Do you find yourself out of the loop with everything being done now on the computer? Are you a senior adult who still wants to learn and keep up with the times? How about taking an introductory class on how to the use the computer at the Raytown Branch on Thursday mornings 9-12?
If you need help, we will first make sure you know how to use the mouse. Then we will move on to other parts of the computer. We will also teach how to find books on the card catalog. Yes, it is on the computer now too!
Last Monday, new computers for both staff and customer use were installed here at the Lee’s Summit Branch. Needless to say, this was very exciting for us at the library; and hopefully will be for you too! That said, there are some differences that you may have noticed if you’ve used the computers since we made the big switch, as well as some new features. Here’s an overview of some of the changes to get you off to a running start:
It’s starting to feel a lot like Christmas; okay not quite, but we did get an awesome present today. We have brand new computers! The keyboards, mice, screens, and operating systems are all new. We’re running on Windows 7 and have upgraded our reservation system. One of the many fine features of our new reservation system is the ability for you to extend your own time on the computers if no one is waiting. You can also move to a different computer, even if you’ve already made a reservation. The new computers feature Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint.
Do you consider yourself "computer challenged"? Were you born before the idea of the personal computer existed? Are you intimidated by the idea of going online? If so, we are here to help you. Come to the Blue Springs North Branch and learn how to navigate the internet, apply for a job on-line, and do numerous other aspects of social networking. How Do I Do That?
The beginning month of the New Year, January, is also the month when some people clean out old things, and prepare to start anew. In cleaning out my desk, I came across something that said that January is National Clean Up Your Computer Month. MCPL has many resources, including books, electronic resources, and research databases to help with cleaning up your computer. Safari Technical Booksincludes thousands of computer and technical books you can read online.
Due to weather conditions, the Blue Springs North Branch had to cancel our How Do I Do That? Internet 101 class. Because this program is very informative, the staff has decided to reschedule. The Internet 101 class will now be held on Monday, January 24 at 7 p.m.
Do you have a friend or loved one that would like to learn how to surf the Internet or become more comfortable setting up and/or using e-mail? At the Blue Ridge Branch, folks can give us a call to get a boost on their tech skills. We set aside two days a month for appointments to work one-on-one with those who need to learn how to use the Internet.
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Welcome blog reader to my first blog. For my first topic, I would like to write about something I am very passionate about: computers. More specifically, I want to talk about how I dislike the taskbar in Windows 7. Remember the good ol’ days when there was text on the taskbar to indicate what program was open? And if you have several Word documents open, for example, it combined them, forcing the user to hover over the icon. Then, the user could carefully maneuver the mouse to the window they wish to view.