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Open Lab

10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Main
Technology Lab A, 1st Floor
Need more practice after your class or need additional computer help?  Lab sessions are available to practice what you’ve learned.  Library trainers will informally assist you with various computer-related subjects.  Registration is not required and is on a first come first served basis. Call 463-2665 for more information about our Lab Sessions.

Available software:

 
Internet Explorer 11
Google Chrome 
Microsoft Word 2013
Microsoft Publisher 2013
Microsoft PowerPoint 2013

Microsoft Excel 2013
Winway Resume Deluxe
Adobe Digital Editions
Overdrive Media Console 
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Schedule Tech One-On-One

9:30 AM - 5:30 PM
Belmont
Schedule an informal session to address your personal technology needs. Sessions are scheduled in 30-60 minute increments. *Times available all week. Call to make an appointment and verify trainer availability. 

Appropriate session topics include:
  1. Basic computer skills or questions.
  2. Downloading and using library materials (Overdrive, Zinio, Hoopla & databases).
  3. Creating email or social media accounts. 

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Mouse Basics

10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Main
Technology Lab A, 1st Floor
Before you begin to use a computer, there is the “mouse.” For beginners learn the mouse skills needed to begin your computer training.  For experienced users having trouble navigating computer programs learn how to identify “Links”. Master your mouse skills with Mousercise. Advance registration is required.
 
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3D Printing at your Library

2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Huber Heights
Community Room
Watch a 3D printer in action, learn the basics, and learn how to design & print your own object using Tinkercad, a free online program.
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Ereader Assistance

3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Northmont
Community Room
Bring your own ereader to learn how to use the library's OverDrive program for electronic books.  
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DML Databases: Rearching People and More

6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Main
Technology Lab A, 1st Floor
Get a quick introduction to six valuable databases that are available free through the Dayton Metro Library website. Learn how to find magazine and newspaper articles (including the Dayton Daily News), research address and neighborhood data, take a peek at your family tree, and more. Advance registration recommended.

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Introduction To 3D Printing

6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Vandalia
Community Room
Learn more about the different printing processes, types of printers, and see examples of 3D prints. There will also be an overview of several computer programs that can be used to create files for use with a 3D printer. This will be a general program meant to introduce terms and concepts related to 3D printing.  If you keep hearing about 3D printing and want to know more about it, then this program is for you!  Open to all adults and teens, and any skill level. Please register in advance.
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The Computer Keyboard

10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Main
Technology Lab A, 1st Floor
Just as important as the mouse, the keyboard is a vital part of most computers. Knowing how to type is not required, but having the basic knowledge of keyboard keys is. Within this session, we will learn the essential keys and functions of the computer keyboard.  Basic computer knowledge is recommended. Advance registration is required.
 
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Digital Resources

5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Trotwood
Community Room
Are you getting the most out of your Dayton Metro Library card? Join us and learn what resources are available and how you can access them. We will cover Overdrive, Zinio, Hoopla as well as many informational databases we have access to. Prior registration is needed. 
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PowerPoint Basics

5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Northwest
Technology Lab

This class introduces participants to the basics of Microsoft’s presentation program. Learn the basics of creating a PowerPoint presentation. Learn how to create a slide show by adding slides and graphics or by using a selected template. Advance registration required.

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Excel: Just the Basics

6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Main
Technology Lab A, 1st Floor
This session introduces you to the basics of the modern version of Microsoft Office Excel. Following the GCFLearnFree.org Microsoft Office Series for Excel 2013, participants will review the fundamentals features of a Workbook. Advance registration required.  

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Computer Basics

10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Main
Technology Lab A, 1st Floor
Now that you have mastered the mouse, let’s learn the basics of how the computer works. We will cover the fundamentals of the Operating System. This class provides hands on instruction for beginners. Advance registration is required.

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Open Lab

10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
East
Community Room
Drop in with your device or use one of ours to get your computer-related questions answered. The trainer will be on hand to get you pointed in the right direction and connect you with available resources. All skill levels welcome.

*The trainer is unable to handle personal/confidential information and cannot create documents/files for you.
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Ancestry Library Edition

2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Main
Technology Lab A, 1st Floor
This workshop, designed for the novice, will highlight some of the most useful databases contained within the subscription website Ancestry Library Edition. Included in the lecture will be: Federal Censuses, User-submitted Family Trees , Ohio Marriage and Death Indexes, Social Security Death Index, and World War I Draft Registration Cards.
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Tech Assistance

4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Brookville
Adult Area
Is your tablet or mobile device giving you a headache? Curious about ebooks, audiobooks, or other digital media? Stop in with your tablet, ereader, or laptop for an informal help session. 1-on-1 sessions are available by appointment if you are unable to attend.

Please Note: The tech assistant is unable to to modify/delete files or programs.
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Internet Basics

2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Main
Technology Lab A, 1st Floor
Now that you have mastered the mouse and conquered the computer, let’s go online. Let us introduce you to the World Wide Web. Internet Basics is first in a three part series to prepare you to surf the net with confidence.  Learn how the internet works. We will review Internet connection options, browsers, search engines and much more. Advance registration is required.  
 
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Ereader Assistance

3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Northmont
Community Room
Bring your own ereader to learn how to use the library's OverDrive program for electronic books.  
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Code-Curious: html

6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Main
Technology Lab A, 1st Floor
If you're wondering if you can code, the answer is YES you can!!! Our absolute-beginner-level Coding class is for the Code-Curious. We will introduce html coding concepts and take you from a blank page to a web page within one session. Targeted for adult learners, young adults may find this session helpful.

Attendees should know the basics of how to use a computer. Advance registration required.
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Schedule Tech One-On-One

9:30 AM - 5:30 PM
Belmont
Schedule an informal session to address your personal technology needs. Sessions are scheduled in 30-60 minute increments. *Times available all week. Call to make an appointment and verify trainer availability. 

Appropriate session topics include:
  1. Basic computer skills or questions.
  2. Downloading and using library materials (Overdrive, Zinio, Hoopla & databases).
  3. Creating email or social media accounts. 

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Email Basics

10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Main
Technology Lab A, 1st Floor
Whether applying for a job online or just keeping in touch with family, having an Email account has become an essential way to communicate. This class is your introduction to electronic mail. You will have the opportunity sign up for your own e-mail account as we learn the basics of electronic mail. Advance registration is required.

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Internet Basics

2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Madden Hills
Community Room
Now that you have mastered the mouse, Internet Basics will prepare you to surf the Internet with confidence.  You will do simple searches on the WEB and learn how to identify different parts of an internet web address.  2 hrs.  * Space is limited advance registration is required.
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Publisher Basics

2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Huber Heights
Community Room

Ever wonder how to make attractive flyers, party invitations, or greeting cards?  Attendees will learn about Microsoft Publisher’s most popular features and how to use them.  The class will be based on the 2013 version of Microsoft Publisher.  Laptops will be provided for this hands-on class.  

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Ereader Assistance

3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Northmont
Community Room
Bring your own ereader to learn how to use the library's OverDrive program for electronic books.  
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iOS

6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Main
Technology Lab A, 1st Floor
If you own an iPad, iPod or iPhone this class will help you understand Apples current Mobile Operating system iOS. This introductory session will cover the basics of Apple's iOS and provide information to help you better use your Apple mobile devices. We will introduce you to the options available for setting up and keeping things in sync as well as basic user functions. Advance registration is required. 

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Excel: Workbook Introduction

6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Main
Technology Lab A, 1st Floor
Learn how to work with data within a Workbook. Following the GCF LearnFree.org Microsoft Office Series for Excel 2013, participants will review use of formulas, functions and data features. Advance registration required.

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