technology

PDF Tools

small pdfLet's face it, PDF's are everywhere. People send them to you, many organizations require the format when uploading documents, and most websites documents are available to download as PDFs. However, sometimes we need a little help to make them more user friendly.


The free Adobe Reader (sometimes called Acrobat Reader) software that is usually installed on most computers does just that, reads (or more precisely, displays) the PDF contents. It also allows users to fill in form fields if the PDF was created with that function. Not all PDFs though were created as fillable as many organizations may want the form filled out by hand with signatures.

AI Family Challenge @ HCPL

 

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Harris County Public Library is part of the first-ever global initiative to support families learning Artificial Intelligence together. We have partnered with Curiosity Machine to bring artificial intelligence learning to children and families who may submit projects to a global competition!

Children ages 8 to 15 and their families learn to use AI technologies and tools to solve problems in their communities around transportation, community-building, health, education, crime, safety, air and water quality, emotional well-being, and the environment. They also learn how to communicate these ideas and translate them into a real business.

 

March Technology Topics

All courses are free and open to the public. Computer classes take place in the reference area of the Northwest Branch Library. Courses are intended for beginers. March Technology Topics include:

Upcoming Computer Classes

Wanting to learn how to use your computer and it's programs more effectively? Technology got your brain tied up in knots? Feel like the technology superhighway is passing you by? The Maud Smith Marks Branch wants to help! We are offering free computer classes to the public each and every month. This February we will be running a full slate of classes ranging including Computer 101, Microsoft Excel and Word, Internet, iPhone, iPad and many more! Classes run each Tuesday and Saturday. To see a complete list of upcoming dates and times click this link! Be sure to register for the class and time you would like. Space is limited so sign up today!

January Computer Classes

All courses are free and open to the public. Computer classes take place in the reference area of the Northwest Branch Library. Courses are intended for beginers. January Technology Topics include:

iPhone 101 @Maud Smith Marks Branch Library

Did Santa bring you a new iPhone? Did you already have one and want to get better at using it? Are you thinking about getting one and want to see what the hype is all about? No matter what your stance, The Maud Smith Marks Branch has  got you covered.

We will be debuting a new class this month and it is all about the iPhone. Learn how to navigate around the phone. Learn the basics of using the pre-installed apps, downloading apps, and become efficient in using your device. Classes will run on January 9 at 10 AM and again on January 23 at 7 PM.

Technology Topics for December

All sessions are free and open to the general public. If you have questions, please contact the Northwest Branch Library at 832-927-5460 or via email at nw@hcpl.net. The topics for November include:

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

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