Tech Training and Workshops

Technology Training and Workshops

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Technology Training Center

photo of Wandean teaching a patron to use her ipad Schedule an Appointment
Call Wandean Rivers in the Technology Center locally at 776-4741 ext. 302, long distance at 1-800-432-2796 ext. 302, or email Wandean at wandean@mhklibrary.org

One-on-One Assistance
Are you a beginning computer user? Would you like help with the latest technologies? With one-on-one training, you will receive personalized coaching, in-depth answers to your questions, and the opportunity to practice new skills.

The library offers basic training in subjects such as:

  • Computer
  • Email
  • Internet
  • iPad
  • Tablet
  • Smartphone
  • Library Catalog
  • Library Online Research Tools

Assistive Technology Training

Provides one-on-one assistance for basic computer skills and for the use of adaptive technology for patrons with disabilities and their advocates. Your goal may be as simple as learning how to use email, or you can spend time exploring different software and hardware options, such as screen readers and talking books. Appointments are generally scheduled once a week for one hour.

Tech Tuesdays Workshops

Information

Technology is always changing. Tech Tuesdays provide both professional instruction and hands-on experience with different types of technology from eBooks to iPads and more.

  • Small class sizes ensure that you walk away with your questions answered.
  • These free workshops are offered twice a month in the spring and fall.
  • Registration is required as space is limited.
    • Register online by clicking one of the class titles in the Schedule of Classes tab above
    • Call the library at 776-4741 ext.141
    • Or visit a service desk at the library for assistance.

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Schedule of Classes
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Tuesday, 16th Feb
2:00 pm
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2 hours
Location:Manhattan Public Library at Technology Center Classroom
Learn how to create a PowerPoint presentation. We will teach you to create slides by adding text, inserting pictures, and changing the background. You will become familiar with the PowerPoint ribbon and the possibilities it presents. Leave with a better understanding of PowerPoint as well as a means to learn more on your own.
 
Tuesday, 1st Mar
2:00 pm
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Location:Manhattan Public Library at Technology Center Classroom
Discover what resources are available through the library's website. The library subscribes to many helpful tools that will assist you in finding great information. This workshop will focus on helping you discover what is available and how you can use it from any internet connected computer or device.
 
Tuesday, 15th Mar
2:00 pm
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Location:Manhattan Public Library at Technology Center Classroom
Learn how to search for your ancestors using Ancestry.com. Experts from the Riley County Genealogical Society will walk you through the features of Ancestry.com to help you locate your relatives.
 
Tuesday, 5th Apr
2:00 pm
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2 hours
Location:Manhattan Public Library at Technology Center Classroom
Pinterest is a simple and social way to organize images, projects, and ideas online. At this workshop well teach you how to open an account, create boards, and begin pinning. Well search for pins that meet your needs and pinners youll want to follow.