technology

Join HCPL at Houston Maker Faire Sat. & Sun, Oct. 21 - 22 at GRB

maker faire graphic - Young woman buildingJoin Harris County Public Library and a host of other makers, educators and exhibitors at Houston Maker Faire this weekend, October 21 & 22 at the George R. Brown Convention Center.

Maker Faire is a gathering of fascinating, curious people who enjoy learning and who love sharing what they can do. From engineers to artists to scientists to crafters, Maker Faire is a venue for these "makers" to show hobbies, experiments, projects.

Technology Topics for October

To register for a technology class at the Northwest Branch Library, please visit the calendar here. Technology education classes and topics for the Month of September include:

Business Card Design with Microsoft Publisher

Whether you need to replenish your stock of business cards in an hour, not a week, you need look no further than Microsoft Publisher to easily make quality business cards. Use Publisher's templates to ensure you’ll get the measurements and positioning correct and that you’ll always have a saved version to reprint or adjust for new employees. Ability level:beginner. Requirements:typing, mouse. October 3rd at 10:30am.

Technology Topics for August

To register for a technology class at the Northwest Branch Library, please visit the calendar here. Technology education classes and topics for the Month of August include:

How to Make Business Cards with Microsoft Publisher

Whether you need to replenish your stock of business cards in an hour, not a week, you need look no further than Microsoft Publisher to easily make quality business cards. Use Publisher's templates to ensure you’ll get the measurements and positioning correct and that you’ll always have a saved version to reprint or adjust for new employees. August 1st at 10:30am.

Learning Express Graduate School Edition

Blogging Basics in August

Introducing Blogging Basics. A blog, short for weblog, is a website in which a person shares his or her personal thoughts, opinions, activities, and experiences. It is an online version of a personal diary or journal. People called bloggers typically blog, or share posts, about whatever interests them. Some people blog about their personal lives, jobs, and families, while others blog about a particular topic or subject of interest such as food, politics, home decorating, health and fitness, sports, or pets. People blog for a variety of reasons such as to share their lives, educate others, and make money. In addition, blogs allow writers to interact with readers known as followers by letting them leave comments about blog posts.

Technology Topics for July

To register for a technology class at the Northwest Branch Library, please visit the calendar here. Technology education classes and topics for the Month of June include:

Website design with WIX

In the online age that we live in, having a professional website is an absolute necessity for nearly all career choices and business ventures. A great website can simultaneously operate as a marketing tool, a store platform, a display of works and skills, a communication channel and as an engine for branding. Ability Level: Intermediate. Requirements: Must be able to type, use mouse, have an email address and have some familiarity with social media. Dates: July 8th and July 22nd at 10:00am. 

Where in the Tech Are We Going?

The Inevitable by Kevin KellyThe 2017 Read Harder Challenge at Book Riot has led me to a book that you might like: The Inevitable: Understanding the 12 Technological Forces that Will Shape our Future by Kevin Kelly. It's a glimpse into where we are and where we're going - and just how we'll be led by the things we've made. 

Computer Workshop - Word: Beginner

microsoft wordHave you ever attended a computer workshop? Now's your chance!

Join us tomorrow morning, April 22, for the Word: Beginner workshop. Come back next Saturday, April 29, for Word: Intermediate.

Workshops are free, and no registration is required. Current Microsoft software includes Office 2016 and Windows 10. Workshops are held in LRNC 105.

• 4/22, Word: Beginner, 9-11am
• 4/29, Word: Intermediate, 9-11am

Note: Please arrive 5-10 minutes early if you need to obtain an HCPL library card or need to activate your current HCPL library card number in the LSC computer login system.

Adult Services & Technology Training This April

 

Adults - Check out what all Adult & Technology Services has planned next month at your library!
Click on the following link to download your own copy:

https://tinyurl.com/krb5agm

The Friends of Freeman Library make these free events & services possible.

Teen Tech Tuesdays

paper circuitJoin us for Teen Tech Tuesdays, on the first Tuesday of each month in the Teen Room.

• Tuesdays: 5:00pm
• Ages: 12-17
• Limited: 25 teens
• Registration: 4:30pm, pickup up ticket for program

Tonight
February 7: Paper Circuits

Coming Soon
March 7: Squishy Circuits
April 4: Makey Makeys

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!

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