TechConnect Events

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Adult programs by category:

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.

Age: 18Y and up

FREE

Visit or call your preferred branch to register.

Central Branch, Clearview Neighbourhood Branch, Glen Abbey Branch, Iroquois Ridge Branch, White Oaks Branch, Woodside Branch

Digital Discovery with the Teen Tech Team

Come join library staff and teen volunteers to help you explore popular tech trends in a hands-on collaborative atmosphere. Learn about connecting with friends and family on Facebook, sharing and collecting ideas on Pinterest, exploring the library’s amazing digital collections of magazines, music, books and movies and much much more.

All Ages
Sunday, April 10th, 2016 from 1-4pm
Sunday, July 10th, 2016 from 1-4pm
Central Branch, Auditorium
FREE

To register please call Central Branch 905-815-2042 or email OPLReference@oakville.ca and let us know what you would like to discover.

 

Basic Computer Literacy for Adults

Learn the basics with confidence. Start at the beginning – turn on the computer, use a mouse, create and save a document, send email and surf the web safely. This class is ideal for you if you have no computer experience and would like to learn in a small group with trained instructors.

Age: 19Y and up         Cost: $50/10 classes

Iroquois Ridge Branch
Wed/April 20 – June 23, 2016

Central Branch
Thu/April 21 – June 23, 2016

To register call Oakville Literacy Council at 905-469-8528 Email:info@oakvilleliteracy.ca

Tech Talk: Lit-Lovers

For those who truly love to read! Find your next great read, meet like-minded people and learn about the many book club options available to you through Oakville Public Library.

18Y and up
Monday June 6th, 2016, 7:00-8:30pm
Central Branch
$8/session

Register through Iris. Course Code: 215814

 

Tech Talk: Bitcoin

This presentation will cover the basics of Bitcoin  – what it is, how it works, and what it may be used for. Greater emphasis will be placed on the technology behind Bitcoin (the blockchain), and why it has been exponentially gaining interest across the globe in recent years. The presentation will touch on how the blockchain can be used for a variety of use cases beyond simply a digital currency (as Bitcoin is), as well as exploring where the future lies for both Bitcoin and its supporting blockchain technology.

Cost $8/1 class

Central Branch. Sunday, July 17, 2-3:30 pm.

Register through Iris. Course Code: 215823

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