Tell Me Something I Don't Know

Pogue's Basics: LifeHave you heard of Pogue's Basics? They're handy little books from David Pogue that fill in all the blanks of what you've learned in your life. One of them is all about technology and has handy tips that even one of our Technology Trainers didn't know. I recently read the one about life, and I'm using several of his tips now on a daily basis. If I wasn't a know-it-all before, I definitely am now!

Help with iPads, Tablets & Smart Phones

Mobile devicesAre you having trouble using your iPad, smart phone or tablet PC? Would you like some free help from a knowledgeable person? Consider scheduling an appointment for some one-on-one help from our Technology Trainer. Appointments are available on Saturday, December 12, at 11:30 am, or 12:00 noon. You can schedule an appointment by phone or in person. Please bring the owner’s manual for your device.

eTools for Everyone

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Check out our new eTools page via RebelMouse. We scour the web looking for apps, software, and websites that you can use for work, home, or play.

View our finds at eTools via our Lone Star College webpage or at  LSC-CyFair Library eTools via our RebelMouse webpage.

STEAM Camp: Hour of Code

frozen codeT is for technology!  Join us on Monday, February 23rd @ 6 pm for our second session of STEAM Camp.  We will be learning how to code with Frozen and Angry Birds!  This program is for children 6 and up and is limited to 20 participants.  Pick up a free ticket at the front desk.


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Tame the Tech

It seems as if kids are born knowing how to tame technology. Many kids can navigate their way around a tablet even if they've never used one. You, meanwhile, would be happy just to get the goofy screen to stop rotating. Don't you wish there was a manual for this stuff? Well, there is.

Microsoft Office Training and Tutorials

microsoft office logoIf you need to brush up on your Microsoft Office skills, try these free training tips and tutorials from Microsoft and GCFLearnFree. Learn at your own pace and skip to the skills you need now.

The Impact of the Internet

The Internet is many things to many people. It can be a way to keep up with friends and family, learn a new skill, order dinner, watch TV, read books, get a college degree, find a job, pay bills, and more. No one can argue that the virtual world has a tremendous impact on our physical world whether we're online daily or have never used a computer. How is it affecting us overall? A recent crop of authors have tried to tackle the question. Read a few of their thoughts on the subject in these books:  

TGIF Programs Presents Technology Petting Zoo This Friday in Training Lab!

TGIF Programs of the Clear Lake City - County Freeman Branch Library asks you join us Friday, September 13th at 10:30 AM in the 2nd Floor Training Lab for our Technology Petting Zoo. We will have a variety of gadgets and gizmos for you to experience firsthand. Also, we will have staff to help you discover many bells and whistles on these items. 

Book Talk Bits

Hooray! What a summer we are planning for Adults. Those with I pad, Kindle, Nooks, or other e-reader device or I phone. We are calling on you to be in the spot light sharing your book with other readers in the book talk.  All you will need to do is tell a snippet about the book you have read on your device. Do not tell all just enough to get us interested in the book. Each person attending will share their own book. We will do this on the Second Monday in June, July, and August at 2:00 PM. Don’t be shy it’s all about sharing your love for books.  We will call ourselves “The Techie Book Invaders.” Interested persons contact Gwendolyn here at the Northwest Branch Library.

Dates: June 10, 2013, July 8, 2013, August 12, 2013 @2:00 PM


TGIF Programs Presents Appy Hour this Friday!

Do you have a smart phone or other device? Are you curious about the different apps you can download to your device?  We will discuss several apps that available to make life easier and more fun at Appy Hour.

TGIF Programs of Clear Lake City-County Freeman Branch Library invites adults of all ages  to join us Friday, February 15th at 10:30 AM in the Marge Jacobson Community Room for Appy Hour.

Light refreshments are provided by the Friends of Freeman Library.  Please contact the Clear Lake City - County Freeman Branch Library at 16616 Diana Lane, Houston, TX 77062 or at 281-488-1906 regarding any questions


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