Posts tagged with "Computer and Internet"

Posted by lmulford on 03/28/14

There are still some openings for tech classes in April. Learn the skills you need for business, school and home. 
  
  • Register at the Info Desk, 847-392-0100 or online. Class descriptions are on our online calendar.
  • All sessions are in the Training Center unless otherwise noted.
  • Classes in the Training Center are limited to A.H. cardholders. Classes in other locations are open to all.
 

Posted by lmulford on 05/13/14

Learn about Microsoft's current release of Windows operating software. The drastic redesign includes a touch-enabled interface, which expands use beyond desktop computers and laptops to mobile devices. It also provides access to apps as well as new security features and other improvements.
 
Date and Time: Tuesday, May 20, 7-8:30 p.m.
Location: Cardinal Room
 
 
 

Posted by lmulford on 05/01/14

Register now for one of the library's tech sessions on how to use hoopla, a new digital media service that allows A.H. cardholders to borrow free popular movies, TV shows, music and audiobooks by streaming/downloading on iPad/Android tablets and smartphones or via a computer browser.  Please bring your device and know your account information for downloading apps.
 
Dates and Times: Tuesday, May 6, 7:30-8 p.m. or Wednesday, May 14, 1:30-2 p.m.
Location: Training Center
 
Register May 6 (A.H. cardholders only)
Register May 14 (A.H. cardholders only)
 
 

Posted by paichele on 09/30/14
 
One of the library's goals is to be the go-to place for residents to learn the tech skills they need for business, school and home.  Check out Treehouse, an online resource for learning advanced tech skills such as coding, web design and app development. Arlington Heights cardholders can enroll in any of eight different tech tracks that can ultimately give the user the ability to create an online portfolio to show to potential employers.  Learn more about Treehouse and get started today.
 

Posted by lmulford on 05/20/14
 
How to Use Your iPad
Learn to use your tablet’s settings, apps, web browser, and much more. Bring your iPad if you have one.

Date and Time: Thursday, June 5, 9:30-11 a.m.
Location: Training Center

Register (A.H. cardholders)
 
How to Use Your iPad's Apps
Explore in-depth many of the default apps available on your iPad.  Bring your iPad if you have one. Requirement: Comfortable with the basic functions of an iPad.

Date and Time: Tuesday, June 17, 9:30–11 a.m.
Location: Training Center
 
Register (A.H. cardholders)
 
View all June Classes

Posted by paichele on 12/16/14
 
Oculus Rift, the future of 3D virtual reality and interactive video gaming, has arrived at the library. On Saturday, December 13 more than 115 customers, of all ages, dropped by the Marketplace for a hands-on demonstration of the head-mounted virtual reality device. Resembling a pair of ski goggles, the Oculus Rift headset displays a 3D experience that makes you feel like you're part of the game. Nearly 40 people had the opportunity to try it out first-hand. Here are some of their reactions:
 
“IT WAS AWESOME!!!”
“It was very nice being able to experience this piece of technology through the library.”
“Excellent! Thank you for offering this experience.”
 
If you'd like to learn about and experience Oculus Rift, look for these upcoming programs:
 
Oculus Rift: Making Virtual Reality a Reality
Date and time: Saturdays, January 17 and February 28, 1–3 p.m.
Location: The Marketplace
 
Drop in
Come early to sign up for a demo as time slots fill up fast. For ages 13 and up.

Posted by lmulford on 06/20/14

One of our goals at the library is to always strive to be the go-to place for residents to learn the tech skills they need for business, school and home. We are pleased to announce the pilot introduction of Treehouse, a new online resource for learning advanced tech skills such as coding, web design and app development. A.H. cardholders will be able to enroll in any of eight different tech tracks that can ultimately give the user the ability to create an online portfolio to show to potential employers.  Learn more about Treehouse here and get started today.
 

Posted by paichele on 12/11/14
 
Learn about the best cooking apps, websites and resources to help search for recipes and keep your recipe collection organized.
 
Date and time: Friday,  December 19, 1:30–3 p.m.
Location: Training Center
 

Posted by paichele on 09/02/14
 
The rock band Bobglobin debuted its latest music video earlier this month thanks in part to the Studio, the library’s multimedia production lab.  The band’s lead guitarist and Arlington Heights resident Tony Jannotta shot his part of the video at the library using the Studio’s Go Pro camera and green screen.
 
“The lead singer, Hop Litzwire, lives in Little Rock, Arkansas. He is an ESPN producer and camera guy, so he has his own studio,” says Allyson Jannotta, Tony’s wife who assisted with the production. “Usually my husband flies to Little Rock, but since we were able to use the camera and green screen at the library, it saved us from having to pay for the flight.”
 
Watch the end result featuring Tony on the guitar in Sinistar, a hard-driving rock tribute to the 1982 classic video arcade game.
 
 
Learn more about the Studio. Funded by the Friends of the Library.
 
 
 
 
 
 

 


Posted by lmulford on 02/04/13

Did you know that Newsweek magazine no longer publishes a print issue? However AHML cardholders can get the online edition of this magazine and hundreds of other titles delivered right to their PC or mobile devicedelivered right to their PC or mobile devicedelivered right to their PC or mobile device for free through the Zinio digital magazine service .  Visit our eBooks and Downloads page to learn more about using Zinio.