Tech Programs

Visit our YouTube channel Watch Ashley's Wired Wednesday video tutorials on YouTube.
Watch The Blue Mountains Creator Space e-learning tutorials on YouTube. 

Visit Computers in our Virtual Branch for more links to tech training, including LinkedIn Learning.

Wired Wednesdays: Victor Reader Stream (For people with print disabilities)

Wednesday November 30, 2022

Time: 12:45pm - 3:00pm

Location: The Blue Mountains Public Library Facebook and YouTube Pages.

In this video, Ashley will talk about the Victor Reader Stream, a device that connects to a wireless connection and allows for people with print disabilities to have audiobooks at their fingertips. All you need is an internet connection and a pair of standard headphones to listen. The device also has a built in speaker if preferred. The audibooks come from CELA (The Centre for Equitable Library Access).

Not on Facebook? Watch Wired Wednesdays on YouTube.

Don't forget! Ashley will be live at 1pm on Facebook to answer your tech help questions and to talk about library services. 

Contact: Ashley
Email: librarytech@thebluemountains.ca Website: https://www.facebook.com/thebluemountainslibrary

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Adventures in Filmmaking: Create a Short Film (Section 2)

Wednesday November 30, 2022 - Wednesday December 7, 2022

Time: 3:30pm - 5:30pm

Location: L.E. Shore Library 173 Bruce St. S..

ADVENTURES IN FILMMAKING
Part 2: Create a Short Film
Join filmmaker Tom Strnad and storyboard artist Jeff Wilson for this 3 week workshop where you will create a short live action film. Learn how to write a script, draw a storyboard, film scenes with actors, and edit a short live action film. Designed for ages 8-13.
Section 2 Wednesdays November 23, 30, December 7 (330pm-530pm)

Register online. All tech will be provided.

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Drop-In Tech Help with Ashley

Thursday December 1, 2022

Time: 5:30pm - 6:30pm

Location: L.E. Shore Library.

Do you need tech help? Do evenings work better for your schedule? Ashley will be at the L.E. Shore Library on the first Thursday of the Month from 5:30-6:30 pm for drop-in tech help. E-mail: librarytech@thebluemountains.ca for more information.

Contact: Ashley
Email: librarytech@thebluemountains.ca Website: https://thebluemountainslibrary.ca/event-calendar.cfm

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Adventures in Filmmaking: Create a Short Film (Section 1)

Saturday December 3, 2022 - Saturday December 10, 2022

Time: 10:00am - 12:00pm

Location: L.E. Shore Library 173 Bruce St. S..

ADVENTURES IN FILMMAKING


Part 2: Create a Short Film
Join filmmaker Tom Strnad and storyboard artist Jeff Wilson for this 3 week workshop where you will create a short live action film. Learn how to write a script, draw a storyboard, film scenes with actors, and edit a short live action film. Designed for ages 8-13.

Section 1 Saturdays November 26, December 3, 10 (10am-12pm)

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Wired Wednesdays: Backing up your computer

Wednesday December 7, 2022

Time: 12:45pm - 3:00pm

Location: The Blue Mountains Public Library Facebook and YouTube Pages.

Are you afraid of your computer crashing and losing everything? In this video, Ashley will talk about the various ways you can backup your computer. 

Not on Facebook? Watch Wired Wednesdays on YouTube.

Don't forget! Ashley will be live at 1pm on Facebook to answer your tech help questions and to talk about library services. 

Contact: Ashley
Email: librarytech@thebluemountains.ca Website: https://www.facebook.com/thebluemountainslibrary

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Wired Wednesdays: Clouds: What are they and how do they work?

Wednesday December 14, 2022

Time: 12:45pm - 3:00pm

Location: The Blue Mountains Public Library Facebook Page/YouTube Page.

In this video, Ashley will talk about clouds. Almost every tech company has a cloud to backup your device to. Which one will work best for you? Each company has an amount of free storage (in gigabytes) that you get for free when you sign up. After that, you have the option to buy. Ashley will talk about a few of the more popular clouds and what they offer.

Not on Facebook? Watch Wired Wednesdays on YouTube.

Don't forget! Ashley will be live on Facebook at 1 pm to answer your tech help questions and talk about library services.

Contact: Ashley
Email: librarytech@thebluemountains.ca Website: https://www.facebook.com/thebluemountainslibrary

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Wired Wednesdays: Checking Device Storage

Wednesday December 21, 2022

Time: 12:45pm - 3:00pm

Location: The Blue Mountains Public Library Facebook Page/YouTube Page.

In this video, Ashley will talk about where to find the storage area on your device. There is physical storage and cloud storage. Physical storage is built into your device. Each device, whether it be a computer, smartphone, tablet, etc., has physical storage within it. Ashley will show you how to get there and explain what it means.

Not on Facebook? Watch Wired Wednesdays on YouTube.

Don't forget! Ashley will be live on Facebook at 1 pm to answer your tech help questions and talk about library services.

Contact: Ashley
Email: librarytech@thebluemountains.ca Website: https://www.facebook.com/thebluemountainslibrary

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Wired Wednesdays: When do you need a new device?

Wednesday December 28, 2022

Time: 12:45pm - 3:00pm

Location: The Blue Mountains Public Library Facebook Page/YouTube Page.

Has your device slowed right down and will not update anymore? It may be time for a new device. In this video, Ashley will talk about when it's time to consider purchasing a new device. 

Not on Facebook? Watch Wired Wednesdays on YouTube.

Don't forget! Ashley will be live on Facebook to answer your tech help questions and to talk about library services.

Contact: Ashley
Email: librarytech@thebluemountains.ca Website: https://www.facebook.com/thebluemountainslibrary

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Tech Help with Georgian Learning

Tuesday January 3, 2023 - Tuesday January 31, 2023

Time: 12:00pm - 4:00pm

Location: L.E. Shore Library Board Room.

Please note: January Tech Help Sessions are FULL. If you would like to be added to the wait list, please send us an email: LibraryPrograms@TheBlueMountains.ca

Computers, iPhones, Android, Tablets, Emails, Passwords, Google, Microsoft - there are so many things to learn! 

Do you need some help with your computer, phone, or tablet? Do you wish someone could sit down with you and show you how to use computer software or answer your questions? Now is your chance to register for one-on-one tech help sessions (5 sessions in January) with an instructor from the Georgian Adult Learning Centre.

Meet at L.E. Shore for 45 minutes , everyTuesday afternoons thoughout the month. We can even develop a personalized tech program plan for you!

Register online for this free tech help session. Library staff will contact you with your appointment time.

This is a grant-funded program so please bring your Social Insurance Number with you. 

Email: LibraryPrograms@TheBlueMountains.ca

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