you will learn how to protect your computer against viruses, scammers, and spyware while keeping your personal information safe and private.
 
Tuesday, 14th Apr
2:00 pm
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Location:Manhattan Public Library at Groesbeck Meeting Room
Join Manhattan Public Library's social media team for a fun discussion about how to use popular social media sites Facebook, Twitter, and Pinterest. Topics to be covered include setting up and managing profiles, sharing with others, and making sure your information is secure.
 

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