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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, Sep 24, 2:00pm - 3:00pm
James M. Duncan Jr. 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. Get hands-on help creating your business profile or a simple website.

Wed, Sep 25, 11:00am - 12:00pm
Charles E. Beatley Jr. Central Library - Small Conference Room
Get an introduction to online banking, doing your taxes online, PayPal, Venmo, contact-less payments and free budgeting apps.

Thu, Sep 26, 5:00pm - 6:00pm
James M. Duncan Jr. Branch Library - Meeting Room
Join the Girls Who Code club! Learn basic HTML and CSS. Coders will improve their tech skills and learn everything they need to know to start coding!

Tue, Oct 01, 7:30pm - 8:30pm
Charles E. Beatley Jr. Central Library - Story Room
Learn to code with IT professional, Ms. Bortolotti. Ages 8-14.

Thu, Oct 03, 5:00pm - 6:00pm
James M. Duncan Jr. Branch Library - Meeting Room
Join the Girls Who Code club! Learn basic HTML and CSS. Coders will improve their tech skills and learn everything they need to know to start coding!

Thu, Oct 10, 5:00pm - 6:00pm
James M. Duncan Jr. Branch Library - Meeting Room
Join the Girls Who Code club! Learn basic HTML and CSS. Coders will improve their tech skills and learn everything they need to know to start coding!

Fri, Oct 11, 10:15am - 11:30am
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.

Tue, Oct 15, 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Charles E. Beatley Jr. Central Library - Small Conference Room
Learn about Google My Business, a free tool for local businesses who want to connect with customers on Google Search and Maps. Get hands-on help creating your business profile or a simple website.

Wed, Oct 16, 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Charles E. Beatley Jr. Central Library - Small Conference Room
Join us for a live-stream Google event with practical and helpful online marketing advice.

Thu, Oct 17, 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Charles E. Beatley Jr. Central Library - Small Conference Room
Learn how customers find your business online and how to promote your business using Search Engine Optimization (SEO) and Smart Campaigns in Google Ads.

Thu, Oct 17, 5:00pm - 6:00pm
James M. Duncan Jr. Branch Library - Meeting Room
Join the Girls Who Code club! Learn basic HTML and CSS. Coders will improve their tech skills and learn everything they need to know to start coding!

Fri, Oct 18, 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Charles E. Beatley Jr. Central Library - Small Conference Room
Learn best practices and analyze trends about how customers engage with your business online, then turn these insights into well-informed, actionable decisions.

Mon, Oct 21, 10:30am - 11:30am
Charles E. Beatley Jr. Central Library - Small Conference Room
Attend a brief presentation about how to be safe on the Internet.

Thu, Oct 24, 5:00pm - 6:00pm
James M. Duncan Jr. Branch Library - Meeting Room
Join the Girls Who Code club! Learn basic HTML and CSS. Coders will improve their tech skills and learn everything they need to know to start coding!

Fri, Oct 25, 10:15am - 11:30am
Ellen Coolidge Burke Branch Library - Meeting Room
Join us to learn how to create slides, edit text, layout and design, insert pictures, and other basics of Microsoft PowerPoint, a presentation program.

Fri, Nov 01, 10:15am - 11:30am
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. Get hands-on help creating your business profile or a simple website.

Thu, Nov 07, 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Charles E. Beatley Jr. Central Library - Large Meeting Room
Google is more than its search engine. Learn how you can harness some of its most popular applications.

Fri, Nov 08, 10:15am - 11:30am
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.

Mon, Nov 11, 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Charles E. Beatley Jr. Central Library - Large Meeting Room
There's a tech revolution unfolding in Australia -- but it's not happening where you might expect.

Tue, Nov 12, 2:00pm - 3:30pm
Ellen Coolidge Burke Branch Library - Meeting Room
Join us to learn how to create slides, edit text, layout and design, insert pictures, and other basics of Microsoft PowerPoint, a presentation program.

Thu, Nov 14, 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Kate Waller Barrett Branch Library - Second Floor
Have you ever wanted to blog about your favorite books or food? Maybe you’d like to show off your NaNoWriMo creation?

Fri, Nov 15, 10:15am - 11:30am
Ellen Coolidge Burke Branch Library - Meeting Room
Get an introduction to online banking, doing your taxes online, PayPal, Venmo, contact-less payments and free budgeting apps.

Mon, Nov 18, 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Charles E. Beatley Jr. Central Library - Large Meeting Room
In 1957, decades before Steve Jobs dreamed up Apple or Mark Zuckerberg created Facebook, a group of eight brilliant young men started their own transistor business.

Fri, Nov 22, 10:15am - 11:30am
Ellen Coolidge Burke Branch Library - Meeting Room
Analyze an online scam to identify warning signs and best practices for identifying and avoiding online scams to stay safe online.

Mon, Nov 25, 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Charles E. Beatley Jr. Central Library - Large Meeting Room
Our lives are going digital. We shop, bank and even date online. Computers hold our treasured photographs, emails, and our personal information. This data is precious -- and cybercriminals want it.

Mon, Dec 09, 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Charles E. Beatley Jr. Central Library - Small Conference Room
Learn to program droids, and create your own Star Wars game in a galaxy far, far away.

Tue, Dec 10, 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Charles E. Beatley Jr. Central Library - Small Conference Room
Learn about the computer science concept of loops and create your own animation.

Wed, Dec 11, 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Charles E. Beatley Jr. Central Library - Small Conference Room
Using Blockly you’ll help Wonder Woman navigate obstacles and reach her goal.

Thu, Dec 12, 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Charles E. Beatley Jr. Central Library - Small Conference Room
Learn about cryptography while encrypting and decrypting messages. No computer needed!

Fri, Dec 13, 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Charles E. Beatley Jr. Central Library - Large Meeting Room
During this session of Hour of Code, we will explore the lives of the first human computers, the modern day coders and the future tech makers.

 

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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