Library offers eight weeks of technology programs

If you’re not exactly tech savvy, Greenwich Library has just the solution for you with technology training programs offered throughout the summer.

Each summer the Technology Training Center at the library presents special programming to explore the new technologies that make residents’ online lives more interesting, productive or just plain fun. The classes are offered in an environment in which all participants, regardless of level, will feel comfortable.

All programs are free and open to the public.

Gain some new, cutting edge computer skills by joining the library on Mondays at 2 p.m. for eight weeks of special programming, now through Aug. 26.

The next class takes place Monday, July 15, with an iPad course. Beginners learn how to use their iPad step-by-step and at their own pace. On the following Monday, July 22, the focus will be on Travel Apps, allowing participants to learn languages everywhere with free apps for Apple and Android devices. Wrap up July with a Cloud Computing class on July 29. Learn how you can use the Cloud to synchronize and access data across multiple platforms and operating systems.

August classes begin on Aug. 5 with a Reading Apps class, which will provide a guide to the library’s downloadable collections for Apple and Android mobile devices and tablets: magazines, audiobooks and eBooks. On. Aug. 12 learn the Basics of Syncing. Learn how to set up a Cloud account to sync calendars, mail, photos, music, books and apps over multiple mobile, work and home devices. The syncing class will be followed by a Fitness Apps course on Aug. 19. Discover the best fitness apps for iPad and iPhone and the pros and cons of each. Then on Aug. 26, close out the summer with a DropBox, Google Drive & Quick Office class that teaches Cloud-based document creation, sharing, access and storage.

The library’s regular weekly Drop-in Computer Lab will continue to be offered all summer long on Tuesdays at 11 a.m. and Thursdays at 3 p.m. Get hands-on assistance with e-mail, downloadable collections, online forms, file management and more.

For more information, visit Greenwichlibrary.org/TechnologyTrainingCenter or contact the Technology Training Center at 203-625-6508.

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