Inside The Library: Spring forward with new technology workshops

Spring is a time for renewal and to start fresh. It is a great time to learn something new and tackle a new challenge. To help you build your tech skills, the Prince Edward County Public Library has a new tech workshops for the upcoming months of the spring season, with a few more on the way!

We have two new tech clinics planned for April. These drop-in, first come first served, clinics are a great way to get assistance with your device. Bring your questions. I often get asked, “What if we run out of time and don’t get everything done?” Not to worry. If we can’t get you totally sorted in the drop in time, we will schedule a time for a longer, one on one session. This month’s tech clinic topics are iCloud drives and iTunes.

We also have some new and renewed group workshops that are rolling out this April.

Curious about Apple’s iCloud? Would you like to know how can help you access your photos and music across devices? Join us for a discussion to answer some FAQs.

Interested in learning about the most popular Google apps and everything you can do with just your Gmail account? We can help!

Want to know more about those pre-installed Apple apps, like the Calendar and Contacts apps? We have a workshop for that!

In addition to the growing number of topics we can offer workshops on at the Library, we also are thrilled to have David Williams joining us to talk about how to use technology while travelling. David Williams has traveled around the world and he is going to share some of his secrets for using tech while traveling.
Topics will include: power on the go, traveling with your cell phone and how to navigate purchasing and changing SIM cards (and what those are!). He will also discuss entertainment and technology use on the plane and using Google Maps and Google Translate offline. This talk will be on March 20 at 4 p.m.. and all are welcome.

For the full list of available workshop descriptions, dates and times, and to register, head to peclibrary.org/events or call Tracy at 613-399-2023 to register.

Are there any topics that you would like to see run as a workshop? If you have any suggestions, feel free to let me know! You can email your suggestions to jlane@peclibrary.org or give me a call at 613-476-5962. We are always looking for new ideas and suggestions from the community. Tell us what you want to learn!

-Julie Lane