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3D Printer Certification Classes

3D printer certification classes are offered on a regular schedule at all library branches (with the exception of Clearview and Iroquois Ridge during its renovation). Attending a class is required if you want to use the library’s 3D printers. Check the class schedule for dates and locations

Digital Discovery with the Teen Tech Team

Drop by the Training Lab at Central Branch Library and receive tech coaching from members of our Teen Tech Team.

Age: All Ages

WINTER Session Dates from 4pm-6pm:
Tuesday, February 21st, 28th
Tuesday, March 14th

SUMMER Session Dates from 3pm-5pm:
Wednesday, July 5th, July 12th, July 19th, July 26th
Wednesday, August 2nd, August 9th, August 16th, August 23rd

FREE/Drop-In

Introduction to Digital Photography

*This program is a part of the TechConnect Evening Series*

Are you a keen photographer ready to make the leap from a point-and-shoot to a digital SLR? This lecture-style class will provide you with the knowledge and tools to do so.

Age: 18Y and up.  Cost $8/1 class.

Central Branch Auditorium, Tuesday, February 28, 6:30 – 8:00 pm

Register through iris. Course Code: 220185

Book a Tech Coach

Team up with a volunteer tech coach in the library closest to you for one-on-one technology help. Register for one-hour sessions on the topics below. Please note that this program is for beginner users and a library card is required for registration.
COACHING TOPICS
• Getting started with your computer or tablet
• Getting started with social media (e.g. Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest)
• Introduction to your digital library: eBooks, audiobooks and more

Registration is currently open for coaching to start in January 2017. Call your preferred branch to register.

Central Branch
Clearview Neighbourhood Branch
Glen Abbey Branch
White Oaks Branch
Woodside Branch

TechConnect Daytime Series

This FREE monthly series welcomes anyone who is interested in sharpening their digital knowledge. From social media to Google maps, there is something in this series for everyone. Call 905-815-2042 or visit the Central Adult Information Desk to register for one, or all, of these exciting sessions.

Age: 16Y and up.   Cost: FREE    Central Branch

Date Topic Time
September 19 Documentary Screening: Cyber Seniors 2-3:30 pm
October 17 So You Want to Listen to Podcasts 2-3:30 pm
November 21 Windows 10: What’s new, what changed and how to effectively use Windows 10 (Program presented by ETAG – Elder Technology Assistance Group). 1-4 pm
January 16 Getting to Know Google Maps 2-3:30 pm
February 13 Go Digital @ OPL: How to Use the Library with Your Tablet 2-3:30 pm
March 20 Social Media 101: An Overview 2-3:30 pm

TechConnect Evening Series

This monthly series delves into some of the exciting, forward-thinking ways that technology impacts our lives. Topics range from 3D design to digital photography, from apps for mental health to apps for personal fitness.

Age: 16Y and up.  Cost:$8/1 class.  Central Branch.

*Please note that the links below will be live once registration opens on Aug 13, 2016 at 9:00am.

Date Topic Register through iris
September 27, 2016 3D Printing your Imagination: Industries, Materials, and Technologies in the 3D Printing Process 

 

 

 

Course Code: 220182*
October 25, 2016 Ins & Outs of Scanning & Storing Personal Documents & Photos. (See Genealogy/Local History Events for full description) Course Code: 220284*
November 22, 2016 Filter It: An Intro to Snapchat & Instagram Course Code 220183*
January 24, 2017 Mind Your Mind: Apps for Mental Wellness  

 

Course Code: 220184*
February 28, 2017 Introduction to Digital Photography: Making the Leap from a Point-and-Shoot to a Digital SLR 

 

Course Code: 220185*
March 28, 2017 Exercise Your Tech Skills: Apps for Fitness 

 

Course Code 220186*

3D Modelling for 3D Printing: Beginners

Design an object using free 3D design software and learn the basics of 3D modelling and printing in this hands-on class. Designs will be printed for pick up at a later date.

Age: 18Y and up    Cost $8/1 class.

Central Branch, Thursday, March 9, 6:00 – 8:00 pm

Register through iris Course Code 220190

Tech Talk: Social Media 101

*This program is a part of the TechConnect Daytime Series*

New to social media? Want to know more, or how to get started? Come and learn all about the most popular social media platforms, including Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and Snapchat.

Age: 18Y and up.  Cost Free /1 class.

Central Branch Auditorium

Monday, March 20, 2:00 – 3:30 pm

Call 905-815-2042, email oplreference@oakville.ca,or visit the Central Adult Information Desk to register.

 

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