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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
Wed, Apr 08, 10:00am - 11:30am
Virtual
This class will introduce you to Overdrive & Libby, help you create an account, and get you started reading or listening.

Fri, Apr 10, 10:00am - 11:30am
Virtual
Did you know you have access to magazines and music with your library card?

Mon, Apr 13, 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Virtual
Organize and plan your weekly meals with digital tools!

Wed, Apr 15, 10:00am - 11:30am
Virtual
Looking for a new book to read and not sure where to start? Learn to use Novelist and Books & Authors to find your next read!

Fri, Apr 17, 10:00am - 11:30am
Virtual
Learn about online privacy, your information footprint and get some resources for managing your online presence.

Mon, Apr 20, 10:00am - 11:30am
Virtual
Learn the basics of YouTube, how to create playlists, and how to start your own channel.

Wed, Apr 22, 10:00am - 11:30am
Virtual
Use apps to identify birds, bugs, plants and more!

Fri, Apr 24, 10:00am - 11:30am
Virtual
Google is more than its search engine. Learn how you can harness some of its most popular applications.

Mon, Apr 27, 10:00am - 11:30am
Virtual
Podcasts are a digital audio files that are available for downloading or streaming. Learn how to begin using these services.

Mon, May 04, 7:00pm - 8:00pm
James M. Duncan Jr. Branch Library - Meeting Room
Clean out your closets and make some money. Learn how to use popular websites like Poshmark, Mercari and Threadup to sell your clothes and accessories.

Tue, May 05, 2:00pm - 3:30pm
Ellen Coolidge Burke Branch Library - Meeting Room
Learn about this online learning platform and how to take classes for free!

Wed, May 13, 10:15am - 11:30am
Charles E. Beatley Jr. Central Library - Small Conference Room
Learn the basics of YouTube, how to create playlists, and how to start your own channel.
Registration opens Sunday, April 12 2020 at 9:00am

Tue, May 19, 2:00pm - 3:30pm
Ellen Coolidge Burke Branch Library - Meeting Room
Google is more than its search engine. Learn how you can harness some of its most popular applications.

Wed, May 20, 10:15am - 11:30am
Charles E. Beatley Jr. Central Library - Small Conference Room
Clean out your closets and make some money. Learn how to use popular websites like Poshmark, Mercari and Threadup to sell your clothes and accessories.
Registration opens Monday, April 20 2020 at 9:00am

Tue, May 26, 7:00pm - 8:30pm
Kate Waller Barrett Branch Library - Second Floor
Clean out your closets and make some money.

Wed, May 27, 10:15am - 11:30am
Charles E. Beatley Jr. Central Library - Small Conference Room
Ready to cut the cable cord? Learn about your options for watching your favorite shows!
Registration opens Sunday, April 26 2020 at 9:00am

Thu, May 28, 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Kate Waller Barrett Branch Library - Second Floor
Learn how to use the Library’s subscription to Ancestry to research your family history.

Mon, Jun 01, 7:00pm - 8:30pm
Ellen Coolidge Burke Branch Library - Meeting Room
Learn about Google My Business, a free tool for local businesses who want to connect with customers on Google Search and Maps.

Wed, Jun 03, 10:15am - 11:30am
Charles E. Beatley Jr. Central Library - Small Conference Room
Learn about this powerful online learning platform and how to take classes for free!
Registration opens Sunday, May 3 2020 at 9:00am

Fri, Jun 05, 10:15am - 12:00pm
Ellen Coolidge Burke Branch Library - Meeting Room
Learn how to use the Library’s subscription to Ancestry to research your family history.

Tue, Jun 09, 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Local History/Special Collections - Sprouse Rare Book Room
How do you identify the worth of your flea market finds? How about finding a new recipe for the Farmer's Market bounty? Learn how to use the Library's online resources to help you.
Registration opens Saturday, May 9 2020 at 9:00am

Wed, Jun 10, 10:15am - 11:30am
Charles E. Beatley Jr. Central Library - Small Conference Room
Learn about this powerful online learning platform and how to take classes for free!
Registration opens Sunday, May 10 2020 at 9:00am

Tue, Jun 23, 7:00pm - 8:30pm
Kate Waller Barrett Branch Library - Second Floor
Ready to cut the cable cord? Learn about your options for watching your favorite shows!

Wed, Jun 24, 10:15am - 11:30am
Charles E. Beatley Jr. Central Library - Small Conference Room
Google is more than its search engine. Learn how you can harness some of its most popular applications.
Registration opens Sunday, May 24 2020 at 9:00am

Fri, Jun 26, 10:15am - 11:30am
Ellen Coolidge Burke Branch Library - Meeting Room
Learn about the top 10 types of online scams and what you can do to avoid them.

Mon, Jun 29, 7:00pm - 8:00pm
James M. Duncan Jr. Branch Library - Meeting Room
Learn the basics of YouTube, how to create playlists, and how to start your own channel.

 

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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