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 wandean@manhattan.lib.ks.us.

Tech Tuesdays

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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, 23rd Sep
2:00 pm
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2 hours
Location: Manhattan Public Library - Groesbeck Meeting Room
Support your public library from home—check out an eBook! 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, 7th Oct
2:00 pm
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2 hours
Location: Manhattan Public Library - Groesbeck Meeting Room
For iPad beginners. This workshop will help you learn how to use your iPad. We will cover basic iPad layout, how to adjust settings, and how to use apps. We will leave plenty of time for questions and one-on-one assistance.
 
Tuesday, 14th Oct
6:00 pm
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2 hours
Location: Manhattan Public Library - Groesbeck Meeting Room
Support your public library from your couch—check out an eBook! 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, 21st Oct
1:30 pm
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3 hours
Location: Manhattan Public Library - Groesbeck Meeting Room
Tech Tuesday along with Tech Classroom
 
2:00 pm
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2 hours
Location: Manhattan Public Library - Technology Center Classroom
Expand your knowledge of the Ancestry.com website, which is available to use here at Manhattan Public Library and at the Riley County Genealogy Library. Riley County Genealogical Society experts will lead you through some of the more detailed features of Ancestry.com, with plenty of time for questions and one-on-one instruction.
 
Tuesday, 4th Nov
2:00 pm
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2 hours
Location: Manhattan Public Library - Technology Center Classroom
Come learn the ins and outs of the updated FamilySearch.org website and other state and local genealogy resources with the experts from the Riley County Genealogical Society.
 
Saturday, 15th Nov
10:00 am
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2 hours
Location: Manhattan Public Library - Groesbeck Meeting Room
Whether you are wanting to get started with using social media or would just like to get a little more familiar with it, this class is for you! MPL’s social media team will show you the basics of Facebook, Twitter, and Pinterest, including what you can do on the different sites, how to use the sites safely, and different fun activities on them.
 
Tuesday, 18th Nov
2:00 pm
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2 hours
Location: Manhattan Public Library - Groesbeck Meeting Room
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. We will also talk about how to download free eBooks from MPL on your iPad.
 

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