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COMPUTERS & TECHNOLOGY

 

DATABASES

  • Computer Database
    The database includes computer-related product introductions, news and reviews in areas such as hardware, software, electronics, engineering, communications, and the application of technology.

  • General Science Collection
    Key subjects covered include the biological sciences, computing, engineering, and technology.

CLASSES AT THE LIBRARY
Tue, Jan 21, 6:30pm - 9:30pm
Port City Brewing Company - Port City Brewing Company
What are the realistic and beneficial applications for drones? What regulations should be in place to integrate drones into everyday life?Register

Wed, Jan 22, 10:15am - 12:00pm
Charles E. Beatley Jr. Central Library - Small Conference Room
Confused about what's online regarding health information?

Thu, Jan 23, 2:00pm - 3:30pm
Kate Waller Barrett Branch Library - Second Floor
Your photos, documents, audio and video files require special care to keep them usable into the future. Learn how to do it with this class.

Tue, Jan 28, 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Charles E. Beatley Jr. Central Library - Small Conference Room
Join us on select Tuesday evenings to explore new gadgets, virtual reality apps, ereaders, tablets, smart home devices and more.

Thu, Jan 30, 5:00pm - 6:45pm
James M. Duncan Jr. Branch Library - Meeting Room
Girls Who Code is on a mission to close the gender gap in technology and to change the image of what a programmer looks like and does.

Fri, Jan 31, 10:15am - 12:00pm
Ellen Coolidge Burke Branch Library - Meeting Room
Before you explore the world, see what website and travel apps are available to help you plan your next trip!

Mon, Feb 03, 7:00pm - 9:00pm
James M. Duncan Jr. Branch Library - Meeting Room
Learn how to use the Library’s subscription to Ancestry to research your family history.

Wed, Feb 05, 10:15am - 12:00pm
Charles E. Beatley Jr. Central Library - Small Conference Room
Your photos, documents, audio and video files require special care to keep them usable into the future. Learn how to do it with this class.

Thu, Feb 06, 5:00pm - 6:45pm
James M. Duncan Jr. Branch Library - Meeting Room
Girls Who Code is on a mission to close the gender gap in technology and to change the image of what a programmer looks like and does.

Wed, Feb 12, 10:15am - 12:00pm
Charles E. Beatley Jr. Central Library - Small Conference Room
Learn how to use the Library’s subscription to Ancestry to research your family history.

Thu, Feb 13, 2:00pm - 3:30pm
Kate Waller Barrett Branch Library - Second Floor
Get tips on editing images so your photos look their best!

Thu, Feb 13, 5:00pm - 6:45pm
James M. Duncan Jr. Branch Library - Meeting Room
Girls Who Code is on a mission to close the gender gap in technology and to change the image of what a programmer looks like and does.

Tue, Feb 18, 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Charles E. Beatley Jr. Central Library - Large Meeting Room
Join us on select Tuesday evenings to explore new gadgets, virtual reality apps, ereaders, tablets, smart home devices and more.

Wed, Feb 19, 10:15am - 12:00pm
Charles E. Beatley Jr. Central Library - Small Conference Room
Get tips on editing images so your photos look their best!

Thu, Feb 20, 5:00pm - 6:45pm
James M. Duncan Jr. Branch Library - Duncan Kitchen
Girls Who Code is on a mission to close the gender gap in technology and to change the image of what a programmer looks like and does.

Fri, Feb 21, 10:15am - 12:00pm
Ellen Coolidge Burke Branch Library - Meeting Room
Bring your tablet, laptop or other smart device and receive assistance in accessing the Library’s digital services.

Wed, Feb 26, 10:15am - 12:00pm
Charles E. Beatley Jr. Central Library - Small Conference Room
Learn to use Heritage Quest to research your family history.
Registration opens Sunday, January 26 2020 at 9:00am

Thu, Feb 27, 5:00pm - 6:45pm
James M. Duncan Jr. Branch Library - Meeting Room
Girls Who Code is on a mission to close the gender gap in technology and to change the image of what a programmer looks like and does.

Fri, Feb 28, 10:15am - 12:00pm
Ellen Coolidge Burke Branch Library - Meeting Room
The Internet has become an essential part of any job search. It can be difficult to know where to begin.

Mon, Mar 02, 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Charles E. Beatley Jr. Central Library - Large Meeting Room
Austrian actress Hedy Lamarr fled an oppressive marriage to create a name for herself as one of Hollywood's top leading ladies in the 1940s.

Mon, Mar 02, 7:00pm - 9:00pm
James M. Duncan Jr. Branch Library - Meeting Room
Get tips on editing images so your photos look their best!
Registration opens Sunday, February 2 2020 at 9:00am

Mon, Mar 09, 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Charles E. Beatley Jr. Central Library - Large Meeting Room
A series of three remarkable documentary films that show how women revolutionized the computing and Internet technology we use today.

Wed, Mar 11, 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Charles E. Beatley Jr. Central Library - Small Conference Room
Start the year off on the right foot by learning how to use Google Analytics to gain insights into how consumers engage with businesses online.

Thu, Mar 12, 2:00pm - 3:30pm
Kate Waller Barrett Branch Library - Second Floor
The Internet has become an essential part of any job search. It can be difficult to know where to begin.

Mon, Mar 16, 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Charles E. Beatley Jr. Central Library - Large Meeting Room
In 1942 a secret U.S. military program was launched to recruit women to the war effort.

Tue, Mar 17, 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Charles E. Beatley Jr. Central Library - Large Meeting Room
Join us on select Tuesday evenings to explore new gadgets, virtual reality apps, ereaders, tablets, smart home devices and more.

Thu, Mar 19, 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Kate Waller Barrett Branch Library - Second Floor
Organize and plan your weekly meals with digital tools.

Fri, Mar 20, 10:15am - 12:00pm
Ellen Coolidge Burke Branch Library - Meeting Room
Get tips on editing images so your photos look their best!

Mon, Mar 23, 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Charles E. Beatley Jr. Central Library - Small Conference Room
Part of the series, "Women Who Make America", this episode traces the history of women pioneers in the U.S. space program.

Fri, Mar 27, 10:15am - 12:00pm
Ellen Coolidge Burke Branch Library - Meeting Room
Your photos, documents, audio and video files require special care to keep them usable into the future. Learn how to do it with this class.

Mon, Mar 30, 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Charles E. Beatley Jr. Central Library - Small Conference Room
The woman who launched the modern environmental movement.

 

GALE COURSES

Blogging and Podcasting for Beginners
Learn how to create your very own blog and podcast using the tools that you already have available on your computer.

Write Effective Web Content
Learn how to write Web content and produce multimedia elements to make your website or blog a must-visit site on the Internet.

How to Get Started in Game Development
Take steps toward a new career in game development by building a foundation to design games in a wide variety of genres for different audiences and platforms.

Secrets of Better Photography
Learn how to take better pictures by understanding your camera and how to use it in a variety of situations.

Creating WordPress Websites
Discover how to easily create blogs and websites with WordPress, the world's most popular Web publisher.

 

These class are available online for no charge with your library card.
Complete Course Catalog     How To Enroll    Support    Ask A Librarian

 

 

UNIVERSAL CLASS

Learn OneNote 2016
OneNote is simply a note taking program that you can use to take notes and organize those notes with pictures, tables, charts, as well as screen clippings from the web and other programs –and that's just the start.

Typing and Keyboarding 101
This course, Typing and Keyboarding for Business Professionals, is entirely self-teaching. Each lesson is short, simple and easy to master, with easy-to-understand text and custom-designed typing drills.

Google Analytics 101
This course  walks you through the set up process and helps you work with important dashboard metrics that you can use to improve website conversions and traffic.

Virtual Assistant 101
This course will walk you through the process of preparing for a successful VA business.

How to Run an Effective Helpdesk
Draft a plan, determine which services you’ll offer, and how to measure performance of your IT help desk.

 

These class are available online for no charge with your library card.
Complete Course Catalog     Register    View Tutorial    Ask A Librarian

 

 

GROW WITH GOOGLE

The Alexandria Library is a partner with Grow with Google, which makes tools and digital skills training easily accessible online for free.

As a partner we also receive resources to teach digital skills to our community at the library, both in the library and online.

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