Technology Education

Technology Educationphoto of Wandean teaching a patron to use her ipad

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

Tech Tuesdays


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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Saturday, 26th Apr
10:00 am
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2 hours
Location: Manhattan Public Library - Groesbeck Meeting Room + Friends' Room
New to using eBooks? Or maybe you've exhausted the Sunflower eLibrary and are interested in other ways to get eBooks on your eReader or tablet? Either way, this class is for you. We will cover an introduction to the Sunflower eLibrary; the Kansas State Library's eBooks, 3M and Freading; and other options. Bring your own devices and walk away with your digital library expanded!
Tuesday, 6th May
2:00 pm
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2 hours
Location: Manhattan Public Library - Groesbeck Meeting Room + Friends' Room
If you've got a new computer with Windows 8 and are feeling frustrated by it, don't throw your computer out the window--join us at MPL for an introduction to Windows 8. Topics will include how to navigate the Start Screen, use apps, and work on the desktop. This class is very popular, so make sure to register--space is limited!

photo of patrons raising their hands at a Tech Tuesday class