Facebook recently changed their privacy controls to make it easier to control “Who can see my stuff?” “Who can contact me?” and “How do I stop someone from bothering me?” It also allows you to untag yourself from multiple photos at once, and no longer allows you to hide from people searching for you. Check out all the details in this article from NBCNews.com.
Check out this article from Consumer Reports comparing the two Microsoft operating systems. Basically, the magazine recommends sticking with Windows 7 for the time being unless you are interested in using your computer like a tablet, or want “live” tiles that automatically update when new emails or social media post come in.
Here are some websites which will allow you to do just that at your convenience. You can take a very basic tutorial or exercise your key boarding and/or mouse skills on your own schedule. Click here to explore computer basics.
Want to learn more? View one tutorial or complete a whole class.Here is another free learning website: Goodwill Community Foundation
Here is your opportunity to do just that!
We still have a few openings for this workshop on Thursday, September 27th from 9:30AM to 11:30AM, here at Adriance Memorial library in Charwat Meeting Room (Ground Floor).
Learn to use eBooks & audiobooks from your library on e-readers like the Nook, iPad, Kindle and on your personal computer. This workshop with take you through creating an Adobe ID, installing Adobe Digital Editions, borrowing and downloading an e-book and/or audio book to your e-reader or Windows computers. Basic computer skills & e-mail account required. Apple ID required for iPad users. You can register here on-line or by calling the library at (845) 485-3445.
Here is the new schedule you have been waiting for! Classes are filling up quickly. Check it out and register for the classes you are interested in. If you have any questions please feel free to contact us at (845) 485-3445 ext-3381. Look forward to seeing you in these classes.
Have you been waiting for our summer 2012 schedule of Microsoft Office products, social and digital media workshops? Click here to check our new schedule and register for any of the workshops that you are interested in or might have been wait-listed in the past.
Here is our new schedule for regular computer labs here at Adriance Memorial Library. All labs are in Strba Teen Room – 2nd floor.
Receive individualized help using the library’s computers and searching the internet. Specific tasks staff can help with include: learning basic computer skills, creating email accounts, performing job searches, filling out job applications, formatting resumes, filing for unemployment, and creating and editing Microsoft Office documents. Each lab is limited to 8 attendees. Please check on our online event calendar for more details.
Mondays 11:00 am – 1:00 pm and 6:30pm – 8:30pm
Tuesdays 11:00 am – 1:00 pm
Wednesdays 11:00 am – 1:00 pm
Thursdays 11:00 am – 1:00 pm
Fridays 11:00 am – 1:00 pm
Computer lab for Spanish Speakers
Tuesdays 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm ( Laboratorio de Computación para Adultos de habla hispana )
Wednesdays 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm (Computación Básica )
Confused by your new laptop, e-reader, or tablet? Drop in with your device (no cell phones please) and we’ll help you learn how to use it, guide you to appropriate educational resources on how to use your device and answer any questions you may have. Please register here and stop by in Charwat meeting room, ground floor at Adriance Memorial Library on Saturday, April 14, 2012 between 10AM and 2PM. It is completely free service and open to public.
Make sure your device is fully charged. Also make note of any USER ID and password for your device. Here are few examples:
- For Kindle: Amazon account e-mail and password.
- For iPad: Apple ID and password.
- For Nook: Barnes & Noble account ID and password.
- For laptops: Login user ID and password (if any)
If you are using your device to borrow books from your public library, please bring your library card with valid PIN to login to your library account. For any additional information, contact: Stephanie Harrison (845) 485-3445 x3381 firstname.lastname@example.org
When you search for specific information on internet, you will see hundreds of websites with similar information. How do you know which website is credible? The following video will introduce you to how to evaluate websites using these 6 concepts.
What is phishing?
Sometimes spammers create fake pages that look like the Facebook login page. When you enter your email and password on one of these pages, the spammer records your information and keeps it. This is called phishing.
Suggestion: Always type “www.facebook.com” in address bar of your web browser to login to facebook account.
When someone has been phished, their account will often start automatically sending messages or links to a large number of their friends. These messages or links are often advertisements telling friends to check out videos or products.