This will be two hours every other Friday that will be available for kids, teens, and even adults to come down to our computer lab and use our HP Omen Gaming Laptop. We are currently taking suggestions for games that patrons would like to see purchased for the device, but several games are already available on it, including Minecraft, Fortnite and Kerbal Space Program. This month, this lab will be available on Fridays October 4th and 18th from 2 to 4pm.
Evening open lab times for both appointments and walk-in questions will also be available now every Wednesday evening from 5 to 7pm to provide open lab time to people who work standard 9-5 jobs. Those with appointments will be given priority, but walk-ins will still be welcomed. Two open lab times will also be available on October 12th and 26th as well to accommodate for patrons’ schedules, both from 12pm to 2pm.
Two Saturday workshops will be offered as well this month. Accessing NCLS Resources Online will be available on Saturday, October 12th, from 2 to 4pm and will show patrons how they can access the many free resources that are available to them as a part of their NCLS membership. October 26th from 2 to 4pm will be exploring ancestry.com and other local and online genealogy resources, as this workshop is always requested by patrons and will also be offered on a Monday as well so people can attend either workshop.
Online-Based Workshops this month will include Online Shopping/Utilizing eBay and Amazon (Tuesday, October 1st, 2-4pm), Using Google Docs (Wednesday, October 2nd, 2-4pm), Using Social Media Safely (Tuesday, October 8th, 2-4pm), Using Overdrive (Wednesday, Navigating Facebook (Monday, October 21st, 2-4pm), Accessing NCLS Resources Online (Saturday, October 12th, 2-4pm), Using Pinterest (Tuesday, October 22nd, 2-4pm) and Navigating ancestry.com and Local Genealogy Resources (Saturday, October 26th, 2-4pm).
Computing and Tech-Based Workshops this month will be the following: Using Touchscreen Devices (Thursday, October 3rd, 2-4pm), Using Apple iPads (Thursday, October 10th, 2-4pm), Selecting an Anti-Virus (Tuesday, October 15th, 2-4pm), Using Apple iPhones (Thursday, October 17th, 2-4pm), and 3D Printing Workshop (Wednesday, October 23rd, 2-4pm).
Creating Resumes and Cover Letters will also be available twice this month as well to help those in the community that are job hunting. These workshops will be available on Wednesday, October 16th and Thursday, October 24th from 2 to 4pm.
Tech Help Open Labs will be held on the following dates this month:
- Tuesdays, October 1st, 8th, 15th and 22nd – 10am-12pm
- Wednesdays, October 2nd, 9th, 16th, and 23rd – 5-7pm
- Thursdays, October 3rd, 10th, 17th and 24th – 10am-12pm
- Fridays, October 11th, 18th, and 25th – 10am-12pm
- Saturdays, October 12th and 26th – 12-2pm
Gaming Open Lab times will be held every other Friday from 2 to 4pm. This time will be first come first serve, with a cap of either an hour or half an hour on the laptop if there are people that are waiting to use it.The Library Learning Center is located on the lower level of the Oswego Public Library, and is open Monday-Friday. All programs are free and open to the public. Please call the library at 341-5867 to register for workshops or if you have further questions. Sign-Up sheets are also available at the main desk for you to sign up for courses.