Tech Center

Upcoming Computer Workshops
Spring 2014

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Advanced registration is required for hands-on workshops.
How to register:

  • Call the Reference Desk - 415-789-2661
  • Stop by the desk during open hours, or
  • eMail refdesk@thelibrary.info with your name, phone number and workshop

  • The Library also offers free 1-on-1 Internet training by the Netsharks team of volunteer trainers.




    Wednesday, April 23
    Social Media Clinic
    6:30pm in the Founders Room (note the special time)
    This is a hands-on workshop for social media managers and small business owners. Are you using social media at work? Not sure what new things to try? Join this workshop and get ideas and advice. We'll answer questions and try to work through examples together.

    Wednesday, April 30
    LinkedIn for Beginners
    7:30pm in the Founders Room

    LinkedIn is a business-oriented social networking site mainly used for professional networking. It has 250+ million registered users, spanning 200 industries. The purpose of the site is to allow registered users to maintain a list of contact details of people they know and trust in business. The people in the list are called Connections. Users can invite anyone (whether a site user or not) to become a connection. It can then be used to find jobs, people and business opportunities recommended by someone in one's contact network. Librarian Heather Anne Lamb will help you explore LinkedIn, sign up and start your profile. Attendees should have prior experience using the internet, a web based email account and know their email password to sign in. Space is limited! Please call the Reference Desk at 789-2661 to sign up.

    Wednesday, May 7
    Photoshop Elements 8- Class 1
    7:30pm in the Founders Room
    Participants will learn the basics of editing images with Photoshop Elements 8. 
    You will learn to open images, crop an image, change the zoom, use the
    filter gallery to change the appearance of an image, and learn to make a new
    blank image. Attendees should have computer experience. Space is limited! Please call the Reference Desk at 789-2661 to sign-up for this hands-on workshop.

    Wednesday, May 14
    Photoshop Elements 8- Beginner Class 2
    7:30pm in the Founders Room
    Participants will learn to work with the brush tool, change foreground color,
    use the paint brush, erase part of an image, select and move an area of an
    image, add text to an image, move and add layers, add a drop shadow, and
    finally save your images for use on the web. This is an intermediate level course. Attendees should have taken Photoshop Elements 8- Class 1 or be able to use Photoshop Elements 8 menus, toolbars and basic editing commands. Space is limited! Please call the Reference Desk at 789-2661 to sign-up for this hands-on workshop.


    If you have ideas for Wednesday Workshops you would like to see, or skills you would like to learn, please email us at refdesk@thelibrary.info